Posted to MedZilla on 10/17/2017

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-IL, Thought Leader Liaison 1702527-MZ


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 Thought Leader Liaison. Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a Thought Leader Liaison working within our Specialty Business Unit, you will be empowered to build and develop multidisciplinary value added programming and establish relationships with Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) across the country. A typical day will include:

  • The Thought Leader Liaison will contribute to Takeda s mission by ensuring our health care providers within the IBD space are educated appropriately on the benefits of our products.
  • The Thought Leader Liaison (TLL) will identify and manage relationships with Health Care Providers (HCPs) and Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) within a designated geography.
  • The Thought Leader Liaison will work with field and home office based colleagues and other stakeholders/partners to build advocacy, collect Thought Leader insights, and evaluate and improve speaker bureau effectiveness within the Specialty Business Unit.


  • The TLL will plan, identify, profile, develop and maintain long-term relationships with assigned physician thought leaders.
  • The Thought Leader Liaison will identify, recommend and liaise with potential speaker board advisors, moderators and speakers. The candidate will communicate and collaborate with internal partners/stakeholders: i.e. Sales, Marketing, Competitive Intelligence, Managed Care, etc.
  • The TLL will represent the brand while building advocacy with regional thought leaders, HCP organizations and patient advocacy groups, in addition to working closely with field-based colleagues to prioritize sponsorship opportunities.
  • The Thought Leader Liaison will align with thought leaders to bring relevant on-label and MRL-approved information and to solicit input/to be considered in the development of Specialty Business Unit strategies.
  • Contributes to the training of contracted speakers on approved content and provides further on-label and MRL-approved education and guidance to speakers to ensure accurate, effective, and compliant presentations.
  • Lead a cross-functional team to identify new speakers and optimize speaker bureau membership to best meet market needs.


  • Bachelors Degree required (Clinical degree/background is a plus).
  • Expert knowledge of IBD, Entyvio and competitors with clinical experience in IBD and preferably with Entyvio being strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of 7 years work experience in the pharmaceutical, biotech or related industry in one or more of the following: field sales, product marketing, or clinical experience in the same or related therapeutic area.
  • Knowledge of key Thought Leaders and some working knowledge of Thought Leader advocacy development practices.
  • This is a remote position requiring up to 80% travel.
  • Individual must reside within the territory boundaries given extensive travel requirements of the TLL role.
  • 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
  • Tuition reimbursement 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

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