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Takeda Pharmaceuticals Head of New Product Planning and Business Development S&E, Global Oncology in Boston, Massachusetts

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Job Description

About the role:

As the VP, Head of New Product Planning & Business Development for Global Oncology, your work will contribute to our bold, inspiring vision: We aspire to cure cancer. Here, you'll build a career grounded in purpose and be empowered to deliver your best. As part of the Global Oncology Product, Pipeline and Strategy (GOPPS) team you will report to the Head of Global Oncology Product, Pipeline and Strategy (GOPPS) and partner with R&D and ODDU Research. This role is expected to manage key strategic and operational pipeline decisions within the Oncology GOPPS organization and is a member of the most senior governance boards in the One Oncology organization, including the Takeda Oncology Management Meeting (TOMM) for BD topics, the Oncology Development Strategy Team (ODeST) and the Cell Therapy Council (CTC).

How you will contribute:

Works closely with senior Oncology Leadership across the organization to define a near-term and long-term ONE Oncology pipeline strategy and business vision focused on key assets and technology platforms.

  • Provides proactive oversight and leadership of the Oncology GOPPS New Product Planning group and drives pipeline progression in close collaboration with OTAU & ODDU.

  • Provides portfolio insights in support of corporate planning cycles, e.g. IR earnings calls, LRF, MRP, etc.

  • Contributes strategic input and operational expertise to OBU management reviews, including quantitative scenario development, trade-off implications and the evaluation and assessment of investment opportunities.

Works closely with the Head of Oncology GOPPS and the Oncology leadership team to drive the execution, communication and continuous refinement of a ONE Oncology pipeline strategy and individual pipeline asset strategies.

  • Oversees and drives cross-functional annual asset planning approach for development assets and establishes comprehensive asset plans for all clinical development assets.

  • Accountable for the establishment of cross-functional GPT Business sub teams facilitated by NPP Leads for all investigational assets in clinical development; ensures close collaboration between OBU functions (NPP, PVPA, GMA) and drives regional engagement for all post-POC assets.

  • Oversees and facilitates OBU pipeline budget and planning process for OBU GOPPS.

  • Represent OBU GOPPS and actively participate in ODeST, CTC and other ONE Oncology governance bodies, as appropriate and assigned.

  • Drives the creation, maintenance, and implementation of integrated Disease Area Strategies (iDAS) by providing oversight and co-leadership of cross-functional OneOncology iDAS teams and the iDAS Steering Team.

  • Provides oversight and strategic leadership for the OBU mid- to late-stage Business Development Search & Evaluation process (Project Sirius).

  • Provides strategic guidance and execution oversight for comprehensive BD screening and evaluation exercises aligned with major conferences and facilitates close collaboration of OTAU, OBU, CEI, GMS and GBD (Project Sirius).

  • Leads cross-functional Project Sirius Core Team meetings and Project Sirius TOMM meetings.

  • Leads key growth and acceleration projects with the objective of helping translate thoughts into actions and actions into results, as assigned.

  • Foster a culture of continuous learning and shared accountability in accordance with Takeda values of Patients Trust Reputation Business (PTRB).

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Advanced scientific degree (PhD, MD, or PharmD)

  • Minimum of 15 years of related experience in the pharmaceutical industry, with in-depth knowledge of research and development and/or product strategy and marketing.

  • Minimum 10 years pf drug development experience in pharmaceutical/biotechnology with interdisciplinary global experience with complex projects including program development, strategy and execution and matrix team management.

  • Displays a firm grasp of modern decision analytics approach

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Unwavering commitment to patients ensuring that their decisions and actions are guided first and foremost by what is best for patients.

  • A goal directed high achiever who embraces calculated risks and clear steps to discharging risk.

  • A leadership approach where results have been achieved through developing high performance in others and who is passionate about developing others into future leaders.

  • A learning agile leader who consistently enables leadership to make high quality decisions that deliver medicines to patients who are waiting.

  • An organizationally savvy systems thinker who can identify and address impediments to high performance in a work system, evolving the organization to produce envisioned results.

  • A strategic thinker who can translate strategy into highly developed business strategies to ensure the organization will be successful in the near and long-term.


  • Willingness to travel to various meetings or client sites, including overnight trips. Some international travel may be required.

  • Requires up to 15% travel.

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 of charitable contributions

  • Family Planning Support

  • Flexible Ways of Working

  • 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" in accordance with Takeda's Hybrid and Remote Work policy.

In accordance with 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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