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Audit Optimization Lead

Apply Now Email Me Job ID R0007488 Date posted 07/23/2019 Location: Tokyo, Japan

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Job Description

Takeda is unwavering in our commitment to patients. With the patient at the center of everything we do, we continue to innovate and drive changes that will better their lives - we’re looking for like-minded professionals to join us.

Takeda is the number one pharmaceutical company in Japan and a global industry leader –we are united by our four priorities (Patients, Trust, Reputation, and Business) and our shared values of Takeda-ism: Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance. Takeda-ism is more than just a word. It’s a belief and a mindset which guides our decisions, behaviors, and interactions. It’s how we strive to work and live, every day.

- Lead a unified global audit optimization modelling activities to be put into Audit Optimization strategy for future state of GIA

- Lead the implementation, project management, and execution of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) based algorithm audit and advisory service model globally

- ExecuteAI capabilities and enhancements activities to support the expanded use of AI across Takeda globally, to increase the efficiency and effectiveness with which GIA operates and provides assurance and advisory services

• Lead AI-based audit and advisory model development and implementation
• Support establishing AI algorithm audit model around;
- validity and reasonableness of data used for AI development
- characteristic of algorithm
- hyper-parameter
- AI model after finalizing data learning processes
• Support establishing AI agent project advisory model around;
- creation of AI algorithm transformation/process update project
- execution of AI algorithm transformation/process update project
- demolition of AI algorithm transformation/process update project
• Lead AI-based process monitoring and process improvement in collaboration with the regional Internal Audit offices in Japan / APAC, US and Europe, as well as IT Audit, SOX Assurance, Digital Audit Transformation & Analytics (DATA), PPG, and related functions outside GIA throughout Takeda
• Execute respective reporting in collaboration with the regional Internal Audit offices in Japan / APAC, US and Europe, as well as IT Audit, SOX Assurance, DATA, PPG, and related functions outside GIA throughout Takeda (e.g. automated daily/monthly/annual)
• Work with DATA and PPG to support development, maintenance and enhancement of specialized skills, knowledge and other capabilities required for AI Algorithm Audit and AI Agent Project Advisory execution
• Support gathering and identifying global AI possibilities/initiatives/requests in collaboration with the regional Internal Audit offices in Japan / APAC, US and Europe, as well as IT Audit, SOX Assurance, DATA, PPG, and related functions outside GIA throughout Takeda, while managing the respective functional and cross-functional inter-dependencies accordingly
• Work closely with consulting firm specializing in AI initiative
• Participate in global/functional/local AI community
• Perform special project as requested by the Head of T&AE
• Any other activities to accomplish the Objectives/Purpose of Audit Optimization Lead role

Required:

  • Some expertise in Artificial Intelligence (AI)

  • Some experience in business processes mapping (as-is/to-be), roles and responsibilities matrices (RACI)

  • Hands-on, able to implement and execute initiatives

  • Project management skills

  • Ability to work with international stakeholders and to connect internal and external AI experts of both academia and industries

  • Fluent written and spoken English mandatory

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher - preferably in Accounting/Finance, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or relative discipline

Preferred:

  • CPA/CA, CIA, CFE, CISA, CISM, CGEIT or other advanced certifications

  • Masters or other advanced degree

  • Solid experience identifying and addressing audit client needs: building, maintaining, and utilizing networks of client relationships and community involvement, communicating value propositions; managing resource requirements, project workflow, budgets and preparing and/or coordinating complex written and verbal materials

  • Team leadership and teamwork demonstrated by creating a positive environment, meeting client expectations, keeping leadership informed of progress and issues

  • Experience of data analytical tools to assist and facilitate audit execution (e.g. ACL, SQL)

  • Experience in leading audit projects in the emerging markets

  • Understanding of Pharmaceutical industry risks and regulatory requirements

  • Strong team leadership and teamwork demonstrated by creating a positive environment, meeting client expectations, keeping leadership informed of progress and issues

  • Emerging markets audit experience is desired

Allowances: Commutation, Housing, Overtime Work etc.

Salary Increase: Annually

Bonus Payment: Twice a year
Working Hours: Headquarters (Osaka/ Tokyo) 9:00-17:30, Production Sites (Osaka/ Yamaguchi) 8:00-16:45, Research Site (Kanagawa) 9:00-17:45
Holidays: Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays, May Day, Year-End Holidays etc. (approx. 123 days in a year)
Paid Leaves: Annual Paid Leave, Special Paid Leave, Refresh Leave, Maternity Leave, Childcare Leave, Family Nursing Leave, Philanthropy Leave.

Flexible Work Styles: Flextime, Telework

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Locations

Tokyo, Japan

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time

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