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Takeda Pharmaceuticals Communications Lead ( Associate Director) in Boston, Massachusetts

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Job Description

About the role:

Join Takeda as a Communications Lead where you will promote and guide communications activities within the organization using project management methodologies and communication methods for reporting and engagement. You will also support Takeda's digital aspirations by providing strategic communications expertise focused on new technologies, innovation, and digital transformation for a diverse global audience. As part of the Global Data and Technology (GDT) team, you will report to the Head of Change Management and Communications and will lead a communications team to deliver a variety of communications services.

How you will contribute:

  • Support Takeda's digital aspirations by providing strategic communications expertise focused on new technologies, innovation, and digital transformation for a diverse global audience.

  • Deliver communications services across DD&T products in consideration of the DD&T vision and ensure an end-user experience. Ensuring audiences are informed about products, strategies, and roadmap

  • Create communications plans, presentations, social media posts, videos, articles, talking points, and other communications objects to amplify digital messages.

  • Create a range of communications materials and assets for use ensuring ease of access to communications, clarity, and consistency of messages

  • Create communities of practice to lead our communications strategy.

  • Co-author communications for Takeda leaders on new technologies, digital health, and transformation for internal audiences.

  • Collect and maintain success metrics to demonstrate return on investment of digital projects and communications efforts.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Minimum Bachelor's degree (required) with media or communications major

  • At least 7 years of progressive experience in communications

  • Experience in digital communications

  • Understanding of latest digital trends and direction of digital innovation

  • Reach audiences of all levels of a large global organization

  • Experience building active communities of practice

  • Translate complex topics, issues, and opportunities into simple language that tells a story and achieves a strategic goal

  • Influence others and move toward common goals

  • Knowledge of Microsoft and SharePoint

  • Experience managing projects, planning events, creating content, and a general understanding of graphic design principles and user experience required. (required)


  • Pharmaceutical industry experience

  • Experience in Communication for digital/technology Products e.g., Microsoft, Mobile applications, SAP

  • Additional Language skills are desirable – e.g., Japanese, German, French, or Spanish.

  • Experience in business partnering providing a support service internally to partners

  • Solid IT skills and ability to learn new project systems and design and media applications and tools

  • Open to new ways of working and applying new methodologies

What Takeda can offer you:

  • Comprehensive Healthcare: Medical, Dental, and Vision

  • Financial Planning & Stability: 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan

  • 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 and company match charitable contributions

  • Family Planning Support

  • Flexible Work Paths

  • Tuition reimbursement

More about us:

At Takeda, we are transforming patient care through the development of novel specialty pharmaceuticals and best-in-class patient support programs. Takeda is a patient-focused company that will inspire and empower you to grow through life-changing work.

Certified as a Global Top Employer, Takeda offers stimulating careers, encourages innovation, and strives for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

This position is currently classified as "hybrid" following Takeda's Hybrid and Remote Work policy.

Following the CO Equal Pay Act, Colorado Applicants Are Not Permitted to Apply.

EEO Statement

Takeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.


Boston, MA

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