IT Program Manager w/ Procurement (4991)

  • location: Lexington, MA
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $65 - $75 per hour
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IT Program Manager w/ Procurement (4991)

job summary:
The Procurement COE Transformation Lead will be responsible for delivery and implementation of th procurement operating model transformation and Procurement Ways of Working deliverables, transforming the way GREFP & TBS Procurement operates. The focus of the role global, covering all GREFP Procurement locations. The role will own the project management of the Ways of Working program, and will be collaborating with Procurement & TBS stakeholders to drive the execution of Ways of Working priorities around...

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location: Lexington, Massachusetts
job type: Contract
salary: $65 - 75 per hour
work hours: 9am to 5pm
education: Bachelors
Key objectives include:

Implement and drive Ways of Working transformation to agreed scope across the enterprise

Implement and connect all relevant project workstreams, ensuring full alignment and accountability for their effective execution (CoE, Ways of Working, Clinical Contracting, BPR-I, P2P Taskforce)

Establish and drive local centric strategic approach for Ways of Working solutions readiness, transition timelines, change impact assessment, continuous improvement mindset and innovation culture.

Develop trusted relationships with the key Procurement stakeholders, through anticipating and understanding key business needs and requirements, to deliver on their and Ways of Working strategy.

Partner with different TBS towers (i.e. Process Excellence & Innovation, TBS Strategy and Relationship Management, Data, Reporting and Analytics) to ensure alignment across all agendas.


Develop and deliver a robust yet flexible Procurement transformation/implementation plan which aligns with Ways of Working, PE&I, LEO, BPRI, Integration & Divestiture Office, etc.

Accountable for the end to end program management of all Procurement Ways of Working transitions; leveraging GREFP and TBS procurement capabilities to ensure transitions and projects are run in a structured manner.

Ensure change management and communication plans are fit for purpose and implemented effectively.

Lead the pre-transition planning and work with workstream leads, FLT, and Systems and Operations Lead to ensure readiness for transitions. Manage a robust go/no go governance framework.

Strong stakeholder management skills.

Continous Improvement capability and challenging the status quo

Extensive Procurement experience from both the business as well as global shared services operations.

Extensive experience in delivering multiple transitions and business transformation initiatives in a complex global environment

Ability to facilitate alignment without compromising principles

Strategic change and project management skills

Strong cultural awareness


Proven track record in a Senior Procurement role with strategic and operational experience

Extensive experience in leading Procurement transition / business transformation and change programs.

In depth knowledge of process analysis and business simplification

In depth knowledge of transition methodology

Very good understanding of Procurement business processes


Strong strategic thinking and decision making

Ability to form strong working relationships across a matrix environment with ability to influence executive level leadership

Excellent communication, listening and influencing skills; ability to listen, anticipate customer needs and influence solutions

Demonstrated success leading global project teams

Strong stakeholder and relationship management

Act as a change agent, drive GREFP culture and mindset

Technically strong with proven ability to make sound decisions and lead projects to successful completion

Solutions oriented, with the ability to structure ambigiuous problems and develop qualitative and quantative approaches / methodologies for identifying and assessing various options to provide solutions

Strong business acumen with ability to understand the business implications of decisions

Result oriented - drives to pragmatic solutions and balances the ideal with the practical in order to deliver best value to the organization

Makes timely decisions and translates strategy into action. Ensures impact is quantified, tracker and realized


Establishes credibility and earns respect with a diverse set of stakeholders within a complex region including senior executives, functional representatives and external partners. Able to facilitate alignment without compromising principles

A partner to the Regional and Country Finance Leads, Country Managers, TBS LT and other Takeda Corporate Functions

Engage with the business to understand current and anticipate future requirements


Challenges the status quo to drive a greater value and growth for the business

Drive innovation and continuous improvement activities while ensuring business continuity and minimal business disruptions

Ensures sharing knowledge and best practices

Applies digital environment knowledge to create better solutions and insights


Operating in a complex, R&D centric heavily regulated environment

Demonstrated capability to direct matrixed resources and manage a complex cross functional environment driving the execution of Finance transition plans and teams

Drives the changes at sites, has the combination of process, project and change management

Working within international / global remit and within and across other cultures

skills: Education and Skills Requirements:

Desirable: Master's in Business Administration

Required: Bachelor's degree in Procurement or Supply Chain (or related)

Proven experience in delivering multiple Procurement transformation / change transformation programs.

High degree of integrity, confidence and self-awareness

Confident and persuasive with strong influencing skills; able to win internal support for new ideas and initiatives

Appreciates, understands and effectively negotiates within and across other cultures

Customer centric and solutions orientated aptitude with demonstrable experience in providing solutions based on customer needs.

Strong communication and interpersonal skills with evident relationship building with professionals of all organizational levels.

Excellent organizational skills with proven success in a highly matrixed, fast paced and challenging business environment.

Ability to lead effectively and work concurrently across multiple priorities in a goal-oriented timeline-driven, and dynamic work environment, with quality and accuracy.

Problem-solving and entrepreneurial mind-set - driven to create and innovate

Proven ability to create success and thrive in an ambiguous environment. Must be comfortable with ambiguity, adept at change management; be very adaptable, and capable of working in cross-functional teams

Energetic and assertive; personality with strength in remaining goal focused; persistence to produce the highest quality of work at all times, regardless of size or scope of project


Flexibility in working hours due to global nature (different time-zones) and demands of the role and organisation


Flexibility for an extensive global travel required

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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