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DD&T Data Governance Lead

Boston, Massachusetts
Start date
May 17, 2024

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Job Description

DD&T Data Governance Lead

Takeda PharmaceuticalUSA - MA - CambridgeAbout the role:

At Takeda, we firmly believe that the speed of change will continue to increase rapidly. Takeda is on an exciting digital transformation journey to improve our business processes. For those with a deep commitment and passion for helping to build and cultivate innovative capabilities, this role presents a unique opportunity to be part of this transformational effort, backed by strong business support. Join Takeda as a Data Governance Lead where you will help shape and implement a robust strategy across US stakeholders to institutionalize and mature robust Data Governance solutions and processes, informed by Takeda’s value creation framework. As part of the USBU DDT Team you will report to Data Platforms Lead and work with Key Stakeholders.

How you will contribute:
  • Contribute to setting a clear vision, guiding principles, and purpose of the commercial data strategy by executing effective data governance which promote FAIR data principles.

  • Contribute to defining data management strategies to ensure data quality, consistency, and integrity across all systems and platforms.

  • Collaborate with governing bodies, i.e. Legal, Privacy, E&C, IT Security, EDAS, to assess impact of regulations, mitigate risk, and contribute to adequate solutioning applying industry best practices.

  • Develop and implement data governance policies, procedures, and standards in alignment with organizational objectives.

  • Participate in cross-functional teams to drive alignment between data governance and business objectives.

  • Participate with stakeholders in assessing data needs to infer implications for data governance solutions (i.e. catalog, marketplace, etc.).

  • Provide guidance on data architecture and technology solutions to support data governance initiatives.

  • Assess current data management processes and identify gaps and areas for improvement.

  • Partner with stakeholders across business units, COBS, and DD&T to drive resolution of complex and emerging data challenges and opportunities (i.e. AI, GenAI).Establish efficient and agreed upon data governance frameworks and solutions for data access, usage, and security.

  • Lead efforts to identify, classify, and catalog data assets across the organization.

  • Implement metadata management processes to capture and maintain data lineage, definitions, and relationships.

  • Identify proof of concepts and pilots with clear measurements of success to reinforce importance of data strategy and governance.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information Systems, or related field required, Master's degree in Computer Science or relevant discipline desired.

  • Minimum of 7 years of progressive experience in the biotech/pharma industry, with a deep understanding of industry-specific data requirements and regulatory considerations.

  • Demonstrated experience managing or governing processes in data analytics, data warehousing, data lakes, and/or data science, or comparable experience required.

  • Profound understanding of data governance principles, methodologies, and best practices, with hands-on experience implementing data governance frameworks and solutions.

  • Strong knowledge of syndicated data sources and common commercial biotech/pharma ecosystems, with a proven ability to leverage these resources effectively.

  • Proven track record of leading cross-functional teams, with a focus on fostering collaboration, innovation, and accountability.

  • Experience working in a global matrixed environment across organizational boundaries, demonstrating effective leadership in solutioning complex challenges.

  • Familiarity with agile methodologies and experience working in agile environments, with knowledge of concepts such as DevOps, Design Thinking, Data Products, and Data Mesh.

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:

$149,100.00 - $234,300.00

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.


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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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