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Global Strategic Commercialization Lead (Director) at Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc in Boston, Massachusetts

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

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Global Strategic Commercialization Lead

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as the Global Strategic Commercialization Lead in our Boston, 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.

As the Global Strategic Commercialization Lead working in Patient Value & Product Strategy (PVPS), Takeda’s Global Commercial Strategy unit, you will be empowered to provide strategic commercial leadership for the Metachromatic Leukodystrophy (MLD) late stage pipeline product. A typical day will include:


  • Lead the development of the Marketing and commercial launch plan, based on thorough understanding of market dynamics and clinical development plan

  • Develop and communicate strong understanding of treatment protocols, level of unmet needs, potential patient segments, and competitive pipeline to identify product positioning, strategic messaging

  • Direct / implement strategic commercial projects to inform medical development and access plans

  • Proactively partner with all relevant stakeholders across Takeda divisions (e.g. R&D, Regions, GMS, etc) to align commercial Launch strategy

  • Liaise extensively with internal and external experts to gain insights and identify potential opportunities to help design therapy patient care pathway

  • Translate key insights from scientific experts (internal R&D colleagues + external opinion leaders) into clear, actionable product strategy

  • Work with medical affairs, market access, health economics and outcomes research teams to enable the development of robust payer and health system value propositions

  • Be responsible for building and aligning the matrixed organization on the early Global Brand Plan, partnering with global and regional partners to identify and manage gaps /opportunities

  • Evaluate market environments, collaborate closely with internal and external thought leaders and key customers in identifying unmet needs and translate information into strategies to achieve short-term and long-term franchise objectives


  • 70% Leading the development of the marketing and commercial launch plan

  • 15% Support/ Lead Device development plan

  • 15% Support/Lead RMD portfolio commercial initiatives


  • Bachelor’s degree (minimum); MBA or science-related graduate degree preferred

  • 10+ years of pharmaceutical / biotech, new product planning, commercial marketing / sales that clearly demonstrates strategic thinking and deep product commercialization requirement

  • Must be a strong communicator, able to confidently present findings to top level executives as well as able to represent the commercial perspective to senior members within different functions of the organization

  • Rare disease experience is highly desired, but not required

  • Global and Regional/Country marketing experience, focus on developing markets and launching brands

  • Ability to understand Global market trends, financial data, customer needs and assess competitive intelligence data

  • Ability to engage with GPT members and others Key internal partners with the capacity to lead / influence in cross-functional team settings

  • Additional desired experience: strategy consulting, market access and pricing, brand planning, External Stakeholders engagement

  • Lead cross functional sub-teams: holds self and others to high standards for cross-functional team performance. Builds and models a culture of questioning and constructive challenge and collaboration to foster openness and candid dialogue among the business, regions and other decision-making bodies.

  • Demonstrates business acumen and strategic thinking: Anticipates and thinks critically and strategically about global market dynamics. Proactively develops detailed knowledge. Navigates complex compliance and regulatory environments. Synthesizes large amounts of information and makes informed decisions based on rigorous analysis.

  • Drives innovation: Is entrepreneurial, encourages creativity, commits resources to experiment with new approaches, removes organizational barriers. Is interested and motivated to bring ideas to market. Is comfortable with ambiguity and limited data.

  • Aligns with priorities and takes responsibility:  Aligns with organizational priorities, manages expectations and fulfills commitments to internal and external stakeholders. Proactively mitigates risk while owning and learning from mistakes.


  • International travel, up to 25%


  • 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan

  • Tuition reimbursement Company match of charitable contributions

  • 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

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