Posted to MedZilla on 5/20/2019

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-IL, Business Analysis Manager SR0033875-MZ


Takeda is an industry-leading, global pharmaceutical company with an unwavering dedication to putting patients at the center of everything we do. We live our values of Takeda-ism Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance and are united by our mission to strive towards Better Health and a Brighter Future for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine.

Here, everyone matters, and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. At Takeda, you will make an impact on people s lives including your own.

BioLife, a subsidiary of Takeda, is an industry leader in operating high quality plasmapheresis centers throughout the United States. At BioLife Plasma Services, we excel at caring. Caring for the quality of our lifesaving services, caring for the donors who help make it happen, and caring for the communities we call home. Improving Lives. Improving life for everyone.

BioLife s employment opportunities are among the best, offering competitive pay, immediate benefits, paid time off, on the job training, advancement potential AND an environment full of fast-paced fun all while working to save lives.

Primary role

Manage strategic cross functional analysis for Site Portfolio, Business Support, Marketing, Center Development, Operations, and the BioLife Leadership Team. Transform large, raw data sets into strategic and actionable insights for program, regional, and senior management teams. Monitor and apply current data trends in order to subsequently determine root cause and develop alternative strategic solutions that are proactive and inform the business strategic direction. Perform cost benefit analyses for strategic initiatives ranging from liter collections, costs, site portfolio potential, comparative retail vs. land development and center construction cost. Develop and improve upon predictive models for market volume and attribute statistical analysis. Partner with Marketing to design and develop optimal cost structures related to geography and market penetration.

Essential Functions


  • Ownership of the site selection model and refinement of methodology.
  • Ownership of the center renovation and relocation model.
  • Creation and education of center/market level penetration reports.
  • Analysis and monitoring of donor recruitment and retention
  • Model center level demographics to benchmark metrics and compare similar locations based on donor populations across varying geographies.
  • Research external data sources to build assumptions and related business models to support key initiatives.
  • Collaborate across various internal departments to align business initiatives.
  • Support competitive intelligence processes.
  • Identify key variables linking business processes and customer behaviors.
  • Develop predictive models for market differentiation and drive key strategies.
  • Apply analytical techniques to draw conclusions and provide comprehensive reports on findings.
  • Analyze problems and market trends to identify opportunities and improvements.
  • Define and articulate business rules required for data accuracy and consistency.
  • Provide Operations support to centers and regional management teams.
  • Prepare correspondence and presentations.

Education & Experience Requirements


Essential: Bachelor's Degree

Desired: Master's Degree

  • Minimum 5-7 years experience in marketing, analytics, retail, commercial operations, or business development preferred.

Key Skills and Competencies

  • Candidate must be an innovative problem solver, able to identify, recommend, and present solutions to senior management. Must be results driven and organized, able to manage time independently with limited direction.
  • Must be able to manage teams and change effectively, in a fast paced environment and across geographically dispersed teams.
  • Must have the ability to prioritize multiple projects/workflow and manage time efficiently in order to meet established timelines.
  • Proficiency with building and managing sustainable large data sources and queries, and build improved visual reporting that is user friendly and intuitive. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, iXPRESS, ArcGis, ESRI tools, SharePoint, Cognos, SQL, Qlik or Tableau required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.

Other Job Components

Complexity and Problem Solving

Must be able to handle large datasets

Must have high level of analytic capability

Must have ability to perform complex spatial analyses

Must be able to effectively present to, and communicate with, Senior Management

Internal and External Contacts

Business Insights and Analytics, Operations, Marketing, Finance

Environics Analytics

Other Requirements

Must be willing to travel 25% of the time

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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