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Associate Director, Immune Deficiency Portfolio HCP Strategy & Professional Education Lead

Cambridge, Massachusetts


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Associate Director, Immune Deficiency Portfolio HCP Strategy & Professional Education Lead

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Job ID SR0054835 Date posted 10/01/2020 Location Cambridge, Massachusetts

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as an Associate Director, Immune Deficiency Portfolio HCP Strategy & Professional Education Lead 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 Futureto people around the world.

Here, you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.

As an Associate Director, Immune Deficiency Portfolio HCP Strategy & Professional Education Lead  working on the Immune Deficiency Franchise team of the Plasma Derived Therapies U.S. Business Unit, you will be empowered to strategic and innovative]. In this role, you will contribute to Takeda’s mission and a typical day will include:


  • The Associate Director, Immune Deficiency Portfolio HCP Strategy & Professional Education Lead will work within the Immune Deficiency Franchise of the Plasma Derived Therapies US Business Unit at Takeda and has the privilege of working with the Immunologist/Allergist HCP community who help diagnose and treat people living with Primary Immunodeficiency (PI), a group of 400+ rare, chronic disorders.
  • The Associate Director, Immune Deficiency Portfolio HCP Strategy & Professional Education Lead will lead the development and execution of the IG portfolio HCP strategy (Immunologists/Allergists community), working closely with the brand leads (Cuvitru, HyQvia, Gammagard & MyIgSource) as well as other members of the portfolio/professional education marketing team, global marketing, U.S. medical affairs, managed markets, patient services and other cross-functional partners.  
  • The role requires an individual that can build relationships both in one’s span of control, and through many disciplines, both internally and externally including but not limited to sales, marketing, competitive intelligence, compliance, medical, legal, regulatory, TL, and professional organizations. 
  • Strategic thinking and creative problem solving are essential to be able to work both inside and outside the organization and to effectively be able to show results.


  • Key contributor on the Portfolio, Professional Education & Digital team responsible for developing and implementing marketing strategies and programs that best position Takeda as a leader in PI
  • Own and drive the strategy, development and implementation of key HCP Portfolio Level resources for HCPs
  • Lead the management of a HCP speaker bureau, the continued refinement of P2P program and capturing learnings from our measurement platform
  • Lead the execution of all PI national and prioritized regional congress HCP symposiums
  • Utilize analytics to measure the impact of and optimize brand strategies, tactics and communications
  • Work effectively with internal stakeholders including: Advocacy, Managed Markets, Sales, Patient Services, Regulatory, Legal/Compliance, Market Insights, HAE/PDT Professional Education partners, and corporate level professional educations team
  • Effectively work with and manage external vendors and agency partners
  • Ensure all resources and programming are in alignment with Takeda Compliance, Legal, and Regulatory requirements
  • Manage brand marketing budget


  • HCP Speakers (external)
  • HCP Consultants (external)
  • Professional Associations (external)
  • Marketing team (internal)
  • HAE & PDT Professional Education teams (internal)
  • Takeda Professional education team (internal)
  • Professional Education Agencies (vendor)
  • P2P programming Agency  (vendor)
  • Digital Agencies (vendors)
  • Advocacy (internal)
  • Patient Services (internal)
  • Sales Leadership & Sales Team (internal)
  • Sales Training (internal)
  • Regulatory Affairs; Legal; Medical; Compliance (internal)


  • Bachelor’s degree required, MBA or advanced degree preferred
  • 7+ years of US commercial pharmaceutical experience preferred
  • Knowledge and experience of working in a marketing role in specialty and/or rare disease preferred
  • Professional education marketing experience preferred (Peer-to-Peer Programs, symposiums, etc.)
  • Expertise in development and execution of multi-channel marketing programs (print, in-office, non-personal and digital) preferred
  • Agency management experience (briefing/execution/budgetary oversight) preferred
  • Must be a team player and  foster strong relationships with physicians, vendors and internal stakeholders
  • Must have in-depth knowledge of pharmaceutical marketing and sales
  • Must be a self-starter who can function independently and within a team
  • Must be results-oriented and able to perform in fast paced environments, exhibit leadership skills, and be able to influence without authority
  • Track record of strong project management and results orientation, including strong budget management
  • Strong communication and presentation skills required
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and strategic thinking skills required
  • Must be able to collaborate and work effectively with cross-functional teams
  • Must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Should be adaptable and open to an environment of change


Ability to travel as required, ~20%


  • 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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