Posted to MedZilla on 11/12/2019

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-IL, S&OP Lead-Immunology SR0039410-MZ



  • The S&OP lead will manage the supply chain process for the Immunology franchise within the US region with the objective of meeting customer and market demands, while achieving service level, inventory, and cost targets. The role will provide leadership and strategic direction for management of planning activities, business planning processes, and data/systems.
  • This includes identifying and implementing continuous improvement initiatives that support business goals & objectives in the short-term (LV) and strategic plan objectives in the long term (LRP).
  • The role is also accountable for building and maintaining communication channels among the Plasma, Biologics, and small molecule OPU s and US franchises while collaborating with other support functions such as Finance, Regulatory and Quality teams.
  • This position will be the primary liaison between the OPU s, and the US Commercial organization in terms of managing supply/demand execution dynamics, understanding demand requirements, and ensuring plans are in place to meet service level performance requirements.


  • Partners with Immunology franchise business leaders to develop a thorough understanding of customer and market dynamics, trends, competition, pricing, as well as marketing strategies and tactics designed to achieve business objectives in the US.
  • Engage US franchise business leaders in resolving strategic demand/supply issues through in-depth analysis and marketplace assessment in order to understand the risk/benefit tradeoffs between various approaches and opportunities
  • Implement an effective S&OP process with cross-functional participation to facilitate discussion and decision-making focused on achieving business goals and objectives. This includes highlighting business critical issues to senior business leaders, development/maintenance of dashboard, and improvement plans where necessary.
  • Resolve complex supply situations by partnering with internal and external partners: Manufacturing, Quality, Sales, Marketing, Procurement, Finance, Customer Service, and Distribution. Communicate supply risks and recovery actions to support customer service.
  • Develop/maintain a commercial supply chain dashboard to monitor the key performance indicators for the business and identify appropriate actions to achieve targeted results
  • Ensure quality and completeness of demand signal and align with regional launch leads to ensure successful (NPI) product introductions.
  • Lead innovative thinking and foster continuous improvement across S&OP processes/ activities.
  • Manage allocation of supply to ensure supply and sales remain in alignment.



  • BS/BA Business or in relevant field including Advanced Supply Chain degree.
  • 7+ years of Planning experience (prefer Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical Industry experience) with minimal 7 years in management role.
  • Fundamental knowledge of Supply Chain, as well as Supply/Demand relationship
  • Very good intercultural skills
  • Strong business acumen & financial analytics skill
  • Strategic enterprise thinking and strong innovator
  • Structured, holistic and clear in problem solving


  • MBA with quantitative background or other advanced degree preferred.
  • APICS Certification preferred.

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