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Senior Manager, Data Tools & Platforms

Lexington, Massachusetts


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Senior Manager, Data Tools & Platforms

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Job ID R0008197 Date posted 11/08/2019 Location Lexington, Massachusetts

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Title:Senior Manager, Data Tools & Platforms

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as a Senior Manager,  Data Tools & Platforms.

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.


Lead the review and recommendation of data tools and platforms for the US BU. Partner with the business to assess business needs and work across stakeholder to continue to assess external environment and mission-critical to the business. Provide thought leadership and technical expertise on evaluating data tools and platforms that can be leveraged across the US BU


  • Investigate and follow industry best practices for Data Tools and Platforms
  • Ability to quickly assess and evaluate pros and cons of tools and platforms with ability to provide evidence based recommendation meeting a wide variety of business partner needs
  • Recommend and acquire data tools and platforms
  • Manage the data tools / platforms across the US to ensure consistency and non-duplicative efforts
  • Champion of data tools and platforms to ensure implementation and appropriate use
  • Manage projects and customer relationships of critical importance


  • Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise
    • Comprehensive understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and pharmaceutical data
    • Strong analytical skills with the capability to appropriately define issues, questions and data; to comprehend quantitative methods and analytical techniques; to perform accurate analysis (correctly calculated numbers, accurate graphs); to cross-check data and assumptions; to document and establish data trails; and to think creatively about different ways to analyze data and information
    • Strong writing skills with the ability to transform business needs into functional, actionable requirements with the appropriate level of detail for the execution team
      Excellent quantitative background, including ability to undertake relevant statistical analysis that supports the analysis of data to better understand market dynamics and provide insights into product performance and marketing strategy.
  • Leadership
    • Demonstrated ability to work across functions, regions and cultures
    • Enterprise level leadership with the ability to inspire, motivate and drive results
    • Ability to present complex information clearly and with confidence
    • Excellent communicator, able to persuasively convey both ideas and data, verbally and in writing
    • Proven skills as an effective team player who can engender credibility and confidence within and outside the company
    • Ability to distil complex issues and ideas down to simple comprehensible terms
    • Embraces and demonstrates a diversity and inclusion mindset and role models these behaviors for the organization
  • Decision-making and Autonomy
    • Broad decision-making responsibilities:
      • Ability to make highly complex decisions that impact the enterprise
      • Accountable for decision making for commercial data strategy
      • Ability to seek diverse input from multiple constituents and stakeholders to drive innovative solutions
      • Ability to incorporate feedback and ensure decisions are made swiftly to yield flawless execution
    • Accountable for designing and implementing vision and strategy for designated scope
  • Interaction
    • Foster solutions-oriented thinking by fostering a culture of performance, accountability, simplicity, empowerment, external orientation and curiosity.
    • Effectively navigates the changing external and internal environment and leads others through change by creating and inspiring and engaging workplace
    • Effectively negotiates and collaborates with business partners and demonstrates the ability to resolve conflict in a constructive manner
    • Ability to build strong partnerships and drive role clarity with other interfacing Takeda functions, including but not limited to Commercial Operations, Business Units, Managed Markets, US Medical Affairs, and Finance
  • Innovation
    • Visionary and forward thinking with the ability to influence and effectively drive organizational change and continuous innovation
    • Comfortable challenging the status quo and bringing forward innovative solutions
    • Ability to take risks implementing innovative solutions, accelerating time to market
    • Ability to identify areas for process and systems innovation and implement change that will enhance the overall effectiveness of the team.
  • Complexity
    • Ability to work in a global and highly matrixed ecosystem (internal and external) with a high degree of complexity


  • Bachelor’s Degree in in a technical or analytical field such as statistics, operations research, industrial engineering, computer science, economics, math, etc.
  • 6+ years of progressive experience in data management and governance and/or Commercial Sales Operations/Analytics experience with demonstrated ability to analyze, interpret and explain systems and approaches for customer data and product data to enable business decisions
  • Experience as acting as a liaison with IT on data projects
  • Must have strong knowledge of relevant internal and external data sources within the pharmaceutical data ecosystem
  • Experience in setting up an ecosystem of partners bringing together various sources of data
  • Health care business acumen with a comprehensive understanding of the pharmaceutical industry
  • Must have experience in work flow/information processing
  • Must possess experience managing multiple, complex projects involving cross-functional teams
  • Knowledge of Master Data Management (MDM), data governance, and data quality business processes, solutions, methodologies.
  • Experience with 3rd party pharmaceutical data like IQVIA (IMS Health) Sales Data (DDD, Xponent, NSP, NPA), Affiliation (HCOS), APLD (Medical Claims), and Specialty pharmacy data.


  • 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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