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(Senior) Launch Excellence Manager

Job ID R0042348 Date posted Aug. 19, 2021 Location Taipei, Taiwan

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Job Description

The role is to support launch preparations and to develop innovative solutions for launch challenges, and to actively manage uncertainties in order to maximize the value of Takeda’s brands in Taiwan.

He/She is responsible for delivering and facilitating cross-functional alignment to a globally consistent launch framework and process for country launch planning and execution. He/She would lead the performance and the workflows of Taiwan’s launch management and in-licensing activities to maximize the potential of our innovative product launches.


  • Ensure understanding of all stakeholders through advanced research techniques and derive key insights for launch, build cross-functional market understanding to educate on integrated strategy that aligns with Takeda’s vision

  • Lead “Future State” development of Taiwan Launch Readiness content and assets including transparency of launch priority / sequence status

  • Lead the processes of analyzing and determining market opportunity of Takeda Taiwan pipeline and in-licensing products by working with cross-functional teams in developing target product profile, product positioning, early stage market planning, customer segmentation and strategic market development activities

  • Lead Taiwan’s implementation and on-going use of “Takeda” Country Launch Readiness Framework approach to accelerate Country launch planning & execution against Globally defined “Must Haves” within priority markets agreed with GEMLT & franchise Leads

  • Lead the diagnosis of readiness gaps early, facilitate process and ensure alignment among global/GEM/APAC launch plan / brand strategy plan in order to create a brand that maximizes sales uptake in the short run and its overall value in the long run

  • Ensure collaboration between LOCs, APAC, GEM and Global to ensure best practice sharing and transfer of launch excellence knowledge / capabilities across the region

Critical functional knowledge

  • Proven understanding of Taiwan regulatory affairs, healthcare market, national health insurance system and local pharmaceutical industry to identify launch risk/opportunity analysis, critical successful factors and facilitate the launch preparation

  • Proven ability in marketing and sales and ability to develop approaches and methods to identify and derive market and customer that critical for launch sequences and maximizing launch product values

  • Proven ability to, identify business opportunities, develop analytics-based strategic plans, establish cross-functional/geography partnerships and drive actionable decisions to deliver on short and long-term growth targets and operational excellence

  • Proven interpersonal and leadership skills to influence and build credibility collaborate with them on implementing key initiatives

Critical technical, professional and personal capabilities

  • Strong cross-functional team player with a true international mindset

  • Ability to quickly build collaborative working relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders

  • Extensive knowledge of marketing and sales and brand planning in pharmaceutical industry

  • Robust project management expertise

  • Strategic and analytical thinking

  • Ability to deal with decision making processes in complex organizations and generate collaboration and followership

  • Entrepreneurial and proactive management skills with a "can do attitude” to manage fast-growing market

  • Committed to career development and capability building for sustainable growth

  • Proven experiences in brand planning and launch excellence

  • Deep knowledge in Taiwan pharmaceutical industry

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biological and Medical Sciences, or Medicine or equivalent knowledge experience is preferred

  • Business knowledge, MBA preferred

  • Marketing & Sales knowledge or equivalent knowledge excellence

  • Fluent English speaker to ensure effective communication across the region and to Global

  • 5+ years of experience within the pharmaceutical industry

  • Candidates must show strong results orientation and a true international mind-set

  • Strong project management skills are required + ability to multi-task


Taipei, Taiwan

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