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Supply Chain Lead, APAC

Apply Now Email Me Job ID R0011277 Date posted 08/07/2019 Location: Singapore, Singapore

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Job Description

Purpose of Role:

  • Responsible to execute supply chain activities in the region, ensuring adherence to Global standards, including S&OP, Supply Chain KPI performance management, issue escalation.
  • Connect to commercial regions and LOCs in order to ensure timely response to supply challenges and maintaining close align with global supply chain and GMS.
  • Drive Excellence in Supply Chain Planning Strategy in within the cluster.


  • Execute supply chain strategy in the region, implementing global standards
  • Support and connect local markets and events to GMS
  • Ensure compliant and optimized inbound of goods and customer clearance across the region
  • Coordinate local S&OP cycle according to global standard
  • Manage and optimize local inventory in adherence with global guideline
  • Continuously analyze risk and opportunity and bring forward creative solutions towards SC performance – inventory optimization, CSL, FA improvement, planning processes.
  • Lead local/regional projects to provide optimized levels of CSL, decrease complexity, and/or reduce cost to the overall supply chain process (ex: pack design harmonization, MOQ  reductions, optimization of SC footprint, etc.).
  • Lead and develop a supply chain team, ensuring high level of engagement and performance

Dimensions & Aspects:


  • Ability to build a customer & patient-centered, best in class organization, develop diverse talent and elevate organizational performance
  • Ability to make and recommend Supply decisions impacting Market Actions to enable Takeda deliver its commitment to put patients first and build trust with society.
  • Support Supply decision impacting marketing actions

Decision-making and Autonomy

  • Able to make sound decision in the region related to supply chain matters, evaluating risks, implications and compliance with government rules and regulations
  • Supply responsibility of the assigned region
  • Ensuring compliance with applicable regulation, EHS, HR, Finance
  • Responsible for decision making that balances progress on global initiatives with local priorities
  • Responsible for active and timely Incident notifications and associated escalation activities


  • Global supply chain - GMS
  • Commercial organization - Business Units
  • Regulatory affairs
  • Manufacturing sites


  • Ability to implement defined strategy for innovation including digital


  • Takeda Portfolio in the region, including all countries and clusters in scope


  • Minimum  8 years of experience in relevant supply chain in biopharmaceutical, pharmaceutical or similar industry
  • Bachelors degree in business, finance or related discipline
  • Desired Specialization post graduate Course, MBA in management, or equivalent
  • English: Fluent written and spoken

  • Other languages as applicable
  • Leadership ability, decision-making, resilience and development of people and teams


Singapore, Singapore

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