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Head of Supply Chain

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Job ID SR0041423 Date posted 09/10/2019 Location Singapore

Primary Objectives of this Job

  • The Head of Supply Chain is a key member of the Singapore Woodlands Plant’s Senior Leadership Team and is responsible for leading the supply chain organization including supply & production planning, inventory management, raw materials planning & buying, warehouse & logistics as well as weighing & dispensing.
  • He/She provides leadership and executes strategic direction through management of the supply chain activities and processes to meet site goals.
  •  He/She will represent the Supply Chain function and the Singapore Woodlands site internally and externally.
  • The Head of Supply Chain will establish a lean and efficient organization embracing the Takeda Leadership Behaviors.


  • Develop, implement and execute strategic supply chain processes in support of business objectives
  • Responsible for leading, managing and providing guidance to the teams in Planning, Warehouse/Logistics and Weighing & Dispensing ensuring that the teams can fulfill all goals
  • Responsible for ensuring cGDP and cGMP compliance in all areas of the supply chain organization
  • Accountable for the hiring and training of new workforce and ensure that all supply chain personnel are appropriately trained and qualified to perform tasks assigned exhibiting Takeda Leadership Behaviors
  • Accountable for optimizing inventory turns, minimizing excess and obsolete inventory through product life cycle management and proactively identifying service level issues
  • Responsible for implementing control systems to eliminate product discrepancies
  • Actively participate in the site’s Senior Leadership Team and collaborate cross-functionally to ensure the site achieve its goals
  • Responsible for managing the Production Council, Supply Chain budget and the fulfillment of budget targets
  • Ensure Supply Chain KPIs are met, identifying and implementing corrective and preventive actions where needed
  • Lead and facilitate cross-functional collaborations within and above site to ensure site, Biologics OpU and GMSGQ goals are met
  • Liaise and align with other manufacturing plants in Takeda network and product operating teams on supply chain matters
  • To represent Supply Chain and the site in all internal and external audits
  • Accountable for the maintenance of compliance to all regulatory requirements
  • Lead, support and promote projects and continuous improvement initiatives
  • Accountable for maintaining a productive culture and a high level of positive engagement with all Supply Chain personnel
  • Coach and counsel team members to establish a robust leadership pipeline for succession planning to ensure a stable and sustainable organization
  • Responsibility to adhere to any applicable EHS requirements.
  • Commitment to a fair and respectful relationship to others and behavior in accordance with Takeda’s Code of


  • Any other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in Supply Chain/Operations/Logistics or similar; MBA will be an added advantage
  • At least 8 – 10 years of related work experience with 3 – 5 years’ experience in a senior leadership position in an MNC with cross-functional interaction
  • Good working knowledge of Trackwise, C3ME and ERP systems such as JDE/SAP

Key Skills and Competencies

  • In-depth knowledge of all aspects of supply chain management within a manufacturing environment
  • Strong inter-personal and collaboration skills as well as teamwork mindset
  • Excellent coaching and people management skills
  • Ability to engage, inspire and motivate employees at all levels
  • Excellent trouble shooting and problem solving skills
  • Good working knowledge of cGDP and cGMP
  • Strong business acumen
  • Strong project management skills
  • Results-driven

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Job ID SR0041423

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