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Takeda Pharmaceuticals Intellectual Property (IP) Operations Specialist in Boston, Massachusetts

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Job Description

About the role:

Contribute to the development and achievement of strategic goals for the Global Paralegal Team and US IP Operations Team, by providing support to facilitate creation and harmonization of patent docketing and its practices, and to enhance communication within the Global Paralegal Team and US IP Operations Team ("Teams" hereafter). Join Takeda as an IP Operations Specialist where you will lead and/or participate in operations-related projects and serve as liaison for mutual and cross-regional communications and discussions within the Teams. As part of the Global Paralegal Team and US IP Operations Team, you will report to the Manager, Intellectual Property.

How you will contribute:

  • Support and facilitate strategic planning and operations related to global patent docketing by supporting Head of IP Operations and Project Management, e.g., facilitating discussions and collecting information necessary for decision-making by the Global Paralegal Team.

  • Work as project manager/coordinator role within the Teams

  • Manage periodic meetings

  • Organize meetings and draft agenda

  • Take meeting minutes and track progress of pending items

  • Provide strategic advice to address issues and/or enhance efficiency and harmonization of global patent docketing

  • Lead special projects and serve as project manager for initiatives/projects led by the Teams to ensure plans and actions are implemented

  • Lead and/or participate in site specific and/or global IP operations related projects. The nature of these projects varies over time, but is generally related to procedures and policies within the IP department.

  • Develop and implement communication tools (e.g. SharePoint site) to enhance information sharing related to docketing (e.g. SOPs, system guide, law information) within the Teams

  • Create and track rosters/charters for Teams’ initiatives

  • Control documents (e.g., SOPs, project-related documents) to ensure they are up to date, consistent and accurate

  • Serve as liaison for mutual and cross-regional communications and discussions withing the Teams

  • Provide support to build strong rapport with Team members and other internal stakeholders (e.g., IT)

  • Plan and implement actions to further globalize the global paralegal team

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree (preferred to have project management experience)

  • 3 - 5 years of relevant experience

  • Experience working in pharma legal/IP department

  • Experience with paralegal operations

  • Familiar and comfortable in working globally with people from different locations with various backgrounds

  • Strong experience in managing projects that involve multiple stakeholders

  • Solid analytical and communication skills

  • Team player; proactively offer support where necessary

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 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.

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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