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Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Senior Manager, SBS Competitive Intelligence (USBU) R0035433-MZ


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Job Description

This position will be responsible for consulting with Neuroscience Ophthalmic Business Unit (NOBU) leadership as a strategic partner in achieving and maintaining competitive leadership. The role will be leading, creating and delivering integrated insights across multiple sources, knowledge management assignments delegated by the Neuroscience Ophthalmic Business Unit Head Customer Insights. The position is expected use higher level analytics based on their experience in competitive analysis consulting expertise with strong leadership in Neuroscience and Ophthalmic marketing analysis, brand planning, situation analysis, project management and cross-functional alignment skills. The role is a critical position demanding experience in consultative influence utilizing varied sources of mixed confidence intervals and methods, engaging stakeholders at all levels and presenting to Sr. Leadership. This position leverages technical expertise to: 1) Engage consultative influence, 2) Create cross-source insights, recommendations and alignment for action, 3) Develop competitive landscape analysis, business need understanding, knowledge gap identification, primary and/or secondary CI to fill prioritized gaps, 4) Communicate those integrated insights to relevant stakeholders across Takeda, and 5) leverage data and expertise in Competitive Intelligence external analysis, with internal market planning, business development, forecasting, and other strategic or tactical work streams. Responsibilities associated with competitive insights include leading cross-functional teams in predicting and planning solutions to achieve successful execution. This requires the ability to exercise decisiveness in selecting critical strategic elements of executive decisions, collaboration and alignment in methods for study of strategic elements, prioritization of competing strategic/tactical needs, strong budget/scope/program management, strong skills in identifying competitive strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Furthermore, he or she acts as an internal Subject Matter Expert (SME), requiring consultative skills, to meet the needs of specific commercial and brand processes via the technical expertise in the discipline of Competitive Intelligence. Advanced understanding of methods, industry ethics and compliance is required, as well as bench strengths in CI execution for strategic-to-tactical recommendations. ACCOUNTABILITIES: Proactively identifies strategic and tactical CI needs of BU, establishing both long-range and short-term business impact. Deliver guidance, recommendations and market intelligence insights to commercial brand, medical, forecasting, and Executive Team to inform decision making. Own and execute Competitive Intelligence Workshops to develop insights into competitor strategy and tactics for commercial decision making. Apply and execute high quality analysis and recommendations to therapeutic area and brand processes including: commercial planning, forecasting, pre-launch and launch planning process. Proactively drive analysis and ensure early awareness of key market opportunities and risks through analysis of primary and secondary information. Lead in collecting competitive intelligence at scientific congress; participate in cross-organization team and implement conference planning process to define Takeda s business and clinical interests to develop at the congress. Drive and implement excellent communication, presentation, and meeting facilitation skills to build relationships. Lead cross functional, therapeutic area teams through the analysis of key market events yielding new interpretations, strategy, and proposed tactics to prepare for anticipated market dynamics that impact Takeda s business interests. Build internal stakeholder relationships and Partner with Commercial Planning Teams, Forecasting and Market Research Teams, and Medical Affairs, to increasingly drive competitive insights and commercial strategy and decision-making groups (i.e. marketing, sales, data systems, procurement, Medical Affairs, Global CI). Collaboratively prioritizes and builds a CI plan integrated with PMR, Analytics and cross-functional teams. Provides oversight and accountability on all processes related to procurement, vendors, compliance, pharmacovigilance and budget management activities in execution of each CI activity. Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of quality, comprehensiveness, and timeliness of all process outputs. Supervise compliance of relevant SOP and industry ethics for BU operations and responsible for maintaining and tracking learning/training, compliance and safety programs Proactively identifies methods to improve efficiency and quality with respect to Project Proactively develops and implements new and innovative solutions to meet business needs and resolve business issues. EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS: B.A./B.S. Scientific or commercial education. Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible project management experience. Minimum of 5+ years of experience in the commercial pharmaceutical industry. 2+ years experience in implementing processes, procedures, competitive intelligence in healthcare environment. 2+ years expertise and industry leadership in CI. Demonstrated leadership skills managing matrix teams, influencing outcomes in strategic and tactical decisions, specific to marketing in pharmaceuticals. Proven ability to communicate, strategize and collaborate effectively with senior management. Thorough knowledge of drug commercialization. Thorough knowledge and passion for excellence in the commercial side of managing pharmacovigilance processes. MBA preferred. Knowledge and Skills: Advanced knowledge of best practices and leadership in pharmaceutical commercial business operations, and the use of CI to drive decision-making in commercial strategy and tactics to achieve a leadership position. Demonstrated leadership in synthesis of primary and secondary CI, forecasting impact, competitive intelligence and data management to advise the development, execution and monitoring of pharmaceutical leadership status. Able to lead in a matrix-working culture, both across the US NOBU and GCI. Proven ability to negotiate and influence in a consultative role. Proactive ability to effectively monitor competitive activity, predict probable issues and problem solve (scenario planning). Proven consultative influence, communication and presentation skills organizational, written and verbal. Expertise in CI research methods as they pertain to integration with pharmaceutical data sources for strategic recommendations. History of managing multiple tasks of varied complexity simultaneously. Able to delegate effectively. Proven advanced skills in utilizing Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and Word. TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: Able to drive to or fly to various meeting sites, including overnight trips, up to 20%. Some international travels will be required.


Lexington, MA

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