March 21, 2023 9:35 pm CDT

Associate Director, Global Program Management

  • Freelance
  • Anywhere

Takeda Pharmaceutical

nn 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. nn nn nn nn n Job Description n nn nnAre you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine?nn nn nn nnAt 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.nn nn nn nnHere, you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.nn nn nn nn OBJECTIVES: nn nnProvides excellent project management in support of one or more drug development teams spanning the transition from discovery to development through to post-approval lifecycle management.  Efforts lead to development of sound strategies, operational delivery and positive team dynamicsnn nn nn nCore responsibilities include: nProviding strategic direction and translating the integrated Global Product Team (GPT) asset 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 supporting appropriate communication and interface with PRC governance.n nMaintaining up-to-date and accurate key program information in PM business systems and processes including program timelines, team InterACT space and other systems as appropriate.n nPlay a key role in ensuring team effectiveness, partnering with GPL and CoOP to administer team health checks to generate insights, plan & execute appropriate follow-up actions.n n nConsidered department wide PM SME, driving  cross-divisional  alignment and continuous improvement activities.n nParticipates in innovative departmental process improvements with significant organizational impact and manages, as needed,  non-project responsibilities, which can include processes and system optimizations.n nn nn nn                             nn nn ACCOUNTABILITIES: nn nn Strategic Direction nn nPartners with GPL to lead GPT or Joint Development Team (for partnered Alliance programs) to develop and maintain the asset strategy and corresponding operational development plans in conjuction with TAU and commercial strategy, lifecycle management requirements, and evidence generation/publication needs.n nn Program Execution nn nDrives delivery of critical path activities to progress asset development. Identifies ways to optimize program execution without compromise to patients or compliance.n nn Program Operational Excellence nn nEnsures 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. Serves as facilitator and driver of GPT and Clinical Sub-teams to ensure progress of asset development. This includes establishing meeting agendas in partnership with GPL and GCL, respectively, facilitating effective team discussions, driving to clear and timely team actions and decisions, holding team members accountable for action follow-through.  Ensures team effectiveness through team health checks with development and appropriate follow-through on action plans to boost team productivity. Partners with the GPL and program finance lead 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.n nn Risk Management nn nnLeverages team members to 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.Proactively addresses and removes barriers to program progress, keeping leadership informed of critical considerations (e.g., resources, performance).  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.nn nn Communication and Reporting nn nnManages 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 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 stakeholders and in conjuction with Alliance Managers, with Alliance partners.nn nn Other Accountabilities nn nnConsidered a department–wide PM SME, driving  cross-divisional  alignment and continuous improvement activities. May participate in initiatives that have cross-functional or cross-divisional impact that are critical to the objectives of the Therapeutic Area Unit (TAU), Center of Operational Performance (CoOP), CMSO and/or global business objectivesnn nn nn nn nn nn EDUCATION, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS: nn nn Education nn nBachelor’s Degree science or business-related fieldn nAdvanced degree in science or business is preferredn nPreferred: 5-7 years of in-depth 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)n n3-5  years program management experience leading complex pharmaceutical projects in a multi-disciplinary, global environmentn nDemonstrated ability to positively influence outcomes, key project decisions, and strategic problem-solvingn nProven ability to communicate clearly and present key information objectively to all levels of the organization including executive managementn nn nn nn Knowledge and Skills nn nMatrix program leadership and management skills are requiren nThorough knowledge of Therapeutic Area preferable but not requiredn nAbility to influence and negotiate in a matrix environment to optimize development and address barriersn nProactive risk management with ability to propose solutions and deliver appropriate mitigation plann nAbility to communicate (written and verbal) with impact to provide appropriate context, articulate views, drive clarity, and address barriers to progress program developmentn nAbility to drive decision-making within a cross-functional and cross-cultural, global team structuren nFlexibility, tolerance and diplomacy to best manage change and differing opinionsn nAbility to work in a virtual setting/across time-zones, i.e., making effective use of communication tools (WebEx, TelePresence, telephone and video conferencing, etc.)n nAbility to inspire and motivate in a matrix and global, cross-geographical teamn nAbility to work in a highly complex, multi-cultural, environmentn nExcellent organizational skillsn nA solid business background as well as excellent commercial understandingn nHighly effective presentation skillsn nn nn nn nn nnTakeda 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.nn nn nn nn nn nn WHAT TAKEDA CAN OFFER YOU: nn nn nn n401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plann nTuition reimbursement Company match of charitabl




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