Posted to MedZilla on 3/23/2018

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Director, Safety Risk Management and Benefit/Risk 1800195-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 a Director Risk Management, Benefit/Risk in our Cambridge office.
Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a Director Risk Management working on the Global Patient Safety team, you will be empowered to make an impact in patient's lives by translating science into life changing medicines. A typical day will include:


  • Provide global strategic leadership and expertise on product risk management strategies for medicinal products within assigned therapeutic areas
  • Contribute to the preparation and authoring of RMPs and aggregate safety documents, in conjunction with the safety management team, and respond to relevant health authority assessor queries
  • As applicable, lead the development of additional risk minimization tools with scientifically balanced content grounded in risk minimization principles
  • Oversee implementation of risk minimization activities by local operating companies and ensure local risk management activities are aligned with the core risk management strategy

  • Provide global strategic leadership to the assigned therapeutic areas to ensure that product risk management strategies are consistent worldwide
  • Excellence in Risk Management Strategy and Benefit/Risk
  • Accountable for risk management best practices and principles in defining a product s risk management strategy
  • Risk Management and BR Processes
  • Provide leadership to the assigned therapeutic area risk/benefit discussions with other functional areas
  • Ensure regionally aligned principles and standard practices for risk management are consistent with global risk management policy and global benefit-risk assessment
  • Maintain and author the Core RMP post-RMP for first registration and lead global communication and coordination of local implementation of the Core RMP
  • Review local risk management implementation plans prepared by the local operating companies to ensure consistency with the Core RMP
  • As part of the safety management team, review aggregate safety documents to ensure alignment of risks and pharmacovigilance and risk minimization measures with the Core RMP
  • In conjunction with the Risk Management and Benefit/Risk team, promotes a culture of risk management and benefit/risk excellence
  • Collaborate within the Risk Management and Benefit/Risk team and medical safety function, as well as engage and collaborate with partner global functions (e.g. Clinical Science, Med Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Analytical Science)


  • Bachelors degree required. Advanced degree in life sciences is preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years of pharmaceutical/device industry experience with 3 5 years in international drug safety and risk management.
  • Pharmaceutical/device experience with a high level of exposure to international drug safety and risk management.
  • Experience in liaising with regulatory agencies, professional groups and/or academic centers
  • Experience with developing risk minimization tools, application of a benefit-risk assessment framework, and risk minimization and REMS evaluation methods is a plus.
  • Strong track record of scientific and analytical thinking
  • Integrity
  • Ability to relate well to people and to motivate and empower others
  • Capacity to take initiative and work productively in a high pressure environment
  • Communication with clarity and brevity
  • Project management abilities and insights required to work productively in a global company and across multiple fuctions
  • Strong knowledge of business area and understand the proactive interactions necessary to achieve business goals and objectives
  • Capacity to manage time and priority constraints as well as manage multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Attention to detail
  • Computer literacy, including knowledge of safety database
  • Ability to lead meetings and teleconferences, both internally in Takeda as well as externally to technical and lay groups and public meetings


  • Consistent with those required for office-based work


  • Some domestic and international travel may be required on an infrequent basis.


  • 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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