Posted to MedZilla on 7/24/2017

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Local Procurement Partner (Non-Manufacturing) 1701226-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 Local Procurement Partner 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 Local Procurement Partner you will be empowered to act as a critical liaison between the Global Procurement Team and the various Business Units located at the Cambridge, MA site
. A typical day will include:
  • Acting as the Procurement Business partner for a given location and in doing so they are ultimately accountable for acting as the voice of procurement back to the business in their locality, and the voice of the business back into Procurement.
  • Being responsible for ensuring that high-quality end end-user service delivery is achieved by understanding local needs and calling on the appropriate resources within Global Procurement to support this.
  • Being a critical on-site liaison to link Category teams, P&S teams and Regional Procurement teams initiatives and ensure successful implementations. They will be the first point of call for local operational issues for non-manufacturing categories of spend.
  • Being responsible for local requirements gathering to support global, regional and market initiatives and for supporting the local implementation of above site initiatives at the site(s) that they are responsible for.
  • Driving procurement penetration and compliance across indirect spend for the site(s) that they are responsible for and ensuring this spend is channeled through the appropriate processes.
  • Supporting implementation of new processes and technologies under guidance from Procurement Leads and in alignment with global Process and System team.
  • Degree level educated, or an additional 4 years of experience in lieu of a degree required.
  • 5+ years Procurement experience with experience in supporting cost reduction projects, value improvement programs, basic contracting, eSourcing and spot buying.
  • Ability to travel approximately 10%.
  • Background in pharmaceutical Research & Development.
  • Multiple category experience.
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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