Posted to MedZilla on 2/19/2018

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Senior Business Solutions Expert, Transverse Systems Portfolio & Program Management 1800382-MZ


Takeda is a global, innovation-driven pharmaceutical leader with 30,000 professionals working together across more than 70 countries. We have an unwavering dedication to put patients first for more than 230 years while we live our values of Takeda-ism Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance. We are united by our mission to strive towards Better Health and a Brighter Future for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine.

Are you looking for a patient-focused company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda. Join us as a Senior Business Solutions Expert, Portfolio & Program Management in our Cambridge, MA office. Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a Senior Business Solutions Expert, Portfolio & Program Management working on the Transverse Systemsteam, you will be empowered, and a typical day will include:


Provides leadership to the analysis of complex business problems and manages business requirements within area of responsibilities.

Leads development of scope and business priority-setting for change initiatives of large size and complex system implementations.

Proactively identifies technology solutions and influences business objectives, taking into account the implications of change on the organization and all stakeholders.


Manages requirements gathering, prioritization and negotiation with business stakeholders to ensure the total solution delivered meets or exceeds expectations.

Maintains, influences and impacts business process design; validates and interprets business needs by conducting feasibility studies and drafting business cases.

Solves or leads others to solve complex problems with a broad impact on the business and interprets ways of prioritizing opportunities to streamline business and/or system processes.

Uses knowledge of business operations and different analysis models, translates operational needs, problems and opportunities into business solutions.

Manages matrix or project teams to deliver complex business solutions, within cross functional projects that allow the business to reach its strategic objectives in a cost-effective way.

Manages Vendor relationship during projects.

Makes decisions that impact, the work of employing organizations, achievement of organizational objectives or/and financial performance.

Has authority and responsibility for a large area of work, including technical, financial and quality aspects.

Ensures documentation according to Takeda Quality Management System (QMS), Software Development Life Cycle and Project Life Cycle standards, policies and procedures.

Ensures delivered solutions are compliant with associated federal regulations (SOX, OFCCP, labor laws, GMP, GxP, GCP, etc.).

Is a subject matter expert in the business area of expertise and actively shares emerging industry standards/trends with customers and peers.

Establishes and builds relationships with relevant colleagues from Global Functions within the Global IS/IT Organization (PMO s, EADS and ITIO) and is person to go to for leading change in analyzing and guiding on solutions within ongoing processes


Bachelor Degree or equivalent.

6 years or more of relevant experience

Ability to write, speak and lead in the English language

Excellent oral and written communications skills, business acumen with problem solving and analytical skills

Professional in-depth knowledge of business processes in pharmaceutical industry within functional area.

Knowledge of several business and system solutions.

Experience with implementing applications.

Extensive Project management and business analyst experience.

Ability to drive continuous improvement within teams and projects.

Experience in presenting at conferences and business meetings.


Master Degree

Expertise with regulated systems excellent level of understanding of system validation.

Project Management (PMP, Prince II or equivalent).

Business Process Management


  • 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
  • Tuition reimbursement Company match of charitable contributions
  • 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

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