Posted to MedZilla on 9/17/2019

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Associate Director, Clinical Data Solutions R0011167-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 an Associate Director of Clinical Data Solutions 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 Clinical Data Solutions team, a typical day will include:


  • Responsible for ensuring timeliness and high quality for all Data Management (DM) deliverables globally within a therapeutic area. Provides oversight of DM budget in collaboration with program management.
  • Provides data management expertise and capability in support of global development programs as well as post-marketing registration and non-registration studies.
  • Contributes to management of strategic vendor partnerships in order to maximize effectiveness and efficiency of external (CRO) resources.


  • Responsible for vendor oversight activities across all global development programs within a

    therapeutic area. Represents data management function on the Clinical Sub-team ensuring aligned expectations between the CRO and Takeda for all data related deliverables, especially in support of key decision points and regulatory submissions.

  • Provides input to functional governance with Takeda s strategic suppliers. Partners with appropriate stakeholders to resolves issues escalated from the vendor and/or cross-functional teams.
  • Ensures achievement of major data management deliverables and milestones in coordination with other functions including the Therapeutic Area Units, Clinical Operations, Pharmacovigilance and Statistics:
    • Design and implementation of data capture tools
    • Data processing, coding and validation
    • Responsible for the quality of the data in each database, as well as quality of other data management deliverables
  • Ensure archival and inspection readiness of all Data Management Trial Master File (TMF) documents
  • Oversees the planning and management of external Data Management budgets (in collaboration with Clinical Operations TA Leads) to ensure accuracy, understand trends in variances and support continuous improvement in forecasting.
  • Represents function in external professional initiatives and organizations such as SCDM, CDISC, DIA, etc. to identify industry best practice and increase the visibility of Takeda.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • BS degree in analytical or health-related field.
  • 10+ years of data management experience in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Successful experience managing vendor relationships and alliance partnerships with at least 4 years experience in this area
  • 3+ years of line management experience.
  • Expert knowledge of FDA and ICH regulations and industry standards applicable to data capture and data management process.
  • Experience with budget planning
  • Strong knowledge of relational databases and experience using multiple clinical data management systems
  • Strong knowledge of electronic data capture and data warehouse technologies as applied to clinical trials.
  • Advanced knowledge of broad drug development process with expertise in the cross-functional interfaces with the data management function.


  • 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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