US-MA, Strategic Sourcing Manager - Marketing and Patient Services R0016392-MZ
Title: Strategic Sourcing Manager - Marketing & Patient Services
Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as a Strategic Sourcing Manager in our Cambridge, MA office.
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.
Here, you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.
As a Strategic Sourcing Manager working on the US Regional Team team, you will be empowered to support Patient Marketing Services for brand teams across neuroscience, gastroenterology, rare disease, vaccines, and oncology within the US region. In this role, you will contribute to Takeda s mission by keeping our patient focus first; our brands' patient service hubs are the central point of information for patients related to referrals, product information, contact information, etc. The ideal candidate will come from pharmaceutical procurement with a focus in marketing & patient services, or come from a vendor that is responsible for building and managing a patient services marketing campaign for a pharmaceutical company. A typical day will include:
The Strategic Sourcing Manager supports the category initiatives of a clearly defined region and implements regional category strategies for market facing spend categories as part of the wider Category Strategy. The Strategic Sourcing Manager supporting and leading proactive category projects for the delivery of regional procurement targets, spanning sourcing projects, demand management and process re-engineering, as well as supporting region-specific supplier performance and innovation activities.
The position is responsible for providing financial and business analysis (e.g. Data mining of Procurement & Financial Systems, output analysis & interpretation), supporting regional specific market intelligence in the category area and acting as the focal point for category subject matter expertise to the regional business and procurement community.
The position will support Global Procurement Leadership in the development of formalized Category Management organization structures and category management methods and collaborate with procurement and business stakeholders on a regional basis to ensure these are implemented effectively. In addition, the Strategic Sourcing Manager will ensure 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 regional basis.
Through the application of rigorous Category Management tools, systems and techniques, the Strategic Sourcing Manager will deliver business value (operational and financial) in line with the agreed functional and business goals. In addition they will take personal ownership of large and/or complex arrangements and provide subject matter expertise for other supply and commercial arrangements as required.
Collate supplier, market, category and internal business data and information for the region, and provide regional input and validation to the global Category Strategy, including facilitating involvement of relevant stakeholders. Using this as a basis, support the development of regional-specific category strategies and communicate and distribute to relevant stakeholders in the procurement and business community. The Strategic Sourcing Manager may develop local or regional strategies that can be scalable and aligned appropriately across functions and business units.
Provide regional category input to inform the top-down target setting process and take responsibility for the delivery of regional savings targets following engagement in the target setting process.
Develop and implement a pipeline of regional category initiatives and opportunities (Savings / Productivity / Risk Management / Innovation) using external supply market / business intelligence, application of benchmarking methodologies and internal business partner knowledge. This may include management and coordination of specialist suppliers on market intelligence data.
Provide input into the development of the Annual Category Plan based on the regional category strategy, business planning activities and regional category pipeline and ensure these are staffed and executed on a timely basis in line with the targeted goals. This will involve providing oversight, support and coaching to any allocated project managers in the deployment of projects.
Provide regional input into the development of the Category Management Handbook to translate the Category Strategy and Annual Category Plan into clear, practical guidance for key procurement and functional colleagues and ensure that category associates involved in operational buying activities have access to the Category Management Handbook.
Liaise with the regional procurement hubs and the business to ensure the generation of monthly metrics reports:
Work with the required functions or other areas within Procurement (e.g. Process & Systems) to support programs to deliver spend accuracy in the covered sub-category area in line with agreed goals.
Ensure supplier Performance and Innovation (SP&I), supported by members of the SP&I team:
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