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Manager/Senior Manager, Global Program Management- GI TAU

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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? Join us as a Manager/Senior Manager, Global Program Management, GI TAU in our Cambridge, MA office.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 POSITION OBJECTIVE: nn nnThis position provides excellent project management support of drug development teams. GPMs drive development and deliver results in early to late phase major development and/or lifecycle management programs to meet Takeda strategic objectives.nn nResponsibilities include supporting the strategic direction and translating the cross-divisional, integrated Global Product Team (GPT) strategy into an efficiently executable plan working closely with an Assoc Dir/Dir/Sr Dir/ GPM; 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.n nPartners with the Global Program Leader (GPL) and/or a more senior Global Program Manager (GPM), as well as other R&D and Commercial functions to ensure the scientific and commercial strategies are incorporated into the asset strategy and integrated development plan.n nPlay a key role in supporting team effectiveness, partnering with GPL, and/or a more senior GPM and CoOP to administer team health checks to generate insights, plan & execute appropriate follow-up actions.n nContributes to innovative process improvements with organizational impact and manages, as needed, non-project responsibilities, which can include processes and system optimizations.n nWorks closely with more senior GPMs and/or the GPM Head to produce portfolio-level reports to inform senior management.n nn nn nn POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES: nn nn Strategic Direction nn nMaintains GPT documentation, timelines and budgets, working closely with a more senior GPM.n nWorks closely with the Global Program Leader (GPL) and/or a more senior GPM and other cross-functional teams to ensuring scientific & commercial strategies, lifecycle management (LCM) requirements, and evidence generation/publication needs are incorporated into the product strategy and project plann nWorks closely with the GPL and/or a more senior GPM and with Global Product Team (GPT) and other relevant stakeholders to communicate product strategic imperatives to ensure appropriate prioritizationn nn nn nn Program Execution nn nAccountable to maintain the project plan, ensuring delivery of critical path activities to progress product developmentn nHelps identify and capture resource requirements necessary to progress product development in alignment with business objectivesn nPlays a key role in ensuring team effectiveness, partnering with GPL and/or a more senior GPM and Center of Operational Performance (CoOP) to administer team health checks to generate insights, plan & execute appropriate follow-up actionsn nPartners with the GPL and/ or a more senior GPM to provide financial oversight of the program including global, cross-divisional budgets. Includes consolidation, vetting and prioritization of GPT spending to deliver critical path activitiesn nn nn nn Risk Management nn nSupports the GPL and/or a more senior GPM in the GPT project risk management process and generates the cross-functional, cross-divisional project risk register for assigned productsn nProactively addresses and removes barriers to program progress, keeping leadership informed of critical considerations (e.g., resources, performance)n nProactively identifies 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 implicationsn nProvides clarity and direction in urgent or unexpected situations. Partners with GPL and/or a more senior GPM to resolve complex issues & competing priorities that may impact goal achievement, creates mitigation plans and drives to resolutionn nn nn nn Communication and Reporting nn nManages scheduled/ad-hoc program reporting, citing program goals/KPIs status, proactively identifying risk & planned mitigation(s), provide rationale for timeline & budget variancesn nParticipates in the quarterly Portfolio Review Committee (PRC) reporting to communicate program development progress, opportunities, and risks to Senior & Executive Managementn nResponsible for coordinating preparation efforts for governance engagement to support and drive asset objectives and deliverablesn nProactively manages key stakeholders and facilitates or leads relevant communications to appropriate cross-regional, cross-functional, cross-divisional and Alliance partnersn nn nn nn Non Product -related nn nnParticipates in process improvement initiatives and takes on, as needed, non-product responsibilities, which can include processes and system optimizations related to business objectivesnn nn nn nn nn nn EDUCATION, BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS: nn nn nn nn Education nn nBachelor’s Degree science or business-related fieldn nAdvanced degree in science or business is preferredn nn nn nn Experience nn nMinimum of 3-5 years of strong pharmaceutical industry experience and drug development in all phases of development with significant experience within related functions (e.g. Marketing, Clinical Operations, Regulatory, Manufacturing, CMC, Clinical Science)n nMinimum of 1 years program management experience leading complex pharmaceutical projects in a multi-disciplinary, global environmentn nn nn nn Knowledge and Skills nn nTherapeutic Area knowledge preferable, but not requiredn nExperience with Microsoft Project Professional, Excel, PowerPoint & Wordn nFluent in Englishn nSimultaneous management of multiple tasks of varied complexityn nAbility to positively influence outcomes, key project decisions, and strategic problem-solving in a matrix environmentn nAbility to communicate clearly and present key information objectively to all levels of the organization including executive management; Highly effective presentation, written and verbal communication skillsn nAbility to break down highly complex problems into small manageable pieces for executionn nAbility to drive decision-making within cross-functional & cross-cultural, global team structuresn nAbility to work in a virtual setting/across time-zones, i.e., making effective use of communication tools (WebEx, MS Teams, TelePresence etc.); Must demonstrate flexibility in working hours when dealing with different time zonesn nAbility to inspire and motivate in a matrix and global, cross-geographical teamn nAbility to work in a highly complex, multi-cultural, environmentn nn nn nn Location and Salary Information: nn nn nn nnBase Salary Range: $102,200 to $146,000, based on candidate professional experience level.  Employees may also be eligible for Short Term and Long-Term Incentive benefits as well. Employees are eligible to participate in Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401(k), Charitable Contribution Match, Holidays, Personal Days & Vacation, Tuition Reimbursement Program and Paid Volunteer Time Off.    nn nn nn nnThis position is currently classified as “hybrid” in accordance with Takeda’s Hybrid and Remote Work policy.nn nn nn nn WHAT TAKEDA CAN OFFER YOU: nn nn nn n401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plann nTuition reimbursementn nCompany match of charitable contributionsn nHealth & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screeningsn




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