Posted to MedZilla on 5/19/2019

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, US IG/Albumin Payer Marketing Lead (USBU) SR0033995-MZ


Responsible for driving Takeda's IG/Albumin portfolio through management of branded and unbranded initiatives in support of demonstrating payer coverage, health economic value, and comparative clinical efficacy, in support driving formulary access, product selection, and coverage pull/sell through. The Payer Marketing Lead will work closely with the Brand marketing team, US Managed Markets, and US Public Affairs to help develop strategy and execution plans. They will working with Field Sales to development and execution of programs and collateral for the current Payer landscape. The PML shares responsibility for Advertising & Promotions (A&P) expense targets and is responsible for managing the budget for his/her areas of accountability, including budget phasing, tracking and ongoing oversight. A successful candidate will drive market research for respective initiatives, analysis of data from research for strategic decision making, and insights in support of advancing the IG/Albumin portfolio within key infusion offices, health systems, specialty pharmacies and distribution partners, and health care providers.

In addition, the Director will:

  • Deliver on flawless and expedient execution in the US market through cross-functional team leadership and strong collaboration.
  • Execute on brand strategy and positioning within the Immunology market.
  • Lead a cross functional team that is dedicated and focused on the strategic imperatives set forth in the IG/Albumin brand plans.
  • Own budget tracking for team spend and must be at +/- 5% of commitment on a quarterly basis (or cadence determined by finance)
  • Ensure that all compliance guidelines are instituted on each material developed and the appropriate process is followed without exception as noted in Code of Ethics.


  • Bachelor s degree
  • Generally, has 5-8 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry
  • 3+ years of experience in marketing required with demonstrated record of success in driving brand performance.
  • Track record of strong strategic thinking coupled with effective implementation.
  • Country level experience in the U.S. is a plus. Strong ability to understand both internal and external market environments, key stakeholder priorities and relationships.
  • Ability to convert strategy to action.
  • Strong business acumen and proven leadership in driving business objectives in a matrixed environment.
  • Experience in driving differentiation and an expert knowledge of marketing fundamentals
  • Background in strategic planning and stakeholder engagement
  • Proven ability to develop a strategic engagement plan and flexibility to think in different scenarios
  • Experience in marketing to strategic customers preferred (e.g., Payers, Policy Makers, Channel Partners)


  • MBA preferred
  • Payer marketing experience highly preferred
  • Field sales experience preferred
  • Experience in senior marketing positions at a commercial pharmaceutical organization.
  • Experience with assigned product or therapeutic area as needed.

Demonstrated success and outcomes in cross-functional leadership roles in pharmaceutical development and / or commercialization


  • Strategic Planning and Implementation Ability to develop an overall marketing strategy and oversee the implementation of the strategy
  • Ability to leverage internal & external voice of the customer to anticipate & identify product/program needs
  • Management Ability to set priorities, develop workflow processes, and direct staff.
  • Problem Solving - Strategic marketing direction and informing all decisions regarding professional engagement, customer perspectives, consultation and advisory insight while optimizing budget and internal alignment and developing talent within the organization.
  • Communication Ability to communicate ideas/data both verbally & written, in a persuasive & appropriate manner.
  • Budgeting Ability to create and maintain an accurate budget for department expenses.
  • Marketing Competency Brand positioning, segmentation, message platforms, DTC, market research principles, creative development

Internal and External Contacts:

  • Internal Contacts: Immunology Senior Leadership Team, Managed Markets, Commercial Operations, Sales teams, Medical Affairs, Health Economics & Outcomes Research, Market Research, Finance, Patient Services, Regulatory Affairs, Advocacy, Communication, Competitive Intelligence
  • External Contacts: KOLs, HCP influencers, Medical Directors, Pharmacies Directors, key agencies and vendor partners


  • Approximately 20%

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.

EEO is the Law -

EEO is the Law Supplement -

Pay Transparency Policy -

Reasonable Accommodations

Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please call 484-595-8400 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Please visit our website at


* If a direct employer requests that you go to their web site and complete your application there in order to be
  considered, please do so. Applications for all positions are subject to each employer's specific requirements.