Posted to MedZilla on 4/25/2017

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Governance Operations Manager 1700744-MZ


This position is responsible for ensuring operational excellence within the Portfolio Governance function. Specific responsibilities include the following:
  • Governance planning: Partner with R&D and business development organizations to identify upcoming PRC decisions; manage operational aspects of governance meetings with executive participation across R&D, Global Commercial and Regional and Specialty Business Units.
  • Governance meeting execution: Partner with Senior Director, Portfolio Governance, to ensure successful execution of meetings in a manner that supports robust meeting discussion and effective decision-making.
  • Ongoing governance refinement: Proactively identify opportunities for streamlining and optimizing governance processes as R&D organization evolves


  • Develop and implement processes for proactively soliciting upcoming PRC decisions from R&D and business development organizations
  • Review operational variance reports in order to proactively identify assets that may need to return to PRC to obtain approvals on variance.
  • Plan governance meetings, balancing requests from multiple executive-level stakeholders and ensuring that portfolio decisions occur in a timely manner that allows business operations to continue seamlessly.
Governance meeting execution
  • Assist with creation of governance meeting briefing documents and meeting minutes
  • Ensure that all PRC members and key stakeholder have access to governance meeting materials
  • Manage governance electronic review decision process
  • Manage ongoing governance action item log; follow-up with teams and individuals in organization as needed to document action item completion
Ongoing governance refinement:
  • Through interactions with key stakeholders, proactively identify improvements that may streamline governance business processes and/or improve overall quality of governance meetings
  • Execute governance refinement initiatives


Bachelor s Degree science or business-related field required. Advanced science or business degree preferred.
Knowledge and Skills:
  • Ability to articulate and establish processes with cross-functional impact
  • Ability to balance multiple requests from key stakeholders and diplomatically resolve conflict
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks of varied complexity simultaneously
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and SharePoint


  • Project Management Professional certification with PMI desired
  • May work at a computer for several hours at a time.
  • May travel domestically and internationally.
  • Approximately 10% travel is required.

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