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Business Planning & Analysis Finance Professional (Manufacturing - Plasma OpU)

Zug, Switzerland, Zurich, Switzerland


Every day, employees working in Takeda’s Global Manufacturing and Supply Chain, and Global Quality business unit are shaping the future of healthcare. They are breaking down barriers and ensuring our life-changing medicines are available, accessible, and affordable to patients. Life-changing for you. Life-changing for patients.

Global Manufacturing and Supply Chain, and Global Quality is the backbone of Takeda, and our employees are the guardians for our patients, our products, and our reputation. As a member of our team, we can offer you the opportunity to grow in a meaningful career, develop your skills, and come to work every day knowing that what you do makes a genuine difference.

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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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  • A strong, borderless team, we strive together towards our priorities and inspiring mission.

  • Recognized for our culture and way of working, we’re one of only 13 companies to receive Top Global Employer® status for 2018.

  • Our people-first mission extends beyond patients to include their families, communities, and our own Takeda family.

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Business Planning & Analysis Finance Professional (Manufacturing - Plasma OpU)

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Job ID SR0039018 Date posted 08/08/2019 Location Zug, Switzerland; Zurich, Switzerland

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda.

Join us as a Business Planning & Analysis Finance Professional (Manufacturing – Plasma OpU) in Switzerland.

This role will be initially based in Zug and move to Zurich Opfikon later this year.


  • Support the BPA Lead in coordination of the MRP, MYC and LRF, including preparation of presentations to various Stakeholders.
  • Assist in the consolidation of OpU monthly financial results and variance commentary along with key messages.
  • Support accounting/controlling of the OpU ‘Above Site’ Manufacturing and Quality spend.
  • Support business analysis and OpU decision making as needed


  • Support consolidate of monthly financial results and assist in the preparation of commentary for the OpU.
  • Support development of the MYC, MRP and perform variance analysis for Above Site Manufacturing and Quality for the OpU.
  • Assist in the coordination and consolidation of year-over-year standard cost changes and development of commentary and presentations for products manufactured in the OpU.
  • Assist in driving standard application of accounting policies and procedures across the OpU.


Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise

  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing accounting, especially in the pharma/biotech industry. Decent understanding of bio-pharmaceutical manufacturing supply chains through all process steps from raw material to finished goods.


  • Position will need to work closely with the BPA Lead and Site Finance Teams to help achieve Plan/MYC targets.

Decision-making and Autonomy

  • Position will be expected to work independently with minimal oversight.


  • Will interact extensively with BPA Lead and Site Finance Teams.  Strong communication skills (both written and verbal) will be important to interact with colleagues across the world.


  • Minimal.  Position will require ability to review and improve current processes.


  • Position will partner with BPA Lead and Site Finance Teams across the world.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance and three to five (3-5) years of relevant experience
  • MBA or CPA (or equivalent) is a plus
  • Experience managing and engaging Global Teams
  • Strong business acumen and ability to manage multiple projects
  • Strong analytical and presentation skills
  • Knowledge of Sox controls and GAAP accounting principles, especially manufacturing accounting
  • Strong interpersonal communication, collaboration, and presentation skills
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Experience with ERP Systems (SAP, JDE, Oracle) and Hyperion Financial Manager (HFM) is a strong plus

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