Manager, Business Operations

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd Boston , MA 02298

Posted 3 weeks ago

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Job Description


Takeda's Oncology Drug Discovery Operations group is seeking a highly motivated team member who will have a broad range of responsibility for non-scientific support to facilitate the execution of organizational business objectives.

The successful candidate will provide managerial oversight of ODDU sample logistics activities.


  • Independently work with ODDU team members to enable Ariba purchasing and interface with global systems teams for issue resolution.

  • Serve as ODDU point person for capital equipment purchases including tracking, submitting PO requests and interfacing with the Procurement Category Lead and Asset Management team.

  • Enable ODDU contracting by submitting requests and independently interfacing with Legal to drive timely completion of agreements.

  • Partner with Procurement, Legal, Facilities, and other groups across the TBOS campus to facilitate execution of ODDU objectives and resolve issues.

  • Contribute to ODDU SharePoint strategy, maintain group sites and identify additional tools to enhance group communication.

  • Supervise ODDU sample logistics team member.

  • Provide lab management support as necessary to enable ODDU scientific objectives.

  • Independently manage special projects as necessary to advance ODDU objectives


  • Requires limited guidance while executing tasks

  • Must be able to apply critical thinking skills to identify business problems/ risks/ issues, and facilitate issue resolution and risk mitigation

  • Ability to navigate and prioritize multiple projects and processes within a matrix environment


Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise

  • Thorough understanding of Takeda's legal and procurement systems, processes and teams as well as ODDU stakeholder needs.


  • Proven track record of independently accomplishing tasks from initiation through close out, including proactive follow-up with stakeholders to ensure completion

  • Strong communication skills with a proven track record of influencing others

Decision-making and Autonomy

  • Ability to work independently and use sound judgement to resolve issues

  • Independently make decisions where appropriate but also understand when to seek approval


  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and build strong cross-functional relationships

  • Strong willingness to collaborate to ensure knowledge sharing


  • Ability to identify and implement processes that provide information and transparency to business stakeholders


  • Sensitivity toward challenging timelines

  • Comfort operating in an environment where the organizational structure and scientific strategy is constantly evolving

  • Ability to understand needs and actions in situations where clarity does not exist


  • Bachelor's degree in science or business-related field desired

  • 5+ years experience in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry desired

  • Demonstrated experience managing projects and contracts in a global matrix/team environment

  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint, Excel & Word

  • Proficiency in SharePoint


Boston, MA

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