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Product Manager, Digital Health - DAB

Cambridge, Massachusetts


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Product Manager, Digital Health - DAB

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Job ID R0026446 Date posted 01/21/2021 Location Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Job Description

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us 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 Future to people around the world.

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


  • Establishes the overall strategy, scope and lifecycle management of Digital Products as a member of Global Program Teams (GPTs) aligned with identified patient unmet needs and enterprise-wide digital and data objectives
  • Leads matrixed delivery teams and responsible for the phasing and delivery of Digital Products in portfolio to meet program objectives and timelines
  • In collaboration with stakeholders within R&D, Medical Access, Commercial, IT & Digital, Quality and Legal drives and implements processes and governance frameworks for the development of regulated digital products to create an enterprise-wide competency


  • Responsible for overseeing the planning, development, and implementation of regulated patient/consumer-facing digital products/medical devices. The Product Manager establishes an enterprise-wide competency for the creation of digital health products spanning R&D and Commercial.


  • As a member of the Global Program Team, works with the Global Program Leader (GPL) to establish and align on the strategy, scope, value, phasing, objectives, timelines and success criteria for digital product(s)
  • Accountable to the GPL for the delivery of the digital product(s)
  • Ownership of the product strategy, roadmap, technical specifications and release plan
  • Orchestration and delivery of the digital product(s) through matrixed cross-functional delivery teams
  • Oversight of budget & allocation of resources (people and financial) for programs
  • Ensures alignment between digital products and the data strategy for programs
  • Establishment of an enterprise-wide competency, including processes, functions and skills needed for the integration of digital product development in the asset lifecycle


Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise

  • Proven experience delivering a digital health product in a similar role within the biopharmaceutical or medical device industries
  • Experience working with in-house and external partners, including third-party device manufacturers to develop and launch integrated digital products for global use
  • Experience with clinical research and drug development processes
  • Keen understanding of customer-centric experiences and human-technology interaction
  • Extensive experience leading software development teams, familiarity with software development methodologies, SaMD and GxP practices in regulated spaces
  • Experience with adaptation of algorithms, including machine-learning based algorithms, for use in clinical research studies and in digital companions
  • Broad knowledge and experience with Regulatory, Safety, Privacy, Information Security and Legal issues surrounding global use of digital health/medical device products
  • Experience with establishing maintenance and support infrastructures for launched digital products


  • Strong ability to influence, collaboratively lead and effectively communicate with multiple parties from diverse backgrounds (e.g., scientific, medical, technical)
  • Exceptionally strong prioritization skills; ability to manage competing priorities with limited resources and making difficult decisions for feature inclusion/exclusion  
  • Track record of successfully leading matrixed teams, influencing without authority, and influence change within a large organization
  • Experience with negotiation and selection of vendors and third-party products for use in digital health products
  • Knowledge and understanding about financial and budget planning and reporting processes.
  • Setup, engagement, and planning of governance bodies.

Decision-making and Autonomy

  • Oversees and accountable for a portfolio of multiple initiatives spanning R&D and Commercial with enterprise-wide impact of decisions.


  • Interacts with cross-functional teams across R&D, Commercial, Legal and IT.


  • Able to translate experiences from other industries and bring innovative solutions to market within the biopharmaceutical industry
  • Familiar with industry trends, partner ecosystems and able to define competitive strategies
  • Able to translate scientific, clinical and business needs to a digital product strategy
  • Has a track record of building test-and-learn cultures, including establishing the role of a technical Product Manager with R&D
  • Fosters change


  • Has enterprise-wide impact on highly visible and complex global programs


  • Master’s degree in a relevant field, or relevant work experience.
  • 12+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience in technology strategy development and implementation in the life sciences/healthcare industries
  • Experience with senior management and stakeholder presentations, engagement, and obtaining support.
  • Ability to think strategically and inspire teams


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