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Network Strategy Lead

Boston, MA
Start date
May 8, 2024

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Marketing, Strategic Marketing
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Job Description

About the role:

As the Network Strategy Lead, you will develop and maintain a capacity driven network strategy, to evolve the understanding of network performance across multiple measures and ensure the overall network is optimized for supply reliability, flexibility, and economic performance. You will report to the Head of Strategic Planning.

How you will contribute:
  • Drive analytics to support product portfolio rationalization, network economic assessments, cost of goods evolution and evaluation.

  • Partner with Finance team for financial analyses that support strategic capacity investments and other decision analytics to support product portfolio ensure it is integrated into network strategy.

  • Assess network economics, support sourcing decision/options analysis to support proposals.

  • Launch the Global Manufacturing & Supply (GMS) long range capacity planning process to identify and mitigate capacity shortages or overcapacities across the network and co-ordinate with Capex strategy to provide a balanced investment in capacity where required.

  • Collaborate to agree on a long range Statement of Capacity that is endorsed by the business and meets budget expectations.

  • Partner with the site leadership teams and business functions to reflect the manufacturing capacity and critical assumptions supporting the capacity statement and both Capex and Operational Excellence projects that impact site capacities and changes to capacities.

  • Work with external manufacturing to understand capacity in outsourced manufacturing network.

  • Evolve understanding of network performance through the use of network analytics in partnership with relevant partners. Pursue identification of optimization opportunities.

  • Lead Annual Strategy Refresh Process and workshops to identify the Network Strategy studies.

  • Develop Network Strategy presentations and align and build recommendations partnering with different functions and Operating Units.

  • Help develop and implement the Network Strategy Management Infrastructure such as Scenario planning, LRCP Model, Financial Planning, and Cost Curves.

  • Support the change management and training related to the deployment of the management infrastructure

  • Summarize risk at the Site and Network level including risk identification, quantification, mitigation and monitoring and develop comprehensive analyses, plans and risk assessments to support business needs and multi-functional demands.

  • Partner with technology teams to find opportunities to increase tools used on the job to improve the effectiveness and results.

What you bring to Takeda:
  • B.S. in engineering or biological sciences/pharmacy.

  • 10+ years experience in Pharmaceutical, Biopharmaceutical, or associated industry required with prior financial analysis responsibility.

  • Familiar with relevant biotech/pharmaceutical technologies and aware of developing manufacturing technologies and their application in supply networks.

  • Demonstrated application of planning skills is critical.

  • Previous experience in directly working with cross functional teams at a plant or corporate support function level, with direct and regular interaction across departments

  • Prior experience developing and executing multi-site plans, change management capability, and interaction with Supply Chain functions, Commercial Franchise and/or Country management would be ideal.

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

Boston, MA

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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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