Posted to MedZilla on 8/17/2019

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Global Business Development Transactions Lead (Director) SR0034838-MZ


Global Business Development Transactions Lead (Director)

Are you looking for a patient-focused company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda. Join us as a Global Business Development Transactions Lead (Director) in our Cambridge, MA office.

Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a Global Business Development Transactions Lead (Director) working on the Global Business Development team, you will be empowered to execute the transaction strategy for your assigned projects, which can vary across multiple Therapeutic Areas., and a typical day will include:


  • The Director Corporate Business Development executes the transaction strategy for their assigned project, which can can vary across multiple Therapeutic Areas. In this role they work to evaluate and present opportunities, project manage the transaction process and assist with execution deliverables.
  • As a core member of Corporate Development, primary responsibilities include: help establish the Business Development (BD) strategy, identify and drive significant BD opportunities aligned with that strategy, manage due diligence needs and project reporting deliverables and support execution requirements set by Senior Leadership.


For their assigned Therapeutic Area projects, and for additional corporate initiatives as needed and directed by the Senior Director / VP and/ or Head of Corporate Development:

  • Performs analyses of complex and/or multipart opportunities requiring extensive collaboration to assess applicability of M&A, JV, License, Divestment and other Structured Product Transactions.
  • Participate and occasionally lead strategic business engagements and negotiations of transactions as directed by Corporate Development leadership.
  • Manages business relationships and counsels business partners, internally and externally, on transaction and strategic issues pertaining to Corporate Development, licensing/ strategic alliance arrangements.
  • Develops and maintains key relationships across a broad sphere of influence, both internally and externally.
  • Assists with determines appropriate candidates to pursue based on analysis, builds presentations and makes recommendations to Takeda executive leadership.
  • Work closely with other Global Business Development (GBD) members as well as the relevant BUs/Corporate functions (e.g, Finance, Legal, Operations).
  • Participates as a member of or manages a team for projects going to governance bodies, integration team leader or executive sponsor
  • Occasionally requested to manage special projects for Head of Corporate Development.


  • BA or BS required, MBA or advanced degree preferred.
  • Deal list of executed transactions required.
  • Minimum 8 years business development experience with 5 years pharmaceutical/biotech/healthcare industry experience. Demonstrated exposure to R&D and/or Commercial Operations.
  • Experience Managing, Leading or Co-Leading a transaction.
  • Experience directing and managing cross-functional groups to accomplish corporate goals.
  • Strong commercial or analytical background in business development, life science banking, and/or marketing or equivalent.
  • Proven experience managing a broad and diverse team.
  • Deep understanding of the drug development, approval, and commercialization process.
  • Cross-functional non-sales experience, e.g., Marketing, Finance, HR, etc. desired Demonstrated success in interacting directly with scientific, marketing and other senior management executives from business and health care institutions on an international level.
  • Experience working in a matrix environment with track record of accountability and execution.
  • Strong verbal and written skills.
  • Gains commitment from team members and other colleagues to act on strategies, plans and goals.
  • Organizational Effectiveness ability to gain trust of high-level management and leverage relationships to provide best possible financial plans and drive impactful analytical projects.
  • Communication ability to communicate ideas and data both verbally and written, in a persuasive, organized and appropriate manner.
  • Ownership Attitude ability to set priorities and meet specific deadlines in a rapidly changing global environment while flexible enough to adapt to Global differences in work style and culture.
  • Teamwork ability to work effectively in and foster a team environment with colleagues who work in international locations and with outside partners, companies and investors.


  • 30% travel required, including internationally.


  • 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
  • Tuition reimbursement Company match of charitable contributions
  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
  • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days
  • Community Outreach Programs

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