Takeda SCE

TBS Strategic Business Partner

Are you an experienced Business Partner with a strategic approach and strong stakeholder management skills?       

Do you want to build something next-gen and innovative, while contributing to a greater purpose?

As we continue our digital transformation and experience rapid growth in the U.S. and Europe, Takeda Business Solutions (TBS) is now hiring a TBS Strategic Business Partner with a passion for innovation, digital solutions, and helping patients. 

This is a vital role within the Global Finance function—a dynamic, team within Takeda Business Solutions. We are ensuring the business stakeholder’s vision, goals, and strategy are aligned with and integrated into the TBS strategies, plans, and activities to generate maximum value for Takeda.

Here, you will help TBS realize our inspiring vision to build and deliver simplified, innovative solutions by unlocking the value of data for our global business. This, in turn, empowers Takeda’s unwavering commitment to patients. 


As a TBS Strategic Business Partner, you will be responsible for forging healthy, effective, and value-driven professional relationships across both the TBS and business stakeholder organizations based on shared understanding, aligned interests, and mutual respect.

You will be leading key initiatives to identify, assess, shape, and syndicate value opportunities, in tune with the overall Takeda, TBS, and business stakeholder strategy.

Accelerate value & make an impact by:

  • Influences and advises organization-wide for proactive opportunity identification.
  • Ensures clear prioritization and understanding between TBS and business stakeholders, promoting joint understanding of shared goals, constraints, and expectations for balanced, focused, and timely collaboration and benefits realization.
  • Maintains deep technical and process understanding of assigned business stakeholder areas, encompassing vision, strategic goals, operational priorities, key decision parameters, constraints, value levers, risks, and opportunities.
  • Effectively advises and challenges senior stakeholders across business stakeholders and TBS leadership teams, acting as an extension to leadership teams within TBS and the business community.
  • Challenges existing ways of working, identifies opportunities for value creation, and ensures the successful development of operational changes and/or business cases to enhance business and TBS outcomes.
  • Ensures timely, accurate, and appropriate communication among relevant stakeholders, utilizing the TBS Strategic Business Partnering operating model.
  • Acts as a thought leader in advising and actively coaching leadership and teams across the TBS organization to develop and maintain effective stakeholder relationships, operational best practices, and fit-for-purpose people experiences.

Required qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Supply Chain, or Procurement.
  • 8+ years in a senior leadership role with demonstrated strategic, customer experience, and operations responsibility
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Operational experience in multiple functional domains.
  • Proven track record of driving transformative thinking and executing sustainable business operations change.
  • Extensive experience as a relationship manager in a cross-functional environment, overseeing senior stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated expertise in understanding, measuring, and enhancing customer experiences, with a focus on designing end-to-end operational customer journeys.
  • Strong communication, influencing, and interpersonal skills, including experience in designing effective relationship management models across all organizational levels.
  • Excellent organizational skills, with a successful track record in a highly matrixed, fast-paced, often ambitious, and challenging business environment.
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritize effectively, and remain calm, clear-headed, and communicative in crises.
  • Effective leadership skills, with the capacity to concurrently handle multiple priorities in a goal-oriented, timeline-driven, and dynamic work environment, ensuring quality and accuracy.
  • Enterprise mindset, impact-focused, and proven skills in problem-solving and negotiation.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in business administration
  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CPA or equivalent), and/or Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), Certified Logistics Professional (CLP) or equivalent, and/or Certified Professional Purchasing Manager (CPPM) or equivalent, with a minimum of 5 years of relevant post qualified experience

What Takeda Business Solutions can offer you:

No investment we make pays greater dividends than taking good care of our people. We offer you a full range of benefits, such as:

Your Wealth

  • Competitive Salary
  • Annual Bonus
  • Referral Bonus 
  • Social Fund (Christmas Bonus, Holiday Allowance etc.)
  • Employee Recognition

Your Health

  • Medical Care - various packages for the employee fully sponsored by Takeda. Family packages additionally paid by employee.  
  • Eyeglass refund

Your Future

  • Group Life Insurance
  • Employee Capital Plans
  • A broad variety of learning platforms
  • Professional Growth opportunities including mentoring program
  • Next-Generation Series – our comprehensive offer of internal webinars available to all employees from day 1

Your Well-Being

  • Subsidized Sport Card 
  • Takeda Sport & engagement teams
  • One additional day-off for voluntary activities
  • Fruits in the office, broad variety of coffee and tea 
  • Flexible working hours and hybrid working 
  • Employee assistance program 

About Takeda Business Solutions

Takeda Business Solutions (TBS) is a key business partner for Takeda creating an exceptional experience where you feel supported and confident in our solutions. We harness the power of data and digital to optimize end-to-end processes across Finance, Procurement and HR. TBS is a driver of the latest technology and next generation capabilities in artificial intelligence, robotics, automation, and analytics, while being agile at scale. With a clear line of sight to the patient, we create seamless experiences that free up our partners' and colleagues' time to focus on our purpose – better health for people, brighter future for the world.

We don’t do ordinary – at Takeda we unite in diversity!

Takeda is committed to creating an inclusive workplace, where individuals are recognized for the diverse backgrounds and abilities they bring to our company. We are continually improving workplace experience and accessibility for everyone, and welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Here, you will feel welcomed, respected, and valued as an important contributor to our Team.

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