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Senior Manager, Clinical Operations Program Lead

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. Senior Manager, Clinical Operations Program Lead 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. Senior Manager, Clinical Operations Program Lead Job ID R0025960 Date posted 01/07/2021 Location Boston, Massachusetts 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 Senior Manager, Clinical Operations Program Lead in our Cambridge/Lexington 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:

  • Provide operational expertise and strategic input to the development of Clinical Development Plans (CDP) supporting the overall clinical strategy for one or more clinical programs.
  • Develop and lead the program-level operational strategy and planning on assigned programs in close collaboration with our strategic partners and other vendors.
  • Provide program-level sponsor's operational oversight of our strategic partners and other vendors to ensure the effective execution of the clinical studies on time, with high quality and within agreed budget.
  • Represent Clinical Operations at the Global Program Team (GPT) and partner with Global Clinical Lead to lead the Clinical Sub Team (CST) accountable for the development and execution of the CDP.-- ACCOUNTABILITIES:
    • Accountable to the GPT for the translation of the CDP into an optimal operational strategy and plan. Ensures assessment of various operational scenarios for optimal execution of the CDP.
    • Partners with the CST to develop high quality study synopsis/protocol by providing operational input and by ensuring all relevant stakeholders (both internal and external) are involved and contributing.
    • Collaborate with early or late phase COPL counterpart to ensure alignment and seamless interactions with the GPT.
    • Maintain close communication with the Global Program Leader to ensure expectations and activities are aligned.
    • Develop and lead the early or late phase clinical program operational strategy and planning on assigned clinical programs in close collaboration with the Clinical Operations Managers (COMs), our strategic partners/other CROs, other vendors, and with the CST.
    • Perform program-level oversight of our strategic partners and other vendors to ensure the overall operational execution and delivery of the assigned clinical programs in compliance with quality standards (including ICH GCP, local regulations and Takeda SOPs), on schedule and on budget.
    • Collaborate with COMs and cross-functional counterparts to oversee the performance for all activities assigned to our strategic partners/other CROs/other vendors, including escalation of issues to governance committees and to senior management when warranted.
    • Responsible for clinical program budget planning and accountable for external spend related to clinical program execution.--Works closely with COMs, Global Program Management (GPM), Outsourcing Management, and Finance to ensure on a regular basis that budgets, enrolment, and gaiting are accurate.
    • Communicates program status, cost and issues to ensure timely decision-making by senior management.
    • Provide program-level direction, guidance and support to the COM in development of study strategy operational plans including enrolment models and risk management strategy.
    • Serve as the point of escalation for the COMs for issues that can't be resolved at the study level.
    • May participate in Business Development/in-licensing/alliances evaluations by providing operational due diligence.
    • Review and provide expert clinical operations input into clinical documents related to the drug development process including Investigator Brochures, Investigational New Drug Applications (INDs) and/or Investigational Medicinal Product Dossier (IMPDs), study synopsis & protocols, clinical study reports, applicable sections of the New Drug Application (NDA) and/or Marketing Authorization Application (MAA), updates to IND and NDA documents, DSURs and other safety reports; Provide expert clinical operations input into preparation for key regulatory meetings (e.g. End-of-Phase 2, Request for Scientific Advice Meetings, etc.), as appropriate.
    • Collaborate with COMs, Strategic Partners/other CROs/other vendors to ensure inspection readiness.
    • Leads Clinical Operations aspects of inspection readiness activities, and acts as subject matter expert during regulatory inspections.
    • Contribute to functional strategic initiatives and process improvement.
    • Actively seek new ways of working more efficiently to meet the needs of clinical development.
    • Act as a role model for Takeda--s values.
    • For certain types of studies and programs, COPL may have the following responsibilities:
      • Is a key point of contact between the strategic partners/preferred supplies and the GPT/CST.
      • Provide program & study-level direction and support to the strategic partners/preferred suppliers for the development of study strategy operational plans including enrolment models and risk management strategy.
      • Performs site feasibility/capability assessments for programs/studies requiring specialized experimental tests and/or technologies and work with internal experts and sites to ensure successful operational outcomes--
      • Work with Procurement, QA & Legal to qualify new clinical vendors and, when appropriate, manage vendors for duration of a study (for vendors contracted directly with Takeda) EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS:
        • Bachelor's Degree or international equivalent required, Life Sciences preferred.-- 8+ years' experience in pharmaceutical industry and/or clinical research organization, including 5+ years clinical study/project management. Experience must include early phase clinical studies/Phase 2 studies or later phase global/international studies or programs. Experience in more than one therapeutic area is highly desired. Expertise in global regulatory and compliance requirements for clinical research, including but not limited to US CFR, EU CTD, and ICH GCP.-- Awareness of local country requirements is also required.
          • Demonstrated excellence in project/program management, including scenario assessment, risk assessment and contingency planning.
          • Demonstrated excellent matrix leadership and communication skills.
          • Able to influence without authority.
          • Excellent teamwork, communication, organizational, interpersonal, conflict resolution and problem-solving skills.
          • Entrepreneurial and innovative; takes measured risks; thinks outside the box; challenge the status quo.
          • Pragmatic and willing to drive and support change.
          • Is comfortable with ambiguity.
          • Embody a culture of continual improvement and innovation; promote knowledge sharing.
          • Fluent business English (oral and written). TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:
            • Requires approximately 5-20 % travel, including overnight and international travel to other Takeda sites, strategic partners, and therapeutic area required travel. 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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