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Associate Director, Program Management Global Medical Affair

Company: Takeda Pharmaceuticals International GmbH
Location: Boston
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

The health and safety of our employees and candidates is very important to us. Due to the current situation related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we're leveraging our digital capabilities to ensure we can continue to recruit top talent at Takeda. As your application progresses, you may be asked to use one of our digital tools to help you through your recruitment journey. If so, one of our colleagues will explain how these tools will be used during the recruitment process. Thank you. *Please be aware of an Identity Theft Scheme targeting individuals seeking jobs with Takeda and other employers. See below or here for more info. Associate Director, Program Management Global Medical Affairs Takeda fosters a collaborative and stimulating work environment filled with opportunity and the chance to make a difference in people's lives. It is a workplace driven by integrity, one of Takeda's long-held values that extends to both the patients we serve and our employees who develop and deliver medicines. Across our company, Takeda employees bring together diverse strengths that together create a stronger whole. As one of the world's leading biopharmaceutical companies, Takeda is committed to bringing Better Health and a Brighter future to people worldwide. We aspire to bring our leadership in translating science into life-changing medicines to the next level, in our core focus areas; oncology, gastroenterology, neuroscience, rare diseases, plasma-derived therapies, and vaccines. The Greater Boston Area is headquarters to many of our Global and US business units. We are a passionate team doing important work that impacts patients' lives. If you are driven to create better health and a brighter future, join us! Success What makes a successful member of our team? Check out the traits we're looking for and see if you have the right mix. Life at Takeda A Global Top Employer Recognized for our culture and way of working, we're one of only select companies to receive Top Global Employer -- status for 2021. Associate Director, Program Management Global Medical Affairs Job ID R0030469 Date posted 02/12/2021 Location Boston, Massachusetts 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 Description Associate Director, Program Management Global Medical Affairs Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as Associate Director, Program Management Global Medical Affairs in our Cambridge, MA office. 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. As Associate Director, Program Management Global Medical Affairs working on the CMO Project Management Office team, you will be empowered to provide project management and leadership skills to the Medical Strategy Team (MST), Medical Franchise Leadership Team (MFLT) and/or certain other functions in the CMO or GMA, in the successful delivery of multiple and/or complex projects within a single or across therapeutic areas for Global Medical Affairs. A typical day will include: POSITION OBJECTIVES:

  • Responsibilities include leadership of the MFLT, MST and/or other teams, in strategic direction and translating project strategy into an efficiently executable plan; predicting and planning solutions to achieve successful operational execution; driving the team to achieve clarity on issues and focus on effective contingencies; interfacing with senior management and influencing decision-making, monitoring slippage and developing strategies to get back on plan and navigating through the internal governance for projects
  • Will partner closely with the Medical Franchise Head (MFH), Global Medical Unit Head (GMUH) and CMO / GMA team members as well as other global, regional and local Medical Affairs, Commercial and R&D functions, as required, to ensure that the medical and functional strategy is integrated into an operational plan
  • Serves as a partner to CMO and GMA functional team members to determine project priorities, identify resource needs; lead key strategic planning activities; report program progress; oversee program budget; and execute communication and change management plans
  • Identifies and drives innovative process improvements with significant organizational impact and takes on, as needed, non-project responsibilities, which can include project management processes and systems POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES:
    • Leads the program and project planning efforts of the MFLT, in defining and implementing the therapeutic strategy as well as maintaining oversight at the MST for the operational plans, execution strategies & critical path for the product
    • Responsible for coordinating governance approvals for the key project deliverables and holds self and team members accountable to deliver on the agreed upon program objectives
    • Identifies and manages project and resource priorities that align with the business objectives
    • Addresses and resolves project challenges, keeping leadership informed of critical considerations (e.g., resources, performance concerns). Provides clarity and direction in urgent or unexpected situations
    • Establishes, communicates and executes plans resulting in achievement of project goals EDUCATION, BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
      • Bachelor's Degree science or business-related field
      • Advanced degree in science or business is preferred
      • 6 - 8 years of pharmaceutical industry experience. Previous drug development experience is preferred (e.g. Clinical Research, Regulatory, CMC, or BDM or other development related function)
      • 4 to 6 years' experience as a project manager leading complex pharmaceutical projects in a multi-disciplinary, global environment
      • 5 years people management experience and/or proven leadership experience in managing a global, matrix team
      • Proven ability to communicate clearly and present key information objectively and collaborate effectively with management
      • Experience managing program level budgets across multiple projects
      • Knowledge of regulatory and compliance guidelines governing medical affairs
      • Applied knowledge of performance measurement (e.g. metrics, dashboards)
      • Therapeutic area expertise is desirable LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:
        • Project Management Professional certification with PMI desired TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:
          • May travel to the US, EU and Japan offices and other meeting locations internationally. Approximately 25% travel is required. 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 Check out where you could be
              working if you apply. Job Seekers: Protect yourself against identity theft Please be aware there are instances of identity thieves posting Takeda-branded jobs and posing as employees to steal personal information. They visit job-related websites and invite candidates to online chats. During the chat, they press job seekers to provide bank account information and Social Security numbers. Copyright 1995-2019 Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited. All rights reserved.

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