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Director Library Sciences

Company: Takeda Pharmaceutical
Location: Cherry Hill
Posted on: June 22, 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 DescriptionDirector, Global Library SciencesAre you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as a Director, Global Library Sciences in our Cambridge, MA 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.The Global Library Services team builds tools and provides services that help scientists and other Takeda professionals interact with, manage, and consume knowledge from scientific literature, to foster innovation in drug discovery and development. The Global Library Services team is integral part of the Takeda Knowledge Management function, within the Advanced Data Solutions and Learning (ADSL) organizationThe Director, Global Library Sciences (GLS) will have a broad impact on R&D functions and strategies in this role. They will drive the team's capabilities by continuously introducing new ideas and information platforms, creating collaboration opportunities, and supporting individual search, copyright and literature search training. The Director, GLS will lead team's and cross-functional team's decision making, based on Takeda's R&D strategies, regarding the purpose, scope, and method for collaborative projects. They will propose reliable and efficient solutions for a wide range of R&D intelligence requests: pharmaceutical industry, disease areas, therapeutics, and technologies. As a member of the Knowledge Management (KM) management team they will impact the determination and execution of the KM overall strategy. ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Master a sufficiently strong scientific and technical background to scope and fulfill GLS services. GLS services include literature searching, knowledge and data extraction, ontology-enabled text and data mining from scientific literature, and other information resources, as well as semantic enrichment, and other library information search services
  • Assume primary responsibility of designing, building, budgeting and managing the Takeda Global Library Services and related content sources. This role is essential in the establishment of an open, well-structured and easy to use knowledge base for Takeda.
  • Respond to client requests for information by leveraging scientific domain and information research knowledge.
  • Identify and utilize the best available resources to conduct accurate, comprehensive, and cost-effective searches.
  • Exhibit leading edge knowledge of electronic tools and automation systems supporting the research function.
  • Support Takeda's scientists with identifying most relevant information, published knowledge and deliver customer specific search & analysis solutions.
  • Particular emphasis on full cycle management of the external literature acquisition, from identification of resources, contracting, relationship management and financial reporting
  • Set organizational strategies, goals, and priorities aligned with Takeda R&D strategies.
  • Lead delivery of impactful and insightful scientific and competitive intelligence (working in consonance with the SI and CI department) to internal customers (mostly R&D members) for their strategic decision making.
  • Improve methods and processes (gather, select, analyze, and summarize information) in terms of both efficiency and quality.
  • Proactively utilize IT or digital technologies to transform the way of current deliverables into more value-added ones.
  • Promote internal collaboration with other R&D teams and external collaboration with vendors to challenge new projects and broaden team's capabilities.
  • Acquire and develop specialists within various fields and specialisms to respond to a wide range of requests from R&D customers in terms of Takeda-focused therapeutic areas, targeted diseases, medical targets, and medical technologies.
  • Identify and contract with external providers when temporary staff or competency augmentation is required.
  • Identify, contract and supervise vendors when help is needed outside the core competency areas of the function (examples: IT development, digital enablement, metrics and analytics, etc.)
    • Analyzes the effectiveness of current processes, and develops strategies to improve, simplify, enhance and automate
    • Evaluates, selects, and maintains the integrated library system including setting data quality standards and creating reports as needed for management of the library. Manages software updates in keeping with company needs
    • Motivates and mentors knowledge management leaders to build junior staff capability, both on-the-job and through specific training initiatives
    • Manages team members including defining annual goals and targets in alignment with company and department goals, planning and delegation of projects; and supporting professional development and continuing education for all team members.
    • Contributes to the ongoing creation of intellectual property that advances the enabling capabilities of the organization, especially related to unstructured data
    • Leads cross-functional collaboration with external vendors and with customers to gather information, prioritize projects, ensure common understanding of data flow expectations, and proactively manage issues
    • Identifies customer and operational needs
    • Analyzes resources, costs, and forecasts and incorporates them into business plans; gaining cross-functional support for business plans and priorities
    • Sets standards and measures progress
    • Ensures products and/or services meet customer requirements and expectations while aligning with organizational strategies
    • Demonstrates continuous learning and maintains a highly skilled and engaged workforce by aligning resource plans with business objectives
    • Oversees development of talent; prepares individuals for growth opportunities and advancement
    • Stays current with industry trends, benchmarks, and best practices
    • Follows, oversees, and approves the development of standard operating procedures
    • Directs key performance indicator efforts
    • Oversees meetings with multiple vendors to resolve service failures or issues
    • Oversees vendor invoices and provides timely, accurate, precise and up to date financial information about the approx. $30M subscription portfolio.
    • Oversees the development of plans and coordinates resources for special projects
    • Oversees vendor performance and provides direction for service improvements or revisions to strategy
    • Oversees vendor systems accessEDUCATION, BEHAVORIAL COMPETENCIES, SKILLS:
      • Masters Degree in Library Sciences or equivalent - technology minor a plus
      • Demonstrated subject matter knowledge in library sciences with practical application experience
      • Broad experience utilizing external vendors to effectively conduct large-scale or any other challenging library science activity or create novel and valuable information platforms, taking advantage of vendors' strengths and characteristics
      • Five or more years managing operating budgets and/or project financials
      • Four or more years of experience overseeing vendor relationships
      • Eight or more years of supervisory experience
      • Demonstrated ability to build relationships across multiple organizations, in a multicultural environment
      • Demonstrated strategic thinking and influence
      • Expert knowledge of standards, procedures and practices used for content lifecycle management
      • Ability to quickly develop and understanding of advanced concepts in emerging information science in order to facilitate communication about the work of the group
      • Deep regulatory compliance expertise
      • Systematic problem-solving, quick grasp of things and superior attention to detail in developing tailored solutions, high degree of reliability and integrity.
      • Interest in working collaboratively, cross-functionally, and in inter-disciplinary teams with an ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing to scientists and non-scientists.
      • High degree of comfort learning and applying new tools and digital technologies to our work
      • Well-organized and balances taking direction from others (sponsors, partners, clients) with taking initiative to manage multiple projects and learning responsibilities
      • Innate scientific curiosity, technical creativity, and innovative thinking, motivated to break new ground in the field of information/literature analysis and knowledge discovery
      • Executive presence and comfort presenting to Executive level leadersVACCINATION REQUIREMENTS:
        • Effective 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.WHAT 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 daysEmpowering Our People to ShineDiscover more at takedajobs.comNo Phone Calls or Recruiters Please.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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