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Senior Director, GRA Pharmaceuticals

Employer
Takeda
Location
Boston, Massachusetts
Start date
May 13, 2024

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Discipline
Administration, Science/R&D, General, CMC
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
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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 four therapeutic areas and other targeted investments, we push the boundaries of what is possible in order to bring life-changing therapies to patients worldwide.

Join Takeda as a Senior Director, GRA Pharmaceuticals- Small Molecule where you will establish collaboration with Global CMC teams and leadership through networks and enable CMC regulatory team’s success in meeting goals/objectives. You will also influence changing regulations and guidance documents; interface with outside regulatory agencies and trade associations and acts as an advisor/ liaison to senior management to plan, evaluate and recommend implementation strategy.

As part of the Regulatory Affairs CMC team, you will report to the Executive Director and Head, CMC Regulatory Affairs – Pharmaceuticals.

How you will contribute:
  • Leads the Early Development Pharmaceuticals GRA CMC regulatory team in the development and implementation of global CMC regulatory strategies during development ,commercialization and post approval LCM stages
  • Combines knowledge of scientific, regulatory and business issues to ensure the regulatory filings are of high quality and right first time.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge and expertise of relevant CMC and quality guidelines and regulations and establishes mechanisms to communicate them to relevant stakeholders, thereby driving prospective and proactive implementation.
  • Globally influences and is generally considered a key opinion leader and resource within Takeda and externally with stakeholders in HA and in Industry.
  • Responsible for demonstrating Takeda leadership behaviors. Serve as a member of the GRA-CMC Pharmaceuticals Leadership team, giving input to key strategic, portfolio, human capital and financial decisions.
  • Provides leadership of GRA CMC Pharmaceuticals – in conjunction with direct reports, manages resources, establish a CMC RA strategy and collaborate with stakeholders in global Reg CMC and across the enterprise to deliver against them.
  • In conjunction with members of the team, develop high quality clinical, commercialization and LCM submissions, using proactive regulatory CMC strategies and submit them as planned.
  • Builds and manages relationships through active partnering with key internal (GRA, GRA CMC, Pharmaceutical Sciences, GMS, GQ etc.) and external stakeholders (Health authorities, Industry counterparts/associations, academia). Relationship management and constructive partnering with Health Authorities and relevant industry organizations to drive Takeda position and influence scientific approach and thought process to CMC topics.
  • Ensures team effectiveness in working across a very complex matrix environment in GRA with CMC RA project leads and other GRA sub-functions, as needed to ensure effective strategies are developed and project execution is on target.
  • Build and maintain communication strategy and platform for all staff across the organization. Responsible for timely dissemination of regulations, guidelines and data to staff and stakeholders via team sites or intranet. Actively engage and influence organization to think proactively and utilize science and risk based approach to product development and LCM activities.
  • Contribute to creating and communicating an employment culture and values which attract, retain, and develop the most effective people.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable Takeda SOPs, local and international regulations, and industry best-practice.
  • Represents, as required, the regulatory function in the evaluation of new product opportunities internally and externally.
  • Leads or plays a key role on the relevant internal Takeda governance committees.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
  • Advanced Degree or PhD in Life Sciences, Pharmacy or Medicines, or related discipline.
  • Minimum of 15 years of experience within regulatory agencies or the Pharmaceutical Industry including significant leadership experience in Regulatory Sciences
  • Significant understanding and track record in dealing with international regulations and policies setting processes of major regulatory agencies (e.g. US FDA, EU, PMDA, NMPA, WHO).
  • Actively engaged in major industry associations (e.g. CPC, EFPIA, BIO, PhRMA, CASSS, PDA, ISPE, DIA) and joint regulator/industry initiatives (e.g. ICH).
  • Strong communication, collaboration, negotiation, problem solving and interpersonal skills. Has a proven track record of working across regulator/industry boundaries to find common solutions and drive positive impact and benefits for patients.
  • Languages: Fluent in English, additional languages desirable
  • High organization awareness (e.g. interrelationship of departments, business priorities), including significant experience working cross-functionally and in teams.

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.

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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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