Vice President - US Medical Affairs Oncology Head at Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Posted in General Business 4 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

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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. In this role, you'll lead the US Medical Affairs Oncology (USMAO) organization, reporting to Head of US Oncology Business Unit.

How you will contribute:

• Lead the US Medical Affairs Oncology (USMAO) organization within the US Oncology Business Unit (US OBU)

• Develop and ensure implementation of the US medical affairs strategy, data generation and communication for the US OBU

• Advance collaborations with key opinion leaders (KOLs) in hematology, lung cancer, community hospital systems, large oncology practice groups, community oncologists and other healthcare practitioners (HCPs)

• Identify and build critical medical affairs capabilities for now and the future

• Provide leadership to US medical and scientific directors and the US oncology field medical organization, including Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs) and Oncology Nurse Liaisons (ONLs) to meet all USMAO goals and key performance indicators (KPIs)

• Provide medical and scientific input into the overall US OBU and Global Medical Affairs Oncology (GMAO) strategies, including data generation, communications - and execution thereof - to ensure maximization of product, pipeline and commercial potential

• Develop an in-depth understanding of the needs of US oncology HCPs and related patient populations and demonstrate a focus on activities to meet those needs

• Participate actively as key leader and members of US Oncology Leadership Team (US OLT) along with leaders of all other US OBU functions

• Ensure strong relationships with US oncology KOLs to promote our reputation, commitment to patients and expertise in oncology

• Participate as an active member of GMAO Leadership Team in partnership with VP, GMAO to align strategies for disease areas, products and pipeline

• Provide input and direct guidance to GMAO Medical Communication (MedComm) to ensure optimal medical communication and KOL development strategies and implementation to meet the needs of the US OBU

• Actively develop medical affairs talent across the organization

• Oversee the review, approval and global alignment of USMAO-led clinical studies, investigator initiated research and other data generation activities including outcomes research, and ensure execution within company standards of compliance

• Responsible for the scientific integrity, GCP adherence, global strategic agreement and safety design of clinical studies undertaken by medical affairs team

• Ensure US oncology medical and scientific directors anticipate/identify changes in the marketplace that may provide scientific, medical, regulatory and/or commercial opportunities

• Ensure US oncology medical and scientific directors provide scientific expertise in the development of non-promotional and promotional materials

• Provide strategic assessments of landscape changes regarding the treatment of oncology patients in the US

• Identify and build critical medical affairs capabilities for now and the future

What you bring to Takeda:

• Advanced scientific degree required (MD or PhD, PharmD)

• Minimum 12 years of pharmaceutical industry experience in medical affairs or clinical development with progressive managerial and leadership responsibilities, within oncology

• At least 5 years of people management experience

• Experience in setting strategy and removing institutional barriers

• Experience with the pharmaceutical value chain, including success in partnering with commercial and access partners

• Experience working with regulatory agencies, such as the FDA

• Good knowledge of the US oncology healthcare market, able to identify healthcare trends and related business opportunities

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.


Cambridge, MA

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