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Finance Lead Business Planning & Costing (f/m/d)

Zurich, Canton of Zurich
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On the Global Manufacturing and Supply (GMS) team at Takeda, you’ll be part of a rapidly transforming industry that’s applying technology and data in new ways. Within our agile, innovative, people-centric organization, your work will matter every day as you use your skills to help us manufacture therapies for patients on our four platforms:

  • Small Molecules
  • Biologics
  • Plasma
  • Cell and Gene

As part of the GMS team, you'll have the opportunity to pursue unique experiences and build new skills, and you'll know that the work you do every day makes an impact — on our patients, our people, our planet, and on yourself.

Job ID R0116410 Date posted 02/05/2024 Location Zurich, Canton of Zurich

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Job Description

How you will contribute:

  • Deliver performance objectives in line with Takeda’s PTRB priorities and drive change initiatives to achieve these.

  • Develop financial vision and strategy of the OpU to achieve business goals and maximize financial performance.

  • Provide advice and guidance on the financial strategy to the OpU Finance and Leadership Teams to support business decisions and to enable the OpU to reach its financial objectives .

  • Responsible for LRF (Long Range Forecast) process, providing insights into year-over-year changes in COGS model in close collaboration with Finance Strategy & Transformation Lead

  • Support ad-hoc strategic finance items (e.g. MSC decisions) as needed

  • Actively engage and collaborate with the OpU Finance Excellence Lead in supporting our Digital Finance roadmap by defining global best in class solutions and copying with pride

  • Collaborate across all GMS regions and OpUs to align and share best-in-class learnings and demonstrate the significant benefits they offer in order to strive for globally standardized processes.

  • Support site reviews, actively ask questions and provoke discussion until having the full level of comfort with the site financials in collaboration with the business performance lead.

  • Leads the mission of business partnering by providing coaching and mentoring to SM&O OpU finance teams. Elimination of non-value adding activities in preparation for TBS transfer and post TBS improvements

  • Excellent at basic analytics, providing insights and interpretations, proposing ad-hoc investigations and action plans.

What you bring to Takeda:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Accounting, Economics or equivalent.

  • CIMA Qualified with >10 years’ post qualification experience.

  • Fluent in written and spoken English at the business lever

  • Manufacturing finance experience at both site and regional level essential

  • Pharmaceutical knowledge and experience is beneficial

More about us:

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.

Empowering our people to shine:

Takeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Zurich, Switzerland

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