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Sr. Director, IBD Business Insights

Lexington, Massachusetts
Start date
Feb 12, 2024

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About the role:

Join Takeda as a Sr. Director, IBD Business Insights where you'll be responsible for the strategy and execution of primary market research, treatment landscape intelligence (CI) and strategic advanced analytics initiatives for the Gastroenterology Business Unit. The objective of this position is to ensure the Insights & Analytics group is framing, investigating and providing valuable insights to the GI leadership team and Cross-functional partners (Sales, Sales Ops, Marketing, Finance, Forecasting, Business Development), based on goals and objectives of the BU. You will also be responsible for owning and coordinating analytics, insights and consumer data systems across commercial GI functions.

How you will contribute:

  • Provide strategic/leadership direction and subject matter expertise to the GI BU Insights & Analytics organization to support data driven business decisions for the following:

    • Sales force effectiveness – including Field Force Infrastructure, Segmentation/Targeting/Alignment etc.

    • Analytics & Reporting – includes all Market and Data analytics based on alignment with key business priorities. Additionally, responsible for rapid, high-quality turnaround on ad hoc business analytics requests for Executive Leadership and other stakeholders.

    • Market Research & Competitive Intelligence – including strategy and execution of primary (qual and quant) market research studies, and competitive intelligence surveillance.

  • Works closely across IBD Business Insights teams and with cross-functional partners to add value through analysis and insights to inform IBD business strategy and execution. This includes collaboration on analytical methodologies for conjoint analysis, discrete choice analysis, quantitative message testing, product positioning, and segmentation using both primary market research data, sales execution data and secondary physician/patient data.

  • Connect market research and secondary data analytics, including advanced analytics, together to tell a compelling and persuasive story that delivers clear and actionable recommendations.

  • Drive strategic thinking and serve as a business insights leader to the U.S. commercial teams by answering key business questions to define commercial strategies and tactics and drive investment decisions.

  • Manage, develop and lead the IBD Business Insights team (14 FTEs) to high levels of performance providing direction, root cause problem solving and critical thinking. Identifies and oversees implementation of efficiencies involving group deliverables, tools and working procedures using continuous improvement methods.

  • Develop core skill training to ensure latest analytics methodologies are incorporated into analysis

  • Align with Commercial Operations regarding data availability and quality for analytics.

  • Manage the IBD Business Insights budget.

  • Create strategic partnerships with internal and external customers, vendors and extended team members.

  • Partner with other Business Unit analytic groups to leverage tools and share best practices.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field; advanced degree preferred.

  • 10+ years’ experience in pharmaceutical or related positions, including in depth experience in building and implementing measurable successful strategies across commercial functions.

  • 5+ years of leading cross functional teams and/or people management responsibility.

  • Ability to identify and understand consumer preferences, demographics, and buying patterns, and integrate this information to create value-added marketing programs.

  • Deep experience in Business Analysis, insights, market research and competitive intelligence, including how these areas inform forecasting.

  • Must have knowledge of relevant internal and external data sources within the pharmaceutical industry and the ability to integrate this data to form valuable insights.

  • Financial acumen, including resource allocation, budget management and reporting, strategic sourcing and P&L evaluation.

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.


Lexington, MA

USA - MA - Cambridge - Kendall Square - 500

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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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