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Senior Manager, Clinical Partner Management

Company: Takeda Pharmaceutical
Location: Wellesley
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

By clicking the "Apply" button, I understand that my employment application process with Takeda will commence and that the information I provide in my application will be processed in line with Takeda's Privacy Notice and Terms of Use. I further attest that all information I submit in my employment application is true to the best of my knowledge.Job DescriptionOBJECTIVESenior Manager, Clinical Partner Management (CPM) sits within Global Development Office (GDO), Research and Development, to curate the full value of our partnerships in delivering for Patients and achieving Takeda's goals. A responsibility of CPM is maximizing the value of the relationships with Takeda Strategic partners supporting the R&D portfolio (Phase I-IV). The intent is for that value to be translated into improved business terms, increased productivity, reliable quality, strategic innovation, and enhanced working relationships.The Senior Manager, Clinical Partner Management, is expected to:

  • Collaborate with key internal and external stakeholders, at a departmental and a cross-department of GDO and to ensure Takeda Suppliers perform to the highest level and actively support supplier selection process to ensure the adherence to Takeda Supplier strategy.
  • Define the future supplier strategy for the short, medium and long term to create a nimble and proactive approach to supplier management.
  • Work independently, own relationships of key supplier portfolio governances, as well as support and mentor newer and less seasoned staff with our processes, training, best practices, and ensuring more productive engagements with internal and external stakeholders
  • Assesses and incorporates best industry practices for innovative technology integration capabilities for best-in-class supplier management
  • Lead clinical partner management group initiatives and active participation in workstreams for Supplier Selection, forecasting and oversight.
  • Support change management for the Takeda Operating ModelACCOUNTABILITIES
    • Implement and manage effective governance and assist departments to build strong relationships to maximize performance and value delivered by strategic partner suppliers.
    • Interact with key leadership and staff in all areas of Takeda Global Development Office and other Functions associated with clinical trial delivery, including internal and external stakeholders.
    • Build an understanding of the assigned departmental Suppliers, their organization and capabilities to anticipate opportunities & risks with those Suppliers.
    • Create a culture of joint accountability and enhanced partnering skills within joint partnerships.
    • Support the Supplier Selection Process in support of internal Takeda Stakeholders and ensure the adherance to supplier strategy and assist in collection of supplier approvals and forecasting for leadership review
    • Works with Clinical Partner Management Leads to evaluate supplier selection analytics to inform future organizational Supplier strategy
    • Partner with Process owners to measure end-to end process metrics and drive strategic changes across processes
    • Lead Clinical Partner Management group initiatives and creates cross-functional training on Takeda supplier strategy, associated Supplier processes and educational sessions
    • Provide Functional and departmental support to meet quality and compliance standards of supplier oversight through driving the utilization of efficient processes and tools. -
    • Ongoing contribution to process improvement both within the Clinical Partner Management department and extending to the wider GDO organization is expected. - Lead work streams or collaborate in other Functional Initiatives to enhance the Takeda- Supplier effectiveness and efficiency.
    • Working knowledge of finance processes and collaborates with study teams, suppliers, and procurement business partners as neededCORE ELEMENTS RELATED TO THIS ROLE
      • Excellent communication, organizational, and team collaboration skills
      • Must work effectively with global work associates
      • Ability to interact effectively at high levels, between internal stakeholders and suppliers, and to manage and resolve issues and to provide effective feedback.
      • Experience in preparing executive communication to include written and oral presentations
      • Must be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining high quality results
      • Must provide and implement innovative solutions to unique situations
      • Must be able to recognize potential conflict and escalate when necessary
      • Excellent data-driven problem solving and analytical skillsDIMENSIONS AND ASPECTS
        • Comprehensive understanding of the pharmaceutical industry (e.g., clinical development, the prescription drug distribution process, etc) and working knowledge of clinical research and awareness of clinical research key functions and related key deliverables
        • Working knowledge of CRO and/or non-CRO suppliers services supporting clincal trials -
        • Competence in financial regulations, reporting, budgeting and analytics
        • Support development and growth of internal and external stakehoders
        • Experience and working knowledge of industry supplier management toolsLeadership
          • Demonstrated ability to work across functions, regions and cultures
          • Enterprise level leadership with the ability to inspire, motivate and drive results
          • Excellent communicator, able to persuasively convey both ideas and data, verbally and in writing
          • Proven skills as an effective team player who can engender credibility and confidence within and outside the company
          • Ability to distil complex issues and ideas down to simple comprehensible terms
          • Leadership presence and confidence, Demonstrated ability to clearly and concisely communicate/present key information to senior and executive management.
          • Embraces and demonstrates a diversity and inclusion mindset and role models these behaviors for the organizationDecision-making and Autonomy
            • Gains commitment from team members and other colleagues to act on strategies, plans & goals
            • Empowers others by delegating assignments, clarifying expectations, and providing resources & authority needed to be successful
            • Promotes shared responsibility for getting things done across Takeda
            • Reinforces open dialogue and exchange of perspectives through a variety of methods (meetings, conference calls, Cross-functional teams etc)Interaction
              • Effectively navigates the changing external and internal environment and leads others through change by creating and inspiring and engaging workplace
              • Ability to effectively implement R&D's partnership strategy
              • Effectively represent Takeda in High-level negotiations with the ability to resolve conflict in a constructive manner
              • Seek and be open to feedback , and modify behavoir accordingly.
              • Able to build a cross functional network to accomplish goalsInnovation
                • Continuous innovative thinking in partner and alliance management including
                • Opportunities for automation
                • Key training and resource creation for Takeda teams
                • Establishing and aligning on effective ways of working across key Takeda PartnershipsComplexity
                  • Ability to work in a global ecosystem (internal and external) with a high degree of complexity
                  • Breadth of knowledge required across therapeutic areas, indications, and/or modalities
                  • Ability to communicate in a clear and engaging manner
                  • High level of output and ability to multi task without sacrificing quality
                  • Subject matter expert in supplier strategy and managementEDUCATION, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS -6+ years experience in large-scale research and drug development in the pharmaceutical and/or CRO industry.
                    • Bachelor's degree. -
                    • Proficiency in computer software such as Powerpoint, Excel and MS Project or equivalent project management softwareADDITIONAL INFORMATION Other duties as assignedTRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:
                      • Domestic travel
                      • Weekly and/or monthly travel to Boston R&D headquartersLocation: Cambridge - HybridBase Salary Range: $150,000-170,000 based on candidate professional experience level. Employee 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, Company Holidays, Personal & Vacation Days, Student Loan Repayment Program and Paid Volunteer Time Off.
                        This position is currently classified as "Hybrid" in accordance with Takeda's Hybrid and Remote Work policy.EEO StatementTakeda 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.LocationsBoston, MAWorker TypeEmployeeWorker Sub-TypeRegularTime TypeFull time

Keywords: Takeda Pharmaceutical, Boston , Senior Manager, Clinical Partner Management, Executive , Wellesley, Massachusetts

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