Posted to MedZilla on 9/16/2019

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Analyst, Promotional Review & Asset Management R0011640-MZ


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Job Description

The Analyst, Promotional Review Management, will be responsible for serving as a strategic business partner and liaison across functional stakeholders (e.g. Commercial, Medical, Legal and Regulatory) to efficiently and effectively facilitate Takeda s advertising and promotional material review process (MRL) and drive MRL alignment with commercial strategies and priorities.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate and facilitate effective and efficient MRL review meetings, managing the needs of cross-functional stakeholders.
  • Work with assigned Takeda brand teams to understand commercial strategies, identify key upcoming initiatives/events and anticipate resulting business needs and priorities for advertising and promotional material development, review and approval.
  • Forecast demand for MRL review and approval of materials for assigned brands. Establish and maintain strategic trusting relationships with cross-functional stakeholders, guiding and influencing collaborative activities and mutual decision-making.
  • Manage a Review Track with Priority designation or maturing brands, as needed.
  • Proactively identify and implement opportunities for MRL process improvement.


Project Management 40%

  • Forecast demand for MRL review and approval of materials with assigned franchise brands.
  • Understanding of commercial strategy, business needs and upcoming key initiatives/ events.
  • Drive prioritization of brand initiatives/materials through MRL based on understanding of business priorities, needs, volume, and complexity of materials.
  • Coordinate and facilitate effective and efficient MRL review meetings, managing the needs of cross-functional stakeholders in order to meet business needs.
  • Anticipate challenges and offer recommendations and solutions to franchise brand project owners.
  • Manage and track high priority items and coordinate with production team to ensure items are approved in a timely manner.
  • Communicate timely and accurate information regarding project progress across functional teams in order to prioritize and meet timeline and quality standards.
  • Actively participate in internal Marketing Services team meetings.

Process 30%

  • Develop and maintain subject matter expertise on the advertising and promotional materials review and approval process (MRL) and support Veeva Vault system (e.g. routing, approval and production of marketing tools).
  • Maintain working knowledge of and adherence to relevant internal Takeda policies, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and guidelines (e.g. corporate branding, corporate and commercial operations compliance, promotional material development guidelines).
  • Identify and share best practices and lessons learned to enhance overall functional and business successes.
  • Prioritize and multi-task to enhance productivity and manage workload in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment.
  • Deliver training with internal and external MRL stakeholders as needed and serve as a go to resource for MRL needs.
  • Share MRL process metrics with assigned franchise brand(s) and coordinate with Marketing Services Manager to provide insights and discuss improvement opportunities with relevant brand teams.
  • Continuously identify and recommend process innovations with a focus on optimizing the effectiveness and efficiency of the support provided to the franchise brand teams (e.g. yield improved customer satisfaction, reduce review cycle time).

Stakeholder Management 30%

  • Coordinate with assigned Takeda brand teams to understand commercial strategies, identify key upcoming initiatives/events, and anticipate resulting business needs and priorities for advertising and promotional material development, review and approval.
  • Provide active support and drive alignment with cross functional review team Commercial, Medical, Legal, and Regulatory guiding review meeting activities and helping to create solutions to address business needs.
  • Establish common ground between team members with divergent views and objectives.
  • Strengthen partnerships with franchise brand teams and reviewers through excellent customer service, reinforcing the vision and value of the Marketing Services team.
  • Encourage accountability and responsibility that enables others to act with integrity.
  • Provide training of internal and external stakeholders on MRL process and expectations.
  • Assist Manager and PPS with production and fulfillment needs, as appropriate


  • Demonstrates critical, creative thinking and problem-solving skills, and the ability to produce clear and concise written and verbal communications.
  • Demonstrates effective facilitation skills to enable alignment across cross-functional stakeholders and ability to influence without authority.
  • Demonstrates market-specific knowledge (e.g. Takeda products, competitors, disease state, customer types) and knowledge of existing and emerging technologies within functional area.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment, manage several projects simultaneously, meet deadlines, and communicate potential conflicts to leadership.
  • Demonstrates understanding and experience with implementing and ensuring compliance to procedural requirements for government reporting Sunshine Act for Healthcare professionals.
  • Exhibits a high degree of customer service and relationship building abilities.
  • Demonstrates highly results-oriented focus on creating measurable value for brand teams and the patients they support.
  • Demonstrates commitment to customer service for cross-functional stakeholders.


  • Make complex decisions involving multiple constituencies using fact-based analysis.
  • Prioritize based on agreed business needs and related budgets.
  • Quickly assess critical situations and identify issue resolution.
  • Define processes and guidelines that can be applied across all franchise teams.



  • Bachelor s Degree plus 3 or more years related experience or High School diploma and 7 plus years of related general business experience
  • Experience working with advertising and promotional process recommended
  • Marketing experience preferred
  • Experience working in regulated operations environment preferred
  • Experience working with cross-functional groups and teams to achieve common goals preferred
  • Project management experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite


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  • Minimal Travel

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