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Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Boston, MA

Regional Category Manager

Location50 Meridian St, Boston, Massachusetts 02128
Employment TypeContractor
Date Posted2022-08-07
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Valid Through2023-02-27

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Job Description

About the role:

Join Takeda as a Regional Category Manager where you will work on the Oncology Department Procurement Team. The Regional Category Manager (RCM) – Tier 2 supports the category programs of a clearly defined region and implements regional category strategies for market facing spend categories as part of the wider Category Strategy. Support region-specific supplier performance and progress activities related to operations.

How you will contribute:

  • Provide regional category support to global category team on related to inputs on priorities, and setting process and oversee delivering regional targets following engagement in the target setting process.

  • Develop and implement a pipeline of regional category plans and opportunities along with Global Category on (Savings / Productivity / Risk Management / Innovation) using external supply market / business intelligence, application of benchmarking methodologies and internal partner knowledge. This may include management and coordination of specialist suppliers on market intelligence data.

  • Contribute to the development of the Annual Category Plan based on the regional category strategy, business planning activities and regional category pipeline and ensure these are staffed and completed following the targeted goals. This will involve providing oversight, support and coaching to any allocated project managers in the deployment of projects.

  • Work with the required activities or other areas within Procurement and BUS (e.g. Process & Systems) to support programs to deliver spend accuracy in the covered sub-category area following agreed goals.

  • Ensure supplier Performance and Innovation (SP&I), supported by members of the SP&I team: Contribute to the category supplier segmentation to identify important supplier relationships within the region, with whom regular business supported reviews will be undertaken to at a minimum ensure delivery to expectations; and target value over and above the contracted value with areas such as Innovations; Determine and implement Measurements graded by level of segmentation and associated supplier performance review schedules; Oversee reporting of supplier performance against goals;

  • Develop relationships with partners relating to regional category accountabilities, Takeda's Procurement Groups and General / Administrative departments such as Finance, IS, HR, Legal, Privacy, Compliance to ensure appropriate inputs to sourcing strategies and implementation plans; Support the global development and standardization of core category management infrastructure (Processes / Tools) and encourage adoption in the region to improve procurement performance and compliance

  • Administration: Follow the defined process to ensure contracts developed in the region are implemented at a regional and local level including both terms and conditions and approval procedures; Ensure annual operating activities are undertaken within the allocated budget and provide reporting to the Global Category Lead.

  • Travel (air and ground throughout the region) for multiple meetings at Takeda and Supplier sites.

  • International travel may be required.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Degree level educated

  • 4+ years in-depth strategic and operational procurement experience with a solid working knowledge and P2P experience.

  • 4+ years overall business experience, including working within a regulated industry

  • Experience managing project teams to create material value across multiple categories

  • Experience in managing category management projects and development of sourcing strategies

  • Change management and process improvement experience with direct experience in delivering business process change

  • Knowledgeable in offshore operating environments e.g. Captive, Build Operate Transfer, Managed Service, Functional & Full Service concepts

  • Expert proficiency in basic MS Office© software and other business systems (Ariba, Emptoris Mpower, SAP etc.)

What Takeda can offer you:

  • Comprehensive Healthcare: Medical, Dental, and Vision

  • Financial Planning & Stability: 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan

  • 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 and company match of charitable contributions

  • Family Planning Support

  • Flexible Work Paths

  • Tuition reimbursement

More about us:

At Takeda, we are transforming patient care through the development of novel specialty pharmaceuticals and best in class patient support programs. Takeda is a patient-focused company that will inspire and empower you to grow through life-changing work.

Certified as a Global Top Employer, Takeda offers stimulating careers, encourages innovation, and strives for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

In accordance with the CO Equal Pay Act, Colorado Applicants Are Not Permitted to Apply.

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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