Posted to MedZilla on 4/30/2017

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-IL, Manager Data Systems 1700853-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!


With a proven track record of data systems quality projects and initiatives within the pharmaceutical industry specific to the specialty pharmacy distribution and data collection, the Manager of Data Systems manages how the business interacts with our data systems including CRM, Master Data Management (MDM) and data warehouses and continuously improves the data flow and processes for the Specialty team.
This individual will work with business partners inside and outside of the company to identify data systems issues and address them in order based upon urgency and priority.
Additional responsibilities include driving improvements in the organization, processes, and use of systems and data and implementing data quality initiatives (Data Quality Roadmap). This person s a motivational leader ready to drive results in a team setting, both as a participant and a coach.


  • Leads a team of data systems analysts and senior analysts, providing priorities and direction for data processes, establishing new Quality Controls (QCs) as needed and measuring timely responses to requests from all stakeholders
  • Provides system requirements from the data quality roadmap, adding new QCs and working closely with the data integrity team as needed with new business issues.
  • Has an unrelenting attention and focus to detail, ensuring accuracy and reducing errors where possible with underlying data
  • Holds regular business discussions with the assigned Sales/Managed Markets Stakeholders to assess how data is flowing through the systems
  • Produces, reviews and communicates ad-hoc analytics on data flow, matching, mastering and overall health in an accurate and timely manner
  • Manages own time and priorities, and effectively communicates with key stakeholders and users of data timing of any requests and deliverables
  • Performs data systems improvement activities with a focus on customer needs and responsiveness
  • Understands how data systems might interact, is familiar with data warehousing, data structures and industry trends in data management
  • Collaborates with IT and third party data vendors or software providers to ensure timely responses to business concerns about the data flowing through CRM, customer master and the data warehouse.
  • Works closely with the analytics and reporting teams to ensure data integrity carries through to final reports for marketing, sales, managed markets, reimbursement (patient HUB) and other syndicated or mastered data sources
  • Demonstrates ability to learn and become proficient with a variety of software applications (e.g., SAS/Base, SQL, ProClarity, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MapPoint, SharePoint) to effectively perform functions of this role
  • Demonstrates an understanding of various pharmaceutical data sources (e.g., IMS, SHA claims, call activity, samples, Fingertip Formulary, affiliations data)
  • Able to prioritize and manage the competing priorities for data systems issues and communicate effectively with team and other key stakeholders on these initiatives
  • Serves as a leader for the group, empowering, supporting and growing their team.


  • Bachelors Degree and a minimum of six years of analytical/pharmaceutical experience, or equivalent
  • OR advanced degree in an analytical field such as statistics, operations research, computer science, industrial engineering, economics, math, along with a minimum of four years of analytical experience
  • Experience managing direct reports, vendor management and team leadership required
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Effective communication and presentation skills
  • Familiarity with data in the pharmaceutical space
  • Familiarity with data systems such as CRM, MDM, and data warehousing techniques
  • Some programming experience, SAS or SQL (or R or Python)
  • Prior experience analyzing pharmaceutical data, particularly specialty pharmacy based data
  • Pharmaceutical sales/managed markets experience
  • Pharmaceutical analytical experience preferred
  • Graduate degree in Analytical Sciences


  • Manual dexterity required to operate office equipment (i.e. computers, phones, etc.).
  • Carrying, handling and reaching for objects.
  • Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time while traveling.
  • Willingness to travel to various meetings or client sites, including overnight trips.
  • Requires approximately 5% travel.

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