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Associate Director, Global Medical Communications, GMA Congress Excellence

Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Sep 16, 2023

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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 three therapeutic areas and other targeted investments, we push the boundaries of what is possible in order to bring life-changing therapies to patients worldwide.

Join Takeda as an Associate Director, Global Medical Communications, GMA Congress Excellence where you will be responsible to support the development, operationalization, and execution of Takeda GMA’s scientific and medical congress strategy. This role will serve as the champion to create a roadmap and process for Medical Congress presence and engagement and requires a person who can collaborate cross-functionally to create an industry-leading operational framework and work independently in a fast-paced environment.

You will also be Accountable for supporting strategic plans with business partners, supplier management and assurance of legal, compliance and financial requirements. Champions Takeda’s presence and contributions to the scientific community at congresses. Serve as a trusted advisor to stakeholders across multiple business units and able to collaborate well across various job functions, levels and cultures. The scope includes global congresses across the disease areas supported by Takeda’s Global Portfolio Division. As part of the Global Medical Communications team, you will report to Group Lead, HAE.

How you will contribute:
  • Develop and manage the annual congress strategic planning process for Global Medical Affairs (including forecasting +3 years) and ensuring proper linkage to the annual global medical and budget planning process

  • Strive to ensure appropriate and adequate cross-functional representation at annual and periodic congress planning meetings

  • Contribute to development of key communication initiatives to support GMA’s value story (e.g., internal messages or SharePoint, as decided)

  • Maintain a high level of cross-functional coordination, strategic planning, budget and compliance adherence, liaising with other planning groups as needed (e.g., global meetings and events, finance, etc)

  • Benchmark and develop insights strategy to ensure constant awareness of changing landscape of scientific congress presence to support elevating Takeda’s leadership presence

  • Collaborate on new/innovative/digital engagement and communications approaches associated with congress strategies (e.g. One Takeda congress app)

  • Develop and/or maintain library of congress-related templates (e.g., congress flow diagrams, playbook, pre-con decks, post-con decks, symposia, planning meetings, internal communication templates) and congress-related creative needs (e.g., medical branding colors and styles) to elevate and support a One Takeda presence

  • Develop and implement impactful metric measures for medical activities at congresses enable adapting best practices, lessons learned to inform future planning consistently.

  • Develop and manage internal congress Teams sites, and various digital resources.

  • Drive any needed congress workstream “think tank” initiatives

  • Inform the list of GMA preferred agencies for congress use

  • Ensure and maintain Takeda’s awareness of industry standards and best practices, and lessons learned to inform Takeda’s congress strategy

  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
  • A relevant healthcare degree is required. A medical or scientific degree (PharmD, PhD, RN, MS, etc) is preferred

  • Minimum 5 years of 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 doctoral degree.

  • Minimum 7 years experience in the biopharmaceutical industry for candidates with a master’s degree

  • Experience and good knowledge of congress planning and best practices is preferred

  • Strong collaborator able to inspire teamwork

  • Experience managing complex cross-functional projects, multi-department budgets, PO processes and vendor management

  • Well-developed ability to identify and interpret problems, recommend creative solutions, and influence the decision making process to obtain optimum solutions.

  • Ability to multi-task and oversee multiple activities simultaneously while facing many deadlines

  • Familiarity with international regulatory and legal guidelines regarding medical communication strategy and execution

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.

Base Salary Range: $143,000 to $205,000, based on candidate 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.


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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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