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GBD Transactions Lead

Boston, Massachusetts
Start date
Sep 19, 2023

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Job Description

About the role:

The Global Business Development (GBD) Transactions Lead executes the transaction strategy for their assigned project, which can can vary across multiple Therapeutic Areas. In this role they evaluate and present opportunities, project manage the transaction process and assist with execution deliverables. Join Takeda as a GBD Transactions Lead where you will help establish the BD strategy, identify and guide BD opportunities aligned with that strategy, manage due diligence needs and project reporting deliverables and support execution requirements set by Senior Leadership. As part of the Business Development team, you will report to the Head of GBD, Strategy and Finance.

How you will contribute:

  • Performs analyses of complex and multipart opportunities requiring collaboration to assess applicability of M&A, JV, License, Divestment and other Structured Product Transactions

  • Participate and occasionally lead strategic engagements and negotiations of transactions as directed by Global Business Development leadership

  • Manage business relationships and counsels business partners, internally and externally, on transaction and strategic issues about M&A, licensing/ strategic alliance arrangements

  • Develop and maintain important relationships across a broad sphere of influence, both internally and externally

  • Help with determines appropriate candidates to pursue based on analysis, build presentations and make recommendations to Takeda executive leadership

  • Work with other GBD members and the relevant Bus/Corporate functions (e.g, Corporate Strategy, Finance, Legal, Operations)

  • Participate as a member of or manages a team for projects going to governance bodies, integration team leader or executive sponsor

  • Occasionally requested to manage special projects for Head of GBD, Strategy & Finance and/or Head of Corporate Development.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • BA or BS required, MBA or advanced degree preferred

  • Deal list of executed transactions required

  • Minimum 8 years business development experience with 5 years pharmaceutical/biotech/healthcare industry experience. Demonstrated exposure to R&D and/or Commercial Operations

  • Experience managing, leading or co-leading a transaction

  • Experience directing and managing teams to accomplish corporate goals

  • Commercial or analytical background in business development, life science banking, and/or marketing or equivalent

  • Experience managing a broad and diverse team

  • Experience with the drug development, approval, and commercialization process

  • Cross-functional non-sales experience, e.g., Marketing, Finance, HR, etc. desired

  • Experience working directly with scientific, marketing and other senior management executives from business and health care institutions on an international level

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 Ways of Working

  • 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 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.


Boston, MA

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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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