Posted to MedZilla on 3/26/2017

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Sr Manager Collaborations, Discovery Operations 1603240-MZ



  • Serve as Alliance Manager and key scientific contact for specific technology partnerships for the Oncology DDU
  • Collaborate with scientific and legal staff to oversee and streamline contracting for scientific collaborations


Alliance manager role:
  • Independently build and maintain relationships with external partners through excellent, timely communication
  • Coordinate and lead joint meetings by creating and driving agendas
  • Track and manage alliance research deliverables and ensure optimal resourcing of joint projects
  • Manage the communication of research results with external partners
  • Work with scientific management and project leaders to create and maintain current and transparent project status documents
  • Independently liaise cross-functionally to support alliance goals and resolve issues limiting scientific execution
Contracting role:
  • Enable establishment of external collaborations by consulting with scientific and legal staff and driving the contracting process.
  • Independently identify, escalate and drive the resolution of issues
  • Track and communicate progress of contracting.


  • BS or advanced degree and 10+ years of relevant experience including at least 2 years experience with large and complex projects.
  • Strong scientific background, ideally related to biotherapeutics
  • Strong organization, interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills (oral and writing) are essential
  • Demonstrated interest and expertise with first-in-class drug targets
  • Ability to act independently while practicing the team concept
  • Ability to perform in an international pharmaceutical company shaped by multiple cultural perspectives
  • Broad knowledge and experience with contracting processes

  • Occasional travel to collaborator site visits, scientific conferences
  • Occasional on-site / off-hours telecommunication

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