Posted to MedZilla on 4/22/2018


Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Head of Relationship Management Center of Excellence, Partnership Office R0000494-MZ


 
 

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Job Description

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 Head of Relationship Management Center of Excellence, R&D Partnership Office in our Cambridge office.

Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. With 50% of the R&D pipeline partnered and over 180 active collaborations across R&D, the Head of Relationship Management Center of Excellence, will drive, establish, and shape how the relationships are managed for all of our strategic partnerships globally in Takeda and a typical day will include:

POSITION OBJECTIVES:

  • Play a leadership role in driving, establishing, and implementing R&D relationship management center of excellence for the over 180 active R&D partnerships globally in Takeda
  • Lead the maximization of value for Takeda in collaborations across Integrated Drug Discovery Unit, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Research and Development functions to advance the pipeline which is ~50% partnered
  • Coach and mentor R&D executives and business partners involved in partnerships to help embed partnering best practices across the company.
  • Identify, assess and implement opportunities to continuously improve Takeda s ability to effectively work externally and be a partner of Choice
  • In collaboration with Global Program Leads, Research Leads, and Alliance Managers, facilitate escalated issues to timely and effective resolution

POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Establish and lead the strategy development and implementation of R&D global relationship management center of excellence for R&D partnerships; develop the playbook for partnership management for all the partnership types which include assets, research, strategic academic alliances, and technology.
  • Play a leadership role in the maximization of value for Takeda and their partner in collaborations across Integrated Drug Discovery Unit, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Research and Development functions.
  • Design and chair the community of partnership forum with global alliance managers as active participants. Lead the review of case studies and lessons learnt and share of best practices.
  • Develop tools and processes for partnership management that encompasses all phases: negotiation, launch, maintenance, and close of partnerships. This includes managing the strategic intent of partnerships, common understanding of deliverables, go/no go criteria, fit for purpose governance, performance metrics, risk/mitigation plans, and communication strategy.
  • Responsible for administering partnership Health diagnostics. Identify, assess, and implement opportunities to continuously improve Takeda s ability to effectively work externally and be a Partner of Choice . Define and build metrics to assess this.
  • Liaise with Legal, Finance, Procurement, Communication to ensure partnering processes are aligned with Takeda s R&D objectives.
  • Drive change management processes within Takeda related to strategic partnership management.
  • Coach and mentor R&D executives and business partners involved in partnerships to help imbed partnering best practices across the company.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

  • BS/BA required; advanced degree (MBA, PharmD, PhD) preferred
  • Minimum 12 years of applicable drug development experience, global experience preferred
  • Minimum 8 years of line management or cross-functional leadership experience
  • Direct alliance management experience within the pharmaceutical or biotech industry
  • Strong knowledge of drug development process
  • Relevant knowledge and experience in R&D to enable meaningful dialogue within Takeda and with partners
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to manage multiple high priority projects with good attention to detail
  • Proven experience in Alliance/Partnership excellence: experience of building, maintaining, and closing partnerships including tools/methods preferred
  • Leadership: Experience in leading matrix organizations with solid successful experience in influencing across organizations including change management experience
  • Critical strategic thinker and highly analytical
  • Ability to initiate, develop, and implement new strategies and processes
  • Ability to assess issues/risks and effectively implement remediation measures
  • Experience working in a complex organization and demonstrated ability to influence, and work across functions and regions, at all levels without direct authority
  • Excellent collaboration skills
  • Excellent communicator with strong written and verbal presentations skills

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Routine demands of an office based environment.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

Some travel to global Takeda sites may be required

WHAT TAKEDA CAN OFFER YOU:

  • 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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Locations

Cambridge, MA

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time


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