Posted to MedZilla on 9/18/2019

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-IL, Thought Leader Liaison (West Region) R0010361-MZ


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Job Description

Thought Leader Liaison (TLL): West region : CA, WY, WA, MT, ID, UT, NV, AZ, AK, HI, OR.

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as our Thought Leader Liaison (TLL) ..

At Takeda, we are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through our R&D-driven market leadership and being a values-led company. To do this, we empower our people to realize their potential through life-changing work. Certified as a Global Top Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and strive for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

Here, you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.

A typical day will include:


The Thought Leader Liaison (TLL) identifies and manages relationships with HCPs and KOLs within a designated geography (West Region).The TLLwill work with field and home office based commercial colleagues and other stakeholders/partners tobuild advocacy, collectthought leader insights, and evaluate and improve speaker bureau effectivenesswithin the Specialty Business Unit.


  • High level profiling of proposed IBD Thought Leaders within assigned geography to build and maintain long-term relationships for the purpose of understanding TL s prescribing patterns. Identifies opportunities to engage TL at congresses/symposia and during 1:1 interactions with the purpose of gaining individual loyalty to the full product label.

  • Represent the brand while building advocacy with regional and national thought leaders by using approved on-label resources to gain TL alignment through clinical discussions, Captures and records TL insights while collecting competitive intelligenceand proposing possible solutions thathelp shape SBU strategies.

  • Contribute to the training of contracted speakers on approved content, including validating field nominations of new speakers, training, prepping and coaching national/regional speakers.

  • Works with speaker vendor to ensure updated, audience specific appropriate program is available as well as ensuring speaker related travel/venue logistics are accounted for per program.

  • Manageand execute on congress and convention thought leader engagement plans in conjunction with matrix partners and at the guidance/direction of the brand congress lead.

  • Collborates/communicates with regular cadence all approved information/trends across matrix groups in commercial (RSD, DM, KAM, CSS, FRM, RAM), medical (MSL, FME) and other internal stakeholders to maiximize opportunites for a One-Takeda customer approach.

  • Coordinateswith marketing for advisory board needs including recommending new TL s to serve as clinical experts, advisory board participants and moderators. Able to observe during advisory board meetings.

  • Partners with brand team to develop, refine, execute and measure TL strategy, including leading congress related TL engagement opportunites (such as pre-arranged publicity with corporate communications, mini-ad boards, promotional piece TL input and on-the-spot CI debriefs).

  • Gains pulse on TL alignment through real-time customer segmentation to help the brand prepare for future launches and competitor entry into the marketplace.

  • Remain current with customer, competitive and marketplace activity to contribute insights and perspectives to broader team and brand plan

  • Build, expand and maintain relationships with TL s.

  • Understand alignment of the TL towards Takeda s products along with competitors products.



  • Bachelors Degree required

  • Minimum of 5years work experience in the pharmaceutical, biotech or related industry in one or more of the following: field sales, product marketing, or clinical experience in the same or related therapeutic area.

  • Minimum of 1 or more years work experience in one or more of the following is required: clinical liaison, thought leader management, marketing or clinical experience in the same or related therapeutic areas with experience in creating marketing strategies, plans and tactics

  • Clinical experience in IBD or specialty Biologics strongly preferred

  • Thought Leader or demonstrated KOL leadership experience a plus

  • Proven track record of consistent achievement or over-achievement in assigned responsibilities, goals, objectives and any other relevant metrics, especially involving cross functional matrix teams (ie internal partners)

  • Previous experience building, implementing & execution of action plans, programs and related activities.

  • Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships and influence others

  • Exceptional critical thinking skills

  • Proven track record of a high level of autonomy

  • Demonstrates leadership and strategic agility

  • Exceptional ability to collaborate

  • Strong influence and persuasive aptitude as demonstrated in current/previous work experiences

  • Able to prioritize and organize workload

  • Exceeds expectations for clinical/business acumen


  • Ability, comfort & commitment operating in a highly regulated environment and industry, which requires understanding of the imperative for compliance with company policies, procedures and other relevant internal or external laws and regulations.

  • Expert knowledge of IBD, Entyvio and competitors.

  • Knowledge of key Thought Leaders and some working knowledge of Thought Leader advocacy development practices.

  • Outstanding influencing, negotiation and presentation skills; demonstrable through considerable achievements in previous responsibilities.

  • Exceptional product education skills, and a strong grasp & application of best practice education methodologies, techniques, and tools.

  • Strong organization, time management and self-management skills.

  • Exceptional written & verbal communication skills, including listening skills, an open attitude and an openness to being coached.

  • Experience in multiple commercial functions a plus

  • Proficient in Excel, PowerPoint and similar applicatoin


  • None required


  • This is a remote position requiring up to 80% travel.

  • Individual must reside within the territory boundaries given extensive travel requirements of the TLL role.


  • 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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