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Head of Global Innovation Network

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. 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 2020. Job ID R0028861 Date posted 01/25/2021 Location Boston, Massachusetts OBJECTIVES: (Briefly summarise the overall purpose of the position. Objectives should

  • Own Takeda Academic Innovation (TAI) vision, develop TAI strategy and goals, develop plan and accountable for the implementation
  • Build and manage a high performing team that contributes to Takeda next wave of therapeutics in developing an external discovery and development pipeline in Takeda 4 therapeutic areas
  • Maintains understanding of the landscape of regional/local innovation (Academic Centers, Research institutes, VCs, innovation hubs, start-ups, incubators and/or accelerators) and potential for partnership
  • Develops Framework for expanded regional access to an innovation pipeline including addition of Takeda/syndicated incubators in EU, Israel, China, Japan
  • Serves as Ambassador to communicate CEI mission, vision, capabilities and external innovation strategy across external ecosystem (and Takeda), partnering with TVI, BD Heads, S&E ACCOUNTABILITIES: (Describe the primary duties and responsibilities of the job. Approximately 5 - 10 bulleted task statements should be identified).
    • Takeda business lead for all TAI academic alliances (responsible for structuring new alliance, renewal of existing alliances, involved in governance (JSC and board members)
    • Collaborates closely with TVI/BD/S&E leads to ensure dynamic understanding of TA strategic interests through innovation network and how to optimize external engagement models to maximize ROI for R&D
    • Creates content to communicate Takeda Partnering Model/CEI mission/vision, capabilities in multiple media formats (Takeda.com, R&D intranet, LinkedIn, digital brochures, etc)
    • Establishes process for selecting and channeling high potential research/technology platforms into Takeda regional incubators
    • Develops framework to ensure transparency to CEI LT, RSLT of upcoming inflection points for potential strategic transactions for Takeda across regional innovation networks, including TVI PCs, VCs, TAI academic collaborations, regional incubators
    • Creates visual summary of Takeda innovation network and flow from collaborations, investments to strategic transactions for Takeda's pipeline (partner with analytics)
    • Champions platforms to help identify and monitor scientific innovation
    • Creates strategies to optimize Takeda's global presence and engagement in local, regional innovation opportunities EDUCATION, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS: (List the essential and desirable education and competency requirements to perform the primary responsibilities of the job. Any minimum requirements should be highlighted.) Education
      • Bachelor's Degree science or business-related field
      • Advanced degree in science or business is preferred Experience
        • Minimum of 15 years of in-depth pharmaceutical industry and experience and drug development across all phases of research and development with experience in related functions (eg Clinical Science, Clinical Operations, Research, Regulatory, CMC, Marketing)
        • Minimum of 10 yrs--management experience and/or proven leadership experience in managing complex, multi-disciplinary projects in a matrixed environment.
        • Ability to influence outcomes and key project decisions
        • Strategic problem-solving ability Knowledge and Skills
          • Leadership and management skills are essential
          • Therapeutic area expertise is desirable but not required
          • Simultaneous management of multiple tasks of varying complexity, without sacrificing quality of execution
          • Excellent organizational skills and effective presentation, written and verbal skills
          • Create and deliver presentations with focused recommendations
          • Ability to inspire, motivate and drive decision-making in a cross-functional team structure
          • Flexibility, tolerance, and diplomacy to manage differing opinions
          • Expert-level proficiency in--Microsoft Project Professional, SharePoint, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:
            • May travel to the US, EU and Japan offices and other meeting locations internationally. 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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