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PDT Strategic Decision Support Lead

Boston, Massachusetts
Start date
May 23, 2024

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PDT Strategic Decision Support Lead

Cambridge, MA

Purpose of role:

  • Drive operationalization of PDT strategy by connecting and coordinating PDT BU efforts, actions, and messaging across a variety of areas.
  • Facilitate review of business initiatives to define strategic priorities and must-wins.
  • Assist and partner with PDT BU President and CFO on strategic thinking, decision-making, program management, and initiative implementation to ensure timely and aligned execution.
  • Develop strategic messaging and storytelling, owning presentation preparations for senior BU management (PDT president, CFO).


  • As a part of PDT strategy team, support development of end-to-end PDT strategy and its translation into actionable plans and initiatives
  • Act as the facilitator for PDT BU by effectively communicating PDT strategic objectives and priorities within BU and externally to other BUs and functions. Drive alignment among key stakeholders and smooth execution of strategic deliverables.
  • Develops and manages PDT BU planning and event calendar, aligning agenda and content with strategic priorities.
  • Proactively identify new business opportunities and initiatives, manage their assessment and prioritization in alignment with PDT objectives and strategy to define must-win projects.
  • Manage BcRC process and meetings: planning, templates, assumptions tracking, approval management and record keeping.
  • Partner with PDT BU President and CFO to develop and plan communications, actions and initiatives involving both routine and complex matters. Act on defined plans and requests to ensure execution in a timely manner, as well as alignment and coordination of efforts across PDT BU.
  • Shift from high-level strategic thinking to stepping in and helping to drive implementation of high priority projects alongside functional teams.
  • Manage LT and Extended LT meeting agendas, notes and action item follow up.
  • Develop, align and track KPI for PDT BU.
  • Coordinate preparation and develop PDT materials for Investor Relationship (together with Communications) - manage the process, communicate, and align with PDT and corporate functions, collect PDT data, develop external messaging (story and financial guidance), review with stakeholders, manage presentations and submission of materials to Investor Relationship team.
  • Strategic messaging and storytelling: data collection, alignment between functions and with Communications, owning presentation preparations for senior management (i.e. PDT president, CFO, etc.)
  • Manage ad-hoc items as defined by PDT BU president and CFO.


Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise

  • Superior organizational skills and project/time management abilities.
  • Strong process orientation and mindset.
  • Business acumen and ability to build business cases.
  • A linear, logical thinking style with ability to break down and solve difficult problems.
  • Keen business judgment with deep understanding of business operations.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with ability to identify value in an unstructured situation.
  • The highest level of integrity and an unwavering sense of what is best for the business.
  • Strong ability to convert technical concepts and strategy into clear, highly visual, Executive PowerPoint presentations.
  • Emotional intelligence, flexible work style, and excellent diplomatic skills across all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to give and receive constructive criticism.
  • Openness and enthusiasm for working across different cultures. International work experiences a strong plus.
  • Knowledge of Plasma economics, therapeutic areas and/or supply modelling helpful.


  • Global perspective with a demonstrated ability to work across functions, regions, and cultures.
  • Ability to identify potential challenges and opportunities and make recommendations.
  • Proven skills as an effective collaborator who can engender credibility and confidence within and outside the company.
  • Valuing and promoting differences by embracing and demonstrating a diversity and inclusion mindset and models these behaviors for the organization.
  • Invests in helping others learn and succeed.
  • Able to influence without authority at senior (TET/TET-1) level.
  • Demonstrates agile leadership by seeking to understand with the ability to evolve idea as needed.

Decision-making and Autonomy

  • Accountable for acting decisively and exercise sound judgment in making decisions with limited information.
  • Accountable for making clear business arguments and strategic recommendations leveraging both quantitative and qualitative evidence.
  • Ability to seek diverse input by balancing multiple internal and external multiple stakeholders to drive solutions and set priorities.
  • Ability to incorporate feedback and ensure decisions are made swiftly to enable flawless execution.
  • Develops executable plans and meets budget and deadlines.
  • Builds a culture of data driven decisions.


  • Organizational savvy and leverages internal network to enable alignment and effective execution in and outside the BU.
  • Valuing and promoting differences by recognizing the importance of connections and brings in key stakeholders to work towards the best possible solutions.
  • Strong communicator, able to persuasively convey ideas verbally and in writing.
  • Exceptional communication, negotiation, presentation, and influencing skills across internal and external stakeholders.


  • Disruptive thinker with the ability to influence and change how PDT used data to make decisions and set priorities.
  • Continuously challenging the status quo and bringing forward innovative solutions.
  • Ability to identify areas for process and systems innovation and implement change that will enhance the overall effectiveness of the team.


  • Delivers solutions to abstract problems across functional areas of the business.
  • Identifies and solves fundamental issues for major functional areas through assessment of intangible variables.
  • Recommends key decisions, escalates key issues per agreed governance framework, and persuades key stakeholders through exceptional influencing skills.
  • Creates clarity of accountabilities in a global and highly matrixed organization, with a high degree of complexity.
  • Ability to provide data that will resolve or simplifies complexity between commercial, operations, and strategy.
  • Resilient and comfortable working through large scale global change management.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required; MS/MBA preferred.
  • 7 years of relevant business experience, including project management.


20% travel (some international) Global meetings require ability to flex in the work time zone.


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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