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TBS Global Portfolio Lead - Finance

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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 R0119440 Date posted 04/15/2024 Location Multiple Locations

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Job Description

Ready to embark on an exciting career journey? Join us at one of our three possible hiring locations: Lodz - Poland; Dublin - Ireland; or Exton (PA) - USA!

Enjoy the flexibility of a hybrid work arrangement, blending the best of both worlds: office collaboration and the comfort of working from home.

Please note, we do not offer relocation assistance.


As a Global Portfolio Lead – Finance, you'll play a crucial role in supporting our Finance programs and initiatives within Takeda Business Solutions (TBS).

This is a vital role within the Program Delivery Solutions function—the powerhouse behind TBS's success globally, driving excellence in program and project delivery across the organization. We collaborate closely with TBS leadership, business stakeholders, and external partners to ensure the seamless execution of transformative initiatives, enhancing TBS's strategic vision and enterprise roadmaps.

Your responsibilities will span from ensuring the delivery of measurable business value to driving stakeholder engagement and managing project lifecycles effectively. Your proactive approach and exceptional leadership skills will be instrumental in aligning stakeholders, mitigating risks, and delivering successful outcomes.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure the delivery of measurable business value, quality, and cost savings through project and portfolio implementation.

  • Support and coach project managers in planning, managing, and executing a portfolio of global projects.

  • Manage relationships with senior stakeholders across and outside TBS, ensuring alignment and successful project lifecycle management.

  • Collaborate with internal and external teams to drive initiatives and foster a culture of collaboration.

  • Provide regular project updates to TBS leaders, actively managing risks and interdependencies.

  • Act as a point of contact for a portfolio of global projects, ensuring alignment of critical project information.

  • Contribute to project and program-related analysis, business case development, and continuous improvement initiatives.

  • Drive the continuous development and evolution of PDS project management capabilities.

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in finance/accounting/human resources/project management.

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in finance, accounting, human resources, or project management.

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in leading cross-functional project teams.

  • Previous experience in leading transformation and program/project management across multiple domains and countries.

  • Business fluency in English (writing and speaking).

  • Advanced user knowledge of MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint).

  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills.

  • Deploy analytical, structured, and impact-oriented mind-set.

  • Exceptional decision-making ability.

  • Ability to form strong, trusted, and sustainable working relationships across all levels of the organization.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Project Management qualification/ certification (PMP, PRINCE2) and/ or LEAN six sigma qualification.

  • Deep functional knowledge in several domain areas (Finance, Procurement, and People Solutions).

  • Good knowledge of shared service processes and ways of working.

  • Good knowledge of ServiceNow and/or SAP and/or Workday and/or Ariba.

  • Proficient user knowledge of Smartsheet.

What Takeda 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:

  • 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 Ways of Working

  • Tuition reimbursement

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

Next Steps:

Join us in driving excellence and making a meaningful impact within TBS. If you're passionate about delivering results and thrive in a dynamic environment, we'd love to hear from you.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please submit your resume via our online tool.


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.

More About Takeda Business Solutions

Takeda Business Solutions (TBS) is a key business partner for Takeda creating an exceptional experience where you feel supported and confident in our solutions.

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, robotics, 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 partners' and colleagues' time to focus on our purpose – better health for people, brighter future for the world.

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.

In accordance with the CO Equal Pay Act, Colorado Applicants Are Not Permitted to Apply.



Lodz, Poland

Exton, PA, IRL - Dublin - Baggot Street

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