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Director, R&D Global Alliance Management

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Job ID R0031280 Date posted Jun. 15, 2021 Location Boston, Massachusetts

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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?

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 mission.

OBJECTIVE:

This position is responsible for maximizing the success, value and efficiency of our partnered programs by providing leadership in developing and maintaining key Oncology partnerships. This position will participate in developing and evolving Takeda’s overarching strategy for managing partnerships from business development stages through the partnership life cycle.

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Responsible for R&D Oncology partnerships including direct management of complex alliances and integration of acquisitions from the negotiation phase through alliance launch and acquisition start.
  • Ensure all team members are aligned with the strategic intent and there is a common understanding of team roles and responsibilities, goals, deliverables, and timelines.
  • Drive workplan development, synthesize discussions, anticipate contingencies, and foster momentum.
  • Develop and support company’s communication and data sharing plans.
  • Develop and maintain key relationships across a broad sphere of influence, both internally and externally, to achieve partnership strategic intent.    Example of key relationships includes representing Takeda at partner leadership committees, interfacing with Takeda stakeholders from across the organization (ODDU, CEI, OBU). 
  • Participate during the contract negotiation phase to ensure the contract is aligned with the strategic intent, a common understanding of deliverables, timelines, and go/no go criteria post deal closure; recommend fit for purpose governance and capture all potential relationship risks.
  • Operationalize the governance of new partnerships including conflict resolution mechanisms, and expectations on communication practices.
  • Lead new partnership launches and manage the ongoing governance of existing alliances. Committee members will include executives from various functions within Takeda and from the alliance partner. Ensure that all joint committees have shared goals, expectations, operating principles, and performance metrics.
  • Monitor all alliance related activities and lead joint teams in resolving issues regarding effective communication, conflict, or role clarification.
  • Pro-actively anticipate risks and needs and identify optimal solutions as a member of GPTs.  Additionally, build strong team relations with all functions represented in the GPT.
  • Lead impasse resolution between companies when necessary. Understand when escalation to TAU leadership is necessary.
  • Monitor contractual obligations and deliverables for both Takeda and its partner to ensure objectives are met.  Lead process for revising contractual agreements as necessary.
  • Contribute to Portfolio view of partnerships and participate in activities that embed partnering best-practices across the company.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

  • BS/BA required; advanced degree (MBA, PharmD, PhD) preferred
  • Professional certification in alliance management, project management, corporate training, or another relevant discipline preferred

Experience

  • Minimum 10 -14 years of applicable drug development experience, global experience preferred
  • Minimum 5 years of line management or cross-functional leadership experience
  • Direct alliance management experience within the pharmaceutical or biotech industry
  • Proven experience in Alliance/Partnership excellence: experience of building, maintaining, and closing partnerships including tools/methods
  • Strong knowledge of drug development process
  • Relevant knowledge and experience in R&D to enable meaningful dialogue within Takeda and with partners
  • Exceptional leadership skills including leading matrix organizations with proven success in influencing across organizations and change management
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to manage multiple high priority projects with good attention to detail
  • Critical strategic thinker and highly analytical
  • Comfortable working with senior management, internally and externally. Able to constructively voice opinions on sensitive issues to senior management.
  • Ability to assess issues/risks and effectively implement remediation measures
  • Experience working in a complex organization and demonstrated ability to influence, and work across functions and regions, at all levels without direct authority
  • Excellent collaboration skills
  • Excellent communicator with strong written and verbal presentations skills
  • Negotiation: Ability to effectively represent Takeda and partner’s interests to maximize partnership value
  • Legal Contracts: Ability to understand contractual agreement structure, terms and obligations and be able to translate the terms in a way that is understood by colleagues and team members  

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Professional certification in alliance management, project management, corporate training, or another relevant discipline preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Routine demands of an office-based environment.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

  • This position requires 20% travel, including international trips.
  • This position requires the ability to drive to various meetings / clients.

WHAT TAKEDA CAN OFFER YOU:

  • 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

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine?

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 mission.

WHAT TAKEDA CAN OFFER YOU:

  • 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

Empowering Our People to Shine

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Locations

Boston, MA

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time
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