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Head, Global Therapeutic Policy & Patient Advocacy, GPLS

Company: Takeda Pharmaceuticals
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Job Description:

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 Takedas 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 DescriptionHead, Global Therapeutic Policy & Patient Advocacy GPLSTakeda PharmaceuticalCambridge, MAAbout the role:Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as the Head, Global Therapeutic Policy & Patient Advocacy GPLS reporting into the Head, GPLS Communications & Patient Advocacy. As the Head, Global Therapeutic Policy & Patient Advocacy GPLS, you will serve as the senior Global Therapeutic Policy & Patient Advocacy functional expert across GPLS therapeutic areas (TA) including, Neuroscience, Gastroenterology and Rare & Genetic Hematology.How you will contribute:

  • Provides senior counsel and project oversight across TAs to enable successful development and implementation of the internal and external public affairs and patient advocacy strategies, including policy and environment shaping activities required to support clinical-stage programs and to effectively support commercialization and launches in Takeda's core TAs (priority assets)
  • Establishes a policy framework for GPLS TAs that will address business needs and be complementary to existing policy initiatives across Takeda
  • Cultivates and advances strategic partnerships with key stakeholders, including national and global patient organizations, policy stakeholders and medical organizations to advance the unmet needs of patients, empower the "voice of the patient," support disease awareness, drive advocacy and support disease education.
  • Evaluates, monitors, and analyzes policy environment at the global, regional and LOC levels and identify trends, obstacles and opportunities for the business and patients.
  • Leads on updating and informing the internal organization on public affairs trends, news, and disease-specific development, while incorporating these opportunities and developments into Takeda public affairs and patient advocacy strategies as appropriate
  • Operates as strategic advisor and support for the Head of Communications and Patient Advocacy, GPLS with external engagements relevant to protect/advance Takeda's reputation
  • Leads the GPLS Therapeutic Policy & Patient Advocacy team, set strategic direction for team
  • Champions team's development and implementation of comprehensive public affairs and patient organizations engagement strategies with cross-functional partners, including annual planning and budgeting
  • Enables team members to identify, create, and sustain innovative/strategic partnerships to support company, therapeutic, and brand goals.
  • Key partner to internal Public Affairs, Policy and Patient Advocacy leadership across the enterprise, Regions and LOCs, creating appropriate forums to ensure synergies and alignment
  • Identifies opportunities within R&D, Commercial and Medical to infuse the patient voice into the company's operations, nurturing Takeda's commitment to a patient-centric culture and our corporate philosophy.
  • Partners closely with Market Access to ensure delivery of the value stories/disease impact narratives that amplifies patient voice (empower patients) and support/enable access consideration
  • Ensures maintenance of governance and frameworks to ensure they reflect the evolving needs and "ways of working" with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Serves as Patient Advocacy representative on "P3" internal team
  • Ensure GPLS Therapeutic Policy & Patient Advocacy strategies are directly aligned to broader Takeda enterprise and Regional strategies
  • Maintain oversight of budget and drive annual budget cycle
  • Lead and develop a team of senior Public Affairs & Patient Advocacy professionalsMinimum Requirements/Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree (accredited four-year College of university) is required
    • 15+ years professional experience across Public Affairs and Patient Advocacy with policy shaping responsibilities is required
    • Current or prior experience in developing policy and advocacy strategies, in addition to advanced responsibilities in an industry or advocacy organization role
    • Demonstrated ability to balance complexity and utilize judgement, leading to appropriate resolutions
    • Adept at internal and external stakeholder management in a complex matrixed environment
    • Demonstrated excellent communication and influencing skills track record of successful development and delivery of executive level presentations
    • Demonstrated ability to partner effectively with senior leaders (internal and external)
    • Self-motivated and able to operate independently even in the face of ambiguity
    • International and domestic travelWhat 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 health screenings
      • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days
      • Community Outreach Programs and company match of charitable contributions
      • Family Planning Support
      • Flexible Work Paths
      • Tuition reimbursementMore 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 world.This position is currently classified as "hybrid" in accordance with Takeda's Hybrid and Remote Work policy.In accordance with the CO Equal Pay Act, Colorado Applicants Are Not Permitted to Apply.EEO StatementTakeda 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.LocationsCambridge, MAWorker TypeEmployeeWorker Sub-TypeRegularTime TypeFull time

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