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Associate Director, R&D Resource Management

Company: Takeda Pharmaceuticals International GmbH
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: April 5, 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. Associate Director, R&D Resource Management 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. Associate Director, R&D Resource Management Job ID R0034276 Date posted 03/31/2021 Location Cambridge, 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 company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda. Join us as an Associate Director, R&D Resource Management in our Cambridge office. Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As an Associate Director, R&D Resource Management working on the Center of Operational Performance team, you serve as a key resource and thought partner for the central resource management capabilities and solutions for R&D, leading and innovating to drive productivity and efficiency efforts , and a typical day will include:-- POSITION OBJECTIVES Serve as a key resource and thought partner for the central resource management capabilities and solutions for R&D Responsible for supporting the strategic and operational resource management activities as a part of R&D Center of Operational Performance (CoOP) team, to empower the Therapeutic Area (TAU), Business Unit (BU) and Drug Discovery Unit (DDU) to make sound resource decisions Lead integrated resourcing processes including supply, demand, capacity to support long term portfolio objectives and facilitate scenario planning and tradeoff decision at the R&D governance level Partner across TAUs, BUs and the teams' line function representatives to 'pressure-test' assumptions, develop and refine functional algorithms, align on common practices and visualize resource/capacity management across the portfolio Support data analytics and lead tool adoption and communications related to resource management Lead and manage initiatives related to resource management best practices and provide input regarding R&D strategy and portfolio gaps Collaborate and partner across R&D driving productivity and efficiency efforts KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES Support strategy development and provide leadership and expertise with respect to resource management analytics, reviews, and decision-making across R&D Support governance reviews and leadership decision makings on the portfolio level resourcing plan Design visuals and insights for regular resource management reviews to optimize current resource allocations and lead future investment Support the management and forecast of portfolio-level resource plan, including assumptions and constraints, in partnership with the TAUs, BUs, and Finance team members Lead the maintenance, analytics and compliance tracking activities related to resource management tool(s) Lead cross-functional initiatives to drive continuous improvement of R&D resource management and support the growth and professional maturity of the R&D organization Actively contribute to, lead, and support activities and initiatives designed to advance CoOP goals and objectives CORE ELEMENTS RELATED TO THIS ROLE Knowledgeable about the overall R&D portfolio and drug development milestones in order to be strategic in planning, progress oversight, communication, delivering high quality reporting and insights Expertise in resource management in Pharma R&D organizations of similar size to Takeda Strong ability to build relationships across R&D as a partner to TAUs, BUs, Finance, and other R&D central organizations Strong mastery of data analytics, modeling and telling a story with data Central guidance in leading design and ongoing improvements of functional algorithms Excellent communication and change adoption experience EDUCATION, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS: Advanced degree with MBA, Science or Finance background preferred, not required 8+ years' experience in pharmaceutical or biotech industry preferred or a related industry with a focus on resource management Proven track record of leading and driving business process transformation and organizational culture change as well as delivering on programs with complex business deliverables Excellent time management, organization, analytical and planning skills Strong business analysis skills, proven meeting facilitation and documentation skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to share information effectively Builds strong productive relationships with key partners Location and Salary Information:

  • This job posting excludes CO applicants. WHAT TAKEDA CAN OFFER YOU:
    • 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
    • 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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