Procurement Lead - Program Management, Business Intelligence & Analyti - Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02298

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Title: Procurement Lead - Program Management, Business Intelligence, & Analytics

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as a Procurement Lead 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 Procurement Lead working on the Procurement Center of Excellence team, you will contribute to Takeda's mission by establishing strategy for Procurement at Takeda across the Enterprise - policies, category strategy, and working in partnership with Takeda Business Services and Category Leads. You will also create a Procurement Academy within Capabilities and work with the Global Real Estate, Facilities, & Procurement (GREFP) Capabilities Team. Additionally, you will run Supplier Days and Partner Value Summits with a focus on relationship and value development. You will work closely with peers in Supplier Innovation, Ethical Sourcing, Diversity, Systems. Finally, you will help establish dashboard and reporting requirements for Takeda Business Services.


* Lead and take accountability for global procurement strategy and policies.
* Lead a team with responsibilities in program management, business intelligence and analytics
* Collaborate with the Head of Procurement COE in designing and implementing the Procurement Operating model Enterprise wide
* Develop strong horizontal alignment with Global and Regional Procurement Leads, other CoE Leads, and Corporate Functions particularly TBS and Finance.
* As part of a centrally-funded model at a global level, provide global oversight of procurement policies and procedures.


* No. of direct reports: 3


* Cultivate relationships with the Global and Regional Procurement Leads, and Corporate Functions, particularly TBS (Takeda Business Solution) and Finance. Serve as the primary point of contact for procurement strategy and policies. Draw upon the expertise of peers within the function and their organizations.
* Leverage the Systems and Operations Procurement COE Lead to ensure alignment and timely implementation of Procurement Strategies/ operational changes
* In collaboration with Head of Procurement CoE and Procurement CoE peers, develop, lead, and implement a holistic global strategy for procurement such as what we will (will not) do, programs that lead up to building a best in class procurement organization, segmentation of work with TBS (Takeda Business Solution) or automation / digital evolution.
* Set policy thresholds in close collaboration with the business, build self-service capability for procurement activities below the threshold, and roll-out revisions and training globally. Establish communication channels to ensure internal alignment.
* Engage in an active partnership with Takeda Business Solution (TBS) to deliver best in class internal operations. Standardize services to maximize efficiency and customer experience in ways that align to global benchmarks and allow for flexibility at the regional/local/category level. Co-create and manage to performance metrics making course corrections as required. Identify areas of opportunity for automation/ role off to TBS that improve the agility of regional/local/category procurement as well as the enterprise, i.e., DocuSign.
* Define processes and governance and manage ongoing analytics support to Global and Regional Procurement teams
* Implement process improvements in Procurement projects, savings management and reporting. Implement harmonized standards across the global organization to enable efficiencies, effective controls and Company-wide spend management/reporting
* Develop best practices in category management and templates that can be leveraged by global and regional procurement teams e.g. template for category strategy.
* Partner with Procurement COE colleagues and procurement teams to ensure accuracy of spend data, category classification and supplier segmentation.
* Support global roll-up of KPIs/SLAs. Enable mechanisms for easy access and visibility of analytics at regional, local and category level. Develop, implement and lead actions to improve global performance.
* Lead in the development of the Category Cockpit with the Business Intelligence and Analytics direct report and TBS.
* Manage and track progress on integration value capture initiatives and continuous improvement initiatives and collaborate with Finance on reporting
* Complete external research to ensure continuous improvement of the procurement program globally. Monitor industry best practices. Introduce and leverage digital, automation, and contemporary technology e.g. AI, big data and work with Takeda Business Services (TBS) to implement.
* Lead in the management of Partner Value Summits, Supplier Days, Innovation Day and/or any other large Procurement & Supplier events.
* Develop procurement capabilities of individuals and of the organization aligned with global strategy and goals.
* Create a culture of compliance internally and externally where everyone Lives Our Values Every Day (LOVED) and abides by Takeda's Global Code of Conduct and Supplier Code of Conduct.


Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise

* Successful track record of designing and implementing complex procurement strategies that achieved desired results.
* Deep technical expertise in procurement operations and systems.
* Strong business and corporate financial acumen.
* Track record of process improvement using disciplined methodology, i.e. Lean and/or Six Sigma


* Demonstrate 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. Trusted partner who expresses and influences opinions by grounding them in recommendations that are best for the enterprise.
* Bias for action and ability to establish global vision/strategies that translate into regional, local, or category results.
* Creates an environment that inspires and enables people to move the organization forward.
* Leads the organization on a change journey with discipline, transparency, and authenticity.
* Focuses on the few priorities that matter most and delivers superior results.


* Demonstrated abilities in high value project/program management of high-performing global teams.
* Leadership experience in team management, governance models, and supplier management, both strategic and operational/day-to-day.


* Knowledge of current and emerging trends in strategic sourcing, supply chain and procurement.
* Knowledge of the latest trends in technology to enable the function and deliver world class services.
* Creative and practical problem solver.


* Highly complex mix of stakeholders across multiple BUs and/or countries who have both global and local agendas.
* Highly regulated industry.


* BA or BS required, MBA or Masters Degree with Supply Chain/Procurement emphasis preferred
* Procurement qualification (e.g. ISM, IPMM, or MCIPS) valued.
* Lean and/or Six Sigma certification a plus.
* At least 10 years in progressive procurement leadership role.
* Experience working in a complex global environment, understands international business practices, customs and markets.
* Exceptionally skilled at stakeholder management.
* Possess in-depth knowledge of supply base and sourcing business practices.
* Experience working in a complex global environment, understands international business practices, customs and markets.
* Exceptionally skilled at stakeholder management and negotiation.


* Global travel up to 10%


* 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

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