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Associate Director, Global Medical Communications, Immunology

Boston, Massachusetts
Start date
Mar 26, 2023

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Job Description

About the role:

At Takeda, we are a forward-looking, world-class R&D organization that unlocks innovation and delivers transformative therapies to patients. By focusing R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas and other targeted investments, we push the boundaries of what is possible to bring life-changing therapies to patients worldwide.

Join Takeda as an Associate Director, Global Medical Communications, Immunology where you will have a dynamic, strategic role within Global Medical Affairs that collaborates with cross-functional partners to oversee one or more disease areas/assets on a global level.

You will be responsible for the strategic co-development and execution of medical communication plans encompassing tactics such as core content, scientific communication platforms, HCP education, congress activities, digital initiatives, and communication planning. You will also lead a medical review of promotional and non-promotional materials and apply medical communications expertise and business acumen to the further therapeutic area and global medical communication strategy. As part of the Global Medical Communications team, you will report to the Head of Global Medical Communications.

How you will contribute:
  • Manage Global Medical Communications planning and execution for Immunology.
  • The Associate Director, of Global Medical Communications, leads and is accountable for asset-level medical communication strategies and implementation.
  • Leads Medical Communication initiatives, ensuring quality and timely delivery against medical plans.
  • Interface with cross-functional teams to provide scientific leadership and technical expertise across a disease state area, contributing to launching and life-cycle management of a medical unit.
  • Leads Medical Communication initiatives, ensuring quality and timely delivery against medical plans.
  • Interface with cross-functional teams to provide scientific leadership and technical expertise across a disease state area, contributing to launching and life-cycle management of a medical unit.
  • Leads and executes diverse medical communication tactics related to core content (eg slide decks), scientific communication platforms (SCP), HCP education (eg symposia), congress activities (eg medical booth), digital initiatives (eg webinars), and communication planning (eg integrated communications plans).
  • Align and coordinate plans and execution with the Global Medical Communications Director.
  • Coordinate with the Group Lead to monitor the performance of goals and delivery of medical communications plans.
  • Mentorship or matrix management of global medical communications colleagues, fellows, managers, and senior managers.
  • Oversee budget, financial forecasting, and vendor management for the assigned asset(s).
  • Work with Legal and Regulatory colleagues to resolve questions and provide leadership in concept design and approval of promotional and non-promotional materials.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
  • A relevant healthcare degree is required. A medical or scientific degree (MD, PharmD, Ph.D., RN, MS, etc) is preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, preferably within a matrix structure and medical affairs roles (e.g. Medical Science Liaison, Medical Information, Medical Communications, Medical Education, Publications) for candidates with a doctoral degree. Minimum 7 years experience in the biopharmaceutical industry for candidates with a master’s degree.
  • Strong collaborator is able to inspire teamwork.
  • A critical thinker is able to understand complex scenarios and focus on priorities.
  • Good knowledge of medical communication approaches and best practices.
  • Familiarity with international regulatory and legal guidelines regarding medical communication strategy and execution.
  • Up to 20% travel for congresses and offsite meetings may be required.
  • Previous experience in Immunology is a plus.

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 a 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.

Base Salary Range: $ 143,500 to $ 205,000, based on the candidate's professional experience level. Employees may also be eligible for Short-term and Long-Term Incentive benefits as well. Employees are eligible to participate in Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401(k), Charitable Contribution Match, Holidays, Personal Days & Vacation, Tuition Reimbursement Program, and Paid Volunteer Time Off.

The final salary offered for this position may take into account a number of factors including, but not limited to, location, skills, education, and experience.

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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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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