Are you looking for a patient-focused company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda. Join us as a Global Program Manager in our Cambridge, MA office.
Here, everyone matter and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a Global Program Manager working in the CNS Therapeutic Area Unit, you will be empowered to work with global cross-functional teams and drive the teams to achieve successful operational execution and a typical day will include:
Provides project management and leadership skills to global, cross-functional, cross-divisional teams in the successful delivery of early to late-phase complex, (i.e. multi-regions/indications and/or alliance partners) major development or life cycle management activities (including established/marketed products) to meet Takeda s strategic objectives.
Responsibilities include strategic direction and translating the cross-divisional, integrated GPT product/program strategy into an efficiently executable plan; predicting and planning solutions to achieve successful operational execution; driving the team to achieve clarity on issues and focus on effective contingencies; interfacing with management and influencing decision-making, monitoring slippage and developing strategies to get back on plan and navigating through the internal governance for projects.
The Director works closely together with the Global Program Leader (GPL), as well as other CMSO and Commercial functions, to ensure that the scientific and commercial strategy is integrated into an operational plan.
Identifies and drives innovative process improvements with significant organizational impact and takes on, as needed, non-project responsibilities, which can include project management processes and systems.
Lead the project planning efforts of the Global Product Team (GPT), joint Project Teams in the case of Alliance projects, or other cross-functional teams in defining and implementing the product strategy and operational plan by managing the creation of the asset strategy framework as well as the operational plan and formulating the project scope, plan, execution strategies & critical paths with the team.
May support Business Development in-licensing activities, responsible for leading the project planning efforts of a cross-functional global team within CMSO to provide a thorough technical assessment, including development costs and timelines, to support the business case of potential in-licensed compounds.
Addresses and resolves project challenges, keeping leadership informed of critical considerations (e.g., resources, performance concerns).Provides clarity and direction in urgent or unexpected situations.
As a member of GPT leadership, the GPM will attend and facilitate GPT meetings. With input from the Global Project Leader, ensure agendas are appropriate to enable key discussions and decisions within the team.
Partners with the Global Program Leader (GPL) to lead and manage the global, cross-functional, cross-divisional GPT through the project plan execution and hold to the highest standards for operational excellence in drug development and life cycle management.
Partners with the GPL to provide financial oversight for global, cross-divisional budgets in early to late-phase drug development and/or life cycle management projects (including on-market/established products). Includes consolidation, vetting and prioritization of GPT spending risks and opportunities.
Leads the GPT project risk management process in the team and generates the cross-functional, cross-divisional project risk register for assigned products. Independently resolves complex issues and competing priorities that may impact achievement of goals, and creates mitigation plans and drives to resolution.
Orchestrates the involvement of appropriate cross-regional, cross-functional, cross-divisional and Alliance partner individuals in relevant communications, decisions and working groups.
Generates collaboration, cooperation and communication globally across divisions and functions and between regional representatives in the team as well as with applicable Alliance partners (by leveraging the experience and knowledge of a diverse workforce crossing R&D, Commercial etc) ensuring that team goals are achieved.
EDUCATION, BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Detailed and in-depth knowledge of pharmaceutical industry and experience in Clinical Research, Regulatory, CMC, Marketing or other drug development related function.
Knowledge and Skills
Ability to work in a virtual setting/across time-zones, i.e., making effective use of communication tools (WebEx, TelePresence, telephone and video conferencing, etc.)
ADDITIONAL U.S. SPECIFIC INFORMATION (FOR US RECRUITMENT ONLY):
10+ years of pharmaceutical industry experience with significant experience within R&D related functions (e.g. Clinical Science, Clinical Operations, Research, Regulatory, CMC, BDM)
ADDITIONAL EUROPE SPECIFIC INFORMATION (FOR EUROPEAN RECRUITMENT ONLY):
- Bachelor s Degree science or business-related field
WHAT TAKEDA CAN OFFER YOU:
401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
Company match of charitable contributions
Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days
Community Outreach Programs
Empowering Our People to Shine
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