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Head of Digital Finance - GMSGQ

Zurich, Switzerland


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Head of Digital Finance - GMSGQ

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Job ID R0012947 Date posted 11/21/2019 Location Zurich, Switzerland

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Job Description


This role is an opportunity to significantly impact the digital roadmap of Finance and the Global Manufacturing and Supply / Global Quality (GMSGQ) organization.

Located at our Zurich headquarters, the Head of Digital Finance reports to the CFO GMSGQ and serves as advisor to senior management for both tactical and strategic questions. She or he combines business understanding, financial skills and applies digital tools to translate internal and external information into financially driven plans and recommendations that shape the operations of GMSGQ. The individual needs to play an important part in delivering the strategic initiatives related to fast access to data, automation, robotics and artificial intelligence.

Directly interacting with Finance colleagues in our major business entities (large countries and regions), IT and Takeda Business Solutions (TBS), the Head of Digital Finance develops a comprehensive digital Financial framework for the entire Business Unit. Internal and external risk assessments and mitigation strategies complement every plan. She or he is not afraid of being disruptive at a global scale. As a digital native, the Head of Digital Finance knows when, where and how to employ machine learning and AI approaches for financial insights and guides the roadmap to development and execution. She or he is a team player and collaborates to win with teams across the globe.


This role will:

  • Build strong business relationship with sites / Global Finance / IT by respecting business needs and ensuring strong service delivery
  • Implement the digital Finance strategy in line with company strategy of SAP, artificial intelligence and automation
  • Participate actively in cross-functional committees to take frequent decisions related to data strategy development and implementation, addressing short and long-term needs
  • Engage with cross-divisional stakeholders in digital strategy, aligning GMS priorities cross-divisionally
  • Identify opportunities to leverage automation, robotics, and artificial intelligence to deliver efficiencies
  • Lead the digital Finance strategy roadmap implementation
  • Provide project management discipline (plans, budgets, resources, operation status) and complete reports as required 


  • A firm grasp of industry, scientific and digital trends (data, automation, robotics and artificial intelligence)
  • 3 years (including hands-on) experience in managing and implementing complex data and information projects in Financial industry
  • Exposure to financial systems, accounting and manufacturing controlling processes (SAP, HFM)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to engage with, influence and provide high level partnership support to external and internal stakeholders.
  • IT architecture and enterprise delivery knowledge.
  • Strong track record of managing cross-functional teams


Zurich, Switzerland

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