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Takeda Pharmaceuticals Head of Enterprise Data Management & Innovation in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Head of Enterprise Data Management and Innovation

Takeda Pharmaceutical

MA- Virtual

About the role:

The Data Management and Innovation role is a core position as part of the Enterprise Data Services team responsible for working within the EDS team across all capability pillars and close partnership with internal constituent groups to determine the data management processes and technical solutions to managing data as a strategy asset for Takeda. Join Takeda as a Head of Enterprise Data Management and Innovation where you will manage the data acquisition strategy, to the functional oversight of data processing, data quality, master data management, data cataloging and data lifecycle management. You will also lead your team to create new processes, new technologies and capabilities in response to the needs of your core team members to support their digital transformations. As part of the EDS Team, you will report directly to the Head of Enterprise Data Services, Chief Data Officer.

How you will contribute:

  • Design, build and drive overall Takeda strategy, methodology and roadmap for the processes, systems, tools and capabilities required to manage our core data assets

  • Responsible for enterprise data architecture reviews of our end-end integrated environments

  • Design and delivery of our Corporate MDM, Data Quality, Data Governance, Data Catalog and Data Marketplace technical solutions.

  • Support the Data Governance Office and Domain teams thru the execution of an innovation, robust, scalable and sustainable data quality framework and technologies. Deploy best in class solutions and automation to support the overall data governance strategy.

  • Collaborate with external providers (technology, data and services) in developing a robust and agile data architecture, platforms and tooling capabilities (consistency, integrity, agility of data delivery)

  • Co-Design and collaborate with IT teams and federated business partners to integrate data governance and master data management workflow automations in existing and future cloud-based data and AI//ML platforms.

  • Collaborate with Data Governance, domain leads and business leadership to implement scalable tech-based data quality rules and scorecards that facilitates ongoing automated and business process improvements.

  • Promote data management, governance and quality literacy across the enterprise

  • Increase the overall confident and consistency of the quality of data thru automation and real-time integrations.

  • Optimize effectiveness and efficiently in data access and utilization.

  • Synthesizing the needs of key business stakeholders into clear roadmaps and execution plans

  • Demonstrate the ability to design, configure, engineer, integrate, implement platform components and services

  • Develop and execute the enterprise vision and strategy for Takeda’s data management activities and proactively drive this vision across multiple data domains. Work with key business stakeholders to develop a data acquisition strategy by domain.

  • Lead the design and implementation of our cloud-native data environment ensuring trusted data feeds into the analytics dashboards and feeds to our ML pipelines

  • Ability to understand the long-term ("big picture") and short-term perspectives of situation

  • Provide guidance and education around enterprise data system architecture, technology considerations and roadmaps to the business to ensure a successful delivery and migration path to leverage best in breed data solutions

  • Deliver the next gen Data Marketplace that provides a superior user experience shopping and subscribing to data channels

  • Partner with technology groups to develop & maintain inventory of the information maps, including authoritative systems, owners

  • Assesses, manages, and maintains strategies to reduce data redundancy, increasing the consistency, quality, and confidence of data used for decision making

  • Advise and influence analysts, data scientists, data engineers and BI developers on how they can access the right data to meet their needs

  • Assess and support emerging technologies innovation labs such as crypto and blockchain


Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise (Breadth and depth of knowledge, application and complexity of technical knowledge)

  • Domain knowledge of Data, Digital and Technology organizations preferably within pharmaceuticals or related industries

  • Track records in managing complex supplier and/or customer relationships

Leadership (Vision, strategy and business alignment, people management, communication, influencing others, managing change)

  • Effectively communicate with varying levels of management i.e. GDT/DDT Executives, GDT/DDT Project Managers, Supplier Representatives, etc.

  • Collaborative partner able to influence and drive accountability across organizational and domain boundaries

  • Advocates for needed change across the organization that add to our success.

  • Coordinate, manage and complete primary tasks and special projects with minimal oversight

Decision-making and Autonomy (The capacity and authority to make organizational decisions, autonomy in decision-making, complexity of decisions, impact of decisions, problem-solving)

  • Ability to make complex decision and support the enterprise strategy

  • Coordinate, manage and complete tasks and special projects with minimal oversight

Interaction (The span and nature of one’s engagement with others when performing one’s job, internal and external relationships)

  • Interaction with GDT/DDT leadership, Legal, Finance, Procurement, Business Operations, etc. and externally with key suppliers

Innovation (The required level of scientific knowledge, knowledge sharing, innovation and risk taking)

  • Curiosity, challenge the status quo

  • Explore, navigate the ever changing environment of data, digital and technology

Complexity (Products managed, mix of businesses, internal and/or external business environment, cultural considerations)

  • Capable of collaborating with teams both cross-functionally and remotely, across a wide range of time zones and cultures


Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • A passion for solving complete system and data challenges and desire to thrive in a constantly innovating and changing environment

  • 15+ years' experience managing technology and data driven teams focused on highly integrated and robust systems

  • Extensive experience in more than one deployment of data management solutions such as MDM, Data Quality, Data Catalog, Data Sourcing, Data Enrichment, Data Semantics and Data Marketplace (Realtio, Informatica, Collibra, AWS, BigID, AtScale)

  • Expertise with database design, integration, architecture and performance practices

  • Dynamic leadership of multi-disciplined team and with various priorities.

  • Experience as a technical expert in data engineering, data analytics, business analysis, data quality and master data management

  • Proven hands-on experience as a technical leader on data quality and master data management with both an on-shore, center of excellence and strategic partners

  • Strong interpersonal, conflict resolution, presentation and customer service skills

  • Challenger mindset and passion to challenge status quo to find new solutions and drive out of the box ideas - loves and embraces change

  • Believes in a non-hierarchical culture of collaboration, transparency, and trust across the team

  • Prior experience in highly regulated Healthcare Industry/Pharma

What Takeda can offer you:

  • Comprehensive Healthcare: Medical, Dental, and Vision

  • Financial Planning & Stability: 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan

  • 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 and company match of charitable contributions

  • Family Planning Support

  • Flexible Work Paths

  • Tuition reimbursement

More about us:

At Takeda, we are transforming patient care through the development of novel specialty pharmaceuticals and best in class patient support programs. Takeda is a patient-focused company that will inspire and empower you to grow through life-changing work.

Certified as a Global Top Employer, Takeda offers stimulating careers, encourages innovation, and strives for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

Absent an approved religious or medical reason, all US field-based employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, as a condition of employment.

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

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.


USA - MA - Kendall Square

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