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Senior Manager, GDO Strategy & Operations (REMOTE)

Company: Takeda Pharmaceutical
Location: Lineboro
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

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Job Description

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as a Senior Manager, GDO Strategy & Operations.

How you will contribute:


This position is responsible for helping to further the strategic advancement of Global Development Office (GDO) in support of its mission to develop and deliver therapies to patients through innovation and excellence.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provides project/program management to ensure internal, cross-functional, cross-divisional project plans are in place for GDO- related initiatives
  • Work directly with the GDO Functional Heads, and key stakeholders outside departments to support the strategic direction of GDO by leading high-impact, high-priority projects and overseeing department-wide initiatives.
  • Support the creation and management of GDO s communications strategy
  • Supporting and leading key initiatives that have cross-functional impact and that are critical to GDO s business objectives and/or Takeda s global business objectives.
    • Support transformational project/initiatives and change management activities to advance GDO s mission to achieve predictable delivery
    • Support the development and execution of a fit-for-purpose communication strategy pertaining to cross-functional initiatives.
    • Support the execution of opportunities for the enhancements of core capabilities within GDO functions and efficiencies, including process improvement.
    • Utilize project and program management expertise to drive project teams to achieve clarity on issues and focus on effective contingencies; interface with management and influence decision-making, monitor progress, gaps, risk management to ensure progress and business continuity
    • Support cross-functional and R&D projects focused on operational excellence, including representing GDO on cross-functional teams.
    • Support identification of project and resource priorities that align with global business objectives. Work closely with stakeholders to balance operational execution with GDO strategy.
    • Support activities related to GDO leadership team meetings and workshops (development of agenda, coordination of logistics, facilitation of discussions etc.)
    • Support activities related to GDO Onboarding and engagement ( GDO Playbook, SharePoint, Office Hours etc.)
    • Develop and implement tools and templates to enable consistency and transparency across GDO projects
    • Survey the external environment to keep abreast of industry advances in technologies affecting Clinical Operations, Clinical Supplies, Regulatory Affairs, Data Management, and Pharmacovigilance to support further innovation within GDO.
      • Knowledgeable about the overall R&D portfolio and drug development milestones in order to be strategic in planning, progress oversight, communication, delivering high quality reporting and insights
      • Expertise in strategy and operations in Pharma R&D organizations of similar size to Takeda
      • Strong ability to build relationships across R&D as a partner to TAUs, BUs, Finance, and other R&D central organizations
      • Excellent communication and change adoption experience
      • Strong project management skills and ability to liaise with different functions in an effective and timely manner

        Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise
        • Strong understanding of the pharmaceutical industry, drug development process and lifecycle management
        • Thorough knowledge and experience in pharmaceutical R&D, preferably in R&D Operations, Clinical Development, or Clinical Operations.
        • Demonstrated experience with advanced analytical tools/models and decision support platforms
          • Demonstrated ability to work across functions, regions and cultures
          • Functional level leadership with the ability to inspire, motivate and drive results
          • Excellent communicator, able to persuasively convey both ideas and data, verbally and in writing
          • Proven skills as an effective team player who can engender credibility and confidence within and outside the company
          • Ability to distil complex issues and ideas down to simple comprehensible terms
          • Demonstrated leadership presence and confidence
          • Ability to embrace a diversity and inclusion mindset and to role model this behavior for the organization
            Decision-making and Autonomy
            • Decision making responsibilities:
              • Provide input to highly complex decisions that impact the functional area
              • Support decision making for designated function
              • Ability to seek diverse input from multiple constituents and stakeholders to drive innovative solutions
              • Ability to incorporate feedback and ensure decisions are implemented swiftly to yield flawless execution
              • Accountable for providing input on vision and strategy for designated scope
                • Effectively navigates the changing external and internal environment and leads others through change by creating and inspiring and engaging workplace
                • Cultivates a broad network of relationships throughout Takeda, with affiliates and external partners, in the industry and area of expertise.
                • Effectively represents function in negotiations with the ability to resolve conflict in a constructive manner
                • Ability to build strong relationships and collaborate effectively with other interfacing R&D functions
                  • Comfortable performing advanced analytics, data visualization and system support activities
                  • Forward thinking with the ability to recommend, influence and implement organizational change and continuous innovation
                  • Ability to take risks implementing innovative solutions
                  • Identifies opportunities and anticipates changes in the business landscape through an understanding and ongoing assessment of the environment affecting the business
                  • Role models respect and inclusion, creating a culture that fosters innovation
                    • Ability to work in a global ecosystem (internal and external) with a high degree of complexity
                    • Ability to facilitate cross-R&D strategic trade-off decisions
                    • Ability to see and understand broader, enterprise level perspective
                      • Advanced degree with MBA, Science or Finance background preferred
                      • 6+ years experience in pharmaceutical or biotech industry preferred or a related industry with a focus on Clinical Development and Clinical Operations
                      • Proven track record of leading and driving business process transformation and organizational culture change as well as delivering on programs with complex business deliverables
                      • Excellent time management, organization, analytical and planning skills
                      • Strong business analysis skills, proven meeting facilitation and documentation skills.
                      • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to share information effectively
                        What Takeda can offer you:
                        • Comprehensive Healthcare: Medical, Dental, and Vision
                        • Financial Planning & Stability: 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
                        • 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 and company match of charitable contributions
                        • Family Planning Support
                        • Flexible Work Paths
                        • Tuition reimbursement More about us:

                          At Takeda, we are transforming patient care through the development of novel specialty pharmaceuticals and best in class patient support programs. Takeda is a patient-focused company that will inspire and empower you to grow through life-changing work.

                          Certified as a Global Top Employer, Takeda offers stimulating careers, encourages innovation, and strives for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

                          In accordance with the CO Equal Pay Act, Colorado Applicants Are Not Permitted to Apply.

                          Base Salary Range: $130,000 Range Min to $186,000 Range Mid, based on candidate professional experience level. Employees may also be eligible for Short Term and Long-Term Incentive benefits as well. Employees are eligible to participate in Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401(k), Charitable Contribution Match, Holidays, Personal Days & Vacation, Tuition Reimbursement Program and Paid Volunteer Time Off.

                          This posting is made in compliance with Colorado s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, C.R.S. 8-5-101 et seq.

                          This position is currently classified as "remote" in accordance with Takeda s Hybrid and Remote Work policy.

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