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What makes a successful member of our team? Check out the top traits we are looking for and see if you have the right mix

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Engage Others Motivates and influences others to gain support for ideas, strategies and actions in service to providing superior pharmaceutical products to patients; provides appropriate background so that messages are meaningful with audiences.

Collaboration Establishes productive relationships and partners with others across the organization to ensure common understanding of objectives and achieve shared goals.

Drive for Results Holds self and others accountable for delivering on commitments that align with our short- and long-term goals, never forgetting the end result is to help patients through innovation in medicine.

Strategic Approach Makes sound decisions that are consistent with our mission, values and organizational objectives.

Lead Change Proactively evaluates, promotes, and initiates change that creates value for patients, the organization, and our shareholders.

Self Awareness Seeks feedback from others, modifies self-perceptions and actions based on this feedback, and actively develops skills and behaviors to enhance contribution.

Develop Capabilities Seeks opportunities to develop oneself and others so that we can continue to achieve sustained growth.


  • Teamwork

    Takeda builds strong, borderless and empowered teams through fairness and promoting shared goals. By working together, we optimize energy and can lead the change for a better world.

  • Innovation

    Takeda implements bold initiatives on a daily basis by striving for continuous improvement and encouraging enthusiasm and creativity. This value speaks to attracting the best minds in the industry that are committed to delivering novel therapies to patients worldwide.

  • Diversity

    Takeda respects and includes a broad range of people and ideas in its daily operations. Our organization encourages each individual to act with empathy and to apply their unique skills to realize the company’s true potential.

  • Passion

    Takeda's drive comes from perseverance, urgency and a strong desire to contribute to patients. We put this passion to work in everything we do and demonstrate courage to fight for ideas and objectives to raise the quality of our solutions, create stronger ties with our stakeholders, and deliver results.

  • Commitment

    Takeda works to meet its responsibilities to stakeholders on a daily basis. We provide adequate support and challenge to ensure we deliver high-quality solutions that help more people around the world.

  • Transparency

    Takeda appropriately shares information and promotes honest, sincere dialogue with stakeholders to build trust. This trust enables us to strengthen our relationships with employees and external communities.


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More than 30,000 Takeda employees working in more than 70 countries are committed to improving quality of life for patients, who remain at the center of everything we do. Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited is a global, research and development-driven organization working internally and with external partners to translate science into life-changing medicines. Takeda focuses on the core therapeutic areas of oncology, gastroenterology, central nervous system and providing vaccines that address the most important infectious diseases. Novel products, especially in oncology and gastroenterology, as well as our presence in emerging markets, fuel our growth.

Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. ranks among the top 15 pharmaceutical companies in the United States. Our larger U.S. offices are in Cambridge, MA, Deerfield, IL, and San Diego, CA. Research & Development employees in our Cambridge location focus on oncology, gastroenterology, immunomodulation, biologics, translational research, and external innovation. In March 2016, we opened our newest space at 300 Massachusetts Avenue, featuring 230,000 square feet of state-of-the-art office and lab space.

While Takeda is enjoying tremendous growth as an emerging global leader in the pharmaceutical industry, we remain ever mindful of our commitment to serve people worldwide by striving toward better health through leading innovation in medicine. In short, we are a passionate team doing important work that impacts patients’ lives. If you are driven to create better health and a brighter future, join us!


  • This position will be primarily responsible for scientific and competitive intelligence with monitoring and analysis of competitor landscape for some Takeda R&D's  strategic areas such as GI, CNS, regenerative medicine (including immunooncology and cell therapy).
  • This position will also be  responsible for strategic oversight and delivery of emerging science & technology intelligence and global R&D trends to Takeda internal R&D stakeholders to support their decision making for the future R&D strategy.
  • This postion will analyze information from various sources such as scientific conferences, databases and journals along with collaborative works with other relevant groups in Takeda Data Science Institute (TDSI).
  • This position will also perform as a liaison between US stakeholders, such as TAUs, DDUs, and CEI and R&D Qualitative Analytics  (RDQA) based in Shonan and Osaka.
  • Other responsibilities will include involvement in team-based initiatives and deliverables and supervision of  managers for their supports of US stakeholders.


  • Responsible for intelligence strategy and deliverables for assigned therapeutic areas and scietific areas (e.g., analytical report on competitive product landscape) in collaboration with RDQA (Osaka and Shonan).  Search and conduct strategic analysis with gathering appropriate information from various sources including scientific conferences, databases, science journals and industry news/journals, and timely submit the deliverables to the stakeholders.
  • Serve as US-based liaison bridging between stakeholders in the US (e.g., TBOS, TCAL, Scientific & Competitive Analysis in GOBU, etc.) and RDQA (Shonan and Osaka). Hold frequent communications (e.g., on site discussion and interview with stakeholders) to integrate the stakeholders' needs and interests into RDQA team's strategy and objectives.
  • Develop RDQA's scientific and competitive intelligence plan for US stakeholders and conduct the intelligence work. Continuously monitor and analyze competitive landscape and provide the competitive intelligence in response to requests from the stakeholders.
  • Partner with other relevant groups in TDSI and  contribute to deliver proprietary analytics from the organization.



Education & Experience
  • PhD in life science preferred.
  • Minimum 8 years of drug industry experience in Research or Development function, preferably in GI, or immunology/immuno-oncology.
  • Minimum 3 years experience working with global cross-functional teams in a matrix environment preferred.
  • Broad scientific and/or pharmaceutical research exposure highly preferred
Knowledge & Skills
  • Scientific knowledge – fundamental understanding of technology and biology required for pharmaceutical R&D.  Disease pathophysiology, associated mechanisms of action, interpretation of basic pre-clinical and clinical data, etc.
  • Therapeutic knowledge – an in-depth understanding of the disease state, treatment paradigms and future trends in Takeda's focused therapeutic areas. GI, CNS, oncology including immuno-oncology knowledge preferred.  
  • Industry knowledge – solid understanding of the pharmaceutical industry, including drug development process, recent industry R&D trends (e.g., biologics, personalized medicine, external innovation, big data etc.)
  • Strong communications skills – written and verbal
  • Ability to communicate within a cross-functional and cross-cultural, global team structure
  • Presentation skills with appropriate messaging and focused recommendations, including preparation of effective presentation materials
  • Demonstrated ability to clearly communicate/present key information/deliverable to senior management
  • Diplomacy and positive influencing abilities in a matrix management environment, proven ability to work effectively on a team
  • Proven leadership skills, conceptual thinking and strategic problem-solving ability
  • Issue identification and independent resolution
  • Proactive ability to predict issues and problem solving abilities
  • Ability to articulate and establish processes which impact cross-functionally
  • Ability to identify key opinion leaders in the US and manage in-depth interview with them
  • Ability to handle appropriate databases to obtain necessary information
  • Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint & Word


  • Valid driver’s license & passport
  • Manual dexterity required to operate office equipment (i.e. computers, phones, etc.).
  • Carrying, handling and reaching for objects.
  • Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time while traveling
  • Willingness to travel to conferences and internal meetings, including overnight trips.
  • Requires approximately 5 % international travel.


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