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Product Line Specialist Commercial & Supply – Ariba SCC

Zurich, Switzerland, Boston, Massachusetts

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Product Line Specialist Commercial & Supply – Ariba SCC

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Job ID R0013130 Date posted 05/14/2020 Location Zurich, Switzerland; Boston, Massachusetts

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Job Description

At Takeda, we are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through our R&D-driven market leadership and being a values-led company. To do this, we empower our people to realize their potential through life-changing work. Certified as a Global Top Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and strive for excellence in everything we do.

We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

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!

OBJECTIVES/PURPOSE

  • Lead Supply Chain Collaboration area in driving product strategy and vision for global needs of the organization
  • Lead the Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration (SCC) product line in defining process, solution and implemention to global markets for Direct Suppliers and CMO’s
  • Partner with leaders within the business and countries, possess strong knowledge of both business and technology, to drive ERP solutions to harmonization, optimization and operational excellence of the ERP Services.
  • Ensure business continuity through operational and service excellence of responsible product lines

ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Define the vision and strategy for product line capabilities, in accordance with business and technology priorities.
  • Lead the design of roadmaps for product line, ensuring integration into the overall product management roadmap and release plans for Supply Chain Collaboration area
  • Oversee the productive and ongoing exchanges of information between the SME, user community, demand & release management, country deployment and Product Services.
  • Ensure alignment with Business Process Owners and IT Business Partners to drive engagement, process design, prioritization and deployment support across the respective areas.
  • Partner with countries and key business stakeholders to lead the identification of changes in business and the initial drafting of end user stories.
  • Provides leadership in identifying and solving complex problems impacting global disciplines on a global level and oversees implementations and implications to be solved.
  • Lead the final definition of user requirements, user stories, specifications and the update/review of Design Papers and process flows. Working closely with the key business and IT stakeholders and third-party providers to deliver new application solutions and enhancements to existing applications.
  • Drive consultation of architects, key business stakeholders, third party software and service providers and IT management in design, planning, integration, expansion, problem determination and resolution.
  • Act as the ‘go to’ person for stakeholders and liaison/driver for business community. Possess strong knowledge of both business and technology regarding SAP Ariba SCC and SAP ERP solutions and developments.
  • Take ownership for innovation through sustain, product release & strategy, including third party providers.
  • Challenge existing best practices, drive and lead the development of business cases - included ROI/KPI frameworks - to support, improve and/or transform business operations, processes and strategies.
  • Actively engage with the release and engagement teams, major programs ensuring active adoption and deployment of product line capabilities. Support active engagements and continuous improvement as required
  • Drive investigations, gain support, and implement emerging technologies that can provide business value to Takeda.
  • Ensure policy-compliance and manage software licenses, security certificates, and contracts.
  • Ensure ongoing operations and run for Product Line areas in collaboration with the product delivery services
  • Manage and provide visible leadership to the teams, project, IT portfolio’s and initiatives; and creates a positive work environment.

EDUCATION, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

  • Minimum 5 years experience in Ariba SCC functional, technical and implementation expertise
  • Minimum 10 years of SAP functional, configuration and/or development experience in SAP ECC with Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of 6 years supporting business functions.Specific business knowledge and experience Direct Procurement processes, CMO’s onboarding knowledge and CMO/Supplier integration expertise
  • Strong functional and technical skills of SAP
  • Project management experience, including management of full lifecycle implementations for major application implementation.
  • Ability to communicate ideas and data both verbally and written in a persuasive and appropriate manner.
  • Extensive experience with SDLC methodology and the validation process, including writing deliverables for validated systems.
  • Experience with working with multiple teams across a matrixed organization to implement solutions.

Desired:

  • Pharmaceutical industry experience.
  • SAP certification within module and/or technology desired

Locations

Zurich, Switzerland

Boston, MA

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time

Job ID R0013130

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