Posted to MedZilla on 8/23/2019

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Sr. Manager/Associate Director Global Business Development Finance and Analytics R0003843-MZ


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Job Description

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 Sr. Manager/Associate Director Global Business Development Finance and Analytics in our Cambridge, MA office.

Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a Sr. Manager/Associate Director Global Business Development Finance and Analytics working on the Global Business Development team, you will be empowered to support the Global Business Development organization in the analysis and execution of business development opportunities including product licenses, research collaborations, acquisitions, asset divestitures and strategic investments. A typical day will include:


  • Support the Global Business Development and CEI organizations in the analysis and execution of business development opportunities including product licenses, research collaborations, acquisitions, asset divestitures and strategic investments.
  • Assist with risk/reward tradeoffs and providing constent and independent analytical rigor to the transaction assessment process.
  • This position is primarily responsible for independently leading the financial modeling and evaluation of transactions, with additional participation on deal teams through the transaction process, including negotiations support and due diligence.


  • Provide support to the global business development and CEI groups through the construction and analysis of valuation models and associated presentations.
    • Work with functional areas to test and refine their inputs to the valuation model, including both commercial and R&D assumptions.
    • Support transaction leaders in the development of deal terms & structures.
    • Work with internal and external accounting and tax advisors to understand implications of deal structures.
  • Lead the finance portion of the due diligence process by providing specialist knowledge on the finance side of the transaction, being the conduit to getting other areas of finance involved in diligence and involving external experts, where appropriate.
  • Prepare quick, first-pass analyses with respect to potential deals (M&A, licensing, etc.), as well as more complex, fully developed models.
  • Keep apprised of the pharmaceutical sector in general, with special attention to current business development trends and implied valuations.
  • Provide thought leadership in the ongoing review of current practices by identifying opportunities to improve the function and operation of the global business development group with respect to financial analysis, deal structuring and business case preparation/evaluation.
  • Keep current on developments in accounting policy and finance methods applicable to business development transactions. Actively updating the business development team on changes in policy that may affect how deals are viewed or valued.
  • Develop and maintain relationships across functional areas providing key valuation inputs.
  • Serve additional role(s) as needed on transaction teams, including negotiation support and overall project management.

  • Other responsibilities:
    • Strong advocate for the continuous improvement of Takeda BD processes, creative deal structures and contracting; works with GBD and other management to balance global/ local and R&D/ commercial interests; and serves as a leader and mentor within GBD department.
    • Manages business relationships and counsels business partners, internally and externally, on transaction and strategic issues pertaining to finance implications in licensing/ strategic alliance arrangements.


  • Bachelor s degree
  • 6 years of relevant business experience, with at least 4 in the pharmaceuticals/healthcare industry
    6 years of valuation, financial evaluation and accounting experience, including support of public / private M&A, global, regional and ex-US licensing transactions
  • Bachelor s degree
  • Knowledge of applicable accounting standards (GAAP/IFRS) and familiarity with SEC filings (10-K, 10-Q, etc.).
  • Outstanding verbal communication skills and a demonstrated ability to present to/communicate with senior management with confidence and clarity
  • Strong computer software skills (Microsoft Office Suite Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Education & Experience Desired:

  • MBA or an advanced degree in finance or accounting, CPA or CFA.
  • Management consulting or investment banking experience.


  • Proficiency in analyzing financial results and structured financial products and understanding how to use the information to drive projects to decision point.
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities and meet specific deadlines in an unpredictable environment, while maintaining flexibility to deal with change effectively
  • Ability to gain the trust of and influence high-level management and leverage relationships to provide best possible financial plans and drive impactful analytical projects.
  • Propensity to successfully work with others at all levels within a complex, team oriented, global organization, with the skills and acumen to assume roles of greater responsibility over time within the organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to take ownership over activities and projects, proven desire to shape the organization and improve processes and consistent demonstration of out of the box thinking.


  • CPA preferred


  • 20% travel required, including internationally.


  • 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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