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Senior Dir - Global Head, Cell Therapy Commercialization

Cambridge, Massachusetts


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Senior Dir - Global Head, Cell Therapy Commercialization

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Job ID R0036998 Date posted 05/14/2021 Location Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Discovering, developing and delivering transformative oncology therapies is a never-ending pursuit. We’re achieving more together. We are looking for a proven leader to bring forth our exciting cell therapy pipeline, to market so that patients worldwide could benefit from these game changing innovations.


The Senior Dir of Global Cell Therapy Commercialization will be responsible for leading the commercialization of Takeda Oncology’s global cell therapy portfolio. This includes gaining a deep understanding of the global  cell therapy landscape and shaping Takeda Oncology’s presence in this space.

This person will work closely with a multitude of functional groups, including but not limited to Clinical Development, Regulatory, Global Oncology Marketing, Global Oncology Patient Value Policy & Access, Outcomes Research, Legal, Global Medical Affairs Oncology,  and regional commercial leaders to develop, and ensure organizational alignment with, the cell therapy commercialization strategy.

This is an important and highly strategic role in the organization. In the context of a rapidly evolving global pharmaceutical environment, Increased sophistication in this area will greatly enhance Takeda’s ability to be more responsive to evolving market pressures and changes and to support product value, drive utilization, and improve profitability.

Main responsibilities:

  • Lead, develop, and execute the global commercial strategy from program initiation through launch planning for Takeda Oncology’s global cell therapy portfolio that includes identification of key market issues, critical success factors, positioning and messaging, including competitive strategies and global marketing tactics. The initial launch product in the portfolio is currently scheduled for launch in late 2024.
  • Ensure effective execution of prelaunch planning activities necessary to successfully support market entry. Create and champion the commercial cell therapy vision and direction to support the oncology global business.
  • Lead, develop, and execute strategies and plans related to clinical data mining, positioning and dissemination.
  • Establish global key opinion leader advisory boards and working with professional societies to establish standards of care supporting new products.
  • Partner with Global Planning & Insights to identify global market research needs, align on market research plans, and translate competitive intelligence into product strategies and forecasting assumptions.


  • BA/BS degree in business, marketing or science required. MBA preferred.
  • Minimum of 10+ years of pharmaceutical and/or healthcare experience with a minimum of 3 years in global marketing, new product commercialization, business development, or a combination of the above
  • Global product commercialization experience of 2+ years is required
  • Track record and strong knowledge of successfully defining, developing and launching new products or existing products into international pharmaceutical markets. US market understanding and experience a plus.
  • Understanding and knowledge of the drug development, global regulatory agencies and commercialization process for specialized products (oncology preferred).
  • Ability to complete quantitative and qualitative analysis of complex marketing initiatives including market and competitive analysis, regulatory and IP reviews, technology assessment, customer needs, and primary/secondary research sources to support hypothesis.


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