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Senior Supply Planning Manager

Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.
Lexington, MA 02421
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Job Description


  • Responsible for the planning and on-time execution of product commercialization plans, contract and price negotiations, post-commercialization supply chain management, communication of product/supply chain status and issues to ensure timely decision making by Senior Management.
  • Participates in the development and execution of the pre-commercialization strategy and has primary responsibility for the planning and execution of the post-commercialization strategy, which involves coordination, development and implementation of forecast, marketing and product strategies.
  • Functions as the principle liaison between Takeda and its domestic/international, third party contractors, drug product and raw material suppliers for commercialized products, government agencies for controlled substance quotas and monitors third party performance through metrics and goals.
  • Responsible for providing leadership for strategic and tactical supply chain initiatives.


  • Provide strategic vision and definition for short and long term supply chain integration initiatives to align with corporate business objectives.
  • Oversee and review the development and third party execution against performance metrics and assure timely improvements to operational performance and productivity, as well as communication of planning information to internal and external functional departments.
  • Responsible for the fiscal management of Takedas working capital, (i.e. bulk drug product, finished drug product, packaging commodities, etc) located within Takedas network, licensors, or at suppliers, third party contract organizations.
  • Influence qualified third party/raw material suppliers to make necessary capital investments and expenditures in order to assure a continuous supply of goods.
  • Serve as primary supply chain liaison with Operations Management, Quality, Project Management, Legal, Marketing, Finance, Customer Service, Regulatory, Sales, Customs and Logistics for commercialized products.
  • Oversee management and communication of product forecasts, scheduling requirements, goals, resource planning and budgets with third party contractors to assure that appropriate capacities and resources are available to produce the product needed for all commercialized products.
  • Continuously evaluate environmental, legislative, compliance, customs and internal factors, which will potentially impact Takedas supply chain.
  • Oversee the process to translate inputs from Marketing and Finance into a procurement plan and effectively communicate such information across the supply chain.
  • Manage and facilitate activities with Customer Service and Trade Relations to ensure proper communication of product demand and product availability.
  • Oversee design, development and implementation of cost savings and cost reductions driven by supply chain innovations and improvements.


Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise

  • An E2E thinker who can lead process mapping and analysis exercises across the OpU and with partnering functions to identify areas of opportunity and prioritize projects with the highest value and impact to the OpU.


  • Demonstrated ability to work across functions, regions and culture.
  • Proven skills as an effective team player who can engender credibility and confidence within and outside the company.
  • Ability to distil complex issues and ideas down to simple comprehensible term.

Decision-making and Autonomy

  • Assists the leadership team in directing the necessary resources to provide ongoing reliable supply of commercialized products. Independently direct the purchase of raw materials, drug product, and finished goods to support products selling up to 1000 oku.


  • Effectively navigates the changing external and internal environment and leads others through change by creating and inspiring and engaging workplace.
  • Ability to build strong partnerships internally and externally to the OpU and drive role clarity with other interfacing Takeda functions. Including representing Takeda to government agencies.
  • Comfortable working across multiple levels of leadership.


  • Comfortable challenging the status quo and bringing forward innovative solutions.
  • Ability to identify areas for process and systems innovation and implement change that will enhance the overall effectiveness of the team.


  • Scenario planning and sensitivity analysis for planning up to 100 SKUs . Prioritization of product scheduling to maintain customer service. Manage continually changing plans due to production delays, capacity challenges, laboratory issues, etc. The ability to effectively manage many competing priorities is essential.


  • Bachelor degree in health science, packaging, engineering, business or logistics management preferred
  • Minimum of 8 years of planning and operations experience or combination thereof.
  • Minimum of three years supervisory experience or independent project leadership experience.
  • Proficient in presentation tools and techniques.
  • Proficient in application of materials management and packaging tools and techniques.
  • Working knowledge of SAP planning tools or ability to quickly become proficient with using these tools


  • Willingness to travel to various meetings or client sites, including overnight trips. International travel may be required.
  • Requires approximately 10% travel.

This job posting excludes CO applicants.


Lexington, MA

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Posted: 2021-06-07 Expires: 2021-07-06
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