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Internship - Global Inventory Analysis for Global Supply Chain

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 R0125968 Date posted 06/19/2024 Location Zurich, Canton of Zurich

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Job Description

About the role:

Are you eager to gain hands-on experience in a friendly, international environment and delve into the exciting work in a world-class pharmaceutical company committed to lifelong learning? Do you wish to contribute to our vision of Better Health for People, Brighter Future for the World?

As an intern at Takeda in Zurich, you will have the chance to tackle real-world business challenges, build valuable internal connections, engage in many events and activities and, and receive guidance from experienced mentors as you develop your skills and advance your professional career.

Internship Outline:

CMO Inventory Reconciliation is a key function, responsible for working closely with the Global Supply Chain team, the Operating Units and the GMS finance team, to provide inventory reconciliation, provision and compliance to SOX controls in support of the organization, ensuring optimal planning.

The Inventory Analysis Intern will partner with team members across Global Supply Chain and other functions. The main purpose of this position is to help establish and/or streamline processes that support best practices around global inventory management which include reconciliation to 3rd party systems, identifying potential inventory issues and scrap and disposal process compliance. 

The role will also include support for SAP transactional and external electronic interfaces to fix immediate issues but also root cause problems, proposing and implementing solutions to eliminate problems going forward. The role will also contribute to process improvement and automation.

How you will contribute:

  • You possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills to effectively tackle your project

  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills and the ability to provide updates and reports on your activities, essential for steering your work and integrating into the team

  • We value teamwork at Takeda, so you should enjoy working with others and sharing your ideas and observations in various settings such as meetings, brainstorming sessions or simple one-on-one conversations

  • Exhibit intellectual curiosity, work ethic and reliability to thrive in our environment

  • Interpersonal skills- Strong communicator with both Internal and external parties (written and oral)

Requirements / Qualifications:

  • Active enrollment at a university or a university of applied sciences or a recent graduate (in the last 12 months)

  • Must be authorized to work in Zurich without additional immigration sponsorship, housing allowance or relocation requirements

  • Full time, hybrid working environment (at least 8 days in 4 weeks at the office)

  • We would like you to stay on the team until March/April 2025

  • English fluency required

  • Supply Chain experience or education is preferred

  • Advanced knowledge in Microsoft Excel

  • SAP knowledge is preferred

  • Qliksense Knowledge is preferred

  • Experience with process improvement and automation is preferred

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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Paid Intern (Fixed Term) (Trainee)

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Full time
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