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Manager - Pharmaceutical Sciences Strategic Sourcing and Vendor Management

Company name

Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.

Organization Type


Job Type

Legal Staff

Years of Experience

5-10 yrs required


Cambridge, MA

Date Last Verified

Feb 14,2018

Posted on

Jan 17,2018
Practice Area
Health Care >> Health Care
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Manager - Pharmaceutical Sciences Strategic Sourcing and Vendor Management The candidate is responsible for operations of the global Strategic Sourcing and Vendor Management function of Pharmaceutical Sciences through the independent negotiation and management of outsourced business operations and relationships. Leads provision of Outsourcing Operations. Contributes to creation and maintenance of effective Vendor Network Strategies. Contributes/Leads the ongoing maintenance of existing critical vendors (performance management, business/financial and operations reviews). Manages/oversees actions required to provide global Sourcing and Vendor Management (Operations and Management) to Pharmaceutical Sciences: Operations (Contract Execution): Create strong partnership with requesting Project Teams to achieve efficient contract workflow. Ensure alignment and collaboration with critical stakeholders that establishes and maintains seamless contract processes and terms (Vendor, Legal, Procurement, Finance, etc.). Oversight and maintenance of ongoing outsourcing processes to ensure and maintain business continuity (e.g. routine progress/performance tracking, records management and risk/issue identification and mitigation). Develop and maintain the systems/tools needed to provide visibility to the above activities. Oversees expert 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): Establish and manage routine business review with critical vendors in coordination/alignment with Procurement and other key stakeholders. Provide Sr Leadership visibility to Vendor performance metrics and provide recommendations for adjustment to contract or vendor strategies. Identifies and escalates business-critical issues effecting Operations and Management to Sr Leadership as necessary. Develop communication plan and training for changes in procurement and/or vendor environment to stakeholders. Contributes to creation of robust network strategies through close coordination of Procurement and GMS objectives, outsourcing need, and knowledge and understanding of available/preferred vendor pools. Leads/contributes to Functional and Department strategy, goals and initiatives. Represents PS on cross-divisional governance and development teams while providing strategy and accountability for PS deliverables. Manages, oversees and supports assigned staff to optimize development, motivation and retention. Note: No Phone Calls or Recruiters.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have a BS/BA or equivalent degree. Should have 5-10 years of relevant contracts management and/or operations related experience in supply chain and/or pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical development. Basic knowledge of pharmaceutical development, and must demonstrate knowledge of several allied fields, such as legal, procurement and/or manufacturing is required. Should have knowledge and interpersonal skills to influence and guide stakeholders towards the accomplishment of goals and objectives; adapts well to different personalities and manages others on the team in a respectful manner. Paralegal Certificate is a plus. PMP is a plus. Advanced degree i.e. MBA is a plus.

Additional info

Ref: 1800019

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.
40 Landsdowne Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

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