Posted to MedZilla on 12/11/2019

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Master Planner SR0039962-MZ



The Master Planner s responsibility will cover on-time-supply, inventory strategy, vendor management, cost and all other supply chain-related activities from Working Cell Bank (WCB) to finished Drug Product (Entyvio) to ensure compliant product is available to the packaging sites. This ultimately enables Takeda to meet the requirements of the markets in time.

  • The Master planner is responsible for processing all relevant transactions within the ERP systems: the Master Plan for all production stages between WCB and DP, PO creation with a selection of components, Goods Receipts, stock transfers, etc. The Master Planner will also be responsible or will participate in cross-functional efforts to resolve any product Master issues
  • The Master Planner will manage change controls in Takeda s Quality Management System to ensure the compliant product is made available to the market. At a minimum, this will encompass regulatory requirements that differ across markets and the management of artwork changes as it related to inventory management.


  • Create & Execute Master plans for end-to-end network
    • The Master Planner is responsible for ensuring that the planning cycle is adhered to on a pre-determined basis.
    • Generates the Master Plan for the end-to-end supply chain, to include Working Cell Bank, Unpurified bulk (cell culture), Drug Substance and Finished Drug Product.
    • Collaborates with internal / external sites to hand over master production schedules, and ensures plan alignment.
    • Ensures ERP system planning parameters and master data are maintained to enable accurate Master plans to be generated.
    • Develops content for preparatory S&OP meetings and participates in monthly S&OP meetings to review performance: sales, forecast, supply issues, etc.
    • Interaction with Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) and commercial leads to ensure alignment of the supply/demand vs. market needs.
  • Project-related activities
    • Participate in projects to ensure long term market supply, support launch management activities and support the lifecycle management of existing products. Expedite and support activities as necessary for geographical expansion of the company s products
    • Support the Long Range Capacity Planning (LRCP) process.
    • Works with Regulatory teams to identify supply bottlenecks and maps out solutions to resolve supply constraints in the future.
  • Manage and measure internal sites and CMOs to adhere to the plan
    • The Master Planner manages the day-to-day relationships with Takeda s internal sites and CMOs to ensure adequate product to meet inventory strategies.
    • Manages the end-to-end integrated supply chain between the contract manufacturers, the distribution center and the Local Operating Companies
    • Inventory reconciliation: ensure all stock discrepancies between Shire s ERP system and the CMO s system are followed up, fixed and recorded.

Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise

  • Generates the Master Plan for the end-to-end supply chain, to include Working Cell Bank, Unpurified bulk (cell culture), Drug Substance and Finished Drug Product.
  • The Master Planner will create an accurate end to end Materials Requirements Plan (MRP) for their assigned group of products within Takeda. This includes all related supply chain activities including all SAP planning parameters and data maintenance to allow timely and accurate generation of Purchase Orders and forecasts for Takeda s Internal sites and Contract Manufacturers (CMOs).


  • This person will work in collaboration with the Takeda GMSGQ teams and cross-functionally with external supply, quality, technical and other stakeholders.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Demonstrates Takeda values in this role
  • Proven experience in working with Global supply chains
  • Ability to represent OpU Supply Chain at internal/external meetings

Decision-making and Autonomy

  • Excellent interpersonal skills able to establish respect and good working relationships with senior management worldwide
  • Ability to work off own initiative in prioritizing and balancing product supply
  • Demonstrated experience in designing, maintaining and enhancing supply chain processes
  • Demonstrated experience working in a Global outsourced supply chain
  • Able to drive change, add value and work autonomously
  • In line with Takeda values and competencies to be customer-focused, respectful, of high integrity, be open and honest, and be excellent in execution


  • Exceptional interpersonal skills; collegial, team player who is able to thrive within both a line and matrix organization, and within a global, multi-site/multi-cultural context
  • Clear, concise communication skills, both written and spoken
  • Demonstrated ability to interact professionally, to influence, and to manage conflict/differing opinions with the ability to drive solutions
  • Well organized, detail-oriented, self-motivated, and independent with the ability to initiate and drive goals, project schedules, and manage a team.


  • Detailed knowledge of ERP systems and master data / routing set-up. etc
  • Able to demonstrate playing a major role in large system implementation.
  • Experience with lean processes.


  • The scope of this role spans Drug Substance and Drug Product manufactured and tested at multiple internal sites and CMOs across the globe.
  • Monitors all operations and project-related activities and takes action as needed to ensure timely delivery of goals and to meet KPIs
  • Proven ability to operate with cross-functional internal and external partners


  • Degree in Business, Engineering or Operations Management, or equivalent
  • 5+ years of experience in various and growing supply chain roles
  • 5 + years experience in ERP/MRP systems and tools implementations
    • SAP R/3 experience +
    • APO Supplier Network Planner
  • Interpersonal skills and communication skills to interact with internal sites and CMO partners and other functions.
  • Must be able to prioritize in a busy environment.
  • Must be able to travel approx 15% (domestic and international)
  • Must be fluent in English

Notice to Employment / Recruitment Agents:

Employment / Recruitment agents may only submit candidates for vacancies only if they have written authorization to do so from Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda s Talent Acquisition department. Any agency candidate submission may only be submitted to positions opened to the agency through the specific Agency Portal. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda will only pay a fee for candidates submitted or presented where there is a fully executed contract in place between the Employment / Recruitment agents and Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda and only if the candidate is submitted via the Agency Portal. Candidates submitted or presented by Employment / Recruitment Agents without a fully executed contract or submitted through this site shall not be deemed to form part of any Engagement for which the Agency may claim remuneration.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.

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