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Associate Director, US Medical Communications - Hematology and Rare Diseases

Company: Takeda
Location: Lexington
Posted on: November 20, 2023

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About the role

Join Takeda as an Associate Director, US Medical Communications - Hematology and Rare Diseases where you will be a strategic partner of the US Medical Communications team responsible for supporting the development and execution of the medical communications strategy across the assigned therapeutic portfolio. You will also be involved in the medical communications Scientific Communication Platform (SCP) and Integrated Communication Platform (ICP) development, and content generation, which may include, but is not limited to, publications, scientific slide decks, field medical tools, training materials, congress-related activities, websites/tools, and other medical programs. As part of the US Medical team, you will report to the Director, Medical Communications. This is a hybrid position based in Lexington, MA.

How you will contribute
--- You will interact with key internal stakeholders, which may include members of the US Medical Communications Team and other functional medical partners such as Medical and Scientific Directors, Outcomes Research, Field Medical, Medical Information, Program Management; other USBU Stakeholders; and Global functional groups such as Medical, Publications, Regulatory, Statistics, and Legal.
--- You will also partner with external key stakeholders such as opinion leaders, investigators, partners, and vendors for medical communication activities related to assigned assets.
--- Involved in planning, development, and implementation of medical communication plans and education programs for assigned brands and/or pipeline therapies
--- Maintain in-depth knowledge of medical communications trends and materials (scientific platform, core slide decks, scientific communication plans, digital communication plans) and can drive updates/revisions to these materials
--- Maintain the scientific accuracy and robustness of the information included in the SCP and Core Communication Objectives (CCOs) for assigned products, and in close collaboration with the cross-functional team supports the development of new SCPs for new products
--- In collaboration with the US Medical Affairs team, support development and execution of the Medical Communications plan and associated activities, such as generation of core Medical Communication documents, SCP, ICP, medical booths and other congress activities, satellite symposia, educational activities, and scientific meetings with external experts
--- Support congress planning and execution including oversight of content and design for the medical affairs booth, collection and generation of scientific insights, and planning of scientific symposia
--- Drive post-congress support including liaising with competitive intelligence and post-congress integration of learnings into medical materials and communication plans
--- Support medical review during the promotional and non-promotional (e.g., disease state) commercial material review, as well as medical affairs material review, for assigned brands
--- Assist in scientific or medical content development for the Field Medical Learning and Development Team for training materials for assigned therapeutic area
--- Ensure that assigned medical communication projects remain on strategy, within budget, and are executed promptly.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications

--- Advanced degree (i.e., MPH, MS, Ph.D., MD, or PharmD) in a biosciences discipline
--- 4+ years of related experience at a pharmaceutical company or a medical communications agency
--- 3+ years in medical affairs including roles in medical communication function
--- Experience leading individuals and cross-functional teams
--- Experience implementing medical communication and congress programs, including omnichannel communication and digital channels/tools
--- Ability to work across diverse therapeutic areas
--- Experience with resource allocation and vendor management
--- Experience managing budgets

--- Understand pharmaceutical clinical development and product life-cycle management
--- Strong self-motivation and enthusiasm with demonstrated ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic, highly detail-oriented environment
--- Understand and interpret medical/scientific data and develop strategic messaging and knowledge of pharmaceutical standards, compliance, and regulations
--- Experience writing scientific communication decks, reports, materials for educational activities
--- Familiarity with project management software

Travel Requirements

--- Ability to travel 15-25% to various professional meetings, conferences, and client sites - limited overnight. Some international travel may be required.

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 Ways of Working
--- 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.

This position is currently classified as "hybrid" in accordance with Takeda's Hybrid and Remote Work policy.

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.


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