Associate Director, Contingent Workforce Program Management

  • Otsuka
  • Princeton, NJ, USA
  • Oct 12, 2019

Job Description


Assoc Dir Flexible Workforce


Job ID: 2019-10981
Type: Full time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Administrative / General


Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company is a global healthcare company with the corporate philosophy: “Otsuka-people creating new products for better health worldwide.” Otsuka researches, develops, manufactures and markets innovative products, with a focus on pharmaceutical products to meet unmet medical needs and nutraceutical products for the maintenance of everyday health.

In pharmaceuticals, Otsuka is a leader in the challenging area of mental health and also has research programs on several under-addressed diseases including tuberculosis, a significant global public health issue. These commitments illustrate how Otsuka is a “big venture” company at heart, applying creativity in everything it does.

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company is a subsidiary of Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd. headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. The Otsuka group of companies employed 50,000 people worldwide and had consolidated sales of approximately USD 11 billion (€ 9.9 billion) in 2016.

All Otsuka stories start by taking the road less travelled. Learn more about Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company on its global website at Learn more about Otsuka in the U.S. at


This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the people assigned to this position. It is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to the position. Otsuka reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.

Otsuka is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status, or any protected status.


  • Develop and implement the Flexible Contract Workforce strategic roadmap for Otsuka for the next 3-5 years. Partner with Financial Planning, Strategic Sourcing, Vendor Management Organization, Legal Affairs and other areas of the organization to establish a robust Flexible Contract Worker ecosystem.

  • Engage with Executive and Senior Leadership to advise on and optimize Otsuka's resource planning relating to Flexible Contract Workers.

  • Continuously improve Otsuka's internal Flexible Contract Worker processes. A major emphasis will be on implementing sustainable systems and processes.

  • Develop and implement best in class contract worker strategies in conjunction with Vendor Management Office, Legal Affairs, Ethics & Compliance, and relevant stakeholders.

  • Establish a Flexible Contract Workforce Program Management Office (PMO) ensuring that the daily operations are running effectively.

  • Identify opportunities and implement process/productivity improvement and automation in collaboration with Otsuka's business and vendors.

  • Working with Information Technology, recommend opportunities to implement automation efforts via best-in-class technology.


Flexible Contract Workforce Office (PMO) 50%

  • Develop a Program Management Office @ Otsuka for Flexible Contract Workers
  • Ensure clean data and effective processes that are sustainable
  • Determine cost savings opportunities
  • Oversee key vendors and establish, monitor, review SLAs

Strategy Development 30%

  • Develop Contract Worker strategies with key Otsuka leaders
  • Benchmark best-in-class organizations and implement effective programs for Otsuka

Process Evaluation/ Improvement 20%

  • Conduct Process Map evaluations of key business processes
    • Identify key measures on the effectiveness of the process
    • Identify key bottlenecks and areas of opportunity

Work with the business process owner to implement improvements and track progress