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Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Boston, MA

Head of USBU Ethics & Compliance-Rare Disease BU and Public Affairs - Work From Home

Employment TypeContractor
Date Posted2022-08-07
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Valid Through2023-02-04

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Head of USBU Ethics & Compliance-Rare Disease BU and Public Affairs

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as the Head of USBU Ethics & Compliance-Rare Disease BU and Public Affairs at the Sr. Director level in our Cambridge/Lexington, 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.

As the Head of USBU Ethics & Compliance-Rare Disease BU and Public Affairs working on the Ethics & Compliance team, you will be empowered to focus on what the organization needs by ensuring ethical behavior plays a fundamental role in risk mitigation, being a forward-thinking leader in risk identification and mitigation, and building a modern function supporting achievement of Takeda’s Vision 2025.


  • Ethics & Compliance (E&C) will respond rapidly to changing environment and business needs, it is close to the market, and encourages ethical behavior in line with Takeda’s values. By working in an agile manner E&C ensures the balance between stable structures, governance, processes and systems, and dynamic approaches to delivering innovative solutions to appropriately manage our risks.

  • E&C commits to act as a 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 stakeholders in BU / BF to embed ethics and compliance as part of the way everyone works at Takeda


  • Develop and enhance the USBU Ethics & Compliance (E&C) Rare Disease and Public Affairs strategy

  • Member of USBU E&C, Rare Disease Business Unit (RDBU), and Public Affairs leadership teams

  • Support the delivery of the E&C program across the U.S. Business Unit (USBU), building key relationships with leaders and working together with the USBU E&C Leadership team.

  • Ensure USBU E&C has sufficient controls in place to manage company risks and align with regulatory obligations (monitoring plan, policy, procedure, training, risk assessment, etc.)

  • Lead discussions with senior leaders and help shape the USBU’s organizational mindset around Takeda’s Values: Takeda-ism and PTRB (Patient-Trust-Reputation-Business)-Model to firmly embed ethical decision-making principles

  • Resolve issues and drive alignment with USBU senior leaders concerning E&C or USBU driven programs (audit remediation, policy, process)

  • Drive engagement, growth, and development within the USBU E&C Rare Disease and Public Affairs team

  • Collaborate with other USBU E&C teams (Operations and Learning & Engagement) to support business operations and deliver on annual goals

  • Prepare materials for and periodically lead USBU and US-Wide E&C committee meetings

  • Contribute to global E&C program development (Code of Conduct, Values initiatives, Policies and Procedures, etc.)

  • Lead cross-US collaboration efforts with other US-based E&C functions on policy, SOP insights and analytics, and other harmonization efforts

  • Increase business acumen by obtaining therapeutic and product knowledge to support current and pipeline products

  • Represent and advocate for Takeda’s positions at PhRMA and other industry forums

  • External facing - Align USBU E&C Advisory engagement with evolving E&C trends (PhRMA, OIG, DOJ, SEC, PCF); Interact regularly with industry peers, co-marketing and co-promotion partners and vendors to help shape direction and detect evolving best practices


  • Bachelor’s degree required; JD or relevant advanced degree preferred

  • 12+ years working experience with 6 years in pharmaceutical industry legal or compliance and direct experience leading Ethics & Compliance Advisory.

  • Strong executive presence, business acumen, and ability to build strong relationships with stakeholders

  • Experience with laws, regulations and industry guidance that affect the pharmaceutical industry including, but not limited to, OIG and PhRMA guidelines, and anti-bribery laws

  • Demonstrated ability to read, analyze, and interpret business and regulatory information and legal advice

  • Experience in managing potential, present and future compliance risks related to the business, including risk identification, controls & risk mitigation of potential non-compliance

  • Role model for Takeda’s values, ethics and values-based decision making

  • High interpersonal and communication skills including ability to challenge and provide advice/ guidance to business

  • Works cross-functionally / collaborates / manages matrix - Strong leadership skills, including the ability to lead change efforts through effective communication and persuasion and capability to lead and influence without authority

  • Proven skills to transform ideas into conversations and materials that resonate (presentations, written documents, email, etc.)

  • Consistently demonstrates the ability to deliver results; able to work and deliver on deadlines while managing multiple projects and priorities effectively

  • Managing complexity and ambiguity: ability to develop and apply pragmatic solutions to complex legal, regulatory and industry issues

  • Mindset of curiosity, learning agility and interest in innovative ways of doing things

This position is currently classified as “hybrid” in accordance with Takeda’s Hybrid and Remote Work policy.


  • Ability to travel up to 25%, primarily domestic (when travel resumes)


  • 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 Programs

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