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Senior Director, BD Search & Evaluation Lead, Global Oncology

Boston, Massachusetts
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  • Pay Range: $205,100.00 - $322,300.00

At Takeda Oncology, we aspire to cure cancer, with inspiration from patients and innovation from everywhere. We value employees with diverse perspectives and backgrounds. As a member of our team, you would bring your unique perspective to help us achieve our aspiration and help us demonstrate our commitment to patients on a daily basis.

We ensure a tight connection from research to development to commercialization to rapidly meet the needs of the cancer community, optimizing our ability to bring transformative medicines to patients. Our demonstrated leadership in the treatment of hematologic cancers and solid tumors, combined with cutting-edge science through multiple platforms, partnerships and therapeutic approaches, enable us to bring novel medicines to patients worldwide.

At Takeda, you will have access to the resources of a company with over 200 years of heritage, a diverse and robust pipeline, a values-driven culture and career development opportunities.

Job ID R0118758 Date posted 03/11/2024 Location Boston, Massachusetts Pay Range $205,100.00 - $322,300.00

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Job Description

About the role:

As a member of Takeda Oncology, your work will contribute to our bold, inspiring vision: We aspire to cure cancer. Here, you'll build a career grounded in purpose and be empowered to achieve your best. As part of the Global Oncology Products and Pipeline Strategy team, you will report to Vice President, Global Oncology Products & Pipeline Strategy and work with Global Business Development (GBD), Center for External Innovation (CEI), New Products Planning (NPP), Oncology Therapeutic Area Unit (OTAU), and Oncology Drug Discovery Unit (ODDU) to evolve and drive Takeda Oncology BD goals and strategy.

How you will contribute:

  • In collaboration with Global and Local Business Development, Center for External Innovation (CEI), New Products Planning (NPP), Oncology Therapeutic Area Unit (OTAU), Oncology Drug Discovery Unit (ODDU) and Cell Therapy Translational Engine (CTTE) :
    • Refine and align the Takeda Oncology BD goals and strategy
    • Identify, monitor and review near-term (within 3 years of regulatory approval) oncology partnering opportunities
    • Lead / co-lead  scientific / technical review of external oncology partnering opportunities
    • Co-represent Takeda Oncology at major oncology related meetings such as: AACR, ASCO, ESMO, ASH among others
    • Co-represent Takeda Oncology at major Bio-partnering meeting such as: JPM Conference, BIO, BIO-Europe among others
  • In collaboration with Global (and Local) Business Development (GBD), Center for External Innovation (CEI) and New Products Planning (NPP), identify, monitor and review near-term (within 3 years of regulatory approval) oncology partnering opportunities that meet the Takeda Oncology BD strategy
  • In collaboration with Global Product / Project Teams and Global Medical Affairs (GMA), assist in the development of Life Cycle Management (LCM) plans that:
    • Expand / investigate the utility of Takeda Oncology agents within their primary oncology indication
    • Expand / investigate the possible utility of Takeda Oncology agents to other oncology indications
    • Expand / investigate the possible utility of Takeda Oncology agents to non-oncology indications
    • Explore the development of novel formulations that increase / extend the patent life
    • Explore the development of novel manufacturing approaches that increase / extend the patent life
    • Explore the development of novel combinations / biomarker strategies formulations that increase / extend the patent life
    • Explore / maximum cost effectiveness of external medical / clinical collaborations with NCI, Oncology Cooperative Groups as well as major Oncology Cancer Centers.
  • In collaboration with OTAU and NPP, serve on Disease Area Strategy (DAS) Teams to:
    • Provide input into current DAS strategies
    • Identify external partnering opportunities aligned to the DAS strategy.
  • In collaboration with CEI, ODDU, CTTE and Takeda Ventures/ TVI participate in the identification and review of early stage (pre-clinical proof of concept) oncology opportunities for either partnering and/or investment. 
  • In collaboration with Global Regulatory Affairs (GRA), monitor and communication with Takeda Oncology current and emerging regulatory initiatives in the following areas:
    • Novel endpoints for regulatory approval
    • Novel statistical designs to support regulatory approval
    • Novel regulatory review guidelines for approval of cancer drugs and /or cancer biomarkers
  • In collaboration with OBU Scientific & Competitive Analysis (SCA) and R+D Competitive Intelligence (CI) and Data Sciences Institute (DSI) teams:
    • Monitor the current as well as emerging Oncology Competitive Landscape and Medical Landscape in key oncology areas of interest
    • Develop a tracking / monitoring system for both competitive agents as well as potential partnering opportunities
  • In collaboration with Onconnect Committee, NPP and DAS Teams, work to develop series of Oncology Seminars/ KOLs interactions to educate Takeda on current and future emerging medical landscapes in key oncology disease areas as well as emerging treatment / technologies for cancer.
  • In collaboration with program management, to ensure that projects are properly and accurately tracked
  • Develop and present presentations to leadership in various forums including but not limited to Core Meetings, TOMM, governance meetings and external parties
  • Co-lead governance activities including PRC and BSC as well as draft appropriate sections to governance documents.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in a life-sciences, or equivalent related education and experience.
  • MBA/PhD/MD degrees preferred.
  • At least 10 years experience in Business Development and Licensing within pharmaceutical or biotech sector, with focus on oncology, hematology or immuno-oncology.
  • A track record of success in sourcing/driving business development opportunities for the commercial organization
  • A well-established commercial/academic network is strongly preferred along with a progressive knowledge of creative alliance structures, industry trends, and competitive issues related to pharmaceutical business development.

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.


Takeda Compensation and Benefits Summary

We understand compensation is an important factor as you consider the next step in your career. We are committed to equitable pay for all employees, and we strive to be more transparent with our pay practices.

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Boston, MA

U.S. Base Salary Range:

$205,100.00 - $322,300.00

The estimated salary range reflects an anticipated range for this position. The actual base salary offered may depend on a variety of factors, including the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, specific and unique skills, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job.The actual base salary offered will be in accordance with state or local minimum wage requirements for the job location.

U.S. based employees may be eligible for short-term and/or long-termincentives. U.S.based employees may be eligible to participate in medical, dental, vision insurance, a 401(k) plan and company match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, a tuition reimbursement program, paid volunteer time off, company holidays, and well-being benefits, among others. U.S.based employees are also eligible to receive, per calendar year, up to 80 hours of sick time, and new hires are eligible to accrue up to 120 hours of paid vacation.

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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