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Manager, Neuroscience Franchise Strategy

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Manager, Neuroscience Franchise Strategy

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Job ID R0023787 Date posted 10/16/2020 Location Boston, Massachusetts

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Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as a Manager, Neuroscience Franchise Strategy in our Cambridge, MA office.

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.


As a Manager, Neuroscience Franchise Strategy, you will be empowered to provide key strategic planning, operational and program management support for the Neuroscience Franchise Marketing organization. 


  • Develops clear understanding of the Neuroscience Business Unit (NSBU) franchise marketing strategies and key priorities to provide strategic planning and operational support

  • Provide program management leadership of key franchise planning activities including, but not limited to Brand Strategic Planning, Alliance Planning and other key franchise initiatives. Monitors program status, manages issues and risks, and effectively communicates updates to ensure successful execution.

  • Supports development of franchise Learning & Development, Governance and NSBU leadership initiatives.

  • Participates in planning and execution of annual Brand Strategic Planning Workshops.

  • Provides coordination and build of franchise presentations (Monthly Leadership Reviews, Lead Team and Staff meetings)

  • Collaborates across Brand, Multi-Channel Marketing, Marketing Capabilities and Analytics & Insights to ensure planning deliverables are met.

  • Provides program management support to NSBU Franchise leadership team (VP, Strategy, Brand Leads), as applicable.

  • Monitor and support franchise strategy budget, as applicable



  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 3-5 years of progressive experience in healthcare or pharma marketing roles with relevant program management experience

  • Understanding of marketing strategy development with an ability to communicate ideas to internal partners and external agencies

  • Ability to lead without authority and influence cross-functional teams, driving alignment across key stakeholders

  • Strong influencing, communication, collaboration and presentation skills

  • Proven track record of delivering results


  • Experience in the pharma, neuroscience

  • MBA preferred


  • 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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