Are you looking for a patient-focused company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda. Join us as Director, Vaccine Product Manager (Supply Chain) at our Cambridge, Massachusetts office.
Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As Director, Vaccine Product Manager working on the Supply Chain & Planning team, you will be empowered to make meaningful contributions, and a typical day will include:
The Vaccine Product Manager is accountable for all strategic, tactical and operational tasks related to the given high-complexity product.The Vaccine Product Manager gets support by the Global Supply Chain and Manufacturing (GSCM) team members for driving the strategy of the product and the Master Planner and other operational functions to fulfill the tactical and operational responsibilities.
Accountable for the product s mid- to long-term global commercial supply chain strategy development with the objective to limit COGS, optimize investments and risk, improve inventory, and deliver the service required by markets
Involvement in long-term Rough Cut Capacity Planning discussions
Oversee and monitor of life cycle events e.g. Launch and changes in E2E supply chain
Optimize project portfolio and change variations
Exception-based participation in S&OP, represent VO in GPT/TDT/GCBT/EPS
Track status against financial and logistical targets (e.g. COGS, Customer Service Level, Inventory value and Days of Coverage, Forecast Accuracy and Bias and other supply chain operational metrics)
Check short- and mid-term End to End demand (creation of forecast) and supply planning (master production plans) as well as propagation of requirements above sites
Overview parameter settings and decoupling decisions
Involvement in stock building decisions, source changes, regulatory changes and other life cycle strategic decisions in alignment with master planner and plant supply planners
Ensure stable End to End supply, achieving required Customer Service Level (CSL) and fulfilling patient needs
Ensure and maintain product specific End to End visibility: Drug Substance, Drug product and Finish Goods (FG)
On demand communication with planners, Supply Chain managers and key stakeholders.
Track inventory development (excess and shortages)
Lead discussions and escalation into GSCM and Global S&OP
Support issue / risk identification and resolution with relevant stakeholders members with input from Technical product manager
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
- Bachelor degree in Economics, Supply Chain or Mathematics/Statistics or Natural Science with a strong understanding of Economics required; Master degree preferable
Advanced pharmaceutical business knowledge with minimum 10 years of experience. Vaccine and/or Biologics manufacturing is a plus.
Advanced knowledge of supply chain with focus on operations
Advanced knowledge of planning activities
Intermediate experience with respect to high-complexity product
Intermediate knowledge of launch and life cycle management strategies
Intermediate knowledge on cross-functional processes (Quality, Development, CMC, )
Basic knowledge of finance and regulatory
Basic knowledge of customs and trade compliance
Strong passion to drive operational excellence in a customer centric manner for his/her product
Fluent in English both verbally and in writing is required
Knowledge of other language spoken at the sites involved in the product Value Stream is a plus
Advanced understanding of supply planning principles and strategies
Advanced knowledge and understanding of Advanced Planning Systems, ERP systems and analytical tools (SAP/APO, BI)
Understanding of the principles of Lean and Six Sigma applied to Supply Chain
Intermediate knowledge with Excel and PowerPoint
Basic knowledge on Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Good Distribution Practice (GDP)
Basic knowledge on regulations (FDA, PMDA, EMA, CHMP, )
Advanced presentation and communication skills
Proactive and able to handle complexity
Able to cope with pressure and setbacks
Solution oriented and high energy level
Capable of presenting, teaching/instructing
Outgoing and happy to communicate with a wide range of people
Team player with strong cross cultural understanding
Adhering to principles and values
Persuading and influencing
Requires approximately 10-20 % travel, which may include overnight and international travel to attend meetings, other Takeda sites, external manufactures, and another related travel.
WHAT TAKEDA CAN OFFER YOU:
401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
Company match of charitable contributions
Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days
Community Outreach Programs
Empowering Our People to Shine
Learn more at takedajobs.com.
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