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Takeda Pharmaceuticals Director, Global Regulatory Strategic Sourcing - Remote in Boston, Massachusetts

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Job Description

​The Global Regulatory Affairs (GRA) reports to the Head, Global Regulatory Strategic Sourcing. The Director, Global Regulatory Strategic Sourcing will provide support and assist with leadership and direction for the planning and oversight for all supplier management activities in support of our flexible capacity model (functional service provider, outsourcing) across the Global Regulatory Affairs Organization. Leverage relationships with our suppliers to support business needs, support execution on business plans for the performance of these groups.

The Director, Global Regulatory Strategic Sourcing will apply business and management expertise to drive operational performance across the Regulatory organization and be accountable for resolution of less complex operational issues and will work with the Head of Global Regulatory Strategic Sourcing to resolve highly complex or unusual operational issues. Providing input and support in establishing an integrated ecosystem of business process and technical innovation.

The Director, Global Regulatory Strategic Sourcing will assist with negotiation and influence the opinions of both internal and external key stakeholders in the supplier management operating model. This role has will support oversight for external capacity in excess of 300 contracted resources.

The Director, Global Regulatory Strategic Sourcing will demonstrate Takeda leadership behaviors to accomplish the following responsibilities that include but are not limited to:

You are a great fit for this opportunity if you are engaged and energized by:

  • Support and participate in establishing and envisioning an outsourcing vision to achieve current and future business objectives and to continuously optimize outsourcing for Company’s Global Regulatory Affairs (GRA) Organization

  • Support the operational, management governance, and executive relationships between our Company and external partners to deliver on objectives and to support the partner's ability to execute on our sourced scope of work

  • Manage processes and connections between the external partners and the various stakeholders across GRA.

  • Assess with the build of supplier management capabilities in order to optimally manage the relationships efficiently and effectively. Aid in the development of new capabilities and services and ensuring existing capabilities and processes are assessed and improved on an ongoing basis and assuring consistent application of roles and processes across projects

  • Collaborate with internal teams and external parties to ensure best possible delivery of sourced activities according to established KPIs.

  • Provide regular feedback to management on the performance of partners, and support in ensuring deliverables are met and performance issues are identified, managed, and rectified, and providing regular feedback to partner management and internal teams on performance issues.

  • Envision future processes and technologies and willingness to explore approaches used by other industries beyond pharma/life sciences to deliver tangible process improvements that enable a more digitally enabled GRA.

  • Work with procurement, Finance, IT and Functional Area experts to support the conduct of due diligence evaluations and selection of external partner organizations.

  • Support and assist in establishing an industry-leading approach to joint process improvement and innovation ecosystem across our Company and partner companies for externalized work.

  • Manage and continuously develop a team of our Company professionals that deliver industry leading supplier management.

We would be thrilled if you brought the following with you:

  • At least 5 years of biopharmaceutical experience with at least 3 years in R&D functions such as Pharmacovigilance, Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Research, etc. (Regulatory experience preferred).

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Technical Discipline such as Life Sciences or Health Care Professions (Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Nursing, Pharmacy) or related discipline. Master of Business Administration degree preferred.

  • At least 3-5 years managing individual contributors in addition to the ability to lead by influence and work effectively in matrix organizational structures

  • Demonstrated experience working in a drug development outsourced model, either on the outsourcer or client side with an ability to translate learnings to a regulatory outsourcing model

  • Experience with supporting and leading successful delivery of projects (pipeline, business improvement, and/or change management projects) as well as Demonstrated experience driving change / transformation projects

  • Understanding of relationship management with demonstrated experience in partnering in large scale situations

  • Business analytics experience and innovative thinking in order to drive insights into operations and change management and support strategic sourcing decisions.

  • Expert at motivating individuals and teams to manage the change aspects of implementing a new, outsourced model.

  • Must have proven track record to be able to think critically, strategically, independently and problem solve

  • Must have high level of motivation, drive, and demonstration of Takeda’s leadership values

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Top notch interpersonal skills in difficult situations

  • Ability to work seamlessly with all levels of personnel

  • Demonstrated sensitivity and knowledge of cultural differences with experience in multi-country, multi-cultural environments and demonstrated success with cross-geographically based cultural collaborations

  • Excellent word processing, sharepoint, excel, e-mail, and online meeting tool skills

EEO Statement

Takeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.


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