Posted to MedZilla on 2/19/2018

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Associate Director, Formulation Development 1702682-MZ


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 an Associate Director, Formulation Development in our Cambridge office.

Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As an Associate Director working on the Formulation Development team, you will be empowered to lead and mentor Formulation staff and contribute to the vision and strategy of the Formulation Development team, and a typical day will include:


  • Lead and mentor formulation staff in the development of biologic products. Develop strategies with vendors and partners for outsourcing development and manufacturing activities.
  • Represent formulation development in cross functional teams and initiatives.
  • Contribute to the vision and strategy of the formulation development department.

  • Work with staff to plan and execute formulation development activities to support the pipeline
  • Work with senior members of Formulation Development group to develop and drive strategic objectives of the group
  • Propose and lead cross functional initiatives for innovation and continuous improvement within Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Build relationships with cross functional stakeholders
  • Development strong relationships with outside vendors and partners
  • Manage resources and performance to ensure progression of pipeline programs and initiatives
  • Serve as a technical resource with Formulation Development and to cross functional stakeholders
  • Communicate risks, issues, and mitigation plans to senior leaders
  • Leads CMC teams and/or other cross functional teams within Pharmaceutical Sciences


  • Bachelors degree in chemistry, biology, pharmacy, engineering or related pharmaceutical science and 15+ years relevant industry experience
  • Masters degree in chemistry, biology, pharmacy, engineering or related pharmaceutical science; 13+ years relevant industry experience
  • PhD in chemistry, biology, pharmacy, engineering or related pharmaceutical science; 7+ years relevant industry experience
  • Extensive experience in development of biologic drug products, such as high concentration antibodies and antibody-drug conjugates
  • Experience overseeing manufacturing of drug products under cGMP s
  • Experiencing managing formulation staff and leading cross functional teams
  • Knowledgeable about the current trends and regulatory expectations for biologic drug products and experience interaction with regulatory agencies
  • Exposure to nucleic acid drug delivery, cell therapy, and oral solid dosages preferred
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong project management skills


  • May require approximately 15-20% travel.


  • 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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