Posted to MedZilla on 9/19/2017

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Canada-, Senior Manager, Medical Communications Oncology 1702047-MZ


With around 30,000 people working in approximately 70 countries we are a truly global partner for better health. Takeda is dedicated to pharmaceutical innovation and tackling diseases for which there is currently no cure. We are expanding continuously into new fields of treatment and therapy. By always putting people first, we empower employees so everyone can develop to his or her full potential. We are looking for colleagues with the right skills and experiences to support us in improving the quality of the most precious thing we know: life.

Role Objective

The Senior Manager, Medical Communications Oncology, will develop and execute against the Medical Communications strategic and tactical components of the brand plan. The incumbent will actively participate in strategic planning and ongoing tactical management of the business as a key member of the brand team and the medical affairs team.


Plan and implement the Medical Communications and Education Program Plan in the Oncology space (myeloma & lung cancer) that is aligned with the corporate vision and goals.
Support the following key areas of activities:
  • Medical Education: Assist the Sr Manager in the development of the scientific content of accredited and non-accredited professional education programs
  • Advisory Boards and Speaker Programs: support the development and execution of scientific advisory boards and speaker programs
  • Grants and Sponsorships: support the management of the educational grants and sponsorships from external stakeholders
  • Congress Planning: support the planning and coordination of Scientific Affairs activities at key scientific events
Work collaboratively with members of the cross-functional brand team to implement the strategic plan including large programs, symposium/congress, advisory boards, grants and sponsorships.
Assist with managing the budget related to medical education and communications programs to ensure efficient use and tracking, and provide timely reports.
Collaborate with external industry and academic partners, educational partners, and organizations to develop and implement strategic and innovative customer and patient focused programs related to Oncology that will maximize impact and credibility of Takeda s medical educational and communication initiatives.
Through customer insights, provide strategic direction for medical learning and communication activities, conduct needs assessments, do post program analysis and report on outcomes.
Provide timely communication to Oncology field team.
Ensure compliance with Canadian guidelines and standards from external accreditation committees and other healthcare professional education accrediting bodies, industry organizations (RX&D), PAAB, Takeda s Ethics and Compliance Department and Health Canada Policy.
Manage special projects as needed.

Occupational Knowledge and Skills

Demonstrated planning and organizational skills:
Excellent interpersonal skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Product Knowledge Good understanding of the medical/therapeutic usage of the products

Team and leadership skills:
Project Management and facilitation skills
Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently
Ability to plan and coordinate programs and activities
Demonstrate strong influence, coaching and negotiation skills while working collaboratively with other departments

Business Knowledge

In-depth knowledge of Rx&D guidelines
Knowledge of PAAB code
Knowledge of adult learning trends and principles
Knowledge of the Health Canada policy The Distinction Between Advertising and Other Activities
Medical Education planning and implementation process
Proven vendor and/or project management experience

Education and Experience

minimum 5 years of pharmaceutical industry experience
MSc., BSc, or a degree in an applied health science
Experience in the area of Oncology (myeloma and/or lung cancer) preferred


Willingness to travel to various meetings or client sites, including overnight trips. Some international travel may be required.

Please note that this position is not open to third party recruiters/agencies



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