Posted to MedZilla on 11/13/2019

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Patient Recruitment & Retention Specialist SR0041610-MZ


Patient Recruitment and Retention (PR&R) Specialist

Patient Recruitment and Retention s (PR&R) mission is to support the study teams in effectively planning for and achieving on-time enrollment by developing and executing

innovative patient recruitment and site engagement strategies that leverage strategic partnerships, healthcare data, and technologies. We do this by working with Takeda teams to identify where

opportunities and challenges are for recruiting and retaining patients into each study. Once identified, we work with specialized patient recruitment vendors to deliver on targeted strategies and

manage campaign performance throughout enrollment.


  • Support trial-specific patient recruitment and retention efforts, working with Patient Recruitment & Retention Leads to assist with the strategy development and execution
  • Support Patient Recruitment & Retention Team Lead with administrative tasks
  • Research diseases new to Takeda (or update research on existing diseases) and compile disease briefings for the team
  • Identify new potential vendors that offer innovative solutions, execute and maintain active CDAs, coordinate introductory calls between the vendor and PR&R team, and initiate vendor qualification process
  • Help ensure vendors are up-to-date on Takeda SOPs and trainings
  • Proof and edit materials during development and provide feedback on design elements and written content
  • Assist with developing content such as presentations, articles, and newsletters
  • Maintain team s databases and run queries for teams as requested
  • Keep team process documents up-to-date and maintain team handbook
  • Support team initiatives and special projects
  • Build and maintain team SharePoint sites and lead internal communications
  • Assist with miscellaneous administrative tasks related to the function


  • Bachelor s degree is required.
  • 1 to 2 years of experience in patient engagement and recruitment discipline within a pharmaceutical company, CRO, patient recruitment vendor or similar organization, or experience in health promotions or marketing
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and interpersonal skills. A self-starter who motivates, is detail-oriented, has tack, diplomacy, leadership skills and who has flexible and positive approach
  • Is time-aware and is able to challenge assumptions in order to optimize timelines, cost and quality
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and database management
  • Experience in SharePoint a plus

Notice to Employment / Recruitment Agents:

Employment / Recruitment agents may only submit candidates for vacancies only if they have written authorization to do so from Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda s Talent Acquisition department. Any agency candidate submission may only be submitted to positions opened to the agency through the specific Agency Portal. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda will only pay a fee for candidates submitted or presented where there is a fully executed contract in place between the Employment / Recruitment agents and Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda and only if the candidate is submitted via the Agency Portal. Candidates submitted or presented by Employment / Recruitment Agents without a fully executed contract or submitted through this site shall not be deemed to form part of any Engagement for which the Agency may claim remuneration.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.

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Reasonable Accommodations

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