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Senior Business Solution Expert - Vaccines Manufacturing and Supply Chain Systems - United States  

Takeda (company)

Posted on : 19 September 2017

Project Description

 Senior Business Solution Expert - Vaccines Manufacturing and Supply Chain Systems

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda. Join us as aSenior Business Solution Expert - Vaccines Manufacturing and Supply Chain Systemsin our Cambridge, MA office.

Takeda is a global pharmaceutical leader with 30,000 professionals working together across more than 70 countries. We have an unwavering dedication to put people first and we live our values of Takeda-ism—Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance. We are united by more than 230-year legacy of research-based pharmaceuticals and our mission to strive toward Better Health and a Brighter Future for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine.

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Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As aSenior Business Solution Expert - Vaccines Manufacturing and Supply Chain Systems working on the Global SBU Systems Team, a typical day will include:

  • Manages Vaccines Business Unit (VBU) Manufacturing and Supply Chain Systems area 
  • Partners with business process owners within the VBU Manufacturing and Supply Chain to understand business needs and drive both capability and IT system implementation/enhancement projects to support the business
  • Leads and owns the development of a roadmap and system support model for VBU Manufacturing and Supply Chain systems
  • IT Lead to the VBU Commercial Manufacturing Readiness Initiative.  Cross functional initiative to prepare for Commercial Manufacturing of Dengue Vaccine.  Workstreams include QA, QC, Technical/Validation, Partner Management, Regulatory, Supply Chain, Materials/Art & Labeling, and Financial.  Participate and guide team on IT involvement (Infrastructure impact, new system implementations, and enhancement requirements to existing systems).
  • Develops with the business and IT Manufacturing Systems groups a technical roadmap and system support model for systems supporting process data analytics and continued process verification (Discoverant), enhancements to Global SAP for Vaccines products (inventory, forecasting and planning modules), interfaces to Quality Systems (CATSWeb Excursion Management and LabWare QC LIMS).
  • Contributes to the setup of a new manufacturing plant in Singen, Germany and extension/transformation of the Hikari, Japan site


  • Bachelors Degree or high school degree and 12 years of work experience in any business related field.
  • 8 + years of relevant experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience supporting Manufacturing and Supply Chain and/or Quality business processes through systems implementation and administration
  • Experience with GxP and related regulations governing development and manufacturing of biological products as well as IT SDLC and software validation processes
  • Experience with the following types of information systems: process data analytics solutions, ERP (Inventory, Forecasting, Planning), lab automation (SCADA, MES, LES);
  • Demonstrated successful management of IT projects, including scope, financial, and schedule goals
  • Experience in IT Program Management and/or business analysis
  • Keenly developed business partnering & collaboration skills, adept at establishing & sustaining effective working relationships;
  • Ability to operate effectively in a matrix environment; team player.


  • Familiar with drug development processes for large-molecule biologics, preferably Vaccines. 
  • Experience with SAP, specifically direct materials inventory and manufacturing forecasting, as well as with SAP integrations with other applications such as QC LIMS (LabWare) and Excursion Management (CATSWeb).
  • Experience working with solutions delivery teams such as corporate IT infrastructure/architecture, applications development & integration, and support;
  • Experience with IT integration of external partners such as Contract Manufacturing Organizations.
  • Commercial Systems experience a plus


  • 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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