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Procurement Sourcing Senior Specialist

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 R0117835 Date posted 02/20/2024 Location Lodz, Łódź Voivodeship

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Job Description

Are you an experienced Procurement Senior Sourcing Specialist?Are you a bilingual language speaker, proficient in either German and English OR French and English?

Supercharge your career at Takeda! Join our dynamic team and thrive in our diverse and innovative workplace. Takeda offers a hybrid working model that provides a perfect blend of office collaboration in Lodz and the flexibility of working from home.

As we continue our digital transformation and experience rapid growth in the U.S. and Europe, Takeda Business Solutions (TBS) is now hiring a SOURCING SPECIALIST with a passion for supplier relationships, digital solutions, and helping patients. This is a vital role in a dynamic team within Takeda Business Solutions. We are insert what this team is doing.

Here, you will help TBS realize our inspiring vision to build and deliver simplified, innovative solutions by unlocking the value of data for our global business. This, in turn, empowers Takeda’s unwavering commitment to patients.


As a Procurement Senior Sourcing Specialist you will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the implementation of category strategies by coordinating and executing sourcing events from supplier identification to contract finalization.
  • Acting as the main contact point for suppliers during End2End sourcing and tendering processes.
  • Coordinating the entire relationship with a vendor on a regional/local level, up until contracts are signed and tasks are handed over to Supplier enablement and requisition to order teams.
  • Operating within the guidelines and instructions provided by Procurement category leaders.
  • Ensuring that hub related metrics are tracked and KPIs are met including delivering defined savings.
  • Identifyng opportunities to achieve additional savings for the orgaization via advanced adata analysis.
  • Contributing to category reports.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years operational procurement experience within contracting, e-Sourcing, spot-buying, tactical sourcing, or other relevant procurement experience in sourcing and contracting.
  • Experience with leading RFx and project management of global tenders.
  • Procurement expertise (regional and global markets understanding, procurement guidelines, supplier relationship management, risk management etc.).
  • Business fluency in English, as this is the primary operating language.
  • Business fluency in German OR French.
  • Experience or demonstrated understanding in supporting contract negotiation and development processes.
  • Experience in the following categories: Contract Manufacturing (Directs), CAPEX, Marketing or Logistics.
  • Critical thinker prepared to explore new ideas that are aligned to business requirements. Conducts proper market research and RFP/RFX processes and provide recomendations for projects of complex and moderate scope and complexity, while adhering to policies and evaluating information from multiple sources.
  • Excellent communication skills and demonstrated understanding of how to translate business requirements into effective sourcing events.
  • Knowledge of SAP Ariba (Sourcing module, including e-Auctions)
  • Knowledge of different sourcing tools is an asset.
  • Pro-activeness, ability, and willingness to work in remote set-up with several reporting lines, open for challenges, self-driven.
  • Ability to build relationships and trust through challenging the status quo.
  • Interest in external innovations and automation (ERP, WF, Robotics, AI)
  • General curious and improvement-oriented mindset.


  • EUCAN coverage for relevant categories scope
  • Business fluency in German OR French
  • Ability to work and solve problems independently.
  • Key in building customer trust and improving business performance.
  • Collaboration with cross functional support teams, senior managers, business partners and business stakeholders on complex cases
  • Operational excellence and continuous improvement mindset.
  • Exceptional communication skills, including communication with senior stakeholders and presentation skills with wider audiences and senior Takeda managers.
  • Senior expertise in procurement processes, and business insights
  • Ability to quickly learn and support different categories depending on requirements.

What Takeda Business Solutions can offer you:

No investment we make pays greater dividends than taking good care of our people. We offer you a full range of benefits, such as:

Your Wealth

  • Competitive Salary

  • Annual Bonus

  • Referral Bonus

  • Social Fund (Christmas Bonus, Holiday Allowance etc.)

  • Employee Recognition

Your Health

  • Medical Care - various packages for the employee fully sponsored by Takeda. Family packages additionally paid by employee.

  • Eyeglass refund

Your Future

  • Group Life Insurance

  • Employee Capital Plans

  • A broad variety of learning platforms

  • Professional Growth opportunities including mentoring program

  • Next-Generation Series – our comprehensive offer of internal webinars available to all employees from day 1

Your Well-Being

  • Subsidized Sport Card

  • Takeda Sport & engagement teams

  • One additional day-off for voluntary activities

  • Fruits in the office, broad variety of coffee and tea

  • Flexible working hours and hybrid working

  • Employee assistance program

We don’t do ordinary – 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.

Ready to experience the exceptional? Go to and apply!



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