Product Manager, Development Technology
Company: Takeda Pharmaceutical
Posted on: May 13, 2022
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Title: Product Manager, Development Technology
Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company
that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as a
Product Manager, Development Technology in our Cambridge, MA
At Takeda, we are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through
our R&D-driven market leadership and being a values-led
company. To do this, we empower our people to realize their
potential through life-changing work. Certified as a Global Top
Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and
strive for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive,
collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an
unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter
Future to people around the world.
Here, you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold
As a Product Manager on the Development Technology team, you will
be empowered to manage key relationships between the business
stakeholders and RD Technology and deliver on business
opportunities and outcomes. In this role, you will contribute to
Takeda's mission by leading the development of one or multiple
product strategies. A typical day will include:
Lead the development of one or multiple product strategies, fitting
into long-term roadmaps and drive the product priority-setting of
capabilities and features in response to business needs aligned
with IT architecture, deployment and product and release
Proactively monitor and maintain product related end-to-end
customer/business experiences and influence relevant stakeholders
to support and deliver successful product releases.
Partners with peers within IT to drive continuous improvement of
service processes, user experiences and application optimization
aligned with business stakeholders.
Manage the key relationships between the business stakeholders and
IT to deliver on business opportunities and outcomes and, to drive
continuous delivery of value using agile IT life cycle management
from product prototyping, development, optimizations, and renewals
to product terminations.
Engage and align with business stakeholders and IT on current
business plans, strategies and future opportunities and
developments, providing product recommendations to build a pipeline
of meaningful releases.
Manage and influence key stakeholders across business and
technology, to develop and convey product visions.
Ensure and drive the development of a product vision, strategy and
roadmap whilst aligning key stakeholders based capability and
Maintain- and serve as the communicator- of the product vision.
Use broad knowledge of IT, new and established technology
developments and consult with key players to enhance products, to
define products, to develop prototypes and to develop a roadmap for
ongoing and new product developments.
Lead and guide the development of products by using persuasion and
negotiating skills to reach agreement on approach, development and
Lead and manage the Product Life Cycle(s) for the business, by
translating potential pipeline products to agile development
project, work closely with development teams to create new business
product releases focusing on additional and/or new functionality,
product simplification and to increase transparency.
Drive the product planning fitting in long-term roadmaps and
aligned with short-term release plans.
Drive prioritization of the product backlog to keep agile teams
unblocked and aligned.
Participate and lead gathering of research to identify articulated
and non-articulated product needs (in terms of Personas,
Closely monitor product portfolios and business composition, gather
relevant data to continuously gain new insight and adjust roadmaps,
offering to optimize performance and effectiveness.
Manage and take responsibility for sustainability of the end-to-end
customer experience of products developed.
Estimate approximate workload requirements and timeline predictions
for several to many professionals and continuously monitor and
prioritize product developments and workflow and capacity to
deliver the most significant value to the product users.
Communicate issues and successes up and down in the project groups,
IT and the business.
Oversee and manage product budgets established in consultation with
stakeholders by balancing resources, vision development,
prototyping and sustain product teams to deliver and maintain the
Continually monitor and refine the product and lead and influence
the performing service management and expert opportunities to
optimize use experiences.
EDUCATION, BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in a scientific discipline,
computer science or business administration is preferred.
6 years or more of relevant professional experience in research of
development business lines, Product Management, IT service delivery
or related area.
Professional in-depth knowledge of product management in
Experience in stakeholder relationship management. Influential in
orchestrating key stakeholders and product teams to turn product
vision into reality.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, business acumen,
and enterprise knowledge.
Extensive experience in design or in implementing solutions or
products and preferable experienced in quality improvement.
Understand design thinking and can explain and convince
Work with virtual/agile teams in different locations, aligning and
adapting different work, culture and communication styles.
Extensive Project management experience.
Familiarity working in a lean and agile software delivery team is
Working knowledge of Pharmacovigilance(PV) Systems such as ARGUS,
Axway and Cognos reporting is preferred.
Experience with the design and development of pharmaceutical life
Able to think counterproductive, out of the box and is able to
Hands-on experience of authoring User Stories, experience with
dev-ops tool set such as JIRA & Confluence as well as Product
Management tools (Aha!)
WHAT TAKEDA CAN OFFER YOU:
401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution
Tuition reimbursement Company match of charitable contributions
Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health
Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase
additional vacation days
Community Outreach Programs
Empowering Our People to Shine
Discover more at takedajobs.com
No Phone Calls or Recruiters Please.
Takeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce
and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and
applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion,
sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression,
parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship
status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status,
status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other
protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and
local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.
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