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  • Bold initiatives, continuous improvement, and creativity are at the heart of how we bring scientific breakthroughs from the lab to patients.

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External Site Lead

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Job ID SR0056821 Date posted 11/23/2020 Location Dublin, Ireland

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as an External Supply Lead in our Baggot St. Office in Dublin, IE.

Here, you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.

  • The External Supply Lead will provide oversight over an External Supply Team managing End to End Supply Chain between CMOs and Customers.
  • The External Supply Lead will drive CMO performance to ensure smooth and Quality supply to patient.
  • Lead an External Supply Team: External Quality, Supply planners, Technical Operations, Artwork, Regulatory
  • Ensure on time in full market supply with GMP compliant product in line with regulatory and economical requirements
  • Supply chain flows creation. Support launch activities
  • Ensure adherence of contractual obligations by both Takeda and the CMO
  • Key interface between Global/Regional Supply Chain (Planning, Distribution & Logistics, Procurement) Lead and/or participate in Projects/Initiatives across Global Manufacturing and Supply
  • Drive Supply Chain optimisation KPIs. Accountable to build, maintain and meet KPI targets: On Time in Full; Inventories (APIs, Bulk, Finished Goods); Supply Chain Responsiveness; Customer Service Level; Minimise Inventory variances and write-offs
  • Identify KPI root causes for misses & drive corrective actions
  • Can supervise internal & external stakeholders in daily operations to drive change management, change control and deviation resolution
  • Report CMO performance/gaps effectively to management.


  • Master degree in life science, business, industrial engineering. MBA a plus
  • 7-10 years in Logistics/Materials Management in biotech/pharmaceutical industry with CMO management experience
  • ERP experience including SAP-APO
  • APICS certification (or equivalent)
  • Good Project Management skills. Green Belt/Black belt  
  • Sound knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)
  • Cultural awareness: able to build strong internal and external relationships in an international environment
  • Experience in leading international & interdisciplinary teams in matrix organisations

At Takeda, we are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through our R&D- driven market leadership and being a values-led company. To do this, we empower our people to realise their potential through life-changing work. Certified as a Global Top Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and strive for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

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