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The Leader in Rare Diseases and Specialty Care

Our Europe & Canada (EUCAN) Business Unit supports Takeda’s global mission through the regions’ pipeline projects and priorities. As the leader in rare diseases and specialty care, we champion better health and a brighter future for patients, healthcare providers and our people.

Our hub site in Zurich is a EUCAN commercial center. We have a diverse range of talent working in key global career areas:

  • Medical Affairs
  • Market Access
  • Global Commercial
  • Corporate
  • Manufacturing & Supply
  • Vaccines
  • Oncology
  • R&D


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We aspire to lead with a focus on three bold ambitions:

  • Be the #1 GI company
  • Transform rare diseases
  • Be #1 in our disease areas of oncology and neurology

We will achieve this by taking a people-focused approach underpinned by Takeda’s values to build trust with society and reinforce our reputation as a partner, translating those relationships into business growth.

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Helping Takeda achieve its mission is at the heart of everything we do within EUCAN: every decision is made as close to the patient as possible. At the core of our work is how we bring Takeda’s values to life: we earn the trust of society by living our values every day. To achieve this, we cultivate a culture of focus, agility, and empowerment, and foster entrepreneurship and innovation.

Key Priorities


Therapeutic Areas


Rare Diseases


Strategic Pillars

Most Patient-Centric

We aspire to transform lives by putting the patient first in how we make decisions and collaborate across the healthcare ecosystem

Preferred Partner

We develop meaningful scientific partnerships and value-based solutions with healthcare providers to redefine the standard of patient care

Employer of Choice

We want to empower and enable our people to fulfill their potential by embracing diversity, collaboration and living our values every day

Digital Focus

A key EUCAN priority is the digitalization of healthcare and artificial intelligence, which centers on:


Enabling citizens to access their health data across the EU


Developing personalized medicine through shared European data infrastructure


Empowering citizens with digital tools for user feedback and person-centered care

Key locations

The Europe & Canada (EUCAN) Business Unit operates collaboratively across 37 countries with its hub in Zurich, Switzerland. With multiple locations spread across two continents, there are many opportunities to work collaboratively with different countries as well as the flexibility to move within the organization.

  • 37 Countries
  • Zurich, Switzerland

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