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Director, Oncology Pipeline Communications

Company: Takeda Pharmaceuticals International GmbH
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Job Description:

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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 2020.

Job ID R0020970 Date posted 07/13/2020 Location Cambridge, Massachusetts

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.

For the Takeda global scientific community who aspire to deliver transformative medicines to patients Scientific Informatics is the technology leader, with domain specific expertise, that provides innovative platforms and technologies to improve both operational efficiency and data-driven decision making. As an embedded partner Scientific Informatics is at the leading edge of both science and technology and proactively reacts to the changing scientific environment and needs of researchers in an agile fashion to deliver timely, value-adding solutions.

The Digital Advisory Board programs aim to ensure our growing data is easily accessible to everyone so we can help our patients and HCPs faster and more effectively.

Enterprise Data Backbone - The Enterprise Data Backbone provides the most user-friendly real-time data for all our internal and external stakeholders, accessible through self-service tools.

We will transform the way we gather and use insights by integrating completely new types of data to better support our patient and others in the healthcare system. We will build capabilities to gather real world data outside of clinical trials in ways we have not been able to do so far.

We will make data more easily accessible across Takeda and find a way to share it so that we don’t keep re-inventing the wheel. We will push ourselves to think beyond our normal constructs of clinical trials or today's supply chains.

We will explore a future where we get data from all corners of the world – digital communities, wearable devices, social media, surveys, for a, consumer data combined with hospital, pharmacy and EMR data. We will unlock innovation across the development life cycle supporting accelerated clinical development, reducing clinical trial costs, etc.

OBJECTIVES/PURPOSE:

This position will be responsible for defining and managing the business requirements and processes that help maintain or improve the availability of the IT systems.

This position will be in the Enterprise Data Backbone of the CTO group.

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

The position will be responsible for defining and managing the business requirements and processes that help maintain or improve the availability of the IT systems.

Manages integrated functionality, usability, reliability, performance, and support requirements of a system

Maintains active relationships with internal customers to determine business requirements, leads requirements gathering meetings and reviews designs with the business.

Understands technical solution design and can communicate solution details to both business and technical peers

Owns the change request process and coordinates with other teams, as necessary.

Develops and defines application scope and objectives and supervises the preparation of technical and/or functional specifications from with programs will be written.

Creates and maintains annual master calendar for major initiatives and production impacts

Engages with senior managers and other business leaders to understand the changes coming at least 12-18 months in advance, ensuring ETL team is prepared for those changes.

Added focus will be on determining impacts of modernization, consolidation, and migrations

Leads multiple or large projects and facilitates large group JAD sessions for requirements, modeling in several disciplines.

Leads break-fix/defects management, especially intake, triaging and prioritization of defects

Knowledge and experience of implementing ITSM operational processes

Collaborates with geographically diverse associates and external vendor partners to get work accomplished

reporting needs as required

Anticipates and identifies opportunities for improvement

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Excellent presentation skills will be a plus

Experience working in an Agile Framework is required.

The candidate should be able to help the team build better systems by learning, exhibiting, and coaching Agile principles and practices

EDUCATION, BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

Requires an BA/BS degree in related field or technical institute training

7 or more years related experience; multi-platform experience, and expert level experience with business and technical applications; or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background.

3+ years of development lead on major projects and leadership experience over a team

Extensive experience in Informatica ETL product suite (IICS and BDM)

Minimum 4 year experienced in developing ETL with Informatica or DataStage

Experience in Databricks or Spark preferred.

Having health insurance industry experience will be a plus

Experience using tools for defect management and tools like Jira, Service NOW, Confluence, MS SharePoint etc. preferred

Ability to quickly assimilate new domain & technical knowledge required

Effective communication skills, including documentation, facilitation, consultation, negotiation, and persuasion required

Experience in Agile (such as Scrum) preferred

Comfortable with change and working with ambiguity

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working if you apply.

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