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Product Line Lead – EPM Finance – Finance Enablement

Exton, Pennsylvania

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Product Line Lead – EPM Finance – Finance Enablement

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Job ID R0036026 Date posted 05/19/2021 Location Exton, Pennsylvania

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Job Description

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as a Product Line Lead- EPM- Finance Enablement.

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 realize 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.

Product Line Lead- EPM Finance- Finance Enablement, you will be a key player in leading the development and definition of the strategy for the product line Finance enablement capabilities by proactively identifying changes in business and the technology landscape, that would impact the ERP portfolio and developments through the lifecycle.

OBJECTIVES/PURPOSE:

  • Ensure business continuity through operational and service excellence of responsible product lines
  • Partner with leaders within the business and countries, possess strong knowledge of both business and technology, to drive ERP solutions for harmonization, optimization and operational excellence of the ERP Services.
  • Lead the Product Line Team ensuring integrated design, build and deployment and operations of responsible product line. Ensure that dependencies are understood, managed and communicated.

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Define the vision and strategy for product line capabilities, in accordance with business and technology priorities.
  • Lead the design of roadmaps for product line, ensuring integration into the overall product management roadmap and release plans.
  • 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.
  • Center design and operations around word class user experience for ERP Product Line Finance enablement.
  • Provides leadership in identifying and solving complex problem impacting global disciplines on a global level and oversees implementations and implications to be solved.
  • 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.
  • Influence others to lead and solve high complex problems with a global impact on the business and interprets ways of prioritizing opportunities to streamline business and/or layered system processes
  • Have defined and unique authority, oversee, manage and develop the SME’s by defining clear roles and responsibilities, but also following HR performance management methodology and conducts team and stakeholder evaluations.
  • Take ownership for innovation through sustain, product release & strategy, including third party providers.
  • Challenge existing best practices, drive and lead the development of business cases - included ROI/KPI frameworks - to support, improve and/or transform business operations, processes and strategies.
  • Actively engage with the release and engagement teams, major programs ensuring active adoption and deployment of product line capabilities.   Support active engagements and continuous improvement as required
  • Drive investigations, gain support, and implement emerging technologies that can provide business value to Takeda.
  • Ensure policy-compliance and manage software licenses, security certificates, and contracts. 
  • Ensure ongoing operations and run for Product Line areas in collaboration with the product delivery services
  • Manage and provide visible leadership to the teams, project, IT portfolio’s and initiatives; and creates a positive work environment.

EDUCATION, BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

Required:

  • Minimum 6 years of SAP functional, configuration and/or development experience with Bachelor’s Degree,
  • Minimum 4 years supporting business functions.  Specific business knowledge and experience required will vary by position.  Examples include: Finance, Human Resources, Supply Chain, Demand Management, and Learning Management.
  • 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.
  • User Centricity at the core
  • 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.

Desired:

  • Pharmaceutical industry and drug development experience.
  • 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

This job posting excludes CO applicants.

Locations

Exton, PA

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time

Job ID R0036026
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