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Data Strategy Lead - Director

Company: Takeda Pharmaceuticals International GmbH
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Job Description:

The health and safety of our employees and candidates is very important to us. Due to the current situation related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we're leveraging our digital capabilities to ensure we can continue to recruit top talent at Takeda. As your application progresses, you may be asked to use one of our digital tools to help you through your recruitment journey. If so, one of our colleagues will explain how these tools will be used during the recruitment process. Thank you. *Please be aware of an Identity Theft Scheme targeting individuals seeking jobs with Takeda and other employers. See below or here for more info. Takeda fosters a collaborative and stimulating work environment filled with opportunity and the chance to make a difference in people's lives. It is a workplace driven by integrity, one of Takeda's long-held values that extends to both the patients we serve and our employees who develop and deliver medicines. Across our company, Takeda employees bring together diverse strengths that together create a stronger whole. As one of the world's leading biopharmaceutical companies, Takeda is committed to bringing Better Health and a Brighter future to people worldwide. We aspire to bring our leadership in translating science into life-changing medicines to the next level, in our core focus areas; oncology, gastroenterology, neuroscience, rare diseases, plasma-derived therapies, and vaccines. The Greater Boston Area is headquarters to many of our Global and US business units. We are a passionate team doing important work that impacts patients' lives. If you are driven to create better health and a brighter future, join us! Success What makes a successful member of our team? Check out the traits we're looking for and see if you have the right mix. Life at Takeda A Global Top Employer Recognized for our culture and way of working, we're one of only select companies to receive Top Global Employer -- status for 2021. Job ID R0027384 Date posted 02-03-2021 Location Boston, Massachusetts By clicking the "Apply" button, I understand that my employment application process with Takeda will commence and that the information I provide in my application will be processed in line with Takeda's Privacy Notice and Terms of Use . I further attest that all information I submit in my employment application is true to the best of my knowledge. Job Description Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us in our Cambridge, MA office. At Takeda, we are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through our R&D-driven market leadership and being a values-led company. To do this, we empower our people to realize their potential through life-changing work. Certified as a Global Top Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and strive for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world. Here, you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. OBJECTIVES/PURPOSE

  • Leadership of delivery for numerous assets in Rare Disease area or specialty area in preclinical, clinical, translational
  • Cross functional leader and influential execution and delivery decision maker that has direct impact on assets and functions
  • Key decision maker in asset level execution and delivery strategies related to both risk identification and effective mitigations-- ACCOUNTABILITIES
    • Leadership of delivery for numerous assets in Rare Disease (RED) area or specialty area in preclinical, clinical, translational
    • Cross functional leader and influential execution and delivery decision maker that has direct impact on assets and functions
    • Key decision maker in asset level execution and delivery strategies related to both risk identification and effective mitigations
    • Proactively creates and implements delivery strategies to enable predictable and seamless delivery of projects
    • Execution and delivery leader both within GPTs and functions as well as outside with vendors
    • Drives for and implements process efficiency and improvements using learnings and events from across programs
    • Leads the development of team data strategies, goals, and priorities in data science aligned with Takeda's business needs in asset and disease strategies. Understanding how data science projects fit at a macro and micro level with the goal of using data science to better understand the patient journey and to help tailor interventions that maximize patient benefit.
    • Leads the performance of beginning-to-end data analyses, from data strategy to objective formulation, to data exploration and insights, to hypotheses formulation, experimental design, writing
    • analysis plans, data cleaning and curation, executing analysis, to interpretation and preparing reports with documentation CORE ELEMENTS RELATED TO THIS ROLE
      • Provide leadership and expertise to best construct data and execute analysis for feature detection, retrospective and predictive modelling, within a complex R&D and Vaccines environment.
      • Understanding of Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Re-enforcement learning and other techniques to be able to use and teach these methods inside the organization.
      • Ability to stay up to speed on modern data techniques, understand how to apply them and constantly demonstrated how and where to apply these new methods.
      • Ability to produce analysis for and defend results to PhD and executive level audience across the organizations
      • Design, Execute, QC and Deliver Data Science Analysis independently and effectively across the organization ---DIMENSIONS AND ASPECTS Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise
        • Technical expertise across a broad disease area - understands the disease space to drive methodology advancements
        • Leader in cross functional decision-making regarding methods to optimize the likelihood of drug R&D success
        • Capable of guiding major technical and methodology efforts in applying them to the business
        • Expertise in industry trends including but not limited to regulatory and payer policy and initiatives on quantitative solutions related to disease area
        • Drives for efficiency using innovative processes and methodologies Leadership
          • Leadership of numerous assets in disease area or specialty area in preclinical, clinical, translational
          • Cross functional leader and influential decision maker that has direct impact on assets and functions
          • Key decision maker in asset level strategies and enabling tactical implementation
          • Proactively creates and implements sub-strategies to enable the promotion of SQS and DSI vision and mission within TAUs, BUs, and R&D functions
          • Mentorship, matrix or direct management of team of SQS colleagues
          • Leader both within and outside of Takeda in area of expertise Decision-making and Autonomy
            • Determine what methods are best for specific analysis engagements in order to drive to a design as well as determining their bias.--
            • Ability to determine what technology and methods can be combined for the optimal result on an ever-changing product landscape.
            • Drive to where the Data Leads and keep analysis aligned with unbiased analysis of the data. Interaction
              • While performing an analysis, coordinating with other data specialists while presenting to Executive (VP+) level audience across multiple organizations.
              • Coordinate with Data Scientists, Data Engineers, Statisticians, Computational Biologists and other Data Specialists across the product ecosystem.
              • Strong communication and the ability to clearly convey information both in the group and to external groups.
              • Ability to conduct high level conversations with internal partners as well as external collaborators.
              • Ability to understand complex problems and be able to apply modern technology patterns to them.
              • Ability to influence technical directions both internally and externally to applied data engagements.
              • Ability to keep up to speed on the latest methods in data analysis. This will include the machine learning, deep learning, reinforcement learning and the continuing new updates/ Complexity
                • Ability to distill complex product feedback into actionable strategies, implementations and stable deployments.
                • Ability to have an agile time-based delivery team operate within a traditional project and waterfall-based funding and approval cycles.
                • Ability to derive high accuracy insight from unstructured, incomplete, or large data sets when traditional techniques do not work. EDUCATION, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
                  • PhD with 8+ years' related industry experience
                  • MS with 12+ years' related industry experience
                  • Significant depth of expertise in at least one field relevant to the job (for example, machine learning, signal processing, etc.) and strong background in of statistical and data mining techniques (regression, decision trees, clustering, neural networks, supervised and unsupervised learning.)
                  • Ability to work independently on complicated datasets, including all aspects of data analysis (data cleaning, algorithm development, statistical analysis, and documentation).
                  • Strongly prefer a working to expert knowledge of UNIX, LINUX, and Windows operating systems, ideally with experience in high-performance computing environments. Expert knowledge of common programming and computing principles.
                  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
                  • Willingness and ability to self-educate in new areas.
                  • Strong collaborative skills and ability to work with a cross-functional team. TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS WHAT TAKEDA CAN OFFER YOU
                    • 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
                    • Tuition reimbursement Company match of charitable contributions
                    • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
                    • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days Check out where you could be
                      working if you apply. Job Seekers: Protect yourself against identity theft Please be aware there are instances of identity thieves posting Takeda-branded jobs and posing as employees to steal personal information. They visit job-related websites and invite candidates to online chats. During the chat, they press job seekers to provide bank account information and Social Security numbers. Copyright 1995-2019 Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited. All rights reserved.

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