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Director, US Medical Communications - Immunology/Plasma-Derived Therapies

Company: Takeda
Location: Lexington
Posted on: November 20, 2023

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Job Description

About the role:
Join Takeda as a Director, Medical Communications, Immunology/Plasma-Derived Therapies (PDT) where you will be accountable for innovative, competitive, and impactful medical communications planning and execution over the life cycle of assets in an assigned therapeutic area, in alignment with US Medical Affairs. You will also be accountable for the development and delivery of end-to-end communication strategies, in close alignment with product-specific US Medical communication objectives, Scientific Platform, and Integrated Medical Communication Plan, resulting in collateral materials to support internal and external needs, outreach, and education for the assigned therapeutic area. As part of the US Medical team, you will report to the Sr. Director, Medical Communications. This is a hybrid position based in either Lexington, MA or Cambridge, MA.

How you will contribute:
--- You will be responsible for planning and execution of relevant communication tactics for the assigned therapeutic area; including the development of scientific slide decks, field medical materials, training content, Medical Symposia, and Congress materials in collaboration with the Medical Unit, Global Medical, and, Publications.
--- You will need to demonstrate a full understanding of the therapeutic area strategy and translate that into fully aligned communication plans for products and emerging assets.
--- You will interact primarily with the Sr. Director of Medical Communications, Medical/Scientific/Clinical Directors, and other functional medical partners such as Outcomes Research, Field Medical, Medical Information, Program Management; other USBU Stakeholders; and Global functional groups such as Medical, Publications, Statistics, and Legal.
--- You will also liaise with external key stakeholders such as opinion leaders, investigators, partners, and vendors for medical communication activities.
--- Actively develop strategic medical communications strategies and plans, in alignment with brand objectives and based on cross-functional input
--- Align and coordinate with the Sr Medical Director to monitor the performance of goals and delivery of medical communications plans, and identify and foster areas for development for the Medical Communications team
--- Lead day-to-day management and development of a scientific platform and narrative to drive consistency across all related medical communication tools and channels in collaboration with the US Medical Affairs team for assigned therapeutic area
--- Provide support to key products and life cycle management of key marketed assets in the assigned portfolio and emerging pipeline assets
--- Oversee the development of disease area-specific and product-focused materials such as slide decks, training materials, and publication extenders with vendors and/or relevant internal stakeholders
--- Develop medical congress strategy and plans, including the execution of key congress tactics such as live and virtual booths, HCP-facing materials, video content, and/or training resources
--- Maintain in-depth knowledge of medical communications trends and the evolving digital medical communications landscape to deliver best-in-class tactics and programs specific to assigned assets
--- Oversee budget and relationships with vendor(s) and/or consultants to deliver projects in alignment with timelines and defined objectives

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
--- PharmD or Ph.D. in biological science or related field or MD
--- 5+ years of related experience at a pharmaceutical company
--- Minimum of 3 years in Medical Affairs including leadership roles in medical communication function
--- Experience in Medical Affairs/R&D functions, including medical communications, with demonstrated results in medical communications functions (within the pharmaceutical, biotech, or agency), which may include publications, medical information, and other functional areas within Medical Affairs
--- Experience in the development and ownership of omnichannel strategy and/or digital engagement strategy for medical affairs
--- Work across diverse therapeutic areas
--- Experience with resource allocation and vendor management
--- Experience managing budgets
--- Experience leading individuals and cross-functional teams
--- Understand pharmaceutical clinical development and product life-cycle management
--- Strong self-motivation and enthusiasm with demonstrated ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic, highly detail-oriented environment
--- Understand and interpret medical/scientific data and develop strategic messaging and strong knowledge of pharmaceutical standards, compliance, and regulations
--- Experience of clinical trial reports, data presentation, and interpretation

Travel Requirements:
Ability to travel 20% to professional meetings, conferences, and client sites - limited overnight. This will be mainly US; however, some international travel may be required.

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 Ways of Working
--- 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.
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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