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 matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a Global Program Manager working on the GI Therapeutic Area Unit- R&D team, you will be empowered to work with cross-functional teams and drive the teams to deliver results, and a typical day will include:
Provides global program management and
matrixed leadership to global, cross-functional, cross-divisional teams to drive
development and deliver results in early to late-phase pipeline or marketed
include providing strategic direction and translating the cross-divisional,
integrated Global Product Team (GPT) strategy into an efficiently executable
plan; predicting and planning solutions to achieve program goals and objectives;
driving clarity and removing barriers to ensure team success; interfacing with
management and influencing decision-making, proactive management and mitigation
of development risks, and ensuring appropriate communication and interface with
- The Director,
Global Program Management works closely with the Global Program Leader (GPL),
as well as other Chief Medical Scientific Office (CMSO) and Commercial
functions to ensure that the scientific and commercial strategies are
incorporated into the asset strategy and integrated development plan.
- This role may also
lead key initiatives that have cross-functional or cross-divisional impact that
are critical to the objectives of the Therapeutic Area Unit (TAU), CMSO and/or
global business objectives.
- Identifies and
drives innovative process improvements with significant organizational impact
and manages, as needed, non-project responsibilities, which can include processes
and system optimizations.
- This role may have direct people management responsibilities.
- Partners with GPL
to lead GPT or joint Program Team (for partnered Alliance programs) to develop
and maintain the asset strategy and integrated development plan in conjuction
with TAU and commercial strategy, lifecycle management requirements, and
evidence generation/publication needs.
- Accountable to
maintain the integrated program level plan, identifying and ensuring delivery
of critical path activities to progress asset development.
- Drives clarity with
GPT and other relevant stakeholders to communicate asset strategic imperatives
to ensure appropriate prioritization and execution.
- Identifies ways to optimize
program execution without compromise to patients or compliance.
identifies resource requirements necessary to progress asset development in alignment
with TAU or enterprise business objectives.
Program Operational Excellence
- Ensures asset
strategy and integrated development plan have a patient-centric focus,
incorporates innovative approaches that are meaningful to patients, HCPs,
regulators & payers, and adhere to the highest standards of operational
excellence in drug development and life cycle management.
- Manages the
strategic GPT forum to ensure progress of asset development. This includes establishing meeting agendas,
facilitating team discussions, and driving to clear and timely team actions and
- Partners with the
GPL to provide financial oversight of the program including global, cross-divisional budgets. Includes consolidation, vetting and
prioritization of GPT spending to deliver critical path activities.
- Proactively addresses
and removes barriers to program progress, keeping leadership informed of
critical considerations (e.g., resources, performance).
identify potential issues or obstacles and achieves resolution or plans
contingencies. Follow issues through to
resolution ensuring that all key stakeholders are informed of outcomes and
- Provides clarity
and direction in urgent or unexpected situations. Independently resolves complex issues and
competing priorities that may impact achievement of goals, creates mitigation
plans and drives to resolution.
Communication and Reporting
- Manages scheduled
and ad-hoc program status reporting, citing progress to program goals/KPIs,
proactively identifying risk with planned mitigation(s), and providing
rationale for timeline and budget variances.
- Participate in
annual portfolio analyses to communicate program development progress,
opportunities, and risks to Senior & Executive Management.
- Responsible for leading
preparation efforts for governance engagement to support and drive asset
objectives and deliverables.
relevant communications to appropriate cross-regional, cross-functional,
cross-divisional and Alliance partners
- Provides direction
and mentors junior colleagues to work strategically and drive results; identifies
opportunities for junior PMs to demonstrate their abilities; uses effective
coaching techniques to refocus energy and address barriers to success; leads by
- May have
responsibility for line management of Associate Director and/or Senior Manager
level GPMs as well as contractors within the GPM function
- May support Business Development in-licensing activities to ensure
appropriate technical assessment, including development costs and timelines, to
support the business case of potential in-licensed compounds.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
- Detailed and
in-depth knowledge of pharmaceutical industry and drug development experience in
all phases of development
experience leading complex pharmaceutical project deliverables in a
multi-disciplinary, global environment
- Proven leadership
skills managing matrix teams, influencing outcomes and key project decisions,
and strategic problem-solving ability
- Proven ability to
communicate clearly and present key information objectively to all levels of the organization including
experience in intercultural cooperation
- Modest people
- Matrix program leadership
and management skills are required
- Thorough knowledge
of Therapeutic Area (clinical, regulatory guidance and study conduct)
preferable, not required.
- Ability to
influence and negotiate in a matrix environment to optimize development and
- Proactive risk
management with ability to propose solutions and deliver appropriate mitigation
- Ability to communicate
(written and verbal) with impact to provide appropriate context, articulate views,
drive clarity, and address barriers to progress program development
- Ability to drive
decision-making within a cross-functional and cross-cultural, global team
tolerance and diplomacy to best manage change and differing opinions
- Ability to work in
a virtual setting/across time-zones, i.e., making effective use of
communication tools (WebEx, TelePresence, telephone and video conferencing,
- Ability to inspire
and motivate in a matrix and global, cross-geographical team
- Ability to work in
a highly complex, multi-cultural, environment
- A solid business
background as well as excellent commercial understanding
- Highly effective
- Experience with Microsoft
Project Professional, SharePoint, Excel, PowerPoint & Word
- Fluent in English
ADDITIONAL US SPECIFIC INFORMATION:
- 10+ years of pharmaceutical industry
experience with significant experience within related functions (e.g. Clinical Science, Clinical Operations, Research,
Regulatory, CMC, Marketing)
- 6 to 8 years experience as a project manager
leading complex pharmaceutical projects in a multi-disciplinary, global
- Minimum of 6 years people management experience and/or
proven leadership experience in managing a global, matrix team.
ADDITIONAL EUROPE SPECIFIC INFORMATION:
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
Learn more at takedajobs.com.
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