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Takeda Pharmaceuticals Director, New Product Planning, Rare in Lexington, Massachusetts

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Director, New Product Planning, Rare

Takeda Pharmaceutical

Cambridge, MA

About the role:

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as the Director, New Product Planning, Rare in Cambridge, MA. As the Director, New Product Planning, Rare, you will lead early commercial strategy work in an assigned Therapeutic Area (TA), covering multiple disease areas (DAs). Early commercial strategy work includes pipeline asset strategy, market preparation, and business development strategy, search and assessment.

How you will contribute:

  • The NPP Director represents the USBU on core global program teams (GPTs) and appropriate GPT sub-teams for assigned pipeline assets, leading cross-functional US teams to provide an early and objective view of the unmet needs, target product profile, market potential, competitive landscape and commercial risks associated with pipeline assets in Ph1 and Ph2. He/she is responsible for developing recommendations and preparing the ELT and USBU president for pipeline governance decisions.

  • The NPP Director leads the cross-functional early launch team in the USBU launch excellence framework; he/she is responsible for the creation of T-48 through T-24 month deliverable workstreams and early launch plans for these pipeline assets prior to transitioning them to launch teams within the BU.

  • The NPP Director leads the assessment and quantification of business development opportunities for the US region, ensuring decisions and plans are informed by the US treatment and market access landscape, competitive environment, unmet needs and customer insights. He/she is responsible for developing and presenting recommendations to the ELT and USBU president regarding BD governance decisions.

Commercial Strategy

  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of assigned TA and all DAs, staying abreast of both scientific and commercial developments in the space, frequently interacting with both internal and external thought and opinion leaders and attending key congresses

  • Is UBSU lead and main point of contact for GPLS for pipeline and BD for the assigned TA.

  • USBU lead for all global processes regarding pipeline for assigned TA, including pipeline prioritization, investor relations, long range forecast exercises, BD scans and other strategic projects.

Pipeline

  • As a member of the core GPT and appropriate sub-teams for each asset, brings US voice to the GPT and influencing both GPLS and other global functions (PharmSci, GMS, regulatory)

  • Develop recommendations and presenting to US President and ELT members to prepare them for PRC and CLC meetings, making sure to highlight key risks and opportunities and include both a US and global perspective

  • Create early launch plans for multiple assets in Ph1 and Ph2, ensuring the US customer voice is included

  • Design and execute insights generation plans to collect the required US payer, provider and patient insights to inform clinical development programs and asset strategies.

  • US representative in the target label profile process, led by global regulatory. As part of this identifies the necessary clinical trial end points needed to successfully commercialize products in the US

  • Create robust value propositions for payers and health systems, partnering closely with medical affairs, HEOR and market access

  • Lead a cross-functional team to develop forecasts and operating expenses for pipeline assets for all applicable financial exercises, including MRP, MYC and LRF

  • Develop and execute US market preparation activities for Ph1 and Ph2 assets

Business Development

  • Lead US landscape assessment projects in determining viable late-stage BD targets

  • Lead the US assessment of licensing and acquisition opportunities, leading a cross-functional team to develop a forecast and associated P&L

  • Develop recommendations and present them to ELT members, USBU President, and TET members, including key opportunities, risks and implications to the USBU of various deal scenarios

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of professional experience with an ability to work across various functions

  • Previous marketing/market access experience in US market, or similar experience, with a deep understanding of US pharmaceutical R&D process is required

  • Must be a strong communicator, able to confidently present findings to top level executives as well as able to represent the commercial perspective to senior members within different functions of the organization and have a demonstrated ability to lead with and without authority

  • Ability to understand Global market trends, financial data, customer needs and assess competitive intelligence data

  • Strong understanding of US payer market dynamics, managed care organizations and pricing and reimbursement considerations

  • Exceptional strategic thinking skills

  • Strong analytical skills, including experience with developing and testing assumptions, developing forecasts, determining commercial value, assessing risk and synthesizing qualitative and quantitative research

  • Strong financial acumen, including experience working with P&L and NPV

  • Demonstrated ability to understand and translate clinical/scientific information

  • Potential Domestic and International travel 30%

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.

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.

Locations

Boston, MA

Lexington, MA

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time

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