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Global Medical Strategy & Operations Contracts Coordinator

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Start date
Feb 29, 2024

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About the role:

At Takeda, we are a forward-looking, world-class R&D organization that unlocks innovation and delivers transformative therapies to patients. By focusing R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas and other targeted investments, we push the boundaries of what is possible in order to bring life-changing therapies to patients worldwide.

Join Takeda as a GMSO Contracts Coordinator where you will be responsible for asset related contracts and purchase orders creation in Takeda’s procurement systems for Global Medical Therapeutic Area Teams. You will also Apply Takeda processes, systems, and SOPs. Process of purchase order requests and follow to completion in Takeda system(s). Ensure appropriateness is applied in contracts and coding. You will work with business owner, procurement, legal and suppliers to resolve contracting and supplier issues. Support registration of new supplier in company purchasing and master databases. As part of the Global Medical Strategy & Operations team, you will report to the Head, Business Operations.

How you will contribute:
  • Process contracts requests to generate purchase orders (PO) following defined procedures in support of Global Medical teams
  • Perform initial contract review to ensure Takeda defined templates are utilized and contract is fit for purpose
  • Follow PO requests from initiation to PO generation, resolving issues as they arise
  • Monitor activities related to the contract and PO generation status, including timely follow-up with parties involved to mitigate any delays
  • Numeric verification of contract values to PO value
  • Support registration of new supplier in systems, following to completion with efficiency
  • Knowledge of Takeda’s purchasing systems
  • Understand and ability to apply financial account codes to PO requests
  • Engage with business owners and all who are involved in the process
  • Other responsibilities and special projects as assigned

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
  • High School diploma with 5+ years of business experience (or equivalent), degree preferred
  • Prior experience on contracts, purchasing processes and purchase to pay systems
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to track activities and follow-up to completion
  • Good critical thinking skills
  • Sense of ownership and results oriented
  • Self-motivated
  • Flexibility combined with tenacity to complete assigned tasks in high quality and timely manner
  • Effective communication skills, proficiency in English (written/spoken)
  • Team focused personality with strong collaboration abilities both internally and externally
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications
  • Ability to quickly learn and apply skills in processing and systems

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.

This position is currently classified as "hybrid" in accordance with Takeda's Hybrid and Remote Work policy.


EEO Statement

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, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.


USA - MA - Cambridge - Kendall Square - 500

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Takeda is a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan, committed to discover and deliver life-transforming treatments, guided by our commitment to patients, our people and the planet. Takeda focuses its R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas: Oncology, Rare Genetics and Hematology, Neuroscience, and Gastroenterology (GI). We also make targeted R&D investments in Plasma-Derived Therapies and Vaccines. We are focusing on developing highly innovative medicines that contribute to making a difference in people’s lives by advancing the frontier of new treatment options and leveraging our enhanced collaborative R&D engine and capabilities to create a robust, modality-diverse pipeline. Our employees are committed to improving quality of life for patients and to working with our partners in health care in approximately 80 countries and regions.

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Stock Symbol: TAK

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