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Strategic Procurement Manager Professionel Services and Business Partner

Zurich, Switzerland


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Strategic Procurement Manager Professionel Services and Business Partner

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Job ID R0014556 Date posted 12/02/2019 Location Zurich, Switzerland

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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!


  • Plans and leads category initiatives for a clearly defined region and develops and implements regional category strategies for market facing spend categories as part of the wider Category Strategy. The Strategic Procurement Manager (SPM)  leads proactive category projects to support the delivery of regional procurement targets, spanning sourcing projects, demand management and process re-engineering to support the delivery of regional procurement targets, as well as supporting  region-specific supplier performance and innovation activities
  • Primary  Business Partner (SPOC)  for the Local Operating Companies LOC(s)  ensuring "Global Real Estate, Facliities and Procurement" (GREFP) activities at local level are aligned to region and category team planning
  • Deveops and implements local  strategies, in those categories not supported by Global/Regional team.
  • Responsible for ensuring that high-quality end end-user service delivery is achieved by understanding local needs and calling on the appropriate resources within GREFP team to support this. They will be a critical on-site liaison to link Category teams, TBS, Real Estate, Facilities and Security teams and the LOCs to  ensure successful implementations.


  • Develop and implement category strategies for areas of accountability across the region
  • Provides regional input to Global category strategies
  • Accountable for the GREFP targets delivery in the  LOC(s) ( Savings, DPO, Compliance,….)
  • Develop a pipeline of both category and LOC initiatives and opportunities to meet targets
  • Monitor progress of GREFP activities in the  LOC(s) to provide regular updates to his/her business partners
  • Work with TBS to ensure end-user requirements are translated into efficient sourcing activity
  • Collaborate with CoE to support a robust approach to SP&I , systems and tools
  • Drive continuous improvement while ensuring compliance, and improving efficiencies and effectiveness.
  • Establish strong relationships with key business partners and be the single point of contact for senior stakeholders in the LOC(s) while working closely with category managers, CoEs and TBS
  • Understand the challenges of the organization and awareness of Takeda’s future direction and business challenges to successfully adapting the appropriate strategies, structure and approach to cost-effectively support the evolving needs.
  • Create a culture of compliance internally and externally where everyone abides by Takeda’s Global Code of Conduct and Supplier Code of Conduct.


  • Bachelors degree required
  • 8+ years in-depth strategic and operational procurement experience
  • 10+ years overall business experience, with at least 5 years in the pharmaceutical industry
  • 4+ years prior experience procuring relevant goods and services for a similar business unit or company
  • Demonstrated success leading regional/global teams to achieve documented savings through various sourcing strategies
  • Documented experience leading cost reduction and value improvement programs


Zurich, Switzerland

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