Posted to MedZilla on 9/21/2019

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Lead, Device Suppler Relationship Management (AD Level) SR0014503-MZ


The Supplier Relationship Manager manages supplier relationships within the DCP organization to achieve Takeda s objectives and in close coordination and collaboration with Procurement, Tech Ops OpU SRMs (for Combination Products) to achieve Takeda s objectives:
Lead and be accountable to CDA, NDA, MSA, Quality agreement, and supplier agreements
Follow business processes and guidelines to act as the center of excellence for legal and financial aspects of the alliance
Contribute to negotiation of contract terms and conditions, including the management of amendment activities.
Contribute to tactical and strategic sourcing activity
Prepare and facilitate quarterly business review with the CMO
Monitor KPI, generate monthly reports, track issues
Manage multiple projects in support of the medical device objectives
Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 25+%

Responsibilities: (% of time):
Lead and be accountable to CDA, NDA, MSA, Quality agreement, and supplier agreements
Work with cross functional team to develop and monitor short-term and long-term plans, including timelines, forecasts, for achieving department strategies.
Partner with Takeda stakeholders to select among existing or develop new CMOs who can meet program requirements and augment Takeda internal or external manufacturing network capabilities
Manage existing supplier relationships, including Business Review meetings
Support the DPL and development team to issue PO's, manage invoices and accruals
Conduct make vs Buy analyses with the cross functional team and DPL, as needed
Develop and strengthen mutually beneficial relationships with members of Takeda's CMO network (Procurement, OpU SRMs for Combination Products)
Coordinate with Tech Ops OpU SRM to convey device priority and planning

Develop targets for the suppliers' KPI dashboards working with the cross functional team
Monitor performance of the suppliers and serve as primary point of escalation for issues/KPIs.
Review KPIs with suppliers and internal teams (consider customer survey)
Participate in the implementation of CAPAs. Communicate changes and issues with suppliers
Participate in major projects to improve supplier performance and continuous improvement projects
Track, monitor, and report performance metrics related to operations, quality, cost, and customer service. Develop and distribute periodic reports on CMO performance, issues, risks, and schedules of key activities, events, or milestones.
Clinical and commercial device planning (logistics, ordering, challenges, proactive plans)
Work with other DPL s to ensure that technology, operations, and quality expectations are accurately represented in requests for proposals, and then reflected in subsequent contracts and agreements with CMO's.
Proactively identify CMO activity-related risks that may impact Takeda program commitments: supply delivery dates, program milestones, or goals. Work with CMOs, DPLs and cross-functional business partners to develop robust mitigation and contingency plans.
Identify, elevate, and work with Takeda stakeholders and CMO's to facilitate resolution of issues that may arise.
Monitor and work to ensure that Takeda's expectations and goals for regulatory compliance, product quality, and production (e.g. cost, cycle-times, yield, etc.) are consistently met for the programs
Monitor and drive adherence to Takeda's and CMO contractual commitments, obligations, and processes, including milestone dates, financial terms, and production schedules both internally and externally.
Supports implementation of Continuous Improvement initiatives (including Lean Sigma) at suppliers/CMO's
Participate in lesson learned reviews at least at the following milestone achievements:
Contract signed
Feasibility assessment competed
Regulatory filling readiness
1st Launch (1st major geography US, EU)
Performs other assignments as requested by the DCP leadership team
Comply with appropriate legislation and Takeda policies including, but not limited to: Sarbanes Oxley, Environmental Safety & Health, and Corporate Responsibility

Bachelor/ Master Degree in Engineering, Biotechnology, Business or scientific field
Minimum of 8 years relevant clinical/commercial Pharmaceutical experience
Strong project management, problem solving, decision making, collaboration, influence, and facilitation skills.
Experience leading cross-functional teams to overcome hurdles and deliver project results on time and as expected.
Interpersonal skills necessary to develop effective working relationships with internal stakeholders, CMOs, and represent the External manufacturing organization on cross-functional and cross-cultural project teams.
Understanding of biotech/pharma manufacturing operations, product and process development, and supply chain operations
Ability to effectively communicate and persuade others at every level to accomplish challenging tasks
Demonstrable cGMP Manufacturing knowledge working in a cGMP manufacturing environment
Knowledge in FDA & EU device/combination product development requirements
Able to negotiate and manage contracts
Experienced in risk management processes.

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