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Senior Director, Global Regulatory Project Management, GI ²

Start date
Apr 14, 2024

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Clinical, Clinical Project Management, Regulatory
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Job Details

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Job Description

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.

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as a Senior Director, Global Regulatory Project Management, GI ² within our Global Regulatory Affairs organization, based remotely.


  • Partners with the Global Regulatory Lead (GRL) on Global Regulatory Teams (GRTs) to ensure global regulatory project plans for programs / products of high complexity are established and maintained, and plans & directs the seamless execution of the GRT goals. Oversees and provides regulatory operational support for programs in the GI2 Therapeutic Area Unit (TAU)
  • Expertly leads cross functional project submission working groups (SWG) to deliver successful submissions/filings and outcomes with Health Authorities (HA) for highly complex, novel, and critical programs by providing expert and effective Project Management leadership, oversight, direction and planning.
  • Directly supports GI ² TAU Regulatory Head by ensuring project management and regulatory operational support for the therapeutic areas product portfolio is effective, seamless and delivering to expectations. Generates and delivers reports on portfolio metrics and status updates with actionable insights.

How you will contribute:


  • Partner with the Global Regulatory Lead (GRL), co-lead and facilitate product-specific Global Regulatory Team (GRT) meetings and cross-functional submission working groups (SWG) meetings , to oversee, plan and deliver GRT goals and regulatory submissions in accordance with regulatory strategy for highly complex programs.
  • Partner with the GRL to ensure Global Product Team (GPT) regulatory goals are cascaded and that the Global Regulatory Strategy Plan is operationalized and executed upon. Ensure seamless alignment of operational plans with Global Project Management (GPM) team and Therapeutic Area Units (TAUs)/Business Units (BUs) asset strategies.
  • Proactively drive GRT and SWG project teams, establish appropriate level of urgency, and maintain focus on deliverables. Lead teams to identify and recommend solutions to problems and pathways to overcome barriers for strategy execution. Develop and maintain integrated regulatory project plans and integrated SWG plans.
  • Directly support TAU Regulatory head with portfolio analytics by creating, leading and delivering actionable assessment reports and updates, as well as efficient processes for portfolio status reviews. Provide project management support for TAU GRA department meetings and project management leadership for business critical projects and/or programs of very high complexity for TAU GRA specific initiatives and workstreams as required/requested.
  • Provide and oversee regulatory operational support activities for programs supported by the TAU. Ensure out-sourced regulatory operational deliverables by third parties and vendors meet all program timelines and company standards. Liaise and proactively engage with third party stakeholders to ensure smooth, effective and timely work flows. Operational support may include, but not limited to drafting and preparation of forms and cover letters, providing logistical support for health authority meetings, coordinating briefing book roundtables, drafting regulatory notifications, coordinating and managing regulatory document workflows, inputting information into regulatory information management systems etc.)
  • Prepare and deliver reports and metrics on major regulatory milestone status, potential critical issues, constraints, bottlenecks, regulatory risks, mitigation management (and proposed solutions to support decision-making) across individual programs, and across the TAU portfolio, as required. Collaborate with the GRL in presenting operational strategies and plan statuses to key stakeholders (e.g. GPT members, Regulatory Leadership. TAUs & BUs) as appropriate, through both scheduled and ad-hoc updates.
  • Drive decision making processes and escalate issues, as needed, ensuring proactive planning is taking place to enable delivery of all regulatory milestones across the TAUs portfolio of projects.
  • Elevate high impact business critical issues and potential critical issues together with proposed plan of action, as appropriate, in a timely manner to management.
  • Drive continuous improvement across TAU GRTs by planning and implementing changes through proactive engagements with GRA TAU head. Identify and propose solutions for addressing potential systemic bottlenecks and constraints across the portfolio.
  • Supervise, coach and mentor staff. Provide leadership and training to support Regulatory Project Managers’ abilities to deliver on all expectations and their professional development
  • Actively contribute to the development, implementation and continuous improvement of PM tools and processes for Global Regulatory Project Management and Strategic Planning (RPM&SP). Maintain lessons learned log across project portfolios; track project variances and identify root causes; detect, raise awareness and develop plan to address systemic concerns/issues.
  • Consult, support, advise and contribute to Takeda’s body of Regulatory Project Management Knowledge and Project Management processes.
  • Responsible for demonstration of Takeda Leadership behaviors.


Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise

  • Comprehensive understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and drug development project management and regulatory affairs (e.g., clinical development, the prescription drug distribution process, etc.)


  • Demonstrated ability to work across functions, regions and cultures
  • Functional level leadership with the ability to inspire, motivate and drive results
  • Excellent communicator, able to persuasively convey both ideas and data, verbally and in writing
  • Proven skills as an effective team player who can engender credibility and confidence within and outside the company
  • Ability to distil complex issues and ideas down to simple comprehensible terms
  • Demonstrates leadership presence and confidence
  • Embraces and demonstrates a diversity and inclusion mindset and role models these behaviors for the organization
  • Builds teams across functions and geographies with individuals who have the right skills and experience to deliver on key organizational initiatives.
  • Invests time in helping others to enhance their skills and perform at a higher level

Decision-making and Autonomy

  • Decision making responsibilities:
    • Provide input to highly complex decisions that impact the functional area
    • Accountable for decision making for designated function
    • Ability to seek diverse input from multiple constituents and stakeholders to drive innovative solutions
    • Ability to incorporate feedback and ensure decisions are implemented swiftly to yield flawless execution
  • Accountable for providing input to and implementing vision and strategy for designated scope


  • Effectively navigates the changing external and internal environment and leads others through change by creating and inspiring and engaging workplace
  • Cultivates a broad network of relationships throughout Takeda, with affiliates and external partners, in the industry and area of expertise.
  • Effectively represents function in negotiations with the ability to resolve conflict in a constructive manner
  • Ability to build strong relationships and collaborate effectively with other interfacing Takeda functions


  • Forward thinking with the ability to recommend, influence and implement organizational change and continuous innovation
  • Comfortable challenging the status quo and bringing forward innovative solutions
  • Ability to take risks implementing innovative solutions, accelerating time to market
  • Identifies opportunities and anticipates changes in the business landscape through an understanding and ongoing assessment of the environment affecting the business.
  • Role models respect and inclusion, creating a culture that fosters innovation


  • Ability to work in a global ecosystem (internal and external) with a high degree of complexity
  • Deep expertise required
  • Ability to see and understand broader, enterprise level perspective

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • 12+ years pharma experience with 10+ years regulatory or 10+ years related field preferred
  • Prior people management experience required
  • Additional certification a plus: Regulatory (e.g. RAC or equivalent), Change Management
  • Significant experience in global drug development regulations, regulatory submissions, lifecycle management, compliance, business systems technology and process is required.
  • At least 2 major (original or supplement) and several minor (amendment) filing experiences in one or more jurisdictions, along with eCTD experience is required.
  • Understanding of scientific principles and regulatory standards/requirements relevant to global drug development and post-market support.
  • Proven ability to provide regulatory operational support and guidance.
  • Able to deal with issues of critical importance, provides regulatory operational advice and making reasoned decisions on regulatory operational issues.
  • Demonstrates leadership, problem-solving ability, flexibility and teamwork.
  • Exercises good judgement in elevating and communicating actual or potential issues to line management.
  • Active participation in Industry groups/forums expected. Recognized as an expert in the field.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to prepare effective presentations with focused messaging
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrates strong ability to collaboratively lead without line authority, interact and work effectively with other departments as well as external organizations
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to multitask and with attention to detail; capable of managing multiple projects within assigned timelines
  • Ability to apply scientific principles to assess issues, request and collect relevant information, analyze data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to identify issues and opportunities and provide direction to teams to explore alternatives.

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 "remote" in accordance with Takeda's Hybrid and Remote Work policy.


  • Remote within the US
  • Travel: The Director is expected to come to Quarterly GRA meetings in Cambridge & ad hoc travel, possibly international to Columbia, Poland & India.

Takeda Compensation and Benefits Summary

We understand compensation is an important factor as you consider the next step in your career. We are committed to equitable pay for all employees, and we strive to be more transparent with our pay practices.

For Location:

Massachusetts - Virtual

U.S. Base Salary Range:

$205,100.00 - $322,300.00

The estimated salary range reflects an anticipated range for this position. The actual base salary offered may depend on a variety of factors, including the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, specific and unique skills, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job.The actual base salary offered will be in accordance with state or local minimum wage requirements for the job location.

U.S. based employees may be eligible for short-term and/or long-termincentives. U.S.based employees may be eligible to participate in medical, dental, vision insurance, a 401(k) plan and company match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, a tuition reimbursement program, paid volunteer time off, company holidays, and well-being benefits, among others. U.S.based employees are also eligible to receive, per calendar year, up to 80 hours of sick time, and new hires are eligible to accrue up to 120 hours of paid vacation.

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.


Massachusetts - Virtual

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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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