Posted to MedZilla on 9/23/2017

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Global Category Manager Biologics 1701208-MZ


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 Global Category Manager Biologics in our Cambridge, MA office.
Takeda is a global, innovation-driven pharmaceutical leader with 30,000 professionals working together across more than 70 countries. We have an unwavering dedication to put patients first for more than 230 years while we live our values of Takeda-ism Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance. We are united by our mission to strive towards Better Health and a Brighter Future for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine.
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Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a Global Category Manager working on the Global Procurement Team, you will be empowered to manage, optimize and create value across Takeda s contract bio-manufacturing portfolio. A typical day will include:
  • Planning and leading category initiatives for a clearly defined large and complex sub-category or a group of complex sub-categories with a total spend value of more than USD 200m while developing and implementing sub-category strategies for these market facing spend categories as part of the wider Category Strategy.
  • Accountability for a significant proportion of the overall category savings target and leads proactive category projects, spanning sourcing projects, demand management and process re-engineering, as well as managing sub-category specific supplier performance and innovation activities to support the delivery of the global procurement targets
  • Providing financial and business analysis (e.g. Data mining of Procurement and Financial Systems, output analysis and interpretation), supporting global market intelligence in the category area and acting as the focal point for category subject matter expertise to the global business and procurement community.
  • Supporting Global Procurement Leadership in the development of formalized Category Management organization structures and category management methods and collaborates with procurement and senior stakeholders from core business functions (GMSO, Global Commercial and R&D functions) on a global basis to ensure these are implemented effectively.
  • Ensuring appropriate Supplier Relationship Management efforts are implemented; the objective of which is to ensure performance delivery, continuous improvement and access to innovation from supplier arrangements to achieve value contribution targets on a global basis.
  • Taking personal ownership of large and/or complex arrangements and providing subject matter expertise for other supply and commercial arrangements as required.
  • Developing strong working relationships with key senior stakeholders from core business functions (GMSO, Global Commercial and R&D functions) relating to sub-category accountabilities, Takeda s Procurement Groups and General / Administrative functions such as Finance, IS, HR, Legal, Privacy and Compliance to ensure appropriate inputs to sourcing strategies and implementation plans.
  • Degree level educated.
  • 7+ years in-depth strategic and operational procurement experience with a solid working knowledge of category management.
  • 7+ years overall business experience, including working within a regulated industry.
  • Pharmaceutical industry experience with a background in Biologics.
  • Ability to travel approximately 30%.
  • Post graduate business related qualification such as an MBA.
  • Past experience in consumer goods or food/beverage.
To further support and inspire our employees, our benefits include:
  • Highly competitive pay & benefits
  • Employee Resource Groups (ERG s)
  • Reward & Recognition Program
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