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Procurement Strategic Initiatives Lead

Company: Takeda
Location: Somerville
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Job Description:

By clicking the ---Apply--- button, I understand that my employment application process with Takeda will commence and that I agree with Takeda---s Privacy Notice, Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.Job DescriptionOBJECTIVES/PURPOSE Coordinate the Procurement strategic initiatives by partnering across the Procurement team, Procurement Center of Excellence (COE), relevant corporate function leaders, and the rest of GREFP.Contribute to the development of the strategic agenda for Procurement, including a solid communication and engagement plan leveraging the latest digital capabilities.Act as a program management office for Procurement to coordinate cross-category and cross-region priorities through an effective portfolio management approach.Identify, monitor and report the relevant KPIs to monitor our progress and ensure transparency and timely intervention.ACCOUNTABILITIESCultivate relationships with the heads of strategy, transformation, and related sub-functions within key stakeholder groups, including DigitalIT, Human Resources, and Legal, while drawing upon the expertise of peers within the function and their organizations.Prepare and ensure effective communication of new and ongoing operating model refinements within Procurement and GREFP.Shape the vision and mission of Procurement together with head of Procurement Cluster in line with PTRB and the priorities of GREFP, Finance, and Takeda.Partner with GREFP finance business partner and Procurement finance controller to ensure accurate and consistent reporting.Be a steward of the procurement policy and ensure adherence within the Procurement categories.Collaborate with the procurement center of excellence to ensure full alignment with the priorities of CoE and Procurement. Support the implementation of procurement CoE-led strategic supplier management, supplier risk management, supplier diversity, and CSR programs within the group.Ensure continuous improvement within the function. Monitor industry best practices. Introduce and leverage digital, automation, and contemporary technology e.g. AI, big data and work with the rest of Procurement leadership team and Takeda Business Services (TBS) Procurement Operations to implement.Primary support function for the Procurement LT to ensure practices are aligned and agreed upon and expected outcomes achieved. Support the Procurement team to leverage Takeda---s global scale to take advantage of global, functional, and/or category synergies, while applying best practices, managing risk, and making sound decisions with agility at a global, regional, and local level.Prepare and align presentations and decision material for presentation by head of the Procurement cluster where cross-category and cross-functional coordination is required.Prepare and align communication material for Head of the Procurement clusterRegularly report project and KPI achievement statuses, highlighting significant project deviations, risks, and mitigation requirements.DIMENSIONS AND ASPECTS Technical/Functional (Line) ExpertiseExisting knowledge of relevant procurement categoriesSuccessful track record of designing and implementing complex sourcing and procurement strategies that achieved desired results within the category.Strong business and financial acumen.LeadershipDemonstrate strategic enterprise thinking to find innovative ways to serve the business in a way that centers on patients and builds trust, reputation, and our business.Supports the organization on a change journey with discipline, transparency and authenticity.Focuses on the few priorities that matter most and delivers superior results.InteractionDemonstrated abilities in high value project/program management.Experience in working in global teams across different cultures, functions, hierarchy levels, time zones and languages.Communication and coordination skills including stakeholder management, conflict resolution, and interpersonal skills such as negotiation, influence and presentation skills.InnovationKnowledge of current and emerging trends in strategic sourcing, negotiating, contracting, strategic supplier management, supply chain, and procurement.Knowledge of the latest trends in technology to enable the function and deliver world class services, including AI, big data, digital, mobile, automation. Creative and practical problem solver.ComplexityHighly complex mix of stakeholders across multiple BUs and/or countries who have both global and local agendas. Highly regulated industry.EDUCATION, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:BA or BS required, MBA or Masters Degree with Scientific and/or Supply Chain/Procurement emphasis preferred.Procurement qualification (e.g. ISM, IPMM or MCIPS) valued.At least 7 years working in biotech/pharma industry, or other highly regulated industries, with progressive leadership of procurement. Possess in-depth knowledge of supply base and sourcing business practices. Deep understanding of category and track record of successfully achieving business results. Experience working in a complex global environment.Exceptionally skilled at stakeholder management and negotiation.LocationsCambridge, MAWorker TypeEmployeeWorker Sub-TypeRegularTime TypeFull timeFull time

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