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Associate Director, Global Oncology Digital & Analytics

Company: Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: June 1, 2021

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Job Description

As a member of Takeda Oncology, your work will contribute to our bold, inspiring vision: We aspire to cure cancer. Here, you'll build a career grounded in purpose and be empowered to deliver your best.


Takeda Oncology is searching for a highly motivated, insightful, and resourceful individual to join the Global Business Insights and Analytics function in re-imagining and building the digital and analytics solutions.

Reporting to the Senior Director of Digital & Analytics, you will have the unique opportunity to design and implement significant transformation of digital and advanced analytics for the global Oncology Business Unit (OBU). This high visibility role will be primarily responsible for accelerating excellence in enabling advanced analytical functions, and in ideating, designing, deploying, and supporting a Digital future at Takeda Oncology, contributing to strategy thought partnership for the senior leadership team in the Takeda Oncology Business Unit. You should be solutions-oriented, highly passionate and a team player to lead Takeda into the next generation of analytics.

You will proactively leverage analytics to enable the delivery of new digital marketing capabilities that will optimize the customer digital marketing experience and the commercial strategy for Takeda Oncology's assets, working with Takeda Oncology Global Marketing and business unit heads (both at Cambridge, MA and globally).

You will support the conceptualization, development and refinement of best in class global digital strategies, owning and communicating the long-term outlook and vision for Takeda Oncology to deliver the best experience to its customers. The AD will lead developing the foundational and innovative analytics, reporting, data governance capabilities and standardized frameworks that support the global commercial and marketing strategy across all products.


  • Support execution of long-term OBU digital and analytics strategy that integrates broader strategic goals and organizational initiatives to aid data-driven decision making and growth

  • Support implementation of pilot digital solution(s) that drives organizational value for implementation in different markets

  • Understand the brand strategies & key questions in the context of the OBU vision/objectives, then develop hypothesis, design and execute key analytics to address the business questions

  • Conduct above-market analytics to enable launch excellence and improve in-market performance

  • Identify best practices for data strategy, acquisition, and reporting; ensure data transparency across regions

  • Develop standardized analytics frameworks to guide regions and share best practices among insights and analytics community

  • Build relationships with business users of digital & analytics insights to support their requirements through effective communication, data governance and documentation

  • Execute innovative use of data assets and decision sciences methods to assist other OBU teams in answering challenging questions


Education and Experience:

  • BA or BS degree required. Master's degree in Computer Sciences, Business, or related field preferred

  • Minimum 8+ years' related experience in commercial analytics and digital solution support

  • 3+ years' experience in the bio/pharmaceutical or related field with direct responsibilities in digital, analytics, or data strategy and governance

  • Demonstrated ability to translate strategy into action; excellent analytical skills and an ability to communicate complex issues in a simple way and to orchestrate plans to resolve issues & mitigate risks

  • Experience working with all levels of management and consulting with key business stakeholders. An ability to influence for greater outcomes

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Knowledge of digital technologies and best practices of leveraging data to drive informative decisions

  • Proficiency in digital operations including channel optimization, ROI/value assessment, digital KPI tracking, campaign measurement, etc

  • Experience leveraging complex data to drive business decisions, hands on experience in data science methodologies (predictive analytics, machine learning, patient level data triggers) using R, Python, SAS, etc.

  • Able to set priorities, develop and manage multiple projects and timelines simultaneously

  • Ability to build strong positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Ability to manage vendor relationships and maintain an accurate budget

  • Exercises sound business judgment and can identify simple, effective, and practical operational solutions

  • Possesses a data-driven mindset, and makes decisions based on sound analytics and robust / continuous study of data

  • Driven to quickly arrive at answers to deliver on results

  • Excellent communication of ideas including written and in-person presentation skills in a persuasive and appropriate manner. Ability to frequently communicate changes and intentions with high level of transparency to all stakeholders

  • Ability to quickly learn Oncology therapeutic area and products


  • 10%, more as needed for specific business purposes Some international travels will be required

In accordance with the CO Equal Pay Act, Colorado Applicants Are Not Permitted to Apply.

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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. Discover more at


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