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Blackline Centre of Excellence Manager

Lodz, Łódź Voivodeship
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Takeda Business Solutions (TBS) is an award-winning organization within Global Finance, committed to creating an exceptional experience where our stakeholders feel supported and confident in our solutions.

A key business partner for Takeda, we harness the power of data and digital to optimize end-to-end processes across Finance, Procurement and HR.

TBS is a driver of the latest technology and next-generation capabilities in artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, process automation, and analytics, while being agile at scale.

With a clear line of sight to the patient, we create seamless experiences that free up our people’s time to focus on our purpose — better health for people, brighter future for the world.

When you join TBS, you'll become part of an exciting journey of transformation. Our shared mindset of innovation means we’re constantly striving to improve our organization, ways of working and outcomes — creating a uniquely rewarding culture for employees and an exceptional people experience.

It's an exciting world of collaborative change, where you’ll be empowered to challenge the status quo, make a lasting impact, and reimagine the future for yourself and the business.

Job ID R0118883 Date posted 04/11/2024 Location Lodz, Łódź Voivodeship

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Job Description

People First - At Takeda we are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all people and bringing them the hope of a brighter future.

It is our passion that transforms every job into meaningful action. Our people are the heart of Takeda.

At Takeda, we earn the trust of society and our customers through our values of Takeda-ism: Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, Perseverance. We incorporate these values in everything we do. They represent who we are and how we act. They help us make decisions that we can be proud of today and in the future.

ABOUT THE ROLE - the position can be based in our Łódź (Poland) office or Exton (USA) office.

The Blackline Centre of Excellence Senior Manager is part of the Takeda Business Solutions (TBS).

Takeda Business Solutions (TBS) is a global function and key business partner for Takeda. TBS is committed to creating an exceptional experience where you feel supported & confident in our solutions, across Finance, Procurement and HR. We create value for the business by freeing up employees’ time to better focus on patients and core operations. TBS is a driver of the latest technology and next generation capabilities in artificial intelligence, robotics, automation, and analytics, while being agile at scale. We have established a global network of core hubs and delivery centres to better anticipate needs and operate in a seamless, collaborative way.

Within the TBS organization, the Blackline Centre of Excellence Senior Manager is part of the respective Finance Excellence team and is accountable to deliver and implement the process related vision of the R2D Global Process Owner and Global Process Expert. The Blackline Centre of Excellence Senior Manager acts as the first point of contact for Operational Leads and Business Partners to drive end-to-end global Blackline process excellence.

Over the past three years, process improvement in the R2D space, in particular around the month-end close process, has been driven by Project Quantum, a transformational project focusing on the end to end R2D process. Now under the permanent stewardship of the Record to Disclose Centre of Excellence (CoE) under the leadership of the R2D GPO, and in collaboration with TBS, taking on Business ownership of the end-to-end process and close calendar.


  • Responsible for global end-to-end Blackline process standardization, optimization, automation and robotization as defined by the GPO/GPE organization.

  • Act as Blackline and SAP SME, driving process improvement and adoption of new ways of working around Account Reconciliation, Matching and Clearing, Manual Journal Entry processing and closing activities

  • Review Blackline CI/ IA opportunities and leverage Financial Solution Operations and CI Champion network on a regular basis; assess support needs/ initiatives to lead to completion as part of the  overall GPE Governance Framework

  • Continuously analyse the Blackline set up in order to:

    •  improve process accuracy and efficiency,

    • increase agility and support future growth,

    • optimize audit process,

    • eliminate bottlenecks and deliver timely results

  • Participating in regional governance forums to support business Partners representing process perspective.

  • Being responsible for the documentation of the global process and regional deviations, incl. addressing/ resolving local deviations.

  • Being responsible for process related project implementation;

  • Providing regional cost and resource requirements for process optimization initiatives as budget inputs.

  • Participating, as required, in innovation initiatives to identify, evaluate, and qualify potential areas of improvement in regard to fixed assets


  • Able to turn broad strategic insights and ideas into workable, impactful, practical approaches

  • Highly effective at prioritization, dealing with evolving requirements, impact oriented

  • Change management capability and cross-functional collaboration

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Application of technology & automation

  • Profound knowledge of the Takeda Record-to-Disclose Accounting processes

  • Communicator on all management levels

  •  Exemplary influencing skills


  • Master’s Degree preferably in Finance, Accounting, Business, Economics, IT, or related area

  • At least 5 years’ experience in improving Blackline processes

  • In depth understanding of controls, GDPR and SOX compliance.

  • Capable of working in a wide-ranging and diverse global stakeholder field across functions and process domains

  • Ability to communicate with and influence varying levels within the organization

  • Ability to think in terms of processes

  • Demonstrated organizational ability to work effectively across cultures and regions


Successful candidate will be required to come into their home office based on the current requirement within the Finance organization to ensure effective collaboration with the stakeholders within the role’s specification (currently 10 days a month).

What Takeda can offer you:

No investment we make pays greater dividends than taking good care of our people. We offer you:

  • A meaningful career, grounded in our values.

  • Continuous professional growth and global careers

  • A diverse and inclusive network of colleagues

  • Flexible work environment, including hybrid working

  • A collaborative culture encouraging an entrepreneurial spirit and agile thinking

  • A comprehensive salary and benefits package

Please note that the compensation package and benefits differ, based on the hiring location. For more details, kindly reach out to the Talent Acquisition Partner.

At Takeda we unite in diversity.

Takeda is committed to creating an inclusive workplace, where individuals are recognized for the diverse backgrounds and abilities they bring to our company. We are continually improving workplace experience and accessibility for everyone, and welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Here, you will feel welcomed, respected, and valued as an important contributor to our Team.

About Takeda Corporate Functions

At Takeda, we are guided by our purpose of creating better health for people, 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



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