Skip to main content

Search Our Jobs

Director, R&D Resource Management

Cambridge, Massachusetts


Takeda fosters a collaborative and stimulating work environment filled with opportunity and the chance to make a difference in people's lives. It is a workplace driven by integrity, one of Takeda’s long-held values that extends to both the patients we serve and our employees who develop and deliver medicines. Across our company, Takeda employees bring together diverse strengths that together create a stronger whole.

As one of the world’s leading biopharmaceutical companies, Takeda is committed to bringing Better Health and a Brighter future to people worldwide. We aspire to bring our leadership in translating science into life-changing medicines to the next level, in our core focus areas; oncology, gastroenterology, neuroscience, rare diseases, plasma-derived therapies, and vaccines. The Greater Boston Area is headquarters to many of our Global and US business units.

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!

Back to Job Navigation (Overview)


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

  • Collaborative
  • Strategic
  • Results Driven
  • Team Player
  • Versatile
  • Entrepreneurial

Back to Job Navigation (Success)

Back to Job Navigation (Life at Takeda)


  • Bold initiatives, continuous improvement, and creativity are at the heart of how we bring scientific breakthroughs from the lab to patients.

  • Since 1781, the values of Takeda-ism (Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance) have guided everything we do—from decision-making to interacting with patients.

  • Our people-first mission extends beyond patients to include their families, communities, and our own Takeda family.

  • Through trust and respect, you will have genuine support from leaders, managers, and colleagues to do your best work.

  • A strong, borderless team, we strive together towards our priorities and inspiring mission.

  • Recognized for our culture and way of working, we’re one of only 13 companies to receive Top Global Employer® status for 2021.

Back to Job Navigation (Rewards)

Director, R&D Resource Management

Apply Now
Job ID R0030868 Date posted 02/17/2021 Location Cambridge, Massachusetts

By clicking the “Apply” button, I understand that my employment application process with Takeda will commence and that the information I provide in my application will be processed in line with Takeda’sPrivacy Noticeand Terms of Use. I further attest that all information I submit in my employment application is true to the best of my knowledge.

Job Description

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, R&D Resource Management in our Cambridge office.

Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a Director, R&D Resource Management working on the Center of Operational Performance team, you will be empowered as the business owner of the central resource management capabilities and solutions for R&D, leading and innovating to drive productivity and efficiency efforts, and a typical day will include: 


  • Responsible for directing the strategic and operational resource management activities as a part of R&D Center of Operational Performance (CoOP) team, to support the TA, BU and DDU to make sound resource decisions

  • Oversee integrated resourcing processes including supply, demand, capacity to support long term portfolio objectives and facilitate scenario planning and tradeoff decision at the R&D governance level

  • Strategic partner to Therapeutic Area Units (TAUs), Functions and the teams’ line function representatives to 'pressure-test' assumptions, drive scenario planning / trade off analysis and integrate cross functional planning across development into the overall resourcing plan

  • Lead and manage initiatives related to resource management best practices and provides input to R&D strategy and portfolio gaps

  • Collaborate and partner across R&D driving productivity and efficiency efforts


  • Develop strategy and provides leadership and expertise with respect to resource management analytics, reviews, and decision-making across R&D

  • Facilitate governance reviews and leadership decision makings on the portfolio level resourcing plan

  • Organize and execute regular resource management reviews to optimize current resource allocations and lead future investment

  • Oversee the management and forecast of portfolio-level resource plan, including assumptions and constraints, in partnership with the TAUs, Functions, and Finance team members

  • Measure/monitor resourcing needs against portfolio goals and help drive teams toward delivery to meet business objectives

  • Lead cross-functional initiatives to drive continuous improvement of R&D resource management and support the growth and professional maturity of the R&D organization

  • Oversee one direct report in resource management analytics and reporting.

  • Actively contribute to, lead, and support activities and initiatives designed to advance CoOP goals and objectives


  • Knowledgeable about the overall R&D portfolio and drug development milestones in order to be strategic in planning, progress oversight, communication, delivering high quality reporting and insights

  • Expertise in resource management in Pharma R&D organizations of similar size to Takeda

  • Strong ability to build relationships across R&D as a partner to TAUs, BUs, Finance, and other R&D central organizations

  • Demonstrated experience in resource management, technologies and processes for forecasting and reviewing supply, demand, capacity

  • Demonstrated experience with advanced  analytical tools/models and decision support platforms


  • Advanced degree with MBA, Science or Finance background preferred, not required

  • 10+ years’ experience in pharmaceutical or biotech industry preferred or a related industry with a focus on resource management

  • Proven track record of leading and driving business process transformation and organizational culture change as well as delivering on programs with complex business deliverables

  • Track record of successful leadership, management, and development of large, multi-disciplinary globally dispersed teams. Strong judge of talent with the ability to make tough talent decisions.

  • Previous experience leading a medium to large organization and influencing senior-level management and key stakeholders is a plus


  • 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

Empowering Our People to Shine

Learn more at

No Phone Calls or Recruiters Please.



Cambridge, MA

Worker Type


Worker Sub-Type


Time Type

Full time

Job ID R0030868
Apply Now

Back to Job Navigation (Responsibilities)

Explore the Area

Check out where you could be
working if you apply.

View Map