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Takeda Pharmaceuticals Associate Director, Scientific & Competitive Analysis in Boston, Massachusetts

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Associate Director, Scientific & Competitive Analysis

Takeda Pharmaceutical

USA - MA - Cambridge

About the role:

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. As part of the Global Scientific & Competitive Analysis you will report to Sr. Director, Scientific & Competitive Analysis Global Planning Insights & Analytics and work with key stakeholders.

How you will contribute:

  • Proactively identifies strategic and tactical CI needs of brands and pipeline, establishing both long-range and short-term business impact.

  • Collaboratively prioritizes and builds a CI plan (KITs, KIQs), integrated with primary market research, analytics and cross-functional teams.

  • Lead the coordination, planning and execution of competitive coverage at assigned conferences

  • Provide brand partners with actionable intelligence about the competitive environment with a focus on opportunities and threats that could impact Takeda’s portfolio

  • Contribute to the development and/or assessment of new products and services to be offered by Scientific & Competitive Analysis

  • Work to continually improve the business processes of the Scientific & Competitive Analysis team and of key customer groups.

  • Ensures that Global CI assumptions are consistent across functions as well as regions. Where assumptions differ, understand the reasons for the differences and communicates them clearly

  • Work closely with US and ex-US based market insights and forecasting colleagues to ensure cohesive and aligned contributions to strategic decisions and planning

  • Plan and facilitate key Competitor Workshops (War Games, Gap Analysis, Scenario Planning) within Oncology Business Unit to prepare teams for future potential competitor threats

  • Take a leadership role in defining and executing the necessary competitive intelligence activities required to generate insights that support global clinical development and commercialization of Takeda Oncology’s current portfolio as well as future business development.

  • Creates and communicates to stakeholders a summary of key competitor events impacting Takeda business, CI activities to address these competitor threats as well as CI activities to support and aligned with forecasting process and feeding into market research activities.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • BS in a life science; plus MS/MBA/PhD or equivalent, 7+ years of experience in the healthcare industry with exposure to pharmaceutical product development.

  • Sound knowledge of primary and secondary research methodologies and of information resources pertinent to the industry

  • Sound knowledge of competitive intelligence techniques. Very strong verbal presentation, analytical, and critical thinking skills are essential.

  • This role requires an advanced understanding of CI processes, methods, industry ethics and compliance as well as bench strengths in CI execution for strategic-to-tactical recommendations.

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 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 Ways of Working

  • 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 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 Statement

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.


Boston, MA

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