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Associate Director / Senior Manager Global Program Management

Company: Takeda Pharmaceutical
Location: Cherry Hill
Posted on: May 7, 2022

Job Description:

By clicking the "Apply" button, I understand that my employment application process with Takeda will commence and that the information I provide in my application will be processed in line with Takeda's Privacy Notice and Terms of Use. I further attest that all information I submit in my employment application is true to the best of my knowledge.Job DescriptionAre you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as an Senior Manager / Associate Director, Global Program Management in our Cambridge office.At Takeda, we are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through our R&D-driven market leadership and being a values-led company. To do this, we empower our people to realize their potential through life-changing work. Certified as a Global Top Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and strive for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.Here, you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.Objectives

  • Provides global program management to global, cross-functional, cross-divisional teams to drive development and deliver results in early to late-phase pipeline or marketed assets.
  • Remit includes providing strategic direction and translating the cross-divisional, integrated Global Product Team (GPT) strategy into an efficiently executable plan; predicting and planning solutions to achieve program goals and objectives; driving clarity and removing barriers to ensure team success; interfacing with management and influencing decision-making, proactive management and mitigation of development risks, and ensuring appropriate communication and interface with internal governance.
  • Works closely with the Global Program Leader (GPL), as well as other Chief Medical Scientific Office (CMSO) and Commercial functions to ensure that the scientific and commercial strategies are incorporated into the asset strategy and integrated development plan.
  • May lead key initiatives that have cross-functional or cross-divisional impact that are critical to the objectives of the Therapeutic Area Unit (TAU), CMSO and/or global business objectives.Strategic Direction
    • Partners with GPL to lead GPT or joint Program Team (for partnered Alliance programs) to develop and maintain the asset strategy and integrated development plan in conjunction with TAU and commercial strategy, life-cycle management requirements, and evidence generation/publication needs.
    • Proactively identifies resource requirements necessary to progress asset development in alignment with TAU or enterprise business objectives.
    • Drives clarity with GPT and other relevant stakeholders to communicate asset strategic imperatives to ensure appropriate prioritization.Program Execution
      • Identifies ways to optimize program execution without compromise to patients or compliance.
      • Accountable to maintain the integrated program level plan, ensuring delivery of critical path activities to progress asset development.
      • Program Operational Excellence
      • Ensures asset strategy and integrated development plan have a patient-centric focus,
      • incorporates innovative approaches that are meaningful to patients, HCPs, regulators & payers, and adhere to the highest standards of operational excellence in drug development and life cycle management.
      • Manages the strategic GPT forum to ensure progress of asset development. This includes establishing meeting agendas, facilitating team discussions, and driving to clear and timely team actions and decisions.
      • Partners with the GPL to provide financial oversight of the program including global, cross-divisional budgets. Includes consolidation, vetting and prioritization of GPT spending to deliver critical path activities.Risk Management
        • Proactively addresses and removes barriers to program progress, keeping leadership informed of critical considerations (e.g., resources, performance).
        • Proactively identify potential issues or obstacles and achieves resolution or plans contingencies. Follow issues through to resolution ensuring that all key stakeholders are informed of outcomes and program implications.
        • Provides clarity and direction in urgent or unexpected situations. Independently resolves complex issues and competing priorities that may impact achievement of goals, creates mitigation plans and drives to resolution.Communication and Reporting
          • Manages scheduled and ad-hoc program status reporting, citing progress to program goals/KPIs, proactively identifying risk with planned mitigation(s), and providing rationale for timeline and budget variances.
          • Participate in annual portfolio analyses to communicate program development progress, opportunities, and risks to Senior & Executive Management.
          • Responsible for leading preparation efforts for governance engagement to support and drive asset objectives and deliverables.
          • Facilitates relevant communications to appropriate cross-regional, cross-functional, cross-divisional and Alliance partners
            • Bachelor's Degree science or business-related field
            • Advanced degree in science or business is preferred
              • Significant pharmaceutical industry experience and drug development in all phases of development with significant experience within related functions (e.g. Clinical Science, Clinical Operations, Research, Regulatory, CMC, Marketing)
              • Relevant project management experience in drug development related field
              • Demonstrated ability to positively influence outcomes, key project decisions, and strategic problem-solving
              • Proven ability to communicate clearly and present key information objectively to all levels of the organization
                Knowledge and Skills
                • Ability to influence and negotiate in a matrix environment to optimize development and address barriers
                • Proactive risk management with ability to propose solutions and deliver appropriate mitigation plan
                • Ability to communicate with impact to provide appropriate context, articulate views, drive clarity, and address barriers to progress program development
                • Ability to drive decision-making within a cross-functional and cross-cultural, global team structure
                • Flexibility, tolerance and diplomacy to best manage change and differing opinions
                • Ability to work in a virtual setting/across time-zones, i.e., making effective use of communication tools (WebEx, TelePresence, telephone and video conferencing, etc.)
                • Ability to inspire and motivate in a matrix and global, cross-geographical team
                • Ability to work in a highly complex, multi-cultural, environment
                • Excellent organizational skills
                  TravelMay travel to the US, EU and Japan offices and other international locations.
                  Approximately 10% travelWHAT TAKEDA CAN OFFER YOU:
                  • 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
                  • Tuition reimbursement
                  • Company match of charitable contributions
                  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
                  • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days
                  • Community Outreach ProgramsEmpowering Our People to ShineTakeda is an EEO employer of minorities, women, disabled, protected veterans, and considers qualified applicants with criminal histories in accordance with applicable laws. For more information, visit more at job posting excludes CO applicantsNo Phone Calls or Recruiters Please.#LI-DA1Effective November 1, 2021, absent an approved religious or medical reason, all US office-based and lab-based Takeda employees who work fully on-site or in a hybrid model (as determined by Takeda) must be fully vaccinated to work at a Takeda site or to engage with Takeda colleagues or anyone else on behalf of Takeda. As of the same date, absent an approved religious or medical reason, US field-based employees, employees must be fully vaccinated in order to continue in their current roles. US employees who work at a Takeda manufacturing facility, and those who work at a BioLife center or BioLife lab, may be subject to different guidelines. Candidates are encouraged to speak with their recruiter to seek further information on the applicable guidelines for the Business Unit/Function for which they have applied.EEO StatementTakeda 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.LocationsBoston, MAWorker TypeEmployeeWorker Sub-TypeRegularTime TypeFull time

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