Posted to MedZilla on 1/24/2018


Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Specialist, Pharmaceutical Sciences Strategic Sourcing & Vendor Management 1800020-MZ


 
 

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 a Specialist, Pharmaceutical Sciences Strategic Sourcing & Vendor Management in our Cambridge office.

Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a Specialist working on the Global Supply Chain team, you will be empowered to collaborate with global personnel to develop cross-functional processes and help to establish and manage routine business review with critical vendors, and a typical day will include:

POSITION OBJECTIVES:
The Specialist position supports the global Strategic Sourcing and Vendor Management function of Pharmaceutical Sciences through timely preparation, negotiation and execution of various contracts and other outsourcing-related documents.
  • Serve as a point of contact relating to the timely preparation, negotiation and execution of various contracts and other outsourcing-related documents required to support global operations and outsourcing of PS activities:
    • Collaborate with Takeda s Legal department to develop and implement effective business processes to negotiate, execute, and track contracts for the manufacturing and testing of drug development candidates and other agreements, as needed;
    • With oversight, ensure contracts meet the needs of the project teams, are executed in a timely manner, and appropriately consider risk
    • Collaborate with personnel across global PS and other key functions (e.g. Discovery, Medical, Finance, Global Procurement, Legal) to ensure efficient and effective cross-functional processes and communications
  • Manage daily requests and queries to resolve issues with contracts, purchase orders, and invoices in order to maintain streamlined business operations
  • Contributes to maintenance of effective Vendor Network Strategies
  • Supports the ongoing maintenance of existing critical vendors (performance management, business/financial and operations reviews)
POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES:
Serve as point of contact within Strategic Sourcing and Vendor Management relating to Operations and Management:
Operations (Contract Execution)
  • Support strong partnership with requesting Project Teams to achieve efficient contract workflow.
  • Support alignment and collaboration with critical stakeholders that establishes and maintains seamless contract processes and terms (Vendor, Legal, Procurement, Finance, etc.)
  • Use the systems/tools needed to provide visibility to the above activities (ex. SAP)
  • Contribute to review of contractual documents, which may include confidentiality agreements, evaluation agreements, consulting agreements, master contract services agreements, development and manufacturing services agreements, and statements of work/task orders/change orders
Management (Vendor Management)
  • Help to establish and manage routine business review with critical vendors in coordination/alignment with Procurement and other key stakeholders
  • Coordinate with manager to provide Sr Leadership visibility to Vendor performance metrics and provide recommendations for adjustment to contract or vendor strategies
  • Escalates business-critical issues effecting Operations and Management to manager as necessary
  • Supports communication and training of changes in procurement and/or vendor environment to stakeholders
  • Supports the department goals in developing robust network strategies
  • Contributes to department strategy, goals and initiatives

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

  • BS/BA or equivalent degree
  • 1-3 years of relevant contracts management and/or operations related experience in supply chain and/or biopharmaceutical development
  • Basic knowledge of pharmaceutical development, and must demonstrate knowledge of several allied fields, such as legal, procurement and/or manufacturing
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Develops and uses knowledge and interpersonal skills to influence and guide stakeholders towards the accomplishment of goals and objectives; adapts well to different personalities and works with others on the team in a respectful manner
  • Ability to identify risks to assigned activities and propose appropriate risk response strategies
  • Ability to expresses one s self clearly and concisely to key stakeholders; documents issues and/or concerns concisely and comprehensively; adjusts style, language and/or terminology appropriate for the audience

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Paralegal Certificate a plus

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Possible travel 5-10%

WHAT TAKEDA CAN OFFER YOU:

  • 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 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.

Takeda is an EEO employer of minorities, women, disabled, protected veterans, and considers qualified applicants with criminal histories in accordance with applicable laws. For more information, visit http://www.takeda.us/careers/EEO_Policy_Statement.aspx

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