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Head of Enterprise Medical Digital Innovation

Zurich, Canton of Zurich
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Job ID R0126832 Date posted 06/26/2024 Location Zurich, Canton of Zurich

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Job Description

Takeda is a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader committed to bringing better health and a brighter future to people worldwide. Our passion and pursuit of potentially life-changing treatments for patients are deeply rooted in over 240 years of heritage.

The Head of Enterprise Medical Digital Innovation leads the development, implementation and maintenance of digital technologies and solutionsto transform Takeda's clinical and medical operations. This pivotal role partners closely with the Global Portfolio Division Data, Digital and Technology team along with Global Medical Affairs to enable medical business processes across an enterprise technology stack to maximize expected business/medical outcomes.

  • Works in close collaboration with the Global Data, Digital and Technology partners to manage Takeda's medical Technologiesaligned with technology standards, architectural best practices and safeguarding the data and infrastructure integrity.

  • Create a forward-thinking technologystrategy that enables digital innovation across medical areas such as clinical practices, medical information, trial recruitment patient experiencesand other domains within the scope of the medical function.

  • Drive, Innovate and own medical platforms 

  • Enable the vision for clinical and medical digital innovation aligned with key business stakeholders including Global Portfolio Divisions Data, Digital and Technology team, and Global Medical Affairs ensuring alignment with Takeda's overall enterprise technology strategy and healthcare industry trends.

  • Cross-functional integration: Foster collaboration across R&D, technology, and medical affairs teams to ensure successful deployment of digital and technology solutions.

  • Digital clinical trials advancement: Oversee the integration of digital tools in clinical trials to enhance data collection, patient monitoring, and analysis.

  • Healthcare professional digital engagement:enablesinitiatives to improve digital interactions with healthcare professionals, enhancing medical education and support.

  • Compliance and regulatory oversight: Maintain strict compliance with health regulations in all digital innovations, from patient data management to clinical trial reporting.

  • Analytics-driven decision making: Utilize data analytics to inform clinical and medical enterprise platformstrategies, measuring effectiveness and guiding improvements.

  • Technology partnerships and ecosystem development: Establish partnerships with technology providers and participate in consortia to keep Takeda at the cutting edge of digital health innovation.


  • Vision and Strategy: Develop a clear EnterprisePlatform vision and Platform strategyto help drive  theenterprise digital transformation and that enable R&D and Global Medical Affairs business outcomes.  Articulate this compelling platform strategy that aligns with the overall business objectives. This includes identifying opportunities for leveraging data, digital, and technology to drive innovation, improve operational efficiency, and enhance patient outcomes.

  • Business Alignment: Ensure that the data, digital, and technology strategy is closely aligned with the company's business goals and objectives in R&D and Global Medical Affairs. Collaborate with key stakeholders across different functions to understand their needs and priorities, and translate them into actionable technology/platform initiatives that deliver value to the organization.

  • People Management: Provide guidance, mentorship, and support to foster their professional growth and development. Create a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous learning within the team.

  • Communication: Effectively communicate the data, digital, and technology platform strategy to all levels of the organization, including executives, managers, and employees. Clearly articulate the benefits, challenges, and impact of the strategy, and ensure that everyone understands their role in its execution. Foster open and transparent communication channels to encourage feedback and collaboration.

  • Influencing Others: Influence and inspire key stakeholders to embrace the digital transformation journey. Build strong relationships with executives, department heads, and external partners to gain their support and commitment. Demonstrate the value and potential of data, digital, and technology initiatives through compelling storytelling and evidence-based arguments.

  • Managing Change: Lead change management efforts to ensure smooth adoption and implementation of new technologies and processes. Anticipate and address potential resistance or challenges, and develop strategies to overcome them. Provide guidance and support to employees throughout the change process, and foster a culture of adaptability and resilience.

Decision-making and Autonomy

  • Experience driving change in processes and organizations, while maintaining working relationships with key business customers.

  • Understands Risk management with the ability to identify, analyze, track, manage and resolve risk issues that impact projects.


  • Internal Relationships: As the Head of Enterprise Digital Medical Innovation, you will engage with various internal stakeholders across different functions and levels of the organization. This includes executives, department heads, project teams, and employees. You will collaborate closely with these stakeholders to understand their needs, align strategies, and ensure the successful execution of data, digital, and technology initiatives.

  • External Relationships: You will also establish and maintain relationships with external partners, such as technology vendors, research institutions, startups, and regulatory bodies. These relationships will be crucial for staying updated on industry trends, accessing cutting-edge solutions, and leveraging external expertise to drive innovation and digital transformation in the biopharmaceutical sector.

  • Span of Engagement: Your engagement with others will span across various activities, such as strategic planning, project management, collaboration on cross-functional initiatives, and communication of the data, digital, and technology strategy. You will actively participate in meetings, workshops, and conferences to share insights, gather feedback, and build consensus among stakeholders.

  • Nature of Engagement: The nature of your engagement with others will involve effective communication, collaboration, and influence. You will need to communicate the vision, strategy, and progress of data, digital, and technology initiatives to stakeholders in a clear and compelling manner. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams to drive alignment and ensure successful implementation. Additionally, you will influence and inspire others to embrace digital transformation and adopt new technologies and processes.

  • Relationship Building: Building strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders is essential for the success of your role. This involves actively listening to their needs, providing guidance and support, and fostering a collaborative and inclusive work environment. By building trust and rapport, you can effectively navigate complex organizational dynamics and drive the digital transformation agenda.


  • Medical Affairs and Scientific Knowledge: As the Head of Enterprise Digital Medical Innovation, you should have a strong understanding of medical affairs and scientific principles in the biopharmaceutical industry. This knowledge will enable you to identify opportunities for innovation, understand the potential impact of emerging technologies, and effectively collaborate with scientific and research teams.

  • Knowledge Sharing: Encourage a culture of knowledge sharing and collaboration within the organization. Foster an environment where employees are encouraged to share their ideas, insights, and expertise related to data, digital, and technology. Facilitate cross-functional collaboration and create platforms for sharing best practices and lessons learned.

  • Innovation: Foster a culture of innovation by encouraging and supporting creative thinking, experimentation, and risk-taking. Promote the exploration of new technologies, methodologies, and approaches to drive digital transformation and enhance business outcomes. Encourage employees to challenge the status quo and embrace a mindset of continuous improvement.

  • Risk-taking: Embrace calculated risk-taking by evaluating the potential risks and rewards associated with innovative initiatives. Encourage employees to take calculated risks and learn from failures. Provide a supportive environment where employees feel empowered to propose and implement innovative ideas, even if they involve some level of uncertainty.


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