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Strategy & Business Operations Lead, US Oncology

Boston, Massachusetts
Start date
May 16, 2024

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Job Description

About the role:

As a member of Takeda Oncology, as a Director, your work will contribute to our bold, inspiring vision: We aspire to cure cancer. Here, you'll build a career grounded in purpose and be empowered to deliver your best. As part of the US Oncology Leadership team, you will report to Head of US Oncology and working with US Oncology Leadership, Commercial teams & other Operations stakeholders.

How you will contribute:
  • Strategy & Business Operations Lead is a critical leadership role in the US Oncology BU and is responsible for the US OBU strategy as well as building, acquiring and overseeing capabilities that contribute to Takeda Oncology’s performance and operational excellence. The Strategy & Business Operations Lead will report directly to the Head of US Oncology Business Unit and act as their primary advisor and point person. Strategy & Business Operations Lead will be an active member of the US Oncology Leadership Team (US OLT) and drive the Takeda Oncology strategy and operations.

  • Strategy & Business Operations Lead will lead business operations team and is responsible for overseeing and continuously improving the systems, platforms, and workflows supporting USOBU Marketing and Business Operations, including advertising and promotional materials review (MRL), meetings and events, sponsorships & marketing engagements, field and fleet services.The incumbent is responsible for oversight and management of the Marketing Operations Effectiveness, Fulfilment & Agency, Platforms & Data, and Integrity Document Coordination processes and teams. This role will play a key role in transforming operations into a more digital function leveraging AI, allowing for MLR of modular content implementing a personalized content engine. This role will partner with Commercial teams & other Operations stakeholders to understand business objectives and strategic priorities and how-to best support through operational platforms, metrics, and program management.

  • This position is responsible for developing and ensuring execution of strategic plans, projects, and commitments which drive operational efficiencies and connectivity across the unit. Additionally, this role is responsible for keeping the Head of USOBU apprised of key initiatives, providing project oversight and management of cross functional and key initiatives, and ensuring appropriate coordination and management of budgets and integrated project plans for the USOBU. Working side by side with the Head of USOBU and US-OLT, this role provides thought leadership, offering advice across a host of issues and, ideally, “speaking truth to power”.

  • This position will provide leadership and guidance to ensure best practices and solutions are established to meet compliance policies.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
  • 10+ years of relevant business experience required(business consultancy experience and commercial experience is highly preferred)

  • 5+ years experience project management, operations, and/or people leadership experience

  • Experience or Certifications in Project Management

  • Knowledge of Veeva and other related enterprise content management systems are preferred

  • Excellent communicator with strong presentation skills

  • Ability to effectively manage and communicate with senior level relationships across the company and externally

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, strong leadership and organizational skills, and able to drive multiple projects to successful, timely completion in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.

  • Strong financial acumen

  • Ability to influence without authority

  • Strong business intelligence, analytics, reporting and visualization technical expertise

  • Experience in building and enhancing capabilities

  • Proven ability to address problems and opportunities in well organized and systematic ways

  • Proven track record of assessing operational gaps, need and opportunities and recommending, building, designing and developing appropriate solutions

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze complex data to develop strategic and actionable business plans

  • Collaborative management style, responsive, flexible, assertive and personable

  • Energetic and hands-on self-starter with a desire to learn new things quickly. Proven ability to refine and improve the organization’s capabilities. Demonstrated track record to effectively handle key organizational matters. Demonstrated track record to proactively identify, assess, and analyze scenarios that may affect operations, and a proven history of taking an institutional perspective.

  • Outstanding leadership and interpersonal skills with a management style which encourages open expressions of ideas, opinions, and a full discussion of differing points of view. Sound judgment and independent initiative.

  • Analytical Skills – ability to identify the root cause of problems/opportunities and determine possible solutions

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:

Boston, 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.


Boston, MA

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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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