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Takeda Pharmaceuticals Associate Director, Global Program Management in Boston, Massachusetts

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Job Description

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine?

At Takeda, we are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through our R&D-driven market leadership and being a values-led company. To do this, we empower our people to realize their potential through life-changing work. Certified as a Global Top Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and strive for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

Here, you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.

OBJECTIVES:

Provides excellent project management in support of one or more drug development teams spanning the transition from discovery to development through to post-approval lifecycle management. Efforts lead to development of sound strategies, operational delivery and positive team dynamics

  • Core responsibilities include:

  • Providing strategic direction and translating the integrated Global Product Team (GPT) asset strategy into an efficiently executable plan; predicting and planning solutions to achieve program goals and objectives; driving clarity and removing barriers to ensure team success; interfacing with management and influencing decision-making, proactive management and mitigation of development risks, and supporting appropriate communication and interface with PRC governance.

  • Maintaining up-to-date and accurate key program information in PM business systems and processes including program timelines, team InterACT space and other systems as appropriate.

  • Play a key role in ensuring team effectiveness, partnering with GPL and CoOP to administer team health checks to generate insights, plan & execute appropriate follow-up actions.

  • Considered department wide PM SME, driving cross-divisional alignment and continuous improvement activities.

  • Participates in innovative departmental process improvements with significant organizational impact and manages, as needed, non-project responsibilities, which can include processes and system optimizations.

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

Strategic Direction

  • Partners with GPL to lead GPT or Joint Development Team (for partnered Alliance programs) to develop and maintain the asset strategy and corresponding operational development plans in conjuction with TAU and commercial strategy, lifecycle management requirements, and evidence generation/publication needs.

Program Execution

  • Drives delivery of critical path activities to progress asset development. Identifies ways to optimize program execution without compromise to patients or compliance.

Program Operational Excellence

  • Ensures asset strategy and integrated development plan have a patient-centric focus, incorporates innovative approaches that are meaningful to patients, HCPs, regulators & payers, and adhere to the highest standards of operational excellence in drug development and life cycle management. Serves as facilitator and driver of GPT and Clinical Sub-teams to ensure progress of asset development. This includes establishing meeting agendas in partnership with GPL and GCL, respectively, facilitating effective team discussions, driving to clear and timely team actions and decisions, holding team members accountable for action follow-through. Ensures team effectiveness through team health checks with development and appropriate follow-through on action plans to boost team productivity. Partners with the GPL and program finance lead to provide financial oversight of the program including global, cross-divisional budgets. Includes consolidation, vetting and prioritization of GPT spending to deliver critical path activities.

Risk Management

Leverages team members to proactively identify potential issues or obstacles and achieves resolution or plans contingencies. Follow issues through to resolution ensuring that all key stakeholders are informed of outcomes and program implications.Proactively addresses and removes barriers to program progress, keeping leadership informed of critical considerations (e.g., resources, performance). Provides clarity and direction in urgent or unexpected situations. Independently resolves complex issues and competing priorities that may impact achievement of goals, creates mitigation plans and drives to resolution.

Communication and Reporting

Manages scheduled and ad-hoc program status reporting, citing progress to program goals/KPIs, proactively identifying risk with planned mitigation(s), and providing rationale for timeline and budget variances. Participate in portfolio analyses to communicate program development progress, opportunities, and risks to Senior & Executive Management.Responsible for leading preparation efforts for governance engagement to support and drive asset objectives and deliverables.Facilitates relevant communications to appropriate stakeholders and in conjuction with Alliance Managers, with Alliance partners.

Other Accountabilities

Considered a department–wide PM SME, driving cross-divisional alignment and continuous improvement activities. May participate in initiatives that have cross-functional or cross-divisional impact that are critical to the objectives of the Therapeutic Area Unit (TAU), Center of Operational Performance (CoOP), CMSO and/or global business objectives

EDUCATION, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree science or business-related field

  • Advanced degree in science or business is preferred

  • Preferred: 5-7 years of in-depth pharmaceutical industry experience and drug development in all phases of development with significant experience within related functions (e.g. Clinical Science, Clinical Operations, Research, Regulatory, CMC, Marketing)

  • 3-5 years program management experience leading complex pharmaceutical projects in a multi-disciplinary, global environment

  • Demonstrated ability to positively influence outcomes, key project decisions, and strategic problem-solving

  • Proven ability to communicate clearly and present key information objectively to all levels of the organization including executive management

Knowledge and Skills

  • Matrix program leadership and management skills are require

  • Thorough knowledge of Therapeutic Area preferable but not required

  • Ability to influence and negotiate in a matrix environment to optimize development and address barriers

  • Proactive risk management with ability to propose solutions and deliver appropriate mitigation plan

  • Ability to communicate (written and verbal) with impact to provide appropriate context, articulate views, drive clarity, and address barriers to progress program development

  • Ability to drive decision-making within a cross-functional and cross-cultural, global team structure

  • Flexibility, tolerance and diplomacy to best manage change and differing opinions

  • Ability to work in a virtual setting/across time-zones, i.e., making effective use of communication tools (WebEx, TelePresence, telephone and video conferencing, etc.)

  • Ability to inspire and motivate in a matrix and global, cross-geographical team

  • Ability to work in a highly complex, multi-cultural, environment

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • A solid business background as well as excellent commercial understanding

  • Highly effective presentation skills

Takeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.

WHAT TAKEDA CAN OFFER YOU:

  • 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

Base Salary Range: 143500.00 to 205000.00 Employees may also be eligible for Short Term and Long-Term Incentive benefits. Employees are eligible to participate in Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401(k), Charitable Contribution Match, Holidays, Personal Days & Vacation, Tuition Reimbursement Program and Paid Volunteer Time Off.

The final salary offered for this position may take into account a number of factors including, but not limited to, location, skills, education, and experience.

In accordance with the CO Equal Pay Act, Colorado Applicants Are Not Permitted to Apply.

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EEO Statement

Takeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.

Locations

Boston, MA

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time

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