Posted to MedZilla on 8/20/2019

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Digital Communications Lead (USBU) R0037194-MZ


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Job Description

The Digital Communication Lead will develop and deliver a multi-pronged digital communications strategy to support the USBU. This person will bring the Takeda USBU story to life for employees with forward thinking use of digital assets.

The Digital Communication Lead is expected to serve as the subject matter expert for all digital communications as well as hands-on support, strong project management, content development and tactical execution through a variety of internal and external channels. Must be an outstanding and creative communicator -- oral and written -- with an expert command of writing, innovative ideas, technologically savvy, and excellent people and problem-solving skills.

Partner closely Product Communications, External/Brand Communications and cross-functional teams, serving as the digital subject matter expert, to drive digital experience programs that align with our core values of Patient Trust Reputation Business
Coordinate among internal and external partners to drive execution of digital programs
Collaborate with medical, legal, and regulatory stakeholders to ensure compliance in the development and execution of digital initiatives
Provide strategic and executional support across digital initiatives including intranet, social media, US website, email, newsletter, and internal displays.
Assist with updates and content creation for US website through the content management system and process
Manage agency partner relationships including digital/media agencies
Execute digital reporting for brands and identify actionable insights that can be used to optimize programs and performance
Establish digital best practices and standards and be a key contributor in amplifying the USBU s digital culture
Schedule social media posts using a publishing tool such as HootSuite.
Follow industry trends and advancements, and craft thought leadership articles and social posts to promote.

Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise (Breadth and depth of knowledge, application and complexity of technical knowledge)
Comprehensive understanding of the pharmaceutical industry

Leadership (Vision, strategy and business alignment, people management, communication, influencing others, managing change)
Demonstrated ability to work across functions, regions and cultures
Enterprise level leadership with the ability to inspire, motivate and drive results
Ability to present complex information clearly and with confidence
Excellent communicator, able to persuasively convey both ideas and data, verbally and in writing
Proven skills as an effective team player who can engender credibility and confidence within and outside the company
Ability to distill complex issues and ideas down to simple comprehensible terms
Embraces and demonstrates a diversity and inclusion mindset and role models these behaviors for the organization

Decision-making and Autonomy (The capacity and authority to make organizational decisions, autonomy in decision-making, complexity of decisions, impact of decisions, problem-solving)
Broad decision making responsibilities:
Ability to make highly complex decisions that impact the enterprise
Ability to seek diverse input from multiple constituents and stakeholders to drive innovative solutions
Ability to incorporate feedback and ensure decisions are made swiftly to yield flawless execution
Accountable for designing and implementing vision and strategy for designated scope

Interaction (The span and nature of one s engagement with others when performing one s job, internal and external relationships)
Foster solutions-oriented thinking by fostering a culture of performance, accountability, simplicity, empowerment, external orientation and curiosity.
Effectively navigates the changing external and internal environment and leads others through change by creating and inspiring and engaging workplace
Effectively negotiates and collaborates with business partners and demonstrates the ability to resolve conflict in a constructive manner
Ability to build strong partnerships and drive role clarity with other interfacing Takeda functions, including but not limited to Sales, Marketing, Managed Markets, Finance, IT, Procurement, HR, Legal/Compliance, Medical Affairs, Communications, Public Affairs, external vendors, and others.

Innovation (The required level of scientific knowledge, knowledge sharing, innovation and risk taking)
Visionary and forward thinking with the ability to influence and effectively drive organizational change and continuous innovation
Comfortable challenging the status quo and bringing forward innovative solutions
Ability to take risks implementing innovative solutions, accelerating time to market
Ability to identify areas for process and systems innovation and implement change that will enhance the overall effectiveness of the team.

Complexity (Products managed, mix of businesses, internal and/or external business environment, cultural considerations)
Ability to work in a global and highly matrixed ecosystem (internal and external) with a high degree of complexity

Bachelor s degree required. Majors in Journalism, Communications or public policy/public affairs preferred.
A minimum of 8+ years with demonstrated increased level of responsibility of professional experience required at a corporation or consultancy
Experience in digital marketing/multi-channel strategy
Proficiency in Office 365 and Content Management Systems
Strong background in consistently delivery high-impact digital programming
Strategic business partner with the ability to translate business information into language that employees and customer can understand.
Strong written and verbal communication skills required as well as strong interpersonal skills.
Ability to negotiate and form consensus among various parties important.
Experience in the healthcare/bio-pharma industry is preferred
Strong social media experience preferred.
Work experience developing media contacts preferred


Boston, MA

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