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Director/Senior Director, Search & Evaluation - Massachusetts

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

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Location:
Boston, MA
Posted Date:
3/22/2013
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
1201085
Salary:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:

Job Description

Please note that the requirements specified in this posting are the basic qualifications required for the Director, Search amp; Evaluation position; however, job title will be dependent on the candidate's level of experience in those requirements.

OBJECTIVE:

* The Search and Evaluation(Samp;E) team is a newly established group within Takeda's GLBD organization. The team is responsible for working closely with other relevant functions within the broader Takeda organization to (i) develop a BD strategy consistent with core therapeutic area Ramp;D and commercial strategies outside of oncology and vaccines (ii) identify and triage opportunities consistent with the agreed strategies and (iii) lead cross-functional due diligence teams to efficiently assess and prioritize in-licensing and alliance opportunities across the Ramp;D pipeline.

* As a core member of an assigned Therapeutic Area Unit (TAU), a primary responsibility of the Search and Evaluation (Samp;E) Director, will be to help establish the BD strategy, identify and drive significant BD opportunities aligned with that strategy, delivering upon the external innovation needs of the assigned Therapeutic Area.

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

* Lead the global business development (GLBD) sourcing of BD opportunities in an assigned Therapeutic Area to deliver significant products of interest on a worldwide or major region (US, EU, Japan/Asia, Emerging Markets) basis that meet the strategic scientific, therapeutic and commercial needs of the assigned Therapeutic Area.

* Source and provide initial technical evaluation of an assigned Therapeutic Area in-licensing candidates with emphasis on later stage (lt;12 months from an IND and beyond) opportunities; conduct regular comprehensive screening efforts.

* Coordinate in-house technical evaluation and due diligence on in-licensing candidates

* Prepare technical components of recommendations and proposals for in-licensing candidates for senior management.

* Liaise effectively with GLBD's licensing transaction teams to consummate deals

* Maintain thorough knowledge of:

* Assigned Therapeutic Area products in development throughout the industry.

* Industry trends, regulatory, legal and commercial issues

* Takeda's Ramp;D and Commercial processes

* Assigned Therapeutic Area science as it relates to product development

* Takeda's Therapeutic Area portfolio, including gaps and strengths

* Establish and maintain a broad network of relationships with potential licensors worldwide; liaise effectively with the Samp;E Regional Directors and leverage the Takeda organization at large (scientists, clinicians, commercial managers..) to ensure maximal sourcing capability for an assigned Therapeutic Area.

* Working with the VP, Samp;E, the rest of the Samp;E team and other key functions outside of GLBD, help design and implement processes for opportunity assessment and due diligence to ensure competitive superiority.

* Articulate Takeda's licensing goals and practices in public forums, such as, partnering meetings; be an ambassador for the Takeda GLBD brand ensuring Takeda is perceived as a #8220;Partner of Choice#8221;.

Requirements

Please note that the requirements specified in this posting are the basic qualifications required for the Director, Search amp; Evaluation position; however, job title will be dependent on the candidate's level of experience in those requirements.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, AND SKILLS:

* Over 6 years experience in the Pharma/Biotech industry; over 4 years in Ramp;D.

* Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree is required; demonstrated clinical or biological/pharmacological training and research experience in the assigned Therapeutic Area required.

* Must demonstrate the scientific knowledge and gravitas within the assigned Therapeutic Area to help drive internal BD strategy within the Therapeutic Area Unit and hold/drive meaningful discussions externally with Pharma/Biotech executives and key opinion leaders.

* A track record of success in sourcing/driving significant business development opportunities to completion in a commercial arena is required.

* Excellent understanding of processes, interfaces and interdependencies between drug development and commercialisation.

* A well established business development network within an assigned Therapeutic Area is strongly preferred along with a progressive knowledge of innovative alliance structures, industry trends and competitive issues related to pharmaceutical business development.

* Creative, results oriented self-starter with the ability to deliver.

* Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills.

* Excellent interpersonal skills including a demonstrated ability to be effective in a matrix environment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

* Manual dexterity required to operate office equipment (i.e. computers, phones, etc.).

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

* Willingness to travel to various meetings or client sites, including overnight trips. Some international travel may be required.

* Requires approximately 30 #8211; 40  % travel.
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