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ERP Release Integration Manager

Job ID R0034216 Date posted Jun. 15, 2021 Location Bratislava, Slovakia

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Job Description

R0034216 ERP Release Integration Manager
Full-time. Flexible work available. Bratislava, Slovakia

The Future Begins Here

At Takeda, we are creating a future-ready organization, one that evolves at the speed of science and technology using data and digital to meet the needs of patients, our people, and the planet. In order to make that happen, we need your help.

Join our exciting and new Technology Capability Center (TCC) in Bratislava, Slovakia. This specialized, innovative and state of the art center of technological resources will drive data and digital capabilities and solutions across Takeda. The Center will be home to approximately 300 change agents, organized into chapters and cross-functional squads based on agile ways of working.

Grow your data and digital skills, create and enhance solutions for patients around the globe, and help us create a data and digital-forward Takeda. This is a unique opportunity to become the heart of our internal innovation engine.


  • Engage and drive roadmap for cloud platform architecture in collaboration with other cloud architects, cloud engineering and operations teams

  • Provide guidance and expertise in the platform portfolio of services, complex data ecosystems, big data, high computer clusters, and modern IaaS / PaaS or cloud native deployment models, focusing on well architected principles (cost optimization, resiliency, performance, operational excellence, security)

  • Create and sustain reference architecture patterns, standards, and processes which can be reused to accelerate adoption of cloud native approaches.

  • Enable cloud platform engineering and operational teams as well as application owners / project teams to move application workloads from on-premise to cloud through appropriate architecture review, costs estimation, and guidance processes.

  • Contribute to the production-ready architectural design of Takeda business applications, focusing on IaaS / PaaS designs in alignment with Takeda’s cloud policies, standards, guidelines and reference materials.


  • Initialize and plan the ERP Relases consisting of the outcomes of multiple projects and work stream to be delivered on a quarterly basis. 

  • Manage and communicate the overall integrated planning for the releases, optimizing and aligning FT and UAT testing windows, regression  cycles and cutover plans across products and projects in the scope of the release

  • Manage deviations and  exceptions from the standard release plan ensuring the impacts of having an interim release are properly evaluated and there will not be disruptions for the business  in the Production environment

  • Contribute and influence integration with ERP Delivery Services by aligning the Product Management Backlog deliveryon: a)  the availability of each technical environment b) refresh timings c) specific requests from projects

  • Manage the technical cut over for each release aligning with the projects and dependencies between work-streams and between the projects

  • Organize and drive key technical milestones  for each project/initiative in scope of the release. In general support the planning and logistics for stage gate meetings

  • Serve as the Release Leader of Product teams providing guidance as well as agile options and solutions to ensure  the best possible release timeline for  the ERP customers in alignment with the rest of the product portfolio

  • Co-ordinate the resolution of development conflicts in the system

  • Support the teams in creation and track of changes and transports in SolMan and review/supervise the correctness and consistency

  • Prepare and manage the weekly reporting on on-going ERP projects and release activities.

  • Integration and planning across products and projects

  • Mediation and negotiations for leading and addressing conflicting priorities

  • Forward thinking and mastering between technical and functional topics

Skills and Qualifications

  • Global ERP projects implementations in management position or in leading PMO roles

  • Project management, planning and resource management

  • Expertise on change governance and release and transports management in Solman

  • Functional and technical experience on one SAP module is an advantage

  • Management of 3rd parties

  • Degree or MBA Min 5 years ERP experience Good technical / application development skills.

  • Acting as an integration point for end-to-end process

  • Ability to analyze a wide variety of scenarios and data and make appropriate decisions.

  • Ability to communicate ideas and data both verbally and written in a persuasive and appropriate manner.

  • Experience with working with multiple teams across a matrixed organization to implement solutions


  • Pharmaceutical industry and drug development experience desired.

What Takeda Can Offer You

  • A meaningful career, grounded in our values.

  • Continuous professional growth and global careers

  • A diverse and inclusive network of colleagues

  • Flexible work environment, including hybrid working

  • A collaborative culture encouraging an entrepreneurial spirit and agile thinking


  • Healthcare

  • Retirement plan

  • Life insurance

  • Paid leave

  • Competitive salary

  • Annual bonus

Extra Benefits

  • Food stipend

  • Professional Development

  • Paid volunteering time

  • Summer schedule

  • Education and Internet allowance

  • Referral bonus



Similarly, situated employees earn 3833€ a month. Salary is based on experience.

Annual Bonus

Employees have the opportunity to earn an annual bonus based on company, business unit, and individual performance.

Referral program
Bonuses are available for referrals if your friends join Takeda.


  • We care about your future. So we offer a retirement plan for employees, which includes up to a 3% match. You'll also have access to life insurance covering short-term and long-term disability in case of injury or death.

  • When in need, we'll support you. Our Takeda-sponsored individual medical plan will give you access to timely health treatment for your medical needs. We also have additional payment available for critical illnesses.

  • We understand mental health is also important. Counseling and support resources are available 24/7 through our assistance program for employees and immediate family members.

  • We want you to spend time away. We offer generous paid leave and also additional time off for maternity, paternity and parental leave.

  • We are committed to helping the world. You'll have the opportunity to participate in paid time away for volunteering activities.

  • We know there's more to life than work. we return to the office, you'll enjoy a mix of remote working and in-office collaboration in our state-of-the-art facilities. During summer we have flexible workweeks with half-day Fridays.

  • And some additional benefits because at Takeda, we invest in our people. You’ll have access to: Daily allowance for meals, supplementary monthly payment to spend on retirement savings, educational courses, and leisure activities, and assistance for home office internet or English learning expenses.


Bratislava, Slovakia

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