Posted to MedZilla on 8/23/2019

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Planning Manager - Global Oncology R0010499-MZ


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Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as a Title in our Location office.

At Takeda, we are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through our R&D-driven market leadership and being a values-led company. To do this, we empower our people to realize their potential through life-changing work. Certified as a Global Top Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and strive for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

Here, you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.


The Planner for Global Oncology is responsible for monitoring, reacting to and developing forward looking strategies to address production scheduling and capacities, changing business needs, regulatory requirements, technology changes and supplier capabilities at Takeda s Global Contract Manufacturing Operations (CMO) sites for commercial drug product and finished goods packaging operations.The focus for this position is the management of oncology therapies, biologics, and other key therapeutics distributed globally.This position works with Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Regulatory Affairs, and Technical Operations to ensure the supply of high quality product consistently meets Commercial demand for Takeda s oncology products.


  • Oversee management and communication of product forecasts, scheduling requirements, goals, resource planning with third party contractors to assure that appropriate capacities and resources are available to produce the product needed for all commercialized products.
  • Oversee the process to translate inputs from Marketing and Finance into a supply plan and effectively communicate such information across the supply chain through the use of SAP.
  • Participates and sometimes leads supply S&OP meetings with demand management
  • Serve as primary supply chain liaison with Operations Management, Quality, Project Management, Legal, Marketing, Finance, Customer Service, Regulatory, Sales, Customs and Logistics for commercialized products.
  • Authors, reviews, and/or approves pertinent SOPs and manufacturing process instructions
  • Oversee and review the development and third party execution against performance metrics and assure timely improvements to operational performance and productivity, as well as communication of planning information to internal and external functional departments.
  • Influence qualified third party/raw material suppliers to make necessary capital investments and expenditures in order to assure a continuous supply of goods.
  • Responsible for the fiscal management of Takeda s working capital, (i.e. bulk drug product, finished drug product, packaging commodities, etc) located within Takeda s network, licensors, or at suppliers, third party contract organizations.
  • Oversee development and implementation of cost savings and cost reductions driven by supply chain innovations and improvements.


  • Bachelor s Degree or a minimum of 5 years of pharmaceutical operations experience
  • Strong working knowledge of manufacturing operations, biologics drug substance manufacturing, drug product manufacturing (oral solid dose and parenterals,) pharmaceutical packaging, CMC regulations, cGMP, and sterility assurance techniques.
  • Moderate to advanced experience with MRP system planning with expertise in SAP.
  • APO experience desired
  • Must have working knowledge of cGMP regulations and regulatory agencies
  • Must have strong negotiating, planning, and organization skills.
  • Working knowledge of Finance and Marketing.
  • Experience with Third Party Contract Manufacturing and Packaging Facilities
  • Proficient in presentation tools and techniques
  • APICS and or CPM certification is desirable


  • Up to 10%


  • 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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