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Takeda Pharmaceuticals Senior Manager, US Medical Program Management in Lexington, Massachusetts

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Job Description

About the role:

The Sr. Manager, US Medical Program Management partners with Therapeutic Area (TA) leadership, leveraging industry best practices in project and program management, adapted to local need, to operationalize US Medical strategy, ensuring consistency, communication excellence, risk management, and strategic alignment to maximize value and enable agile decision making. The US Medical PMO’s vision is to empower US Medical colleagues to maximize their impact on strategic imperatives through good stewardship of medical strategy, tactics, and execution.

How you will contribute:

  • Operationalize tactics within budget, scope, and timeline, aligned to US Medical strategy, in partnership with TA, and using established USM PMO standards.

  • Manage integrated tactical plans, in partnership with TA, including timelines, proactive risk identification, and driving risk mitigation tactics.

  • Manage direct/portfolio-related budget within the TA, including forecasting/planning for quarterly reporting cycles, and ongoing tracking of actuals vs. plan targets.

  • Facilitate communications on behalf of the TA, including reporting on progress/performance toward medical objectives and processes, reporting on program status, providing communication on variances within US Medical and beyond (Global and USBU), meeting planning, facilitation, and minutes, and representation of TA when collaborating with internal stakeholders across Takeda.

  • Drive Medical Planning process, in partnership with TA leadership, enabling agility through strategic alignment, prioritization, and reporting.

  • Support the TA medical teams to ensure that each proposed tactic follows appropriate standards, processes, contracting, and regulations during planning and implementation.

  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement across all facets of US Medical operations.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, science or business-related field preferred.

  • Area of specialization: Clinical Research, Project Management, Program Management.

  • 5-7 years experience in healthcare industry project or program management with proven experience in medical affairs, research and development, or related experience in the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills.

  • Strong process management and problem-solving skills, ability to analyze and propose solutions.

  • Strong communication skills and professional presence to effectively partner and influence with core medical teams and other key stakeholders to drive execution of medical strategy and tactics.

  • Strong ability to communicate ideas and data (verbal and written) to inform others of progress of strategy, tactics, project, budgets, or contracts.

  • Ability to work in an ambiguous environment, while maintaining a focus on operational excellence and detail orientation.

  • Ability to identify and anticipate risks that impact timeline, budget, scope, or quality and propose potential solutions.

  • Experience developing and monitoring budgets, including proactive communication of status and variances.


  • Hybrid role, based in Lexington, MA. Must be able to attend in-person meetings in Lexington and occasionally in Cambridge, MA as business necessitates.

  • Must be able to work at computer for several hours at a time.

  • May travel 10% of time, primarily within US with occasional international travel.

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.


Takeda Compensation and Benefits Summary

We understand compensation is an important factor as you consider the next step in your career. We are committed to equitable pay for all employees, and we strive to be more transparent with our pay practices.

For Location:

Lexington, MA

U.S. Base Salary Range:

$133,000.00 - $209,000.00

The estimated salary range reflects an anticipated range for this position. The actual base salary offered may depend on a variety of factors, including the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, specific and unique skills, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job. The actual base salary offered will be in accordance with state or local minimum wage requirements for the job location.

U.S. based employees may be eligible for short-term and/ or long-term incentives. U.S. based employees may be eligible to participate in medical, dental, vision insurance, a 401(k) plan and company match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, a tuition reimbursement program, paid volunteer time off, company holidays, and well-being benefits, among others. U.S. based employees are also eligible to receive, per calendar year, up to 80 hours of sick time, and new hires are eligible to accrue up to 120 hours of paid vacation.

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.


Lexington, MA

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