Posted to MedZilla on 4/30/2017

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-IL, Chief of Staff - General Medicine BU 1701037-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 GMBU Chief of Staff will provide operations, finance, project management, and process improvement leadership for GMBU. The Chief of Staff is responsible for keeping the Head, GMBU apprised of key initiatives, providing project oversight and management of cross functional and key initiatives, and ensuring appropriate coordination and management of budgets and integrated project plans for GMBU.


  • Develops clear understanding of GMBU strategies and key priorities to provide operational leadership as member of the GMBU leadership team.
  • Demonstrates collaborative leadership and influence necessary to ensure alignment among key stakeholders and smooth execution of project deliverables.
  • Provides project management oversight for assigned GMBU projects.
  • Tracks project and initiative status and communicates to the GMBU Head and leadership.
  • Coordinates GMLT agendas.
  • Provides ongoing tracking and management of issues and risks related to implementation of GMBU initiatives and strategies with meaningful metrics and summary reports.
  • Works with Finance partners and GM leaders to ensure budget is effectively managed across GMBU.
  • Coordinates GMBU leadership and staff meetings and works with Chief of Staff, President USBU, to coordinate GMBU reporting and deliverables into the USBU Executive Team.


  • Minimum BS/BA degree with MS/MBA preferred.
  • 10 years of relevant business experience required;
  • 6 years experience project management and leadership experience
  • 6 years of people and project leadership experienced
  • Excellent communicator with strong presentation skills
  • Expert project management skills
  • Strong financial acumen
  • Ability to influence without authority


  • Takeda is a global company with corporate headquarters in Japan. Travel is a requirement of the position.

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