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Analytics Leadership Development Program Summer Internship

Boston, Massachusetts
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At Takeda, it's our people, our values and our culture that make us special. We share a sense of vocation and a desire to serve others that pulses through our entire organization. We're fortunate to be grounded in a history that gives us a long term perspective, the confidence to stick to what we believe in, and the humility to know we don't have all the answers.

We combine this outlook with an agility and tenacity to deliver for our patients that has fueled the growth of our business. But what really sets our company apart is something we call Patient Trust Reputation Business. It's the framework that enables us to translate our purpose and values into action. It's how we synchronize the diversity of our perspectives, strengths and expertise. And it’s what keeps our decision making tethered to what really matters.

Job ID R0107624 Date posted 09/27/2023 Location Boston, Massachusetts

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Job Description

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.

The Takeda Analytics team plays a critical role in uncovering deep insights into patient, healthcare practitioner and health system unmet clinical needs to identify ways to improve care and outcomes. Takeda has invested heavily into analytics and data science tools, talent and processes to drive innovation that better shapes strategic decisions. The Takeda Analytics & Data Science teams are empowered to challenge the status quo and play an influential role in shaping strategic decision making. Significant opportunities exist for career advancement in commercial, medical and R&D analytic functions in both US and Global roles.


Takeda’s summer Analytics Leadership Development Program (ALDP) blends real-world, hands-on experience with an extensive pharmaceutical industry overview. The summer internship provides you a unique perspective into a world-class, data-driven pharmaceutical company while gaining an appreciation of the criticality of commercial analytics.

In the 12-week Commercial Analytics Internship, you will work with an inclusive & supportive team to analyze data, including complicated medical claims and pharmacy prescription datasets, while partnering closely with key business stakeholders to solve critical business problems which impact patients’ lives. Interns will have an opportunity to support both actively marketed pharmaceuticals and drugs currently being developed for launch.

You will apply statistical, programming, data wrangling, AI machine learning, data visualization and other techniques for analyzing data. You will also leverage analytical tools, such as Dataiku, Tableau, Amazon Redshift, R, Python, SAS, and/or Databricks. Knowledgeable mentors will provide guidance as you gain professional hands-on experience. You will develop critical thinking and problem solving under the guidance of mentors who have substantial industry experience.

You will have ample opportunities to communicate data findings and business insights to different cross-functional stakeholders, including senior Takeda management and leadership, brand, marketing, and sales teams to practice effective communication. Our internship program also provides you the opportunity to network with people, including access to a vast array of analytical leaders, at Takeda through various planned events and activities.

Accountabilities (Depending on project):

  • Performs secondary, commercial market data analyses in the areas of segmentation, customer targeting, program ROI, key performance indicators and ad hoc marketing analyses;

  • Supports market and price forecasting through secondary market data analyses

  • Applies model building and coding skills to conduct various kinds of analysis on market dynamics such as resource allocation, response to marketing stimuli and customer segmentation and/or targeting using techniques such as optimization, regression, and Monte Carlo simulations.

  • Uses the scientific method to uncover business insights by asking challenging business questions, developing hypotheses around them, conducting data experiments, analyzing the results and drawing conclusions from the work to provide actionable intelligence to brand teams.

  • Conducts promotion response analysis for all significant brand promotional tactics, including personal and non-personal marketing initiatives, to optimize the company’s financial return on investment of these activities.

  • Conducts longitudinal claims analysis to identify and assess treatment patterns and algorithms

  • Prepares presentations to senior management on matters concerning market planning and analysis, product selection, and changing business environment.

Internship Details:

  • Opportunity to work on a business-critical project(s) that directly impacts the patients we servegy

  • Mentorship provided by a Senior Commercial Leader

  • Internship workshops and Executive Leadership speaker series events

  • Cohort team building and professional networking events

  • Conversion opportunity to join the full-time ALDP upon graduation


  • Must be authorized to work in the US on a permanent basis

  • Must be available full time (40 hours/week) for a minimum of 12 weeks during the Summer months

  • Minimum GPA 3.5/4.0

  • Graduate or PhD student with at least one year of university studies prior to internship

  • Returning to university for at least one semester/quarter post-internship

  • Global mindset to thrive in a diverse work environment

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

  • Knowledge of coding techniques in SAS, R, or Python, as well as advanced Excel skills and Tableau visualization

  • Understanding and application of quantitative principles, concepts, practices, and standards surrounding the use and manipulation of secondary market data sources

  • Master’s degree or PhD students in Data Science, Business Analytics, or Marketing Analytics or related field

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.


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There are endless opportunities for people in science-related fields at Takeda. This is a company that focuses on the patients and their employees.

Tamara D. - Director, US Field Medical, GI

Patient centricity and the fact that we make decisions based on how they will impact the patient, trust, reputation and business – in that order – is what keeps me here. That is always steady.

Jill E. - Medical Affairs

It's comforting to know I have flexibility when it comes to managing my schedule and my family, especially through COVID. This flexibility gave me the time and capacity I needed to care of all of my responsibilities.

Tony P. - Managed Markets

I am overwhelmingly thrilled with Takeda's leadership, the care through COVID, and the decision making framework that prioritizes the patient, trust, reputation and business – in that order. It's all about building trust and honoring our commitments.

Dayna F. - Director, IG Community Support

The people here are fantastic. Everyone has been wonderful. The opportunities at Takeda are enormous. I don’t know why you would go anywhere else, incredible support system, everything a professional could ask for.

David M. - Sales

I love the fact that I am empowered to do what is right and what I need to do. If you are a person who likes to make decisions and be accountable and responsibile for your actions, this is the right company for you. If you want a company that cares for its employees, Takeda is a great fit for you.

Kristen H. - US Medical

Takeda walks the talk. When we say we value patients, trust, reputation and business – in that order – we mean it. The openness of Leadership, from Christophe to Ramona and others…it trickles down.

Barbara O. - Finance

Working at Takeda

  • Inclusion

    Here, you will feel welcomed, respected, and valued as a vital contributor to our global team.
  • Collaboration

    A strong, borderless team, we strive together towards our priorities and inspiring mission.
  • Innovation

    Bold initiatives, continuous improvement, and creativity are at the heart of how we bring scientific breakthroughs from the lab to patients.
  • Top Workplace

    Recognized for our culture and way of working, we’re one of only 15 companies to receive Top Global Employer® status for 2023.
  • Work-Life

    Our people-first mission extends beyond patients to include their families, communities, and our own Takeda family.
  • Empowerment

    Through trust and respect, you will have genuine support from leaders, managers, and colleagues to do your best work.

What we believe in

Our values of Takeda-ism are Integrity, Fairness, Honesty and Perseverance, with Integrity as the core. These are brought to life through actions based on Patient, Trust, Reputation and Business, in that order.

Our belief in putting people first extends beyond our patients — it includes their families and communities, as well as our Takeda colleagues and their families.

We are committed to embracing our differences, valuing different perspectives, and fostering a culture of respect, inclusiveness and empowerment.

Our embedded Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) strategy enables us to attract and retain exceptional talent, drives innovation, and helps address systemic inequalities in our communities.

  • Integrity

  • Fairness

  • Honesty

  • Perseverance

We're Steadfast In Our Commitment to Four Key Imperatives


Responsibly translate science into highly innovative medicines and accelerate access to improve lives worldwide.


Create an exceptional people experience.


Protect our planet.

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