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Procurement Excellence Manager

Boston, Massachusetts
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Job ID R0127215 Date posted 07/10/2024 Location Boston, Massachusetts

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Job Description


Under the supervision of the US Region Procurement Lead, the Procurement Excellence Manager willlead the delivery of procurement excellence capabilities in the US Region that increases the efficiency and effectiveness of the service the US Region Procurement organizationprovides to stakeholders.

This role will work closely with the Procurement Excellence Manager within the Procurement Center of Excellence (COE) and US Region Procurement category team to deliver the global procurement capabilities and processes within the US Region across business units and categories of spend.

This role is responsible fordelivering procurement excellencewithin the procurement capabilities and processesin the US Region. Examples of these capabilities can include a Procurement experience program, Preferred supplier process, digital wrapper, TPRM, ESG, Sustainability, Supplier Diversity, DPO, digital initiatives, etc.


The Procurement Excellence Manager will be responsible for:

  • Leading and embeddingtransformation projects, developing & deployingprocesses & systems, and proactivelymanaging governance & compliance across the US Region business units

  • Developing and delivering procurement tools, and templates to ensureeffectivemeasurement of procurement processesin the US Region

  • Leading procurement excellence performance analysis of KPIs, reporting key results and risks/issues to procurement leadership

  • Providing procurement excellence input as the subjectmatterexpert to the Procurement COE and US Regioncategory team in building up procurement excellence, focusing on the execution of category strategies

  • Ensuring procurement excellence systems and/or processes are “fit for purpose” and compliance measures are in place

  • Drivingeffectiveteamwork, collaboration, and close dialogue with allinterfacingfunctions to ensure a seamlessefficientapproach to information exchange and process flows to otherareaswithin the procurement functionThis can include, along with the US Region Procurement Leads, partnering with the US Region Business Unit CFOs to prioritizeinitiatives and specific activities and feedingthisinto the management of the portfolio of procurement initiatives for the US Region Business Units.

  • Leading engagements with a wide range of stakeholders across US Region business units, US Procurement, Procurement Center of Excellence, Global Procurement and TBS to ensureinitiatives are beingdelivered in line with timeframes.

  • Deliveringregular updates to the US Region business unitCFOs, US Region Procurement Leads, and US Region GREFP Lead with detailed status reporting.


  • Excellentinterpersonal, communication, negotiation, and presentationability
  • Superior customer service and relationship-building skills
  • Punctuality, accuracy, and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task and think critically
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, etc.
  • Some business travel may berequired


  • BA/BS in arelated discipline or 5 to 7 years of equivalentexperience

  • Preferredtotal of 9 to 11years of project management, consulting, or procurement operationalexperiencein arelated field.


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.

This position is currently classified as "hybrid" in accordance with Takeda's Hybrid and Remote Work policy.


Takeda Compensation and Benefits Summary

We understand compensation is an important factor as you consider the next step in your career. We are committed to equitable pay for all employees, and we strive to be more transparent with our pay practices.

For Location:

Boston, MA

U.S. Base Salary Range:

$133,000.00 - $209,000.00

The estimated salary range reflects an anticipated range for this position. The actual base salary offered may depend on a variety of factors, including the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, specific and unique skills, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job.The actual base salary offered will be in accordance with state or local minimum wage requirements for the job location.

U.S. based employees may be eligible for short-term and/or long-termincentives. U.S.based employees may be eligible to participate in medical, dental, vision insurance, a 401(k) plan and company match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, a tuition reimbursement program, paid volunteer time off, company holidays, and well-being benefits, among others. U.S.based employees are also eligible to receive, per calendar year, up to 80 hours of sick time, and new hires are eligible to accrue up to 120 hours of paid vacation.

EEO Statement

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