In this challenging role, you will be responsible for translating commercial and portfolio/ product strategy into manufacturing operations strategy while establishing and leading a GMS Product Team to direct operational life-cycle management alignment for Takeda’s products.
Developing product operational priorities in partnership with Global R&D, Patient Value & Product Strategy (PVPS) leadership, GMS leadership and/ or Business Unit leadership
Driving targeted product strategy and key tactical decisions collaboratively with colleagues in GMS and Operating Units (OpU)
Ensuring brand strategies are executable from a global Supply perspective with an emphasis on meeting defined quality, compliance, financial and customer service expectations
Representing portfolio strategy in the creation and maintenance of supply network strategies and long-range capacity planning
Developing and implementing a comprehensive global Product Strategy Plan in conjunction with Commercial and R&D
Providing transparent communication between extended PVPS leadership, the Market Products Group or Business Units and extended GMS leadership on significant GMS or Brand accomplishments and/or challenges
Facilitating the prioritization of brand and product initiatives and developing corresponding strategies with Takeda’s GMS teams to address priorities and challenges
Building and leading a cross-functional Product Team
Facilitating the assessment of appropriate data required for assessing risk and making decisions on portfolio strategy, prioritization and product improvement initiatives
Leading and driving risk assessments aimed at early identification of potential challenges and developing appropriately timed mitigations
Leading large scale imperatives/ programs beyond assigned products that result in positive change in how business is managed in central functions within GMS
Providing support to the Product Operations and SBE teams and Supply Chain where necessary (e.g. budget, long range plans, financial modeling for project justifications, due diligence activities, etc.)
Owner of the product value stream for the lifecycle of the product including all sourcing decision recommendations
Partnering with the Manufacturing sites and OpUs to drive cost improvement initiatives across the lifecycle of the product while meeting the long-term supply needs of our patients
Your Skills and Qualifications:
Education in the field of engineering, biological sciences or pharmacy
Minimum of 10 years experience in the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical or an associated industry required with prior program/project management responsibility
Demonstrated application of advanced planning skills
Experience with interaction with different support functions (Process Development, Regulatory Affairs, Operations Supply Chain, etc.)
Excellent communication and influencing skills
Excellent English required, German/ Italian/ French is a benefit
Profound technical knowlegde desired
Broad experience in biopharm and pharmaceutical product development, global Reg-CMC regulations, Supply Chain planning and capacity planning
Ability to coordinate multiple and changing priorities rapidly and effectively with a continued focus on achieving outcomes
Ability to translate multiple demands, trouble shoot quickly and develop comprehensive strategies
Willingness to travel (up to 25%)
Flexible teamplayer enjoying working in a dynamic pharmaceutical environment
The contract for this position is limited to 9-12 months. As Takeda is a global company offering various opportunities, the possibility to step into another role after this time might arise depending on your performance and motivation.
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. Takeda encourages and supports its employees by trainings, job rotations and mentoring. A balanced work - life ratio (recognition for work and family, company kindergarten) and numerous benefits (fitness center, cafeteria, etc.) complete our profile as a top employer. For more insights into Takeda click here.
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. Gender, age, skin color, background or sexual orientation play no role in this as we actively promote diversity. We equally address people with disabilities. In the course of a recruitment process which is as free of barriers as possible, we encourage you to mention all relevant information in this context in your application.
Motivated employees must be remunerated appropriately. The minimum salary for this important and responsible position is € 4.439,- gross per month (full time, collective wage agreement for the chemical industry). The actual remuneration package will be guided by your professional experience and your qualifications, so increased payment is possible.
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