Posted to MedZilla on 10/17/2017

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-IL, Director Commercial Planning 1702627-MZ


Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven 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 Director of Commercial Planning in our Deerfield, IL office.

Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a Director working with the US Business Commercial Planning team, you will be empowered to make meaningful contributions to the organization through assisting to bring innovative products into Takeda. A typical day will include:
  • Facilitating the planning and program management of critical commercial activities, acting as a key business partner to the Franchise Head/Brand Lead.
  • Planning and facilitation of monthly cross-functional business review meetings between Business Unit Brand Leads, Finance, Forecasting, Sales, Analytics, Contracts & Pricing, Medical and Managed Markets.
  • Orchestrating the analyses and cross functional discussion and alignment which yields business inputs for each financial planning cycle (Mid-Year Commitment, Long Range Forecast, Mid-Range Plan and LBEs).
  • Directing and coordinating ad-hoc commercial planning and performance activities as appropriate business needs are identified for the respective brand/franchise.



  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent.
  • Minimum of eight years of pharmaceutical or related experience in Marketing, Sales, Finance, New Product Planning, Marketing Analytics and Research, Medical Affairs, or Sales.
  • Relevant experience in leading cross-functional teams.
  • Demonstrated problem solving and analytical ability.
  • Prior leadership and managerial roles in pharmaceutical industry.
  • Requires 10% travel to various meetings or clients sites including overnight trips. Some international travel may be required.


  • 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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