Posted to MedZilla on 1/17/2018

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Director, Global Marketing (ALUNBRIG) 1701665-MZ


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 Director, Global Marketingin our Cambridge, Massachusettsoffice.

Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a Director, Global Marketing working on the ALUNBRIG Global Marketing team, you will be empowered to make meaningful contributions, and a typical day will include:


As the ALUNBRIG Global Brand Team prepares for successive launches of ALUNBRIG in the 2L and 1L based on ongoing trials in NSCLC ALK+ve patients, and develops a robust LCM strategy for the asset, it seeks a Director, ALUNBRIG Global Marketing responsible for leading the development and implementation of short and long-term product strategies/tactics and global marketing plans.
  • The ideal candidate will be a strong leader who is results-oriented, highly collaborative, and focused on bringing new drugs to patients.
  • This position reports to the ALUNBRIG Global Brand Team Leader.
  • This role will execute brand initiatives in collaboration with the Team leader
  • The role will partner with cross functional and regional teams to ensure robust Launch preparedness and seamless launch execution.


  • Leading efforts on the global pre launch and launch efforts for 2L and 1L indications
  • Leading the Global Communication Platform development - key elements of positioning, messaging, value proposition, creative campaign, and promotional pieces
  • Identifying key segment business drivers, priorities, and growth opportunities and translating these into marketing initiatives.
  • Managing external agencies to ensure excellent execution of marketing programs aligned with brand strategy objectives.
  • Ensuring timely and efficient review of promotional materials and complying fully with all legal, regulatory, ethical, and company guidelines
  • Contributing to development of package inserts, commercial forecasts, brand budgets, and business cases for R&D
  • Investment decisions: Actively managing pre-launch and post-launch marketing budget.
  • Becoming recognized as a leader and a subject matter expert for the product and NSCLC market & competitive landscape
  • Working closely with the competitive intelligence team to monitor key competitor data and events
  • Establishing a clear and expeditious process for identifying, assessing and responding to potential threats
  • Collaborating with Business Unit Countries
  • Liaising with Global and Business Unit Country brand leadership and others to develop global brand plans.
  • Developing, overseeing and executing global marketing programs and tactics/promotional campaigns to meet brand and disease state objectives across multiple markets.
  • Planning and executing conference plans and global events (e.g., launch meetings) in collaboration with Business Unit, Country marketing leads and collaborating with global functions
  • Working closely with market research team to develop valuable and actionable customer insights directed at key objectives for the brand.


  • MBA from a reputed business school preferred;
  • Prior Experience with Global launches in the Oncology Hematology environment preferred;
  • Strategic Thinking and ability to think out of the box
  • Minimum 7-10 years of extensive experience in pharmaceutical marketing, agency management and tactical implementation of campaigns, digital and personal communication
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and work cross functionally across a matrix organization


  • Ability to travel domestic and international 25%-30% of the time


  • 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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