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Head of Digital Ethics & Compliance, PDT BU

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Start date
Dec 4, 2023

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Job Description

About the role:

As a member of the Plasma Derived Therapies (PDT) Business Unit, Data Digital &Technology (DDT) Leadership Team and the PDT Ethics & Compliance (E&C) Leadership Team, you will develop and establish the ethics and compliance strategy with regards to data, digital and technology. Join Takeda as Head of Digital Ethics & Compliance, PDT BU . As part of the Ethics & Compliance Operations team, you will report to the Head of Ethics & Compliance, Plasma Derived Therapies.

How you will contribute:

  • Lead ethics by design across business projects with the PDT BU Digital, Data and Technology team and the global TRUST team, including the use of the Takeda AI Principles, the Data Privacy Policy and the IFPMA guidance on the ethical use of data and technology.

  • Prepare materials for, and periodically lead on topics at PDT BU RECC (Risk, Ethics & Compliance Committee) meetings and support the PDT BU DD&T Council on matters of E&C, Data Privacy and Tech Ethics.

  • Lead the design and implementation of the E&C Program across the PDT BU DD&T organization. Establish and lead the implementation of the Data Privacy and Tech Ethics Programs across PDT BU. Including Data Privacy Impact Assessment, Records of Processing/Data Inventory, Privacy Incident Management activities, design of the Tech Ethics control framework.

  • Contribute to global E&C program development projects, as relevant from time to time (Code of Conduct, Values Ambassador Program, Ethical Decision-Making based on PTRB, Policies and Procedures).

  • Based on needs assessment, establish the Learning Curriculum for E&C, Data Privacy and Tech Ethics across the PDT BU and design and implement capability building for PDT E&C LT and the PDT BU LT.

  • Work with Head of PDT R&D & Medical Affairs PDT BU to review the PDT device strategy as it relates to digital tools and potential data management.

  • Advisor to the PDT BU on Data Privacy and Tech Ethics matters including Mobile Application Development, Website Development, Market Research, Patient Support Program Development and Third-party Management and the ethical use of data and technology.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Minimum 8 years’ experience of Ethics & Compliance and Data Privacy in a regulated industry.

  • Privacy Certification(s) like IAPP-CIPM/CIPT/CIPE or equivalent.

  • Experience of internationally recognized standards applied to E&C programs, including policies, learning curricula, risk management, investigations and the use of supporting tools.

  • Demonstrated professional expertise on Data Privacy.

  • Clear understanding of data privacy laws and regulations in an international environment.

  • Pharmaceutical industry experience is a plus and so is experience of applied tech ethics.

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.


Cambridge, MA

USA - IL - Bannockburn

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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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