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Medical Director , Clinical Medicine

Company: Takeda Pharmaceutical
Location: Hoboken
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

By clicking the -Apply- button, I understand that my employment application process with Takeda will commence and that the information I provide in my application will be processed in line with Takeda's and . I further attest that all information I submit in my employment application is true to the best of my knowledge.Job DescriptionOBJECTIVES:The PDT BU R&D group is dedicated to bringing forward new therapeutic approaches based on plasma-derived therapies for patients with rare and complex diseases.- Takeda believes there is tremendous potential to do more to meet patients' and health care providers' expectations with plasma-derived and plasma-oriented therapies for patients with immunologic, hematologic, and other complex diseases.- The Head, Clinical Medicine, Plasma-Derived Therapies Business Unit has the ability to create and define the future vision and operating model for the team.- There are two main drivers of innovation in the newly-formed PDT R&D group:

  • Translational / Pharmaceutical Sciences:- This innovation engine practices rapid-cycle innovation to test and develop improvements to existing products, develop new products, and improve yield.- It combines translational research with pharmaceutical sciences and device, and receives inputs from and into clinical research and manufacturing sciences.
  • Precision Medicine / Integrated Care Solutions:- This innovation engine focuses on developing comprehensive, value-oriented health care delivery packages around drug products, targeted to maximize benefit and reduce risk to precise patient populations.- In the process, this engine drives innovation by practicing patient-centric R&D.The Medical Director leads and drives strategy for the overall global (US/EU/Japan/ other regions and countries) clinical development taking into consideration the medical, scientific, regulatory and commercial issues for multiple Takeda PDT BU pipeline compounds. Leads a multi-disciplinary, multi-regional, matrix team through highly complex decisions. This individual has the responsibility and accountability for development decisions assessing and integrating the input from various disciplines to create and maintain a global clinical development plan that will result in the regulatory approval of the assigned compounds in multiple regions. Applies clinical/medical decision making to clinical development processes. Success or failure directly translates to the ability of PDT R&D to meet its corporate goals and for Takeda to have future commercial products.Leadership/People:No. of direct reports: 0-2ACCOUNTABILITIES Clinical Development team participation and leadership
    • Leads Clinical Development for a given product and/or indication, and may represent Clinical Medicine on the Global (US/EU/Japan) Clinical Development Team to ensure that activities are aligned with the global strategy.
    • Establishes and drives development team strategy and deliverables producing the development strategy, Clinical Development Plan and Clinical Protocols. Recommends scope, complexity and size, which influence the budget of all aspects of a program. Provides continual critical evaluation of the development strategy to maintain a state-of-the-art development plan that is competitive and consistent with the latest regulatory requirements, proactive identification of challenges, and development of contingency plans to meet them.
    • Responsible for high impact global decisions: monitoring and interpreting data from ongoing internal and external studies, assessing the medical and scientific implications and making recommendations that impact regional and global development such as -go/no go- decisions or modification of development plans or study designs that may have a significant impact on timelines or product labeling. Plans clinical development plans or study designs that may have a significant impact on timelines or product labeling. A significant error in judgment may result in loss of approvability and/or commercial viability of a product.Synopsis / Protocol Development, Study Execution, & Study Interpretation
      • Drives clinical science activities relating to the preparation / approval of synopses, protocols and the conduct of clinical studies.- Serves as an advisor to assoc. med directors and clinical scientists involved in these activities, and is accountable for the successful design and interpretation of clinical studies.- Presents study conclusions to Management and determine how individual study results impact the overall product strategy
      • Interprets data from an overall scientific standpoint as well as within the context of the medical significance to individual patients.Trial Medical Monitoring
        • Responsible for medical monitoring activities, assessing issues related to protocol conduct and/or individual subject safety. Assesses overall safety information for studies and products in conjunction with Pharmacovigilance. Oversees non-medical clinical scientists with respect to assessment of these issues.
        • Makes decisions regarding study conduct related to scientific integrity.External Interactions
          • Directs activities involved in interactions with regulatory authorities/agencies and clinical development and key opinion leaders relevant to assigned products in PDT R&D. Provides leadership and serves as an advisor to the others engaged in these activities, and, in the context of these responsibilities, will be accountable to senior leadership for the successful completion of related objectives.Due Diligence, Business Development and Alliance Projects
            • Responsible for identification and evaluation of potential business development opportunities in PDT R&D, conducts due diligence evaluations, and development and negotiation of clinical development plans for potential alliances and or in-licensing opportunities. Assesses scientific, medical, and development feasibility, evaluating strategic fit with overall portfolio, evaluating complete or ongoing clinical trials, assessing regulatory interactions and future development plans, interacting with upper management of potential partner/acquisition companies during DD visits and alliance negotiations, and representing clinical science on internal assessment teams.
            • Serves as clinical contact point for ongoing alliance projects and interfaces with partner to achieve Takeda PDT BU R&D's strategic goals while striving to maintain good working relationship between Takeda PDT BU and partner.- Provides guidance to others who are involved in some of these activities.Leadership, Task Force Participation, Upper Management Accountability
              • Interacts directly with research division based on pertinent clinical and development expertise to provide knowledge/understanding of market environment in line with status as PDT R&D scientific content matter expert for assigned products. May represent clinical science on high impact/priority task forces across the organization or external to the company.- May lead PDT R&D internal teams and global cross-functional teams, as appropriate.
              • May hire, manage, mentor, motivate, empower, develop and retain staff to support assigned activities. Conducts performance reviews and drive goal setting and development planning, as appropriate.DIMENSIONS AND ASPECTS Leadership
                • Global perspective with a demonstrated ability to work across functions, regions, and cultures
                • Ability to identify potential challenges and opportunities and make recommendations
                • Proven skills as an effective collaborator who can engender credibility and confidence within and outside the company
                • Valuing and promoting differences by embracing and demonstrating a diversity and inclusion mindset and models these behaviors for the organization
                • Invests in helping others learn and succeed
                • Able to influence without authority at senior levels
                • Demonstrates agile leadership by seeking to understand with the ability to evolve ideas as needed.Decision-making and Autonomy
                  • Accountable for acting decisively and exercise sound judgment in making decisions with limited information
                  • Accountable for making clear business arguments and strategic recommendations leveraging both quantitative and qualitative evidence
                  • Ability to seek diverse input by balancing multiple internal and external multiple stakeholders to drive solutions and set priorities
                  • Ability to incorporate feedback and ensure decisions are made swiftly to enable flawless execution
                  • Develops executable plans and meets budget and deadlines
                  • Builds a culture of data driven decisions-Interaction
                    • Organizational savvy and leverages internal network to enable alignment and effective execution in and outside the BU
                    • Valuing and promoting differences by recognizing the importance of connections and brings in key stakeholders to work towards the best possible solutions
                    • Strong communicator, able to persuasively convey ideas verbally and in writing
                    • Exceptional communication, negotiation, presentation, and influencing skills across internal and external stakeholdersInnovation
                      • Disruptive thinker with the ability to influence and change how PDT used data to make decisions and set priorities
                      • Continuously challenging the status quo and bringing forward innovative solutions
                      • Ability to identify areas for process and systems innovation and implement change that will enhance the overall effectiveness of the team.Complexity
                        • Delivers solutions to abstract problems across functional areas of the business.-
                        • Identifies and solves fundamental issues for major functional areas through assessment of intangible variables.
                        • Recommends key decisions, escalates key issues per agreed governance framework, and persuades key stakeholders through exceptional influencing skills.
                        • Creates clarity of accountabilities in a global and highly matrixed organization, with a high degree of complexity
                        • Ability to provide data that will resolve or simplifies complexity between commercial, operations, and strategy
                        • Resilient and comfortable working through large scale global change managementEDUCATION, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:-
                          • M.D. or internationally recognized equivalent degree is required. Additional advanced degree, e.g. Ph.D. is desired.
                          • 3-5 years of strong clinical research/drug development experience within the pharmaceutical industry is required.
                          • Previous experience successfully leading a clinical development team/matrix team with responsibility for studies in multiple regions is desired. Development experience beyond US/EU is desired.
                          • Experience in patient care and/or academia is desired.
                          • NDA/MAA Submission experience preferred
                          • Management experience is preferredSkills
                            • Superior communication, strategic, interpersonal and negotiating skills
                            • Ability to proactively predict issues and solve problems
                            • Ability to drive decision-making within a multi-disciplinary, multi-regional, matrix teams
                            • Diplomacy and positive influencing abilitiesKnowledge
                              • Knowledge/experience in Pulmonology, Hematology, Immunology, Intensive Care, or a related specialty, -disease mechanisms and plasma derived/related therapies
                              • Regional/global Regulatory requirements
                              • GCP/ICH
                              • Emerging research in plasma derived/related therapiesLICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:
                                • Physician and Surgeon Medical License or equivalent
                                • Board certification/s in Pulmonology, Hematology, Immunology, Intensive Care, or a related specialty is desired-TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:
                                  • Ability to drive to or fly to various meetings or sites, including overnight trips. Some international travel may be required.
                                  • Requires approximately 10 - 20% travel.ADDITIONAL INFORMATION-
                                    • FLSA Classification (US) - Exempt
                                    • US domestic travel up to 20% may be requiredThis job posting excludes CO applicantsEEO StatementTakeda 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.LocationsBoston, MAWorker TypeEmployeeWorker Sub-TypeRegularTime TypeFull time

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