24 days old

Senior Manager, Project Manager, Center for External Innovation

USA - 2778 Millennium Pharma, Inc.
Boston, MA 02109
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Job Description

Are you looking for a patient-focused company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda. Join us as an Senior Project Manager, Center for External Innovation in our Cambridge office.

Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a Senior Manager working on thewithProject Management team, a typical day will include:


  • Lead project management, partnering with Business Development (BD) Search and Evaluation and Transaction colleagues to drive triage decision making and diligence of BD opportunities
  • Ensure up to date and accurate documentation of BD opportunities in Customer Management System (Salesforce)
  • Ensure CEI BD team and R&D stakeholders preparation for BD portfolio review meetings with CEI leadership, Drug Discovery Units and Clinical Therapeutic Area Units.
  • Define meeting strategy, objectives and required attendees for external partner meetings major medical and BD conferences in partnership with BD team and R&D Stakeholders


  • Partner with BD Search and Evaluation (S&E) and Transaction lead, outline key strategic objectives for each diligence.
  • Identity and oversee cross-functional due diligence teams; efficiently manage due diligence process; define and track project-specific timelines
  • Partner with BD team to monitor and track other deal activities in preparation for governance process and contract execution
  • Lead weekly BD and extended team meetings, including determining meeting objectives and required attendees
  • Collaborate with BD colleagues to prepare for management update meetings including report generation, pre-read dissemination, and action plan follow-up.
  • Develop and implement robust and user-friendly reports from Knowledge Management system


  • Bachelors Degree science or business-related field
  • Advanced degree in science or business is preferred


  • Minimum of 5 years of in-depth pharmaceutical industry and experience and drug development across all phases of research and development with experience in related functions (eg Clinical Science, Clinical Operations, Research, Regulatory, CMC, Marketing)
  • Minimum of 3 yrsproject management experience and/or proven leadership experience in managing complex, multi-disciplinary projects in a matrixed environment.
  • Ability to influence outcomes and key project decisions
  • Strategic problem-solving ability

Knowledge and Skills

  • Project leadership and management skills are essential
  • Therapeutic area expertise is desirable but not required
  • Simultaneous management of multiple tasks of varying complexity, without sacrificing quality of execution
  • Excellent organizational skills and effective presentation, written and verbal skills
  • Create and deliver presentations with focused recommendations
  • Ability to inspire, motivate and drive decision-making in a cross-functional team structure
  • Flexibility, tolerance, and diplomacy to manage differing opinions
  • Expert-level proficiency inMicrosoft Project Professional, SharePoint, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word


  • 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

Empowering Our People to Shine

Takeda is an EEO employer of minorities, women, disabled, protected veterans, and considers qualified applicants with criminal histories in accordance with applicable laws. For more information, visit


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Posted: 2020-01-29 Expires: 2020-02-27
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