Posted to MedZilla on 5/24/2017

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Associate Medical Director - Oncology Global Medical Affairs 1700164-MZ


More than 30,000 Takeda employees working in more than 70 countries are committed to improving quality of life for patients, who remain at the center of everything we do. Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited is a global, research and development-driven organization working internally and with external partners to translate science into life-changing medicines. Takeda focuses on the core therapeutic areas of oncology, gastroenterology, central nervous system and providing vaccines that address the most important infectious diseases. Novel products, especially in oncology and gastroenterology, as well as our presence in emerging markets, fuel our growth.
While Takeda is enjoying tremendous growth as an emerging global leader in the pharmaceutical industry, we remain ever mindful of our commitment to serve people worldwide by striving toward better health through leading innovation in medicine. In short, we are a passionate team doing important work that impacts patients lives. If you are driven to create better health and a brighter future, join us!


The associate medical director will provide medical guidance and leadership across global medical affairs activities consisting of data generation (interventional and observational studies), data analysis and interpretation, publications, medical communication, medical training and medical information. Associate medical director will work in a multifunctional, matrix organization with global, medical affairs functions, medical research, GMA operations, external collaborations and US medical and MSL teams, as well as with clinical development, marketing and access & reimbursement and Takeda patient advocacy team.
The associate medical director will be responsible for defining strategy, setting annual goals and ensuring compliant execution of global medical affairs activities, as well as excellence in standards and practices. This includes advancing external collaborations with health care practitioners, research groups, payers, patient advocacy groups as well as assuring strong collaboration on global, regional and local level across Takeda s organization.


Develop an in-depth understating of the needs of oncology patients and demonstrate a focus on activities to meet those needs
Provide medical and scientific expertise across broad range of global medical affairs activities including data generation (interventional and observational studies), data analysis and interpretation, publications, medical communication, medical training and medical information
Provide strategic guidance and input into global medical affairs strategy and tactics, as well as input into clinical development program, brand team strategy and tactical plan
Lead evidence generation strategy and execution of Phase 3B/4 studies, including interventional and observational research
Provide medical leadership for investigator initiated studies program (IISR)
Lead/support and execute global advisory board meetings and assure communication of key findings across the organization; to global clinical development, medical affairs and commercial teams
Lead/support global publication strategy development and execution of publication plan
Provide strategic and scientific guidance into internal training plan, congress plan and company sponsored symposia
Foster research relationships with key global cancer research organizations and institutions
Interact regularly with key medical opinion leaders
Build long term cross functional relationships with global functions, GBTs , clinical development, regional functions and Local Operating Country (LOC)



  • Demonstrated focus on patients interest.
  • Board certified/board eligible medical doctor (MD) with a minimum of two years in a clinical or pharmaceutical setting.
  • Experience in hematology and/or oncology. In depth understanding of the multiple myeloma research environment is a key plus.
  • Requires experience and success in working in a matrix, cross-functional environment; excellent collaboration skills; experience working across functions to achieve results
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced, rapidly changing technology environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills particularly motivational, negotiation, listening, judgment, analytic, and conflict management skills, demonstrated by ability to lead teams.
  • Advanced PC skills, including MS Project, Word, Excel, Power Point, Visio and SharePoint

Up to 25% domestic and international travel required

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