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Digital Ethics & Compliance by Design Head

Boston, MA
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May 17, 2024

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Forge Your Path

At Takeda, we are guided by our purpose of creating better health for people and a brighter future for the world. Every corporate function plays a role in making sure we — as a Takeda team — can discover and deliver life-transforming treatments, guided by our commitment to patients, our people, and the planet.

People join Takeda because they share in our purpose. And they stay because we’re committed to an inclusive, safe, and empowering work environment that offers exceptional experiences and opportunities for everyone to pursue their own ambitions.

Ready to embark on an exciting career journey? Join us in our office location in Zürich, Switzerland or Boston, USA and enjoy the flexibility of a hybrid working arrangement, blending the best of both worlds; office collaboration and the comfort of working at home.


Digital Ethics & Compliance (DE&C) is part of E&C organization and focuses on what the organization needs by ensuring:

  • Ethical behaviour plays a fundamental role in risk mitigation.
  • Being a forward-thinking leader in risk identification and mitigation
  • Building a modern function supporting achievement of Takeda’s Vision

E&C commits to:

  • Act as role model for Takeda's values, ethics and values-based decision making, fostering this mindset in clients, partners, and team.
  • Enable the organization to take decisions which are ethical and in line with our priorities of Patient, Trust, Reputation, and Business
  • Collaborate across all E&C teams and partner with GD&T stakeholders to embed ethics and compliance as part of the way everyone works at Takeda.

DE&C Team addresses digital, data and compliance risks by:

  • Providing a RE&C framework, SOP and other tools that supports GD&T organization to incorporate Ethics and Privacy by Design in their Data and Technology programs and platforms.
  • Deploying the Global E&C Programs towards strengthening Takeda Ethical culture, Risk Management and Regulatory compliance.
  • Acting as a E&C authority, trusted partner, and collaborator to ensure all digital operations are compliant and ethical, while also leveraging the latest technologies to drive innovation and growth.
  • Works with BU/BFs and GD&T to ensure that data and digital technologies are embedding ethics and compliance in the design on the products and platforms.

DE&C by Design Head assumes a strategic and transformative leadership position tasked with integrating ethical and compliance principles into the design and development phases of digital products, services, business processes, and platforms within Takeda.

This role is instrumental in upholding Takeda's reputation, mitigating legal and regulatory risks, and fostering a culture of ethics and compliance across the organization.

As the primary liaison for the Digital Trust team, the incumbent translates various frameworks and programs into actionable strategies for Technology & Data platforms, ensuring their seamless integration into design processes and product lifecycles.

Additionally, this role oversees the tracking of platforms and compliance KPIs, monitoring their adherence to regulatory standards. Regular interactions with senior leaders in cyber, data, digital, and technology.

The position reports to Chef Digital Ethics & Compliance Officer (CDECO).


Ethics and Compliance by Design

  • Support the development and implementation of strategies to incorporate ethical principles and compliance requirements into all aspects of Takeda's Data, Digital, and Technology initiatives.
  • Act as a business partner to the cyber and digital trust function, ensuring that digital ethics and compliance requirements are integrated into data and technology products and platforms from inception.
  • Ensure that DE&C tools and systems are tailored to meet Takeda's ethical, and compliance needs in collaboration with DD&T.
  • Oversee and manage DE&C platforms, solutions, and applications, such as One Trust, ensuring their smooth operation, integration, and optimization within Takeda.
  • Collaborate with various departments, including legal, finance, HR, and IT, to ensure alignment with ethical and compliance requirements.

Cross-Functional Collaboration

  • Serve as a business partner to the cyber & digital trust and DD&T teams regarding compliance and ethics matters.
  • Direct and oversee E&C activities across multiple functional areas, with direct responsibility for guiding those assigned areas.

Monitoring & Reporting

  • Responsible for investigating and remediating digital ethics and compliance incidents (e.g., DP Incidents) on tech systems and platforms.
  • Establishes a system for monitoring and reporting KPIs (e.g., DE&C incidents) of platforms for Takeda.

Training and Education

  • Provides training programs on digital ethics and compliance for relevant stakeholders.
  • Cultivates a culture of compliance awareness and ethical behaviour.

Continuous Improvement

  • Stays informed of DD&T industry trends, regulations, and standards to ensure organizational compliance and ethical practices in technology.
  • Continuously enhances Takeda’s DD&T ethics and regulatory compliance practices.


  • Serves as part of a leadership team directly influencing the area’s overall business strategy.
  • Acts as a strategic leader guiding directors and senior managers across various functions.


  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a DD&T related field.
  • At least 8 years of progressive experience in ethics, risk, and compliance with 4 years in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Experience with agile ways of working and mindset to enable Tech Ethics and responsible innovation via ethics by design, compliance by design in the tech landscape/platforms.
  • Familiarity with and experience in all the elements of an ethics and compliance program (e.g., policies, risk management, learning, monitoring, case management).
  • Strong business acumen and ability to build relationships with senior stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations, and industry guidance that affect the pharmaceutical industry including, but not limited to, IFPMA, EFPIA.
  • Experience in managing potential, present, and future ethics, compliance risks (Digital Compliance) related to Technology (Tech Ethics, AI Ethics, Data Ethics), including risk identification, controls & risk mitigation of potential non-compliance.
  • Experience in using ethical decision-making methods in a business context.
  • High ethical standards and integrity.
  • Strong command of English.


No investment we make pays greater dividends thank taking good care of our people. We offer you:

  • A meaningful career, grounded in our values.
  • Continuous professional growth and global careers.
  • A diverse and inclusive network of colleagues.
  • Flexible work environment, including hybrid working.
  • A collaborative culture encouraging an entrepreneurial spirit and agile thinking.
  • A comprehensive salary and benefits package.

Please note that the compensation package and benefits differ based on the hiring location. For more details, kindly reach out to the Talent Acquisition Partner.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At Takeda, the commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) is a personal one. Our team is one that spans over 80 different countries, each bringing unique backgrounds and experiences. These diverse perspectives reflect the perspectives of the patients who rely on the treatments we develop.

That’s why we aim to build a more inclusive and equitable environment. In doing so, everyone within

Takeda can collaborate in a space free of fear or judgment. This is a culture where all are free to speak up. Where each employee can contribute and grow as an individual while feeling a sense of belonging at Takeda.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please submit your resume via our online tool.


Zurich, Switzerland

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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