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Director of Insights and Analytics, Immune Deficiency

Cambridge, Massachusetts


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Director of Insights and Analytics, Immune Deficiency

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Job ID SR0049212 Date posted 09/23/2020 Location Cambridge, Massachusetts

Are you looking for a patient-focused company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda. Join us as a Director of Insights & Analytics, Immune Deficiency in our Cambridge, MA office.

Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a Director of Insights & Analytics, Immune Deficiency working on the USBU PDT team, you will be empowered to lead and drive our business, and a typical day will include:


  • Thispositionwill lead the Insights and Analytics for the Immune Deficiency Franchise within the US Plasma Derived Therapies Business Unit. 
  • The team will use advanced analytics and insights to support current and future commercial objectives. 
  • The Insights and Analytics Lead will be accountable for generation, interpretation and extraction of critical insights, strategy creation, and best practices to drive and achieve organizational goals. 
  • Strategically partner with Business Unit leadership in identifying innovative methods and approaches that yield differentiating and more impactful outcomes to leverage business opportunities and challenges. 
  • Lead efforts to deliver new analytical tools, measurement approaches and solutions to support deeper insights.


  • Builds and maintains internal insights and analytics capability to support the Immune Deficiency Franchise.
  • Player/Coach that builds, develops, and leads a team of high performing analytics professionals.
  • Leads a proactive and systematic approach to capturing and understanding stakeholder needs for standard and ad hoc analytics, reporting, and insights generation.
  • Leads a proactive and systematic approach to synthesizing various Franchise data sources and identifying insights.
  • Supports Finance driven sales forecasting process Immune Deficiency Franchise within US Plasma Derived Therapies BU.
  • Provides input and support to ensure Market Research drives quality business insights.
  • Leads a wide range of analytics projects and acts as primary point of contact for key business stakeholders
  • Leads US innovation for franchise insights and analytics team
  • Initiates key questions for Immune Deficiency Franchise leadership
  • Communicates clear findings and recommends appropriate action to executive level Franchise leadership.
  • Key Skills, Abilities, and Competencies
  • Ability to influence and challenge the business decisions; Ability to influence without authority;
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks/assignments to demanding deadlines with minimal supervision. High degree of creativity and innovation in developing new approaches, processes and methodologies
  • Ability to lead projects on behalf of the Strategy and Insights Team
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills as well as teamwork abilities
  • Comfortable working in a matrix environment
  • Builds and models a culture of questioning and constructive challenge to foster openness and candid dialogue
  • Listens to and carefully considers others perspectives, especially to manage and resolve conflict
  • Acts with an understanding and sensitivity to others locally and globally, internally and externally
  • Encourages accountability and responsibility that enables others to act with integrity
  • Leads with Strategic Agility
  • Sets and clearly articulates a compelling vision for the future that fosters enthusiasm
  • Develops bold strategic plans and crafts pragmatic solutions to implement them
  • Recognizes opportunities and challenges and modifies strategy accordingly
  • Moves easily between addressing current needs and planning for the future
  • Considers marketplace and economic forces and trends in advising and supporting sound business decisions
  • Decides and acts, even when faced with uncertainty
  • Clearly communicates the need for change and is actively responsive to the resistance it can evoke
  • Anticipates and proactively addresses the conflict and ambiguity inherent in change
  • Quickly focuses on the critical issues while prioritizing current work
  • Generates breakthrough solutions, and enables others to do the same
  • Draws on unexpected or seemingly unrelated ways of thinking
  • Operates from a framework of possibility


  • Bachelor’sdegreeinBusinessManagement, Marketingor relatedsubjectisrequired
  • MBA/M.Sc./PharmD an asset
  • Recommended 15+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry, 7-10+ years of insights and analytics is required.
  • Experience with Team/People management is a significant asset
  • Experience of project management across a range of functions, seniority, and geography
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint required;  proficiency in Qlik Tools and Tableau
  • Ability to pick up new systems for information extraction such as Datameer
  • Understanding of statistical models preferred
  • Experience in market research and product strategy development is a plus


  • Ability to travel as required, ~25%


  • 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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