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Global Category Manager-Clinical Development Services (Director)

応募後で応募 求人ID R0097950 掲載日 06/08/2023 Location:Boston, Massachusetts

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Job Description

The Global Category Manager (GCM) – Clinical Development Services at the Director level, plans and leads category projects for a clearly defined sub-category or a group of elementary sub-categories with a total spend value of less than USD200m and develops sub-category strategies for these market facing spend categories as part of the wider Category Strategy. The GCM manages a proportion of the overall category savings target and leads category projects, spanning sourcing projects, demand management and process re-engineering, as well as managing sub-category specific supplier performance and progress activities to help achieve the global procurement targets.

How you will contribute:

You will report to the R&D Procurement Global Category Lead-Clinical Development Services at the Senior Director level; and, collaborate with the R&D Procurement, Clinical Development Services Procurement Team. You will provide financial and business analysis (e.g., Data mining of Procurement and Financial Systems, output analysis and interpretation), supporting global market intelligence in the category area and being the focal point for category expertise to the global business and procurement community.

You will have experience leading the procurement, sourcing, outsourcing, purchasing or buying of clinical supplier categories.  You will be assigned to support Takeda’s Data Sciences Institute “DSI” and lead clinical supplier categories, including but not limited to: Electronic Informed Consent “eConsent”, Electronic Clinical Outcome Assessment “eCOA”, Electronic Patient Reported Outcome “ePRO”, Electronic Clinical Trial Platform “eCTP”, Electrocardiogram “ECG”, Spirometry, Wearables/Sensors, Telemedicine/Telehealth,IRT/IXRS/IWRS/IVRS/RTSM, Electronic Data Capture “EDC”, Clinical Data Management, Biostatistics, Statistical Programming, Clinical Sample Management System, Feasibility Platform, Clinical Imaging, Quantitative Clinical Pharmacology (PK/PD Modeling and Simulation), Risk Based Monitoring “RBM” Platform, Clinical Metadata Repository, Electronic Trial Master File “eTMF” and Clinical Trial Management System “CTMS”.

You will support Global Procurement Leadership in the development of formalized Category Management organization structures and category management methods and works with procurement and partners on a global basis to ensure these are implemented. The GCM will ensure appropriate Supplier Relationship Management efforts are implemented; the objective of which is to ensure performance delivery, continuous improvement and access to innovation from supplier arrangements to achieve value contribution targets on a global basis.

Apply rigorous Category Management tools, systems and techniques, the GCM will provide benefits (operational and financial) following the agreed business goals. Also you will take personal ownership of complex arrangements and provide expertise for other supply and commercial arrangements.

What you bring to Takeda:


  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) degree minimum
  • Minimum of 13 years of experience and 10+ years in-depth strategic and operational procurement experience with a solid working knowledge of category management and ICH E6 R2 Good Clinical Practices
  • 10+ years overall business experience, including working within a regulated industry
  • Manage project teams to create material value across multiple categories
  • Direct experience managing category management projects and development of sourcing strategies
  • Change management and process improvement skills with direct experience delivering business process


  • Post graduate business-related qualification
  • Pharmaceutical, Biopharmaceutical, Biotechnology or CRO experience is preferred
  • Experience with enterprise systems (SAP, Oracle) and Procurement / procure-to-pay tools such as (e.g., Ariba, Emptoris, SAP) is preferred


  • Global travel up to 10%; High flexibility and willingness to travel (air and ground both domestic and internationally) for various meetings at Takeda and Supplier sites.

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

  • No Phone Calls or Recruiters Please.
  • This job posting excludes CO applicants

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.

EEO Statement

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