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Associate Director, PDT R&D Pipeline Management

Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Associate Director, PDT R&D Pipeline Management

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Job ID SR0045685 Date posted 01/20/2020 Location Cambridge, Massachusetts

OBJECTIVES/PURPOSE

The PDT BU R&D group is dedicated to bringing forward new therapeutic approaches based on plasma-derived therapies for patients with rare and complex diseases.  Takeda believes there is tremendous potential to do more to meet patients’ and health care providers’ expectations with plasma-derived and plasma-oriented therapies for patients with immunologic, hematologic, and other complex diseases.  The Plasma-Derived Therapies Business Unit will have the ability to create and define the future vision and operating model for the team.  There will be two main drivers of innovation in the newly-formed PDT R&D group:

  • Translational Pharmaceutical Sciences:  This innovation engine will practice rapid-cycle innovation to test and develop improvements to existing products, develop new products, and improve yield.  It will combine translational research with pharmaceutical sciences and device, and will receive inputs from and into clinical research and manufacturing sciences.
  • Precision Medicine:  This innovation engine will focus on developing comprehensive, value-oriented health care delivery packages around drug products, targeted to maximize benefit and reduce risk to precise patient populations.  In the process, this engine will drive innovation by practicing patient-centric R&D.

The Associate Director will be:

  • Responsible for evaluation of external opportunities for PDT R&D; this includes managing Search & Evaluation, triage, review, and diligence processes in coordination with the Global Business Development and PDT Strategy teams
  • Responsible for management of R&D external partners through incorporating best practices of alliance management in collaboration with GPM’s and Global R&D Partnership function
  • Support regular review of portfolio programs within PDT R&D, provides monthly performance updates to R&D & BU management.
  • A contributor to PDT R&D Investor Relations Information
  • Responsible for PDT R&D bench-marking
    • Maintain cycle time and PTRS benchmarks, conduct annual review against latest industry benchmarks
    • Partner with other R&D functions to develop approved benchmarks for other key metrics
    • Assess opportunities to improve cycle times relative to industry standards

ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Conduct industry research to gather and analyze insights to evaluate potential opportunities relevant to therapeutic and disease areas
  • Maintain external focus to map potential opportunities against needs identified within PDT R&D strategy and gaps in current portfolio
  • Lead due diligence teams to provide strategic support to align with PDT R&D and provide guidance to facilitate efficient evaluation
  • Work with Business Development colleagues to provide insight on pipeline strategy and prioritization of BD opportunities to enhance portfolio
  • Coordinates leadership team discussions with PDT R&D and external partners
  • Coordinates regular review of portfolio programs within BU and provides monthly updates to R&D & BU management

EDUCATION, BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

  • Advanced scientific degree 
  • 5-10 years experience influencing senior-level management and key stakeholders in the pharmaceutical industry.  Previous consultant experience is preferable. 
  • Health care business acumen

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Willingness to travel to various meetings including international travel is required.

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Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.

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