Associate Director, Supplier Diversity
Takeda Pharmaceuticals International is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. As Takeda’s Supplier Diversity lead within Takeda’s Global Procurement Group, Joyce is an advocate, mentor, and coach of Small and Diverse suppliers. As a champion for diversity within Takeda, Joyce educates internal business stakeholders on supplier diversity and promotes diverse suppliers to Takeda’s Procurement and internal Business Leaders to develop, and maintain partnerships with Small and Diverse Suppliers who meet Takeda requirements for excellence and innovation, and are competitive in their offerings.
Joyce currently represents Takeda with various diversity advocacy groups: as a Corporate Advisory Board Member of USBLN (now known as Disability:IN) and Procurement Council member, Founding Sponsor of MA LGBT Chamber of Commerce, a former board member and active member of Diversity Alliance for Science and former board member and active member of the Greater New England Supplier Development Council, a member of NMSDC Healthcare Industry Group, and active member and 2012-2014 Co-Chair of the ISM Supplier Diversity Pharmaceutical Forum. Takeda is also a Corporate Member and participates in events of WBENC, CWE, Diversity Alliance for Science, GMEMSDC, and Chicago MSDC, and participates various other local and national events such as the US Veterans Administration’s National Veterans Small Business Event. Joyce has been with Takeda for 15 years, previously as Associate Director, Contracts and Supplier Diversity, and prior to that, as Contracts Manager in various industries, including Telco, Software, and Banking. Joyce earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Simmons College in Business Management.