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Global Associate New Product Lead – GI New Products

Boston, Massachusetts
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Sep 21, 2023

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Global Associate New Product Lead – GI New ProductsTakeda PharmaceuticalCambridge, MAAbout the role:

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company to inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as the Global Associate New Product Lead, GI New Products. This is an Associate Director level in our Cambridge, MA office working on the Global Product & Launch Strategy (GPLS) team.

Global Product & Launch Strategy (GPLS) is Takeda's global commercial strategy organization focused on fueling Takeda's growth by leading global product strategy and lifecycle management for our inline growth portfolio and driving commercialization strategy and launch preparation for development programs in our innovative, highly differentiated product pipeline.

Within GPLS, the GI Product & Launch Strategy Unit (GI PLSU) is responsible for driving successful product strategies for pipeline programs and recently launched, high growth products, in close collaboration with the GI Therapeutic Area Unit in R&D (GI TAU). The GI PLSU is currently focused on driving the sustained growth of ENTYVIO and ALOFISEL, while supporting a strong GI pipeline including 10+ programs in clinical development. The Global Associate New Product Lead will work closely with the Head of New Products GI to provide commercial direction on multiple development programs within the GI Clinical pipeline with particular emphasis on the GI Motility Franchise.

How you will contribute:
  • 50% Identify key strategic questions, access and assess relevant data or market research, develop and evaluate options, and incorporate implications for the asset / development strategy

    • Actively partner with the Head of New Products and the Global Program Team (GPT) in providing early commercial planning and execution for the GI Motility Franchise

    • Build target product profiles (TPPs) and target product claims (TPCs) for early and mid-stage programs, based on thorough understanding of market dynamics and potential future trends

    • Identify insights needs and ensure the required payer, provider and patient insights are leveraged to inform clinical development programs and business development decisions; Translate key insights into actionable strategies

    • Translate key insights from scientific experts (internal R&D colleagues + external opinion leaders) into clear, actionable product strategies

    • Develop and communicate strong understanding of treatment protocols, level of unmet needs, potential patient segments, and competitive pipeline to identify targeted product concepts and necessary product profiles

    • Work with medical affairs, market access, health economics and outcomes research teams to enable the development robust payer and health system value propositions

  • 30% Drive specific projects / workstreams as part of the pre-commercialization planning or early market building efforts.

    • Proactively partner with relevant cross functional stakeholders across Takeda divisions (including Global Medical, Market Access, Insights, Clinical Sciences, Patient Advocacy, Manufacturing, and others) to support key decision criteria for commercial success

    • Identify and drive select commercial workstreams and projects in support of the overall commercial strategy in order to inform clinical development and commercialization plans

    • Work closely with regions and key LOCs to ensure the regional/country voice and feedback is integrated into commercial planning

    • Be responsible for building and aligning the matrixed organization on the early Global Brand Plan, partnering with global and regional partners to identify and manage to gaps /opportunities

  • 20% Support internal governance / business planning, communication, ,investor relations, deliverables (e.g. periodic IR events, annual brand plan, Portfolio Prioritization, Commercialization and Launch Committee meetings, Mid-range Plan / MRP budgets)

    • Provide guidance and assessments of external opportunities

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree required; MBA or science-related graduate degree preferred

  • 5+ years of pharmaceutical / biotech, new product planning, commercial marketing / sales and / or market insights experience that clearly demonstrates strategic thinking and deep analytics

  • Must be a strong communicator, able to confidently present findings to top level executives as well as able to represent the commercial perspective to senior members of different internal Takeda functions

  • Global or Regional/Country marketing experience, focus on product strategy, market development, and launch preparation

  • Ability to understand Global market trends, financial data, customer needs and assess competitive intelligence data

  • Ability to engage with science and manufacturing topics as they relate to overall product strategy with the capacity to lead / influence in cross-functional team settings

  • Experience in GI diseases, including motility disorders is highly desired, but not required

  • Additional desired experience: market access and pricing, brand planning, KOL engagement, strategy consulting, market research (insights generation), and / or investment banking

  • Potential for domestic and international travel, up to 20%

  • Builds high-performing teams: holds self and others to high standards for cross-functional team performance. Builds and models a culture of questioning and constructive challenge and collaboration to foster openness and candid dialogue among the business, regions and other decision making bodies.

  • Demonstrates scientific & business acumen and strategic thinking: Anticipates and thinks critically and strategically about global market dynamics. Proactively develops detailed knowledge. Navigates complex compliance and regulatory environments. Synthesizes large amounts of information and makes informed decisions based on rigorous analysis.

  • Drives innovation: Is entrepreneurial, encourages creativity, commits resources to experiment with new approaches, removes organizational barriers. Is interested and motivated to bring ideas to market. Is comfortable with ambiguity and limited data.

  • Aligns with priorities and takes responsibility: Aligns with organizational priorities, manages expectations and fulfills commitments to internal and external stakeholders. Proactively mitigates risk while owning and learning from mistakes.

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 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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