Takeda Pharmaceuticals Head R&D External Collaboration & Cross-Functional Capabilities in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Head R&D External Collaboration & Cross-Functional Capabilities

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda. Join us as a Head R&D External Collaboration & Cross-Functional Capabilities in our Cambridge Massachusetts office.

Takeda is a global pharmaceutical leader with more than 31,000 professionals working together across 70 countries. We have an unwavering dedication to put people first and we live our values of Takeda-ism—Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance. We are united by our 235-year legacy of research-based pharmaceuticals and our mission to strive toward Better Health and a Brighter Future for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine.

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Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a Head R&D External Collaboration & Cross-Functional Capabilities working on the Global IT R&D team, you will be empowered to create a new IT function to serve the growing Takeda strategic direction of external innovation and partnerships, and a typical day will include:

  • Leading a team of IT professionals responsible for development and execution of technology strategic roadmaps (inclusive of processes and technology capabilities) to accelerate integrations / partnership implementations for:

o R&D’s Center for External Innovation

o Takeda’s Global Business Development

o Research, Development, and Strategic Business Unit (SBU) sub-functions responsible for external partnerships, mergers, and acquisitions.

o Centralized & (Therapeutic Area Unit) TAU-owned Portfolio/Project Management (*direct business partnering & delivery)


  • Masters Degree is required; MBA is desired

  • Minimum of five years management experience

  • Experienced technology expert, relationship builder, change leader and problem-solver; demonstrated learner of current and emerging technologies

  • Strong communications and influencing skills; ability to distill complex topics into actionable strategies

  • Experience managing stakeholder relationships, including developing and implementing robust and innovative technology strategies and roadmaps; partnering with technology vendors and experts, and networking with industry peers

  • Experience leading portfolio/project management teams (IT or otherwise), or other IT teams for business cross-functional units, and delivering business enabling technology through formal projects and programs

  • Experience leading or providing external collaboration technology services

  • Experience leveraging new technologies, or novel uses of existing technologies desired

  • Proven people leader with a healthy mix of relevant hard and soft skills

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage through others

  • Domain knowledge of pharmaceutical R&D * *


  • 10% primarily to other Takeda global R&D locations and industry meetings/conferences


  • 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Company match of charitable contributions

  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings

  • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days

  • Community Outreach Programs

  • Empowering Our People to Shine *

Learn more at * takedajobs.com * .

  • Takeda is an EEO employer of minorities, women, disabled, protected veterans, and considers qualified applicants with criminal histories in accordance with applicable laws. For more information, visit http://www.takeda.us/careers/EEOPolicyStatement.aspx *

  • No Phone Calls or Recruiters Please. *

Job: *Information Technology

Title: Head R&D External Collaboration & Cross-Functional Capabilities

Location: MA-Cambridge

Requisition ID: 1701782