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Head of Research Strategy Development and Internal Consulting

Employer
Takeda
Location
Boston, Massachusetts
Start date
May 8, 2024

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Discipline
Marketing, Strategic Marketing
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
Hotbed
Genetown, Best Places to Work

Job Details

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Job Description

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine?

At Takeda, we are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through our R&D-driven market leadership and being a values-led company. To do this, we empower our people to realize their potential through life-changing work. Certified as a Global Top Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and strive for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

Here, you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.

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.

Objective / Purpose:

The Research Strategy and Operations function is responsible for integrating scientific acumen with business analytics and processes to deliver clear business plans, operational excellence and portfolio progression for the Takeda Research pipeline.

The Head of Strategy Development and Internal Consulting is a core member of the Research Strategy & Operations Leadership Team. Leading our consulting competency, role will interface with top leadership across R&D and is critical in shaping and executing our research strategy, as well as providing strategic guidance and support to senior leadership on key business decisions, including portfolio management, resource allocation, and investment strategies. This position requires a deep understanding of the pharmaceutical industry, strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and the ability to effectively communicate complex concepts to diverse audiences.

Accountabilities:

  • Leads a team of internal consultants to advise the Research Senior Leadership on complex challenges and strategic initiatives.
  • Provides strategic guidance and support to senior leadership on critical business decisions, including portfolio management, resource allocation, and investment strategies.
  • Develops and implements research strategies that are aligned with the organization's long-term goals and objectives.
  • Conducts comprehensive market analysis to identify emerging trends, assess the competitive landscape and pinpoint potential opportunities for research to inform strategic decision-making.
  • Monitors external landscape to identify and evaluate new research opportunities, technologies, and partnerships to drive innovation and enhance the company's competitive advantage.
  • Builds and maintains strategic partnerships with external stakeholders such as research institutions, universities, and industry experts to foster collaboration, leverage external expertise, access funding opportunities, and enhance the organization's research capabilities.
  • Collaborates with cross-functional teams to define research priorities, allocate resources effectively, and ensure the timely execution of projects.
  • Drives assessment of business models to address trade-offs vs. opportunities arising from strategic opportunities.
  • Promotes a culture of continuous improvement by implementing best practices, developing standardized processes, and encouraging knowledge sharing across the organization.
  • Analyzes and assesses Research programs and technology platforms in a competitive context to guide strategic planning.
  • Identifies new growth opportunities and evaluates build/buy/partner scenarios, along with other special projects, to achieve business goals.
  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of specific scientific topics, disease areas, and asset classes, and continuously updates competitive intelligence to ensure visibility to emerging opportunities and changes in the competitive landscape.

Education & Competencies :

  • Expected 10 years related experience in the pharmaceutical industry, with expertise in drug discovery, Takeda therapeutic areas
  • Minimum 2 years experience at a major consulting firm
  • Proven ability to respectfully challenge and influence senior leaders
  • Expertise in competitive portfolio landscapes in Takeda therapeutic areas
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to provide strategic direction and drive results
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams
  • Proven track record of success in research strategy development and/or internal consulting within the pharmaceutical industry
  • Strong knowledge of drug discovery and development processes, including preclinical and clinical research
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to synthesize complex information and make data-driven decisions
  • Exceptional leadership and communication skills, with the ability to influence and collaborate effectively with stakeholders at all levels
  • Strategic mindset and the ability to think critically and creatively to drive innovation and business growth
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple initiatives simultaneously
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements and industry guidelines related to pharmaceutical research and development
  • Advanced degree (Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent) in a scientific discipline preferred

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:

Boston, MA

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.

Locations

Boston, MA

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time

Company

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.

For more information, visit https://www.takeda.com.

Stock Symbol: TAK

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