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Manager, Project Team Effectiveness

Boston, Massachusetts


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Manager, Project Team Effectiveness

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Job ID R0023202 Date posted 09/25/2020 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? Join us as a Manager, Project Team Effectiveness in our Cambridge 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.

The Manager, Project Team Effectiveness is a manager level role supporting the alignment of Takeda’s Enterprise operating model and business process.  Key success factors include: a passion for enabling cross-functional project teams to succeed, a curious, continuous improvement mindset, and a desire to support Takeda’s mission to impact the lives of patients across the globe.


  • Drives and implements programs supporting the operational effectiveness of Takeda’s Global Program Teams (GPTs).
  • Collaborates with stakeholders in Takeda GPTs, to support continuous improvement of Takeda’s Global Program Team-oriented Operating Model.
  • Supports discrete elements of process improvement initiatives, for example: optimizing GPT budgeting guidance, team effectiveness tools [TAK20 Team Health Check], and integrated drug development frameworks [e.g. GPT Goal Setting, GPT-x, etc.].
  • Partners with CoOP members and internal customers (i.e. Global Program Leaders, Global Program Managers, stakeholders, etc.) to strengthen and support operational frameworks.
  • Utilizes strong communication skills and effective project management skills to strengthen broader Takeda process improvement goals, with a focus on GPT effectiveness.
  • Maintains key documents regarding Takeda’s R&D operating model and supporting material, such as the R&D Playbook.
  • Drives execution of team and operating model effectiveness assessments, inclusive of supporting data analysis and reporting.
  • Serves as skilled facilitator, supporting GPTs as needed/requested in application of elements from the GPT operating model.
  • Coordinates an enterprise meeting facilitation center of excellence, through activities including: developing high quality reference material and supporting digital environment.
  • Manages collection and access to GPT shared learning documentation, making strong examples accessible to the broader GPT community.
  • Prepares and delivers presentations with meaningful implications, actionable insights, and recommendations which clearly articulate rationale and impact


  • 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 distill complex issues and ideas down to simple comprehensible terms
  • Demonstrates leadership presence and confidence
  • Embraces and demonstrates a diversity and inclusion mindset and role models these behaviors for the organization


  • Bachelors required; advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical or related health care industry.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in process improvement, project management, business innovation / consulting or other relevant experiences.
  • Experience interacting with different functions/divisions and regions within the biopharma industry.
  • Experience working with multi-disciplinary groups to coordinate and deliver projects.
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills; ability to synthesize technical information within and across functional areas.

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