Global Insights Lead, Gastroenterology (Associate Director)

Apply Job ID R0105915 Date posted Sep. 13, 2023

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Job Description

About the role:

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as a Global Insights Lead, Gastroenterology at the Associate Director level in Cambridge, MA or Zurich, CH.

You will be in the Global Product & Launch Strategy (GPLS) group at Takeda which unlocks the full potential of Takeda's pipeline and global brands by building high-impact commercialization strategies that deliver transformative benefits to the lives of patients across many therapeutic areas. GPLS supports assets as they prepare for Ph2 entry through late lifecycle, working to shape development plans and extend the reach of key global brands. The team's remit is to global product strategies and ensure Takeda achieves its long terms goals for our global brands.

The Global Insights and Analytics (GIA) team is part of the Global Product & Launch Strategy Excellence team at Takeda. The Global Insights Lead, Associate Director reports to a Global Insights Lead, Director, and will be accountable to deliver strategic market, customer, and competitive insights to support on-market and pipeline asset Global Product Team (GPT) priorities. At Takeda, we believe robust insights are the foundation of product strategy.

How you will contribute:

  • Be an objective thought partner for the Global Product Team and the Global Commercial Team (GCTs) to help maximize the impact of Takeda therapies in indications such as Celiac Disease and Complex Perianal Fistulas in Crohn's Disease.
  • Conduct primary/secondary market research, analytics, and competitive intelligence assessments and distill findings into actionable recommendations to help inform strategic clinical /commercial decision-making throughout the product lifecycle key.
  • In partnership with your manager, identify the key business questions to be addressed, the information needed, and the best methodological approach to meet the business objectives
  • Work with your manager to plan, prioritize, manage, and execute an annual insights plan that encompasses primary market research, secondary analytics, and competitive intelligence to address key business questions for the organization
  • Complete analyses using available secondary data, syndicated reports, and databases and integrate findings into primary market research insights
  • Provide objective and actionable intelligence on current / future market forces and competitive drivers; partner cross-functionally to anticipate critical competitive catalyst events, evaluate business implications, and inform product strategies
  • Leverage innovative methodologies, and industry best practices for designing and executing insight projects, observing both internal and external codes of conduct
  • Contribute to the development of commercial and cross-functional strategies as a member of the Global Commercial Team.
  • Provide strategic input to the Global Product Team through primary market research, secondary analytics, competitive intelligence, and other sources of insights by defining business questions and opportunities, identify strategic insights, and recommend actionable business solutions to support pipeline and new product commercialization
  • Partner with forecasting colleagues to inform the strategic assumptions that are built into brand forecasts
  • Be a strategic and objective thought partner to the Global Product Team, the Global Commercial Team and key cross-functional members across GPLS: (Global Commercial Leads (GCLs), New Products Leads (NPLs), Market Access Leads, Patient Health Excellence, Launch Excellence).
  • Contribute to the global competitive intelligence efforts for Takeda's gastroenterology pipeline, partnering with R&D, Medical, Regional Teams, Investor Relations, Communications and beyond  
  • Collaborate and partner closely with US and Regional Insight and New Product Planning teams to ensure that a holistic and global understanding of market, customer, and competitive insights
  • With manager, address competing priorities and demands within a fast-moving environment.
  • Work on ad hoc franchise-wide initiatives
  • Contribute to the Takeda and GPLS culture. Contribute to the culture of learning and development across the Global Insights & Analytics team within GPLS

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • BS/BA required; Degree in life sciences, social sciences, or business preferred
  • 7+ years of experience within the pharmaceutical/biotech, OR the market research/consultancy industries with a focus on the life sciences
  • 4+ years of experience in market research, analytics or competitive intelligence
  • Well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills; demonstrated ability to think strategically and objectively
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple requests from a diverse set of stakeholders
  • Ability to communicate effectively and proven ability to influence and inspire
  • Successful track record functioning in a matrix environment and delivering results in the areas of market research, product analytics, and/or forecasting
  • Travel to various meetings/conferences including international travel is required, up to 25%.
  • Proven skills as an effective team player who can influence is a cross functional environment outside of immediate reporting lines


  • MBA or advanced degree
  • Understanding of Gastroenterology (or similar specialty therapeutic areas) disease states, treatment paradigms and future trends
  • Experience operating in global markets is preferred, as well as experience working across the entire product lifecycle (from early pipeline through commercialization and late lifecycle management)
  • Comfortable working with secondary data, claims data and other large databases to execute complex analyses to inform commercial decision-making

What Takeda can offer you:

  • Comprehensive Healthcare: Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • Financial Planning & Stability: 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
  • 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 and company match of charitable contributions
  • Family Planning Support
  • Flexible Work Paths
  • Tuition reimbursement

More about us:

At Takeda, we are transforming patient care through the development of novel specialty pharmaceuticals and best in class patient support programs. Takeda is a patient-focused company that will inspire and empower you to grow through life-changing work.

Certified as a Global Top Employer, Takeda offers stimulating careers, encourages innovation, and strives for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

This position is currently classified as "hybrid" in accordance with Takeda's Hybrid and Remote Work policy.

Base Salary Range: $143,500 to $205,000, based on candidate professional experience level. Employees may also be eligible for Short-term and Long-Term Incentive benefits as well. Employees are eligible to participate in Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401(k), Charitable Contribution Match, Holidays, Personal Days & Vacation, Tuition Reimbursement Program and Paid Volunteer Time Off.

The final salary offered for this position may take into account several factors including location, skills, education, and experience.

In accordance with the CO Equal Pay Act, Colorado Applicants Are Not Permitted to Apply.


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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