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The Leasing Management Team Leader
Takeda Business Solutions (TBS) is a newly formed function within Takeda with the objective of enabling Takeda’s business strategy, delivering simplification and cost reduction, improving service and providing a transformation engine for continuous improvement for Takeda.
Building and Delivering Simplified and Innovative Solutions’ is our overarching vision with a goal of Patient Centricity’, helping focus us on delivering value for Takeda
The Leasing Management Team Leader will : be responsible for managing all aspects of Leasing Contracts accounting globally.
As such, the role is the subject matter expert for the Leasing Management processes spanning multiple legal entities.
Specifically, the role is responsible for ensuring :
Activities of the Leasing Management team (7-10 FTE’s) are overseen and employees are managed and developed to maintain high levels of morale, motivation and productivity.
Key performance indicators for the team are developed and monitored, with actions identified and delivered to achieve process efficiency and overall compliance.
Leasing transactions are recorded accurately and on a timely basis (in accordance with IFRS16)
CLM implementation and contract migrations are supported.
Maintain the overall control and coordination of the Leasing Management accounting processes by :
Operating as a Subject Matter Expert for the Leasing Management Team by overseeing activities are performed and delivered at a consistently high level.
Manage the day-to-day activities of the Leasing Management Team and supporting deliverance of the team’s overall objectives, goals and priorities.
Actively leading the Leasing Management Team team through period-end closings within company deadlines while remaining compliant to Takeda, SOX, GAAP regulations
Collaborating with a broad range of stakeholders including local market finance teams, GREFP, cross functional TBS internal departments, senior management and external auditors.
Lead the measurement and delivery of Leasing Management Team SLA & KPI targets.
Review and Approve month-end account reconciliations to ensure accuracy of data and adequacy of supporting documentation.
Initiate and drive process improvements to standardise & harmonise processes and achieve superior levels of efficiency realising reduced cost benefits to Takeda.
Represent the Leasing Management Team on ad-hoc projects and systems initiatives liaising closely with counterparts in USA and Japan to ensure overall consistency of process.
Ensure the SOX RCM is accurate and reflects all Leasing Management processes
Provide market guidance on issues surrounding Leasing Management policy and processes
CORE ELEMENTS RELATED TO THIS ROLE
This role will drive the global Leasing Management function to continuously improve by re-engineering inefficient processes whilst maintaining a consistent service to all our markets across Takeda.
DIMENSIONS AND ASPECTS :
Technical / Functional (Line) Expertise
In depth understanding of double entry accounting
Ability to confidently navigate SAP and trace transactions
Proficient in excel to enable large volume of data manipulation
A good understanding of the Chart of accounts to support our customers with queries on entries affecting their results.
A good understanding of Takeda procurement systems, Coupa and Ariba
Ability to manage different priorities and deliver them to a high quality, demonstrating a hands on approach where necessary to enable the team to meet all of its objectives.
Good oral presentation skills with the ability to present technical details to a non-technical audience
Good written skills with the ability to produce clear and concise presentations
Good inter-personal skills, communicating well with direct reports, peers in other regions and Senior Leadership
A self-starter who delivers high quality work and can adapt to challenges, either individually or as part of a team
Decision-making and Autonomy
Capable of supporting Leasing Management policy change discussions
A demonstrated ability to work as part of a cross functional team.
Open and communicative able to interact effectively at all levels of the organization, both within and outside Finance ( Procurement and Estate).
Strong analytical skills able to identify anomalies in data and solve them quickly and effectively.
Strong customer service focus understand customer needs and possess the desire and ability to meet and exceed those expectations, demonstrating a high commitment to quality delivery.
Ability to solve problems and think creatively capacity to provide pragmatic solutions and have the drive to see these through to a successful conclusion.
Ability to handle change effectively and deal with ambiguity
Capable of working across multiple locations and geographies.
Capable of collaborating with multiple stakeholders from LOC Markets to Manufacturing Plants to Internal Sox auditors to external Sox and Statutory auditors
Determining enhancements to processes and implementing them while maintaining strong financial control
EDUCATION, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS :
The Leasing Management Team Leader must possess a strong understanding of financial & operational systems and solid accounting experience (IFRS16).
Qualified accountant with 3 years PQE
Competent on ERP systems
Excellent excel abilities
Experience of SAP and Hyperion
Experience of SAP Internal Orders and Project Accounting.
Previous knowledge of pharmaceutical industry
A second Western European language (in addition to fluency in English)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION :
Travel required from time to time