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Director, Outcomes Research - New Product Planning (NPP)

Cambridge, Massachusetts
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May 10, 2024

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About the role:

Join Takeda as a Director, Outcomes Research - New Product Planning (NPP) where you will provide U.S. outcomes research leadership and consultative expertise for Takeda products from early development into the launch timeframe. You will be part of US Medical Affairs and is responsible for developing and executing health economics and outcomes research for assets across multiple therapeutic areas and multiple timepoints of development. You will report to the Sr. Director, Outcomes Research - NPP. This is a hybrid role based in Cambridge, MA.

How you will contribute:
  • Lead and contribute to the overall U.S. OR strategy work streams for pipeline products as it relates to real-world evidence generation, health economic modeling, value communication, observational research, pragmatic real-world evidence trials, and field tool development, etc. to a high standard and business impact.
  • Work very closely with the US NPP Medical Directors and medical teams to understand overall medical strategies and build research/evidence plans that fit within internal cross functional NPP, Market Access and external stakeholder needs
  • Collaborate with global partners within Global Evidence & Outcomes, Global Health Economics to understand their work and contribute US HEOR related insights into their global activities
  • Work with medical team and cross functional partners in the evaluation of business development opportunities through the lens of available and planned outcomes research data
  • Develop and implement a framework for evidence generation activities that are adaptable to asset phase that can be implement across our portfolio
  • Lead, conduct and deliver methodologically robust yet feasible studies for priority U.S. HEOR evidence needs that are not covered by global work
  • You will take the HEOR/ real-world research from concept to publication. This position will oversee, contribute, and manage study quality, resources, project plan, budgets, vendors and editing scientific content.
  • Work closely with Data Science/OR team to conduct exploratory analyses and design potential concepts/tools/initiatives for collaboration with key regionally and nationally based managed care organizations, pharmacy benefit management, government payers and other organized customer groups
  • Work closely with the NPP Medical Director, and cross functionally with US Medical Unit team members, US Business Unit NPP, Market Access and Channel function, and franchise marketing/brand teams to facilitate in-depth scientific HEOR knowledge, product value, and strategy development.
  • Develop productive collaborative relationships with global teams (Global Medical Affairs, Global Evidence and Outcomes, Global Health Economics) voice US specific needs within development path and determine appropriate US specific activities
  • Responsible for developing, executing, and publishing outcomes research following Takeda policies and in cooperation with the US Medical Affairs Team.

Manage, lead and conduct relevant research activities which may include, but not be limited to:

  • Longitudinal retrospective studies of existing databases to assess patient characteristics, treatment patterns, and associated clinical, economic and/or patient-reported outcomes;
  • Longitudinal prospective observational, pragmatic clinical trials, and/or patient registries evaluating clinical, patient-centered, and/or economic endpoints;
  • Retrospective or prospective evaluations of disease natural history and treatment patterns, including drug utilization and adherence;
  • Cross-sectional surveys of patients, caregivers, health care providers/practitioners, and/or payers;
  • Assessments exploring the burden of illness, patient preference studies and/or comparative effectiveness;
  • Models of cost-effectiveness and budget impact; indirect treatment comparison models and methodologies

  • Maintain a high level of knowledge with regards to the scientific, clinical and commercial developments in multiple therapeutic areas as well as a robust understanding of pharmacy management/medical policy trends/techniques used by payers to make informed decisions about payer strategy and OR plans and tactics
  • Attend and actively participate in relevant outcomes-related sessions at scientific and professional meetings. Creates and communicates outcomes-related sessions at scientific and professional meetings that are of strategic interest to Takeda.
  • Attend and participate in relevant HEOR, outcomes research, pricing, comparative effectiveness, policy and value meetings or symposia that are of strategic interest to Takeda (e.g., ISPOR, ICER, AMCP etc.) and create reports and communicate reports from these meetings.
  • Track and report on changes in the healthcare environment that are of relevance to Takeda
  • Consistently completes all required training, activity documentation, knowledge management systems, expense reporting, and other administrative responsibilities as required by SOPs and guidelines.
Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:


  • You have a doctoral degree in a health sciences related field such as a PharmD, MD or PhD, with a thorough grasp of the pharmaceutical industry, healthcare environment, and outcomes research.
  • You are an experienced health economics, health services, and/or outcomes research scientist, with a strong, proven track record of generating evidence to support market access for pharmaceuticals.
  • Eight years post-doctoral healthcare experience in the pharmaceutical, managed care, or consulting industries with a primary focus on health economics and outcomes research, and an emphasis on Market Access (public or private payers).
  • Proven track record of teamwork, leadership, project management, timely decision-making and results orientation in meeting business objectives.
  • Ability to understand regulatory and HTA/payer challenges for Takeda products; and to critically review data and assimilate strategies that take such environments into consideration is required.
  • Excels at leveraging professional relationships with regionally and nationally based managed care organizations and thought leaders in the areas of pharmacoeconomic and outcomes research and other areas of mutual interest by aligning thought leader expertise with Takeda needs.
  • Has superior communication skills, both oral and written, and able to engender trust and respect of peers, subordinates and superiors.
  • Proven business and analytical skills and an in-depth understanding of pharmaceutical business practices that impact commercialized and development of compounds.
  • Demonstrate expert awareness and the ability to understand, interpret and make recommendations concerning the evolving US health care marketplace.


  • MBA, MPH, MHA or other business training will be considered if degree is specific to health economics or outcomes research, with appropriate clinical background and years of experience.
  • Health Economic or similar training (e.g., MS, PhD), fellowship, and/or background in outcomes research.


  • Willingness to travel to various meetings or client sites, including overnight trips and some weekend commitments. Some international travel may be required.
  • Requires approximately 20% travel, including some overnight and weekend commitments.
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.

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:

Cambridge, MA

U.S. Base Salary Range:

$169,400.00 - $266,200.00

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.


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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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