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Senior Director - Global Medial Unit Head Rare Hemostasis (Location can be Zürich or Lexington, MA)

Lexington, Massachusetts, Zurich, Switzerland


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Senior Director - Global Medial Unit Head Rare Hemostasis (Location can be Zürich or Lexington, MA)

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Job ID SR0048992 Date posted 05/06/2020 Location Lexington, Massachusetts; Zurich, Switzerland


Exciting Senior Director level opportunity to lead the development, roll-out and execution of global medical plans in respective areas of responsibility of “Rare Hemostasis Disorders”.


  • Leads development and execution of GMA strategy for specific indications in defined rare hemostasis disorders (TTP, vWillebrand Disease) in close strategic alignment with R&D and and other Takeda functions (i.e. but not limited to: Market Access, Regulatory, Marketing, Business Development)
  • Leads a GMA Subteam with 2-3 direct reports
  • Responsible for development and implementation of global medical plan in close strategic alignment with Regional Medical Affairs and Local Medical Affairs of strategically important geographies
  • Responsible for medical budget of respective projects
  • Acts as senior company representative interacting with external scientific leaders, patient advocacy groups and authorities
  • Establishes appropriate strategic partnerships with centers of excellence and leading experts in the field
  • Collaborates with Legal, Compliance and Regulatory to ensure proper and ethical interactions between GMA and external stakeholders
  • Shows leadership to his/her direct reports and drives professional development of direct reports
  • Leads by example to drive a respectful, collaborative working environment

Global strategy and planning

  • Lead medical development of medical strategy in defined areas of responsibility for pipeline compounds to ensure a scientific and clinical sound development plan
  • Lead medical development of medical strategy in defined areas of responsibility for in-line compounds to ensure a medical sound lifecycle management strategy and plan
  • Contribute to Global Product Team (GPT) ensuring representation of GMA (personal or through direct reports)
  • Develop scientific communication strategy (including congress, scientific education, scientific publication) and scientific communication platform
  • Develop data-generation strategy for respective areas in strategic alignment with GPT
  • Develop internal training strategy according to stage of lifecycle of product

Global Medical Plan

  • Responsible for development, roll-out and execution of global medical plans in respective areas of responsibility of “Rare Hemostasis Disorders”
  • Ensure close strategic alignment with Regional and lead LOC Medical Affairs during development and roll out of Global Medical plans
  • Execute Data-generation strategy
  • Implement scientific communication strategy including Publications, Congresses, Scientific Symposia and External Scientific Edcuation
  • Implement internal scientific education /training strategy to ensure state-of-the-art knowledge of medical functions
  • Monitor and communicate progress against medical plan

External Stakeholder Management

  • Identify and relevant external stakeholders in science, patient advocacy, officials relevant for interactions with Global Medical
  • Develop and implement appropriate and compliant scientific engagement plans
  • Act as a senior representative in respective indications
  • Ensure good cross-indication collaboration within GMA and with Regional/local medical affairs

Leadership Responsibilities

  • Lead the team according to Takeda values and drive people development
  • Drive collaboration across indication with other medical teams and functions within GMA Hematology and beyond
  • Drive collaboration with cross-functional teams
  • Define and track individual goals of direct reports in accordance with overarching goals for GMA Hematology


  • A medical degree or PhD with experience in related indications is required
  • 5 years plus experience in the pharmaceutical  industry, preferably on international and national level
  • Experience in Medical Affairs required
  • Experience in leading medical of an indication/product
  • Experience in clinical development is of benefit
  • Experience in the disease area of interest through clinical experience, pharmaceutical industry experience and or development experience is of benefit
  • Demonstrated business acumen
  • Collaborative mindset and proven skills
  • Ability to represent the company’s interest in scientific forums as needed
  • Ability to lead teams and inspire talents
  • Results driven with high accountability

Travel Requirements:

  • 20%-50% Travel

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