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Head of Global Insights

Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.
Boston, MA 02109
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Head of Global Insights

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as the Head of Global Insights at the Vice President level in our Cambridge, 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 Head of Global Insights working in Global Product & Launch Strategy (GPLS), Takedas Global Commercial Strategy unit, you will be empowered to deliver the understanding of our patients, markets and competitors that is fundamental to building product and launch strategies. Global Insights is a center of excellence in Global Product and Launch Strategy (GPLS) and the insights team must deliver the core understanding of the patient that informs the Patient Journey, the planning tool at the heart of our product strategies. It includes Market Research, Competitive Intelligence, Pipeline Forecasting and Data Strategy. A typical day will include:


  • Establish insights plans for the GPLS portfolio.

  • These should align to the product strategy and establish key gaps in knowledge that we plan to fill in our understanding of the patient journey, competition, and the market.

  • Partner with the GPLS LT to prioritize across the GPLS portfolio to assure we are addressing the most significant insights needs first

  • Lead Insights teams covering GI, Neuroscience, Rare Genetic and Hematology and Marketed Brands and PDT

  • Establish the capabilities plan for insights. The GPLS LT has identified Insights as one of the 5 core capabilities focus areas for the GPLS. This plan should address building world class capabilities in the insights COE and across GPLS.

  • Scan externally to identify insights best practice in biopharma and other industries. Build capabilities in the organization to support this best practice

  • Assure strong partnership with IR, so that they can understand the GPLS products and messages for investors

  • Partner effectively with Insights teams in the Regions and LOCs

  • Lead a team of ~25 FTEs located in Boston and Zurich. Coach team members to build their skills. Establish strong bench strength in insights.


  • 50% Build out insights plans for GPLS portfolio

  • 15% Prioritize projects across the GPLS portfolio

  • 20% Build out Insights Capabilities Plan

  • 15% Scan external environment for partners and best practice


  • Bachelors degree (minimum); MBA or science-related graduate degree preferred

  • 15+ years of pharmaceutical / biotech, new product planning, commercial marketing / sales and / or market insights experience that clearly demonstrates strategic thinking and deep analytics

  • Proven ability to influence in cross-functional settings is a must. Must be a strong communicator, able to confidently present to top level executives within different functions of the organization

  • Deep understanding of the tools and techniques of Insights; ability to coach and teach others

  • Rare Disease experience a plus


  • Occasional international travel, up to 25% during peak periods


  • 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

Learn more at takedajobs.com.

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 http://www.takeda.us/careers/EEO_Policy_Statement.aspx

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Posted: 2021-02-09 Expires: 2021-03-10
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