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ERP/SAP Finance Product Line Specialist (MABioOps)

Job ID R0036648 Date posted Jun. 15, 2021 Location Bratislava, Slovakia

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Job Description

R0036648 ERP/SAP Finance Product Line Specialist (MABioOps)

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.


  • Ensure that all ERP systems related to EPM Finance (both L-Takeda and L-Shire) are appropriately designed, maintained, fit for purpose, and fully meet all legal, regulatory, country and business requirements

  • Support business priorities by proactively identifying changes in business and the technology landscape that would impact the ERP portfolio (SAP, Concur and other ERP systems)

  • Provide subject matter expertise and strategic input into EPM Finance functional areas and technologies, contributing to future ERP strategic direction and system selection/deployment decisions

  • Ensure that all system changes and projects are consistent with the core ERP system design template and standard business process definitions, ensuring standardization of business processes across the organization


  • Ensure that all system changes and projects adhere to Takeda standard integrated design, build and deployment processes. Ensure that dependencies are understood, managed and communicated.

  • Keep up to date with latest development in the technology solutions underpinning the EPM Finance systems, and identify opportunities to leverage these to improve business operations.

  • Partner with stakeholders within the business globally, as well as Consulting partners.

  • Contribute to the development of the strategy for the Finance EPM team as a whole. 

  • Ensure business continuity through operational and service excellence of responsible product lines

  • Oversee the productive and ongoing exchanges of information between the SME, user community, demand & release management, country deployment and Product Services.

  • Ensure alignment with Business Process Owners and IT Business Partners to drive engagement, process design, prioritization and deployment support across the respective areas.

  • Partner with countries and key business stakeholders to lead the identification of changes in business and the initial drafting of end user stories.

  • Lead the final definition of user requirements, user stories, specifications and the update/review of Design Papers and process flows. Working closely with the key business and IT stakeholders and third-party providers to deliver new application solutions and enhancements to existing applications.

  • Drive consultation of architects, key business stakeholders, third party software and service providers and IT management in design, planning, integration, expansion, problem determination and resolution.

  • Act as the ‘go to’ person for stakeholders and liaison/driver for business community. Possess strong knowledge of both business and technology regarding ERP solutions and developments.

  • Take ownership for innovation through sustain, product release & strategy, including third party providers.

Core Elements

  • Engage with countries and stakeholder to collect end user stories and requirements

  • Subject matter expertise in at least one ERP Finance process/module

  • Project deployment and product line capabilities adoption

  • Innovation and continuous improvement

  • Key stakeholders are business process owners, country leads, leads within the ERP Product Management Group and IT Business Leaders.

Dimensions and Aspects

Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise

  • Possess strong knowledge of both business and technology, to drive ERP solutions to harmonization, optimization and operational excellence of the ERP Services.

  • High level of ERP System Knowledge, in particular core ERP Finance modules and touch points / interfaces to other ERP Modules and External Systems

  • Excellent ERP Finance Process Knowledge

  • Subject Matter Expertise in one or more functional areas of ERP Finance

  • Understanding of legal, regulatory and local country requirements that affect the ERP Finance solution

  • Manage and configure new SAP capabilities and proto-type solutions to determine fit for meeting stated business requirements

  • Own and design EPM Finance interfaces with other applications including an understanding Takeda’s middleware solutions that provide these capabilities

Skills and Qualifications:


  • Minimum 6 years of SAP functional, configuration and/or development experience with Bachelor’s Degree,

  • Minimum 4 years supporting business functions, specifically Finance processes and reporting

  • Strong technical / application development skills.

  • Project management experience, including management of full lifecycle implementations for major application implementation.

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

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

  • Ability to set priorities, develop workflow processes and manage business and provider relationships.

  • Experience with implementing major third-party systems.

  • Extensive experience with SDLC methodology and the validation process, including writing deliverables for validated systems.

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


  • Pharmaceutical industry and drug development experience desired.

  • Takeda Operations – comprehensive understanding of Takeda’s operating structure and methods, including a thorough knowledge of the foreign-owned parent company a plus.

  • SAP certification within module and/or technology 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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