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Advisory Lead, USBU Ethics & Compliance, Hematology & Transplant

Boston, Massachusetts
Start date
Mar 24, 2023

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Regulatory, Legal/Compliance
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
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Full time
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Job Description

Advisory Lead, USBU Ethics & Compliance, Hematology & Transplant Takeda PharmaceuticalCambridge, MAAbout the role:

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as the Advisory Lead, USBU Ethics & Compliance, Hematology & Transplant at the Director level in our Cambridge, MA office.

As the Advisory Lead, USBU Ethics & Compliance, Hematology & Transplant, on the USBU Ethics & Compliance (“E&C”) team, you will be empowered to focus on what the organization needs by ensuring ethical behavior plays a fundamental role in risk mitigation, being a forward-thinking leader in risk identification and mitigation, and building a modern function supporting achievement of Takeda's Vision 2025.

How you will contribute:
  • Responds rapidly to changing environment and business needs, is close to the market, and encourages ethical behavior in line with Takeda's values.

  • Commits to act as a role model for Takeda's values, ethics and values-based decision making, fostering this mindset in clients, partners and team members.

  • Enables the organization to take decisions which are ethical and in line with our priorities of Patient, Trust, Reputation, and Business

  • Collaborates across all E&C teams and partners with stakeholders in Business Units / Business Functions to embed ethics and compliance as part of the way everyone works at Takeda

  • Leads implementation of E&C strategy for the USBU Hematology and Transplant Franchises by influencing senior management and other stakeholders to adhere to existing E&C principles and change behavior to new trends that Takeda establishes as best practice.

  • Maintains and further strengthens business expertise and nurtures cross functional relationships to enable a proactive, holistic and cross functional approach to risk identification.

  • Works closely with senior management and cross functional partners to align on, and implement, E&C controls to proactively manage identified risks.

  • Develops programs that empower senior management as well as home office and field-based personnel to seamlessly integrate E&C principles and Takeda Values into their day-to-day activities and leadership of others.

  • Provides E&C guidance related to company activities, such as organizational design, brand planning, needs assessments, and Incentive Compensation structures.

  • Thinks beyond his/her assigned therapeutic area to anticipate the potential impact of his/her advice on other areas of the company and proactively collaborates and communicates with the relevant stakeholders to manage this impact.

  • Demonstrates leadership within the USBU E&C organization, such as informally mentoring other team members and proactively educating other team members on relevant topics.

  • Provides leadership and guidance to senior management as well as home office and field-based personnel on interpretation of Code of Conduct, Compliance Policies, and relevant SOPs, guidance documents, and other E&C program requirements.

  • Delivers high-impact presentations to promote awareness and adherence to E&C principles and Takeda Values (e.g., sales training).

  • Collaborates with E&C Operations in the creation and delivery of various E&C communication initiatives.

  • Assists in developing materials for USBU Risk, Ethics and Compliance Committee (RECC) meetings including external benchmarking, internal compliance metrics – dashboards, and compliance program vision. Presents at RECC meetings where required.

  • Periodically reviews and adjusts policies and procedures to align with current Takeda Legal feedback as well as E&C team input.

  • Identifies and analyzes external trends and drives into organization where needed.

  • Performs periodic reviews of USBU E&C Policies and Procedures to ensure they are consistent with Takeda Values, OIG regulatory guidance, PhRMA Code requirements and other applicable laws, regulations and internal policies and procedures

  • External facing - Drives USBU Advisory engagement with evolving E&C trends (PhRMA, OIG, DOJ)

  • Negotiates to create solutions in harmony with leadership and business needs.

  • Partners with the business as well as any third-party vendor to live monitor USBU business unit activities, such as field rides, speaker programs and advisory boards.

  • Researches and responds to compliance hotline/helpline questions on an as-needed basis.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
  • 10+ years of relevant compliance or commercial experience required;

  • Bachelor's degree required; JD or relevant advanced degree preferred

  • Strong understanding of state and federal health care laws/regulations

  • Extensive experience with laws, regulations and industry guidance that affect the pharmaceutical industry including, but not limited to, OIG and PhRMA guidelines, healthcare standard operating procedures, anti-bribery laws, and state price reporting statute

  • Up to 20% travel

  • Respected expert and advisor to senior management of the BU who influences and drives the Ethics & Compliance agenda for the BU

  • Exceptional skills to transform ideas into conversations and materials that resonate (presentations, written documents, email, etc.)

  • Consistently demonstrates the ability to deliver results both through self and others

  • Able to work and deliver on deadlines while managing multiple projects and priorities effectively

  • Works cross-functionally / collaborates / manages matrix - Strong leadership skills, including the ability to lead change efforts through effective communication and persuasion

  • Strong customer service skills and ability to demonstrate executive presence while interacting with all levels of management and stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated ability to read, analyze, and interpret business and regulatory information and legal advice

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 Work Paths

  • 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.

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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Takeda is a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan, committed to discover and deliver life-transforming treatments, guided by our commitment to patients, our people and the planet. Takeda focuses its R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas: Oncology, Rare Genetics and Hematology, Neuroscience, and Gastroenterology (GI). We also make targeted R&D investments in Plasma-Derived Therapies and Vaccines. We are focusing on developing highly innovative medicines that contribute to making a difference in people’s lives by advancing the frontier of new treatment options and leveraging our enhanced collaborative R&D engine and capabilities to create a robust, modality-diverse pipeline. Our employees are committed to improving quality of life for patients and to working with our partners in health care in approximately 80 countries and regions.

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