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Head of Finance & Supply Chain

Takeda Pharmaceuticals
Gurgaon Gurgaon Haryana, Haryana, India
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 29, 2024

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Job Description
- Lead the India Finance and Supply Chain Organization, be a part of India Country Leadership Team (CLT) as well as the I-SEA Finance Leadership Team as we look to double the size of the organization and revenue in the next three years
- Provide Finance Decision Support to the CLT and act as a Strategic Finance Business Partner to the GM and as a Director on the Board for the LOC
- Oversee and manage the India Supply Chain organization ensuring efficient and timely patient supply for existing portfolio (majority blood products) and establishment of vaccines
- Act as role model to live and demonstrate Takeda's Leadership behaviors and PTRB
No. of direct reports: 3
No. of indirect reports: 16
- Own all Financial and Supply Chain aspects of India
- Act as a strategic Finance business partner to the India GM and CLT
- Track and analyze business performance as well as Finance KPIs on a monthly basis and provide strategic insights for decision making
- Establish, maintain and monitor an effective and efficient internal control environment
- Drive the annual budget processes
- Lead a diverse Team of Finance and Supply Chain Professionals, elevate capabilities, coach and develop
- Lead the Financial Management / controllership (accounting operations, regulatory / financial reporting and policies and procedures) for the India operations and leverage the expertise of Takeda's Business Service Organization (TBS) to ensure accuracy and completeness of the monthly financial closing cycle
- Drive the Credit and Collection efforts efficiently minimizing risk and optimizing DSO and Cash flow
- Manage a multitude of Senior stakeholders within the CLT, ISEA, GEM and the global organization
- Utilize and enhance tools to monitor and drive business performance (digitalization efforts)
- Enable an effective supply chain organization and strong cross-functional collaboration
- Ensure a robust control environment is in place where risks are flagged and mitigated timely
- Drive Takeda's people agenda, develop and coach staff
Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise
- Accounting, Controllership, FP&A and Credit & Collection expertise and experience
- Excellent analytical skills and strategic thinking, able to see the "big" picture
- Scenario building & modeling, strong business acumen & understanding of Takeda's TAs, the market environment & go-to-market strategies
- Problem solving ability and willingness to think creatively
- Majority of the business is through Government tender procurements
- Storytelling and presentation skills
- Curiosity and a "hands on" approach; ability to tailor make communication based on audience
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills for an effective interaction with senior management and third party service providers
- Ability to drive and achieve results through influence and persuasion
- Excellent organizational skills, ability to manage conflicting demands and appropriately prioritize
- Excellent team leadership and ability to handle change effectively and deal with ambiguity
- Demonstrated customer Service focus - understanding of customer needs and desire to meet/exceed expectations
- Embrace Takeda's leadership behaviors
- Coach and develop the Team
Decision-making and Autonomy
- High problem solving skillset, able to navigate in a complex environment
- Important cross-functional thinking and collaboration
- Understanding of Takeda's DoA as well as Policies and Procedures
- Ability to contribute and drive decision making providing financial insights
- Direct report to General Manager India with functional partner link to ISEA Finance Head
- Leadership of India Finance and Supply Chain Team
- Regular liaison with I-SEA / GEM BU and Global Finance stakeholders such as Controllership, Corporate Finance, Tax, Treasury, and TBS
- Statutory and Internal Auditors, Bankers, Third Party Service providers including Tax consultants
- University Degree in Finance or Accounting
- Professional Accounting Designation (CA, CPA, ACCA) preferred.
- Minimum of 15+ years of progressive Finance experience within a Pharmaceutical Multinational in a Finance Business Partner role/ Head of Finance role
- Strong Accounting, Controls, FP&A and Decision support background
- Strong Leadership skills and proven ability to lead a large and diverse Team across a large emerging market geography.
- Executive presence
- Effective communicator
- Board member of Takeda Biopharmaceuticals India Private Limited
IND - Gurgaon
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