Associate Director, HEPA Patient Access
Posted on: November 20, 2023
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About the role:
At Takeda, we are a forward-looking, world-class R&D
organization that unlocks innovation and delivers transformative
therapies to patients. By focusing R&D efforts on four
therapeutic areas and other targeted investments, we push the
boundaries of what is possible in order to bring life-changing
therapies to patients worldwide.
Join Takeda as an Associate Director, HEPA Patient Access where you
will provide operational and strategic leadership to ensure
successful implementation and execution of Patient Access programs
and initiatives, including holistic access planning and operational
strategy and execution of non-trial pre-approval access programs
You will also maintain relationships with various external partners
and vendors that support HEPA Patient Access objectives and
initiatives. Develop and implement training and communication plans
to build awareness and understanding of patient access programs and
initiatives to key stakeholders within the organization.
HEPA Patient Access serves as a center of excellence within
Takeda's GPD division. We facilitate patient access to Takeda's
investigational medicines throughout the drug development process,
including non-trial pre-approval access programs including
Individual Patient Request (IPR) and Named Patient Programs (NPP).
Support capability building both internally and externally to
address patient access barriers and establish Takeda as a leader in
global healthcare. Embed patient access principles and policies
within and across the organization to support our patient-centric
culture. As part of the HEPA Patient Access, you will report to the
Head of Patient Access, Early Pipeline/IPR.
How you will contribute:
- Drive the operational strategy and execution of non-trial
preapproval access programs such as individual patient requests
(IPR) and Named Patient Programs, including development of holistic
access plans in collaboration with key stakeholders (e.g. Global
Program Teams, Regions/Business Units, and LOCs).
- Provide expertise and operational guidance to HEPA Patient
Access leadership to support the development and implementation of
patient access related SOPs, guidance documents, tools and
- Manage relationships with key external partners and vendors on
behalf of HEPA Patient Access, overseeing contracting and
onboarding processes in collaboration with key internal
stakeholders (e.g. legal, compliance, procurement) and
tracking/reporting on achievement of partnership milestones.
- Provide operational oversight of budget and drug supply
forecasting for HEPA Patient Access programs and alignment with
other relevant internal stakeholders (e.g. Finance, Supply
- Responsible for ensuring accurate tracking, reporting, and
metrics of patient access programs, driving process improvements
and initiatives, and ensuring compliance with internal SOPs and
external laws and regulations.
- Lead internal awareness, education and training of patient
access related programs, policies and SOPs. Represent HEPA Patient
Access on internal and external teams to define approaches and
methodology related to patient access.
- Lead or support external collaborations or projects that
address patient access barriers, including initiatives related to
patient and HCP education and communication.
- Support the implementation of best practices related to patient
access across the organization.
- Support assigned cross-HEPA initiatives
- Minimum Bachelor's degree required. Advanced degree preferred
(MS/MBA/MPH). Doctoral degree in a health sciences related field
- 8+ years relevant professional experience required in a
multi-disciplinary, global environment. R&D experience in the
pharmaceutical industry preferred.
- 4+ years of relevant project management and leadership
- 2+ years of line or matrix management experience.
- Knowledge of global research and development and the interface
with other organizations, functions and business units.
- Experience working within a complex, global organization and
demonstrated ability to work across functions and regions without
- Experience working with supply chain, vendors, and external
organizations (including corporations, associations,
non-governmental organizations, and academic institutions) relevant
to the patient access and global healthcare.
- Strong proven ability to collaborate cross-functionally and
build consensus via input from multiple stakeholders
- Accountable for decision making related to day-to-day operation
of assigned expanded access programs (ie, IPR), including complex
decisions regarding expanded access programs and requests, seeking
appropriate cross-functional input.
- Experience in Expanded Access preferred
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
- Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase
additional vacation days
- Community Outreach Programs and company match of charitable
- 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
This position is currently classified as "hybrid" in accordance
with Takeda's Hybrid and Remote Work policy.
Base Salary Range: $143,500 - $205,000, based on candidate
professional experience level. Employees may also be eligible for
Short-term and Long-Term Incentive benefits as well. Employees are
eligible to participate in Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance,
401(k), Charitable Contribution Match, Holidays, Personal Days &
Vacation, Tuition Reimbursement Program and Paid Volunteer Time
The final salary offered for this position may take into account a
number of factors including, but not limited to, location, skills,
education, and experience.
In accordance with the CO Equal Pay Act, Colorado Applicants Are
Not Permitted to Apply.
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.
USA - MA - Cambridge - Kendall Square - 500
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