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ERP Program Manager

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

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Location: Bratislava, Region of Bratislava, Slovakia Posted: Jan 11, 2024

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Job Description

The Future Begins Here

We are taking a giant step forward to create a future ready organization that evolves at the speed of science and technology, to meet the needs of patients by seeking and incorporating novel digital capabilities, data, and agile methodologies.

Our aim is to provide digital solutions that are personalized to each patient’s unique needs and health circumstances. With individual care at the center, we can support patients in actively managing their personal care journey –from the moment they are diagnosed through treatment and beyond.

Our IT team plays an integral role in accelerating this exciting journey and our Innovation Capability Solutions Center (ICS) is the home of over 300 new Takeda employees who will work to create and deliver the products and technologies that will enable these foundational aspirations.

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.

The Opportunity

We are seeking an experienced and strategic-minded ERP Program Manager to lead our ERP initiatives and drive transformational change within our organization. As the ERP Program Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing multiple interconnected projects, ensuring alignment with business goals and optimizing the utilization of resources. If you are a seasoned leader with a proven track record in managing complex Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) programs, we encourage you to apply.

A key aspect of the role will be managing consulting partners and business stakeholders supporting ERP project decisions for delivery of technical solutions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage the overall ERP program, including the coordination of multiple projects, resources, and stakeholders to achieve program objectives.
  • Develop a comprehensive program strategy, including goals, objectives, scope, timeline, and resource allocation, in alignment with the organization's strategic vision.
  • Collaborate closely with executive leadership to ensure program goals align with business strategies and drive value creation.
  • Provide strategic guidance to project managers and teams, ensuring consistency in methodologies, processes, and quality standards across all program projects.
  • Establish and maintain program governance structures, reporting mechanisms, and communication channels to ensure transparency and accountability.
  • Monitor and manage program risks, issues, and dependencies, implementing mitigation and resolution strategies as needed.
  • Oversee program budgets and report on financial performance
  • Foster a culture of collaboration and innovation, encouraging cross-functional teamwork and knowledge sharing among program stakeholders.
  • Lead stakeholder engagement efforts, ensuring effective communication and managing expectations across different organizational levels.
  • Provide executive-level reporting on program progress, key milestones, risks, and achievements.
  • Develop and manage change control processes for GXP and SOX delivery
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives by conducting program reviews, identifying lessons learned, and implementing process enhancements.

Skills and Qualifications:


  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (Master's preferred).
  • 8+ years of experience in project and program management, with a strong focus on leading digital transformations.
  • Proven success in managing large-scale, complex digital transformation programs from initiation to delivery.
  • PMP, PgMP, or other relevant project/program management certifications are highly desirable.
  • Understanding of ERP and/or Supply Chain systems, different implementation methodologies is highly desirable.
  • Exceptional leadership, communication, change management and stakeholder management skills.
  • Strong strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities.
  • Proficiency in project management software and tools.
  • Ability to influence and collaborate effectively across various organizational levels.
  • High level of adaptability and comfort in navigating ambiguity and change.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Pharmaceutical Experience: Preferred for understanding industry nuances.
  • Domain Expertise: Life Sciences or Social Sciences proficiency.
  • Regulatory Knowledge: Familiarity with FDA cGMP/GLP regulations.
  • SAP S/4HANA Experience and exposure to SAP and Supply chain implementation projects
  • Demonstrated experience in managing program budgets and financial aspects.

What Takeda Can Offer You

  • A meaningful career, grounded in our values.
  • Continuous professional growth and global careers
  • A diverse and inclusive network of colleagues
  • Flexible work environment, including hybrid working
  • A collaborative culture encouraging an entrepreneurial spirit and agile thinking


  • Healthcare
  • Retirement plan
  • Life insurance
  • Paid leave
  • Competitive salary
  • Annual bonus

Extra Benefits

  • Food stipend
  • Professional Development
  • Paid volunteering time
  • Summer schedule
  • Education and Internet allowance
  • Referral bonus



As a motivated employee, you should be compensated appropriately. The minimum salary for this position is € 3500 per month (full time), but your final remuneration package may be higher depending on your qualifications and experience

Annual Bonus

Employees have the opportunity to earn an annual bonus based on company, business unit, and individual performance.

Referral program

Bonuses are available for referrals if your friends join Takeda.


  • We care about your future. So, we offer a retirement plan for employees, which includes up to a 3% match. You'll also have access to life insurance covering short-term and long-term disability in case of injury or death.
  • When in need, we'll support you. Our Takeda-sponsored individual medical plan will give you access to timely health treatment for your medical needs. We also have additional payment available for critical illnesses.
  • We understand mental health is also important. Counseling and support resources are available 24/7 through our assistance program for employees and immediate family members.
  • We want you to spend time away. We offer generous paid leave and also additional time off for maternity, paternity, and parental leave.
  • We are committed to helping the world. You'll have the opportunity to participate in paid time away for volunteering activities.
  • We know there's more to life than work. we return to the office, you'll enjoy a mix of remote working and in-office collaboration in our state-of-the-art facilities. During summer we have flexible workweeks with half-day Fridays.
  • And some additional benefits because at Takeda, we invest in our people.
  • You’ll have access to:
  • Daily allowance for meals
  • Supplementary monthly payment to spend on retirement savings, educational courses, and leisure activities
  • Assistance for home office internet or English learning expenses


SVK - Bratislava – Svatoplukova

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About Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Takeda is a global, research and development-driven pharmaceutical company committed to bringing better health and a brighter future to patients by translating science into life-changing medicines.

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