Posted to MedZilla on 5/20/2019

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, IG Neuro Marketing Manager (USBU) SR0033443-MZ


This role will be responsible for all aspects of brand management (HCP and patient) for the MMN indication with Gammagard Liquid, a $1.2B brand in the U.S. The person in this role will be responsible for the following:

  • Gammagard MMN brand development and physician, patient and unbranded messaging across all sites of care
  • MMN personal and non-personal marketing tactics and brand communications, including peer-to-peer programming (collaborating with the larger IG professional education team)
  • MMN congress lead (e.g. AANEM) including cross-functional congress planning, booth design and execution of commercial tactics, sponsorships and events
  • Sales training partnership, to ensure strong field sales onboarding and execution of marketing tactics and programs
  • Lead marketer to work with the MMN national sales force
  • Main contact for material development and approval through MLR
  • Physician customer insights generation to support the Immunology franchise neuro brand strategy

Responsibilities include:

  • Work closely with the Neuro Sales teams to ensure marketing plans align with Immunology franchise strategies
  • Act as day-to-day lead in the development and execution of Peer to Peer programing and KOL/Congress planning
  • Partner cross functionally to develop and execute on digital strategy and content
  • Partner cross functionally with sales/marketing/agency/meeting planning to execute on congress coordination
  • Execute and pull through of brand materials
  • Ensure all resources and programming are in alignment with Takeda Compliance, Legal and Regulatory requirements
  • Work effectively with internal stakeholders including: Sales, Patient Services, Regulatory, and Legal/Compliance
  • Budget management
  • Attendance at professional & patient conferences


  • Bachelor s degree in Science and / or business and 3-5 years of relevant brand experience (Marketing, Sales, Market Research, and Analytics).
  • Knowledge and experience of working in a Marketing role within the Rare/Orphan disease space an advantage
  • Agency management experience (briefing/execution/budgetary oversight) preferred
  • Ability to convert strategy to action.


  • MBA is a plus
  • Experience in marketing positions at a commercial pharmaceutical organization.
  • Experience with assigned product or therapeutic area as needed.


  • Must be a team player with strong self-awareness
  • Understand, communicate and execute on marketing programs and tactics
  • Foster strong relationships with physicians, vendors and internal stakeholder
  • Track record of strong project management and results orientation, including strong budget management
  • Knowledge of the healthcare regulatory environment and demonstrated ability to place controls to ensure compliance to guidelines.
  • Ability to successfully work in cross-functional teams, including internal legal/regulatory/medical promotional review team, U.S. HCP Communications Team and U.S. Medical Affairs
  • Strong communication skills, including presenting concepts and ideas in a clear, succinct, and organized manner
  • Strong quantitative skills. Demonstrated ability to interpret market research and secondary analysis and translate into actionable tactics.
  • Ability to navigate ambiguity
  • Ability to work in a team and independently
  • Financial, analytical, and decision making skills
  • Adaptable and open to an environment of change

Internal and External Contacts:

  • Advertising agencies (vendor)
  • Medical Communications agency (vendor)
  • Event Management agency (vendor and internal)
  • Sales (internal)
  • Business Insights (internal)
  • Global Marketing (internal)
  • Regulatory Affairs; Legal; Medical; Compliance (internal)


  • Approximately 25%

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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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