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ERP Finance Sr. Platform Owner (SAP FICO)

Bengaluru, Karnataka
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At Takeda, we are guided by our purpose of creating better health for people and a brighter future for the world. Every corporate function plays a role in making sure we — as a Takeda team — can discover and deliver life-transforming treatments, guided by our commitment to patients, our people and the planet.

People join Takeda because they share in our purpose. And they stay because we’re committed to an inclusive, safe and empowering work environment that offers exceptional experiences and opportunities for everyone to pursue their own ambitions.

Job ID R0127919 Date posted 07/10/2024 Location Bengaluru, Karnataka

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Job Description

The Future Begins Here

At Takeda, we are leading digital evolution and global transformation. By building innovative solutions and future-ready capabilities, we are meeting the need of patients, our people, and the planet.

Bengaluru, the city, which is India’s epicenter of Innovation, has been selected to be home to Takeda’s recently launched Innovation Capability Center. We invite you to join our digital transformation journey. In this role, you will have the opportunity to boost your skills and become the heart of an innovative engine that is contributing to global impact and improvement.

At Takeda’s ICC we Unite in Diversity

Takeda is committed to creating an inclusive and collaborative workplace, where individuals are recognized for their backgrounds and abilities they bring to our company. We are continuously improving our collaborators journey in Takeda, and we welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Here, you will feel welcomed, respected, and valued as an important contributor to our diverse team.

THE OPPORTUNITY:

OBJECTIVES/PURPOSE

  • Ensure that all ERP systems related to ERP Finance are appropriately designed, maintained, fit for purpose, and fully meet all legal, regulatory, country and business requirements

  • Support business priorities by proactively identifying changes in business and the technology landscape that would impact the ERP portfolio (SAP FI/CO, Concur, BlackLine and other ERP systems)

  • Provide subject matter expertise and strategic input into ERP Finance functional areas and technologies, contributing to future ERP strategic direction and system selection/deployment decisions

  • Ensure that all system changes and projects are consistent with the core ERP system design template and standard business process definitions, ensuring standardization of business processes across the organization

ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Ensure that all system changes and projects adhere to Takeda standard integrated design, build and deployment processes. Ensure that dependencies are understood, managed and communicated.

  • Keep up to date with latest development in the technology solutions underpinning the ERP Finance systems, and identify opportunities to leverage these to improve business operations.

  • Partner with stakeholders within the business globally, as well as Consulting partners. 

  • Contribute to the development of the strategy for the Finance ERP team as a whole. 

  • Ensure business continuity through operational and service excellence of responsible product lines

  • Ensure alignment with Business Process Owners and IT Business Partners to drive engagement, process design, prioritization and deployment support across the respective areas.

  • Partner with countries and key business stakeholders to lead the identification of changes in business and the initial drafting of end user stories.

  • Lead the final definition of user requirements, user stories, specifications and the update/review of Design Papers and process flows. Working closely with the key business and IT stakeholders and third-party providers to deliver new application solutions and enhancements to existing applications.

  • Drive consultation of architects, key business stakeholders, third party software and service providers and IT management in design, planning, integration, expansion, problem determination and resolution.

  • Act as the ‘go to’ person for stakeholders and liaison/driver for business community. Possess strong knowledge of both business and technology regarding ERP solutions and developments. Propose best practice change and business support.

  • Take ownership for innovation through sustain, product release & strategy, including third party providers.

CORE ELEMENTS RELATED TO THIS ROLE

  • Engage with stakeholder to collect end user stories and requirements

  • Subject matter expertise in at least one ERP Finance process/module

  • Project deployment and product line capabilities adoption

  • Innovation and continuous improvement

  • Key stakeholders are business process owners, country leads, leads within the ERP Product Management Group and IT Business Leaders.

DIMENSIONS AND ASPECTS

Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise

  • Possess strong knowledge of both business and technology, to drive ERP solutions to harmonization, optimization and operational excellence of the ERP Services.

  • High level of ERP System Knowledge, in particular core ERP Finance modules and touch points / interfaces to other ERP Modules and External Systems

  • Excellent ERP Finance Process Knowledge

  • Subject Matter Expertise in one or more functional areas of ERP Finance

  • Understanding of legal, regulatory and local country requirements that affect the ERP Finance solution

Leadership

  • Adherence to all applicable performance review cycle requirements and HR policies

  • Responsible for identification and communication of required skills and training opportunities to Product Line Lead

  • Contribute to Knowledge Sharing initiatives to other team members across the ERP Finance team

  • Drive future ERP strategy in relation to ERP Finance solutions

Decision-making and Autonomy

  • Solution Design / Change Request Approval

  • Provide recommendations to ERP leadership in relation to future state technological solutions and deployment options

Interaction

  • Takeda Business Solutions

  • ERP Project Teams / ERP Support Teams / ERP Leadership

  • Liaise with all additional applicable stakeholders including ERP Vendors, Takeda Finance Leadership and local in-country Finance

Innovation

  • Improve business processes and efficiency through the implementation of new technological solutions

  • Keep informed on developments in the ERP technology space and identify relevant use-cases for deployment at Takeda

  • Align system developments/enhancement with future ERP roadmap, ensuring that solutions are future-proofed and compatible with future ERP state

Complexity

  • SAP and Other ERP systems where applicable

  • Manage activities in concordance with objectives of ERP Finance team, respecting local HR processes, cultural aspects, time zone and languages etc

  • Manage relationships with multiple stakeholders (ERP Team, Takeda Business Solutions, Support Teams, ERP Vendors, External Consultants, Takeda Finance Community and local country Finance representatives)

  • Responsible for both Projects and Business as Usual issues that impact on the ERP Finance team.

EDUCATION, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

  • Minimum 8+ years of SAP functional, configuration experience with Bachelor’s Degree.

  • Minimum 4 years supporting business functions, specifically Finance processes and reporting

  • Project management experience, including management of full lifecycle implementations for major application implementation.

  • Ability to communicate ideas and data both verbally and written in a persuasive and appropriate manner.

  • Ability to analyze a wide variety of data and make appropriate decisions.

  • Ability to set priorities, develop workflow processes and manage business and provider relationships.

  • Experience with implementing major third-party systems.

  • Extensive experience with SDLC methodology and the validation process, including writing deliverables for validated systems.

  • Experience with working with multiple teams across a matrixed organization to implement solutions.

  • Experience in FI/CO integration with other modules including Sales and Distribution, Material Management and Intercompany.

Desired:

  • Pharmaceutical industry and drug development experience desired.

  • Takeda Operations – comprehensive understanding of Takeda’s operating structure and methods, including a thorough knowledge of the foreign-owned parent company a plus.

  • SAP certification within module and/or technology desired

BENEFITS:

It is our priority to provide competitive compensation and a benefit package that bridges your personal life with your professional career. Amongst our benefits are:

  • Competitive Salary + Performance Annual Bonus

  • Flexible work environment, including hybrid working

  • Comprehensive Healthcare Insurance Plans for self, spouse, and children

  • Group Term Life Insurance and Group Accident Insurance programs

  • Health & Wellness programs including annual health screening, weekly health sessions for employees.

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • 5 days of leave every year for Voluntary Service in additional to Humanitarian Leaves

  • Broad Variety of learning platforms 

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Programs

  • No Meeting Days

  • Reimbursements – Home Internet & Mobile Phone

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Leaves – Paternity Leave (4 Weeks), Maternity Leave (up to 26 weeks), Bereavement Leave (5 calendar days)

ABOUT ICC IN TAKEDA:

  • Takeda is leading a digital revolution. We’re not just transforming our company; we’re improving the lives of millions of patients who rely on our medicines every day.

  • As an organization, we are committed to our cloud-driven business transformation and believe the ICCs are the catalysts of change for our global organization.

#Li-Hybrid

Locations

IND - Bengaluru

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time
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Success profile

What makes a successful team member within Corporate at Takeda?

  • Collaborative
  • Strategic
  • Insightful
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  • Goal-oriented
  • Achiever
The environment is dynamic and evolving, so you have to be adaptable.

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I’m fortunate enough to work with a highly skilled, diverse and dedicated bunch of people, and for that, I’m grateful! My colleagues continue to amaze me.

Sheelagh Gartlan - Recruitment Business Partner

Takeda is a company that emphasizes diversity and inclusion. By bringing people together who have diverse backgrounds, competencies, and personalities, innovation and ideas grow.

Michelle Chen - Human Resources Manager

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  • Takeda Scoops Global Top Employers® Award Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited today announced it has become part of a select group of only 15 to receive Top Global Employer® status for 2024.

Working at Takeda

  • Inclusion

    Here, you will feel welcomed, respected, and valued as a vital contributor to our global team.
  • Collaboration

    A strong, borderless team, we strive together towards our priorities and inspiring mission.
  • Innovation

    Bold initiatives, continuous improvement, and creativity are at the heart of how we bring scientific breakthroughs from the lab to patients.
  • Top Workplace

    Recognized for our culture and way of working, we’re one of only 17 companies to receive Top Global Employer® status for 2024.
  • Work-Life

    Our people-first mission extends beyond patients to include their families, communities, and our own Takeda family.
  • Empowerment

    Through trust and respect, you will have genuine support from leaders, managers, and colleagues to do your best work.

We're Steadfast In Our Commitment to Four Key Imperatives

Patient


Responsibly translate science into highly innovative medicines and accelerate access to improve lives worldwide.

People


Create an exceptional people experience.

Planet


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Transform Takeda into the most trusted, data-driven, outcomes-based biopharmaceutical company.

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