Posted to MedZilla on 8/23/2019

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Vice President, USMO, Immunology (USBU) SR0033574-MZ



  • Provides Medical leadership, medical strategic planning, resourcing, as well as scientific, medical and clinical oversight in support of medical, payer and patient access strategies for the specific therapeutic area.
  • Leads medical team responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of medical affairs research strategies (including post-approval investigator initiated research, phase 3b/4 and outcomes research) and medical & scientific communication platform(s) for assigned portfolio,
  • Provides medical input into the long-term vision and growth strategies for all products in therapeutic area


  • Lead US Medical Office Therapeutic group, including medical directors and matrix team(s). Responsible for direct line managing of medical directors and other direct reports as required.
  • Lead and direct the medical responsibilities by providing scientific insight and development of strategy for the given products within assigned portfolio by leading, or actively participating in cross functional teams to realize Takeda s overall vision.
  • Serve as US Medical Office medical and scientific expert for products within assigned therapeutic area and represent US medical affairs on governance committees as appropriate
  • Work within the US Medical matrix organization and is ultimately accountable for all medical affairs strategic and execution deliverables for all products in assigned portfolio
  • Form integrated partnerships with the corresponding US business Unit and the Managed Market Organizations
  • Form integrated partnerships with R&D therapeutic area(s), providing US Healthcare system medical insights into ongoing and planned development programs
  • Interact internally with senior level management requiring negotiation to guide the overall activities of the specific product(s) and therapeutic area.
  • Develop and maintain relationships externally through Advisory Boards, Professional Associations and Meetings. Trade Exhibits etc. to achieve Takeda s scientific objectives
  • Manage the Medical Affairs budget for US Medical Office therapeutic area
  • Provide oversight medical review, direction, and sign off of promotional pieces processed to the DDMAC Regulatory Affairs committee.
  • Lead the publications strategy by providing scientific and publication plan input.
  • When requested, provide input to confidential New Business Development opportunities within the therapeutic area of expertise of the director.


  • Minimum of an PhD or MD degree required with either industry or academic research experience, or equivalent combination of experience
  • Experience with clinical research, publication activities, congress presentations, and public speaking
  • Board certification desired in therapeutic area related to position
  • Life cycle management experience preferred
  • Senior leadership experience in pharmaceuticals or related field, leading a small to medium and influencing senior-level management and key stakeholders
  • Proven track record of leading and driving business process transformation and organizational culture change as well as delivering on programs with complex business deliverables
  • Operational experience in pharmaceutical drug development with significant direct exposure to clinical development
  • Track record of successful leadership, management, and development of large, multi-disciplinary globally dispersed teams. Strong judge of talent with the ability to make tough talent decisions.
  • Health care business acumen with a comprehensive understanding of the pharmaceutical industry
  • Strong ability to analyze a wide variety of scientific data including financial figures and market research data to make management decisions

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