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Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Boston, MA

Senior Program Manager Global Medical Affairs Medical Jobs - Work From Home

Employment TypeContractor
Date Posted2022-08-07
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Valid Through2023-05-25

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About the role:

At Takeda, we are a forward-looking, world-class R&D organization that unlocks innovation and delivers transformative therapies to patients. By focusing R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas and other targeted investments, we push the boundaries of what is possible in order to bring life-changing therapies to patients worldwide.

Join Takeda as a Senior Program Manager Global Medical Affairs where you will provide project management and leadership skills to the Medical Strategy Teams (MST) in the successful delivery of multiple projects within a single or across therapeutic areas for Global Medical Affairs. You will include leadership of MSTs and/or other teams, in strategic direction and translating project strategy into an efficiently executable plan; predicting and planning solutions to achieve successful operational execution; driving the team to achieve clarity on issues and focus on effective contingencies; interfacing with senior management and supporting decision-making on projects.

You will partner closely with the Medical Franchise Head (MFH), Global Medical Unit Head (GMUH) and CMO / GMA team members as well as other global, regional and local Medical Affairs, Commercial and R&D functions, as required, to ensure that the medical and functional strategy is integrated into an operational plan. As part of CMO Project Management, you will report to the Group Lead, Program Management and work with the CMO Project Management group.

How you will contribute:

  • Serve as a partner to GMA functional team members to manage project priorities, identify resource needs; lead key strategic planning activities; report program progress; oversee program budget, in close collaboration with PMO Project Coordinator and execute communication / change management plans.

  • Participate in process improvement initiatives and takes on, as needed, non-project responsibilities, which can include project management process and system improvement / development

  • Leads the program and project planning efforts of MSTs, in maintaining oversight for the operational plans, execution strategies and critical path for the product.

  • Responsible for coordinating governance approvals for the key project deliverables and holds self and team members accountable to deliver on the agreed upon program objectives

  • Manage project and resource priorities that align with the business objectives.

  • Address and resolves project challenges, keeping leadership informed of critical considerations (e.g., resources, performance concerns). Provide clarity and direction in urgent or unexpected situations.

  • Establish, communicate and execute plans resulting in achievement of project goals

  • Manage the creation of project strategies and supports the MST in presenting these strategies to key stakeholders and decision makers.

  • Adjust project strategy and priorities in response to changes in strategic direction.

  • Provide direction and obtains buy-in from relevant internal stakeholders and team members to therapeutic, functional, or operational strategy.

  • Identify ways to accelerate the project execution where possible while maintaining high quality standards.

  • Develop strong logistical skills to manage activities across functions and regions

  • Facilitate the MST and/or other group meetings and/or other group meetings and ensure agendas are appropriate to enable key discussions and decisions within the team.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or business-related experience.

  • Project Management Professional certification with PMI desired

  • 3 years of pharmaceutical industry experience. Previous drug development experience is preferred (e.g. Clinical Research, Regulatory, CMC, or BDM or other development related function)

  • 3 years experience as a project manager leading complex pharmaceutical projects in a multi-disciplinary, global environment

  • May travel to the US, EU and Japan offices and other meeting locations internationally. Approximately 25% travel is required.

What Takeda can offer you:

  • Comprehensive Healthcare: Medical, Dental, and Vision

  • Financial Planning & Stability: 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan

  • 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 and company match of charitable contributions

  • Family Planning Support

  • Flexible Work Paths

  • Tuition reimbursement

More about us:

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.

In accordance with the CO Equal Pay Act, Colorado Applicants Are Not Permitted to Apply.


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.


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