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Takeda Pharmaceuticals Associate Director, Global Oncology Market Research & Insights in Boston, Massachusetts

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Associate Director, Global Oncology Market Research & Insights

Takeda Pharmaceutical

USA - MA - Cambridge

About the role:

This position will be responsible to execute primary market research for Global Oncology Brands, pipeline and BD that will include integration of Global Forecasting, and Competitive Intelligence insights to drive brand value and competitiveness in the markets. Join Takeda as an Associate Director, Global Oncology Market Insights where you will be partnering Takeda Oncology Therapeutic Area Leads, Global Brand Leads, New Product Planning Team, Lead LOCs with an expertise in Market Research, being responsible for sharing the best practices in the respective areas. The position assumes a high level of competences in Pharma market analysis, primary market research techniques and overall integration of insights. As part of the Global Planning Insights & Analytics group, you will report to Director Global Market Research Global Planning Insights & Analytics .

How you will contribute:

  • Collaborate with Integrated Insights Leads for TAs to understand insights requirement and to design forecasting model methodologies including commercial rationale and assumptions

  • Drive global primary market research for strategic Brands, products at launch, and pipeline candidates

  • Support Lead countries/regions with an expertise in MR, including coaching and sharing Global sources and techniques

  • Fully leverage all market, competitor, and product information to produce objective and actionable insights of market drivers, the competitive environment, promotional and treatment trends with key customer types

  • Conduct primary market research using the best methodologies and techniques in market research

  • Develop and administer primary MR tracking dashboards for newly launched and key company’s Brands and regions

  • Establishing an excellence and best practice together with Global Forecasting and Global Competitive Intelligence

  • Excellent communication of ideas including written and in-person presentation skills in a persuasive and appropriate manner. Ability to frequently communicate changes and intentions with high level of transparency to all stakeholders

  • Able to set priorities, develop and manage multiple projects and timelines simultaneously

  • Ability to actively and objectively listen to clients to assure research design addresses business needs

  • Demonstrated project planning and project management skills

  • Ability to build strong positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Ability to manage vendor relationships and maintain an accurate budget for brands

  • Ability to quickly learn about therapeutic area and products

  • Required to work on-site 2 days a week, 8 days a month

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • BA or BS degree required with a preference in the Life Sciences. Master's degree in business, marketing, or social sciences preferred

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Market Research in an international and multicultural environment.

  • Strong understanding of pharmaceutical global market research process and methodology.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Deep expertise in pharmaceutical primary market research

  • Ability to extract, analyze, treat, and consolidate data from different sources in clear and concise formats with rigor and high level of accuracy

  • Advanced user of Windows applications, analytical tools and applications

  • Accurate and precise

  • Team player


  • 15%, more as needed for specific business

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.


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