Posted to MedZilla on 6/24/2017

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Associate Medical Director - Oncology Global Medical Affairs 1700164-MZ


Empowering Our People to Shine

Takeda is a global, innovation-driven pharmaceutical leader with 30,000 professionals working together across 70+ countries. We have an unwavering dedication to put patients first for more than 230 years while we live our values of Takeda-ism Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance. We are united by our mission to strive towards Better Health and a Brighter Future for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine.

Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. At Takeda, you will make an impact on people s lives including your own.


Provide medical guidance and leadership across global medical affairs activities consisting of data generation (interventional and observational studies), data analysis and interpretation, publications, medical communication, medical training and medical information. Associate medical director will work in a multifunctional, matrix organization with global, medical affairs functions, medical research, GMA operations, external collaborations and US medical and MSL teams, as well as with clinical development, marketing and access & reimbursement and Takeda patient advocacy team.

Responsible for defining strategy, setting annual goals and ensuring compliant execution of global medical affairs activities, as well as excellence in standards and practices. This includes advancing external collaborations with health care practitioners, research groups, payers, patient advocacy groups as well as assuring strong collaboration on global, regional and local level across Takeda s organization.


  • Develop an in-depth understating of the needs of oncology patients and demonstrate a focus on activities to meet those needs
  • Provide medical and scientific expertise across broad range of global medical affairs activities including data generation (interventional and observational studies), data analysis and interpretation, publications, medical communication, medical training and medical information
  • Provide strategic guidance and input into global medical affairs strategy and tactics, as well as input into clinical development program, brand team strategy and tactical plan
  • Lead evidence generation strategy and execution of Phase 3B/4 studies, including interventional and observational research
  • Provide medical leadership for investigator initiated studies program (IISR)
  • Lead/support and execute global advisory board meetings and assure communication of key findings across the organization; to global clinical development, medical affairs and commercial teams
  • Lead/support global publication strategy development and execution of publication plan
  • Provide strategic and scientific guidance into internal training plan, congress plan and company sponsored symposia
  • Foster research relationships with key global cancer research organizations and institutions
  • Interact regularly with key medical opinion leaders
  • Build long term cross functional relationships with global functions, GBTs , clinical development, regional functions and Local Operating Country (LOC)



  • Demonstrated focus on patients interest.
  • Board certified/board eligible medical doctor (MD) with a minimum of two years in a clinical or pharmaceutical setting.
  • Experience in hematology and/or oncology. In depth understanding of the multiple myeloma research environment is a key plus.
  • Requires experience and success in working in a matrix, cross-functional environment; excellent collaboration skills; experience working across functions to achieve results
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced, rapidly changing technology environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills particularly motivational, negotiation, listening, judgment, analytic, and conflict management skills, demonstrated by ability to lead teams.
  • Advanced PC skills, including MS Project, Word, Excel, Power Point, Visio and SharePoint


Up to 25% domestic and international travel 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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