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Head, R&D Technology

Company: Takeda Pharmaceutical
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: June 18, 2022

Job Description:

By clicking the "Apply" button, I understand that my employment application process with Takeda will commence and that the information I provide in my application will be processed in line with Takeda's Privacy Notice and Terms of Use. I further attest that all information I submit in my employment application is true to the best of my knowledge.Job DescriptionTakeda is taking a giant step forward to create a future-ready organization that evolves at the speed of science and technology, to meet the needs of patients by looking for and incorporating novel data & digital capabilities, and agile methodologies. With individual care at the center, we can support patients in managing their personal care journey - from the moment they are diagnosed through treatment and beyond. Our Data, Digital and Technology teams help accelerate this exciting journey.
The R&D Technology Leader role is an important senior leader in the organization and will partner with R&D Leaders, the R&D Chief Data & Technology Officer (CDTO) and the extended Data, Digital and Technology leadership teams across Takeda. You will have familiarity and experience in all facets of R&D and is encouraged to develop an understanding of Takeda's R&D business. At the forefront for success in this role is the ability to effectively balance a two-speed environment: the new world of innovation enabled by rapidly changing technology, and the established world of defect-free, stable execution. An understanding of our business objectives is paramount to develop a comprehensive technology strategy and roadmap as well as lead innovation that balances immediate business needs with thoughtful and creative disruption through digital technologies and capabilities.
This role is instrumental in providing overarching framework for engagement through delivery of holistic and innovative technology solutions in a federated environment to ultimately enable the company's growth and strategic imperatives.

  • Strategy and Framework - As a direct report of the R&D CDTO, actively lead in shaping the R&D Technology strategy and roadmap, playbook for operationalization of processes for planning through delivery of solutions, framework for federated allowance of business functional agility with clarity of boundaries for R&D wide interoperability of data, digital and technology solutions.
  • Team Leadership - Lead the transformation of Technology teams to perform as within-business problem solvers with systematic perspectives on driving efficiency of operational activities, introduction of innovation for future steady state use, with formal and rigorous plans for talent development and attraction
  • Collaboration and Engagement - As a thought leader and expert in technological solutions for R&D, engage R&D stakeholders at various levels up to R&D Leaders for collaboration opportunities with ability to influence and shape future landscape through agreement. Additionally, within the federated operating model, engage with technology leaders across the enterprise to align on governance frameworks and re-use capabilities.
  • Execution - Drive the flawless execution of projects for delivery of expectations that enhance and compliment business investments through proven methodologies that can both support agility and rigour for regulated environments.

    • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders in Research and Development including scientific and operational leadership in Discovery, Clinical, , Pharmaceutical Sciences, Center for External Innovation, Data Sciences Institute and the Architecture Council .
    • Set objectives and strategies for the R&D Technology department with periodic updates of the technology strategy/ roadmap and the prioritized portfolio for R&D functions; ensure ongoing alignment of team's activities with the direction and requirements of individual business functions, the broader R&D and Takeda, and with external partners and technology/life sciences industry directions.
    • Understand current and emerging technologies and their potential application and translate those into business opportunities, cases, needs and implementation roadmaps.
    • Collaborates with colleagues within the global data and technology (GDT) organization and partner business organizations to ensure successful delivery of agreed projects and ongoing GDT services to supported functions.
    • Develops and maintains effective working relationships with key stakeholders of strategic vendors, service providers and other external collaborators.
    • Ensures that projects and solutions are designed to improve customer experience and delivered consistent with corporate project management, security, compliance and architectural standards. Collaborate with leaders of those functions for needed changes as business/ technology environments evolve.
    • Proactively influence the improvement of the operational effectiveness, collaboration capabilities of supported functions through the use of technology and supports changing knowledge bases and attitudes
    • Values - Encourage and uphold the principles of Takeda-ism in the ways of working internally and externally
    • Escalation - Act as the senior point of escalation for the R&D for Technology related issues
    • Quality management - ensure that all quality, compliance and security policies are implemented for solutions.
    • Service - Ensuring that Run services meet the Service Level Agreements made with the stakeholders
    • Management of Third parties and partners - ensure that Third parties and other partners are managed effectively and fairly
    • Establish KPIs in the organization to ensure optimal performance
    • Monitor changes or advancements in technology to discover ways we can gain competitive advantage
    • Analyze the costs, value and risks of information technology to advise management and suggest actions

      • Highly cross-functional role with broad and complex scope of accountabilities and responsibilities
      • High visibility at a Senior Executive level and important impact on the future of the business
      • Operate at the intersection of technology, research, development and innovation but with a clear emphasis on delivery and change management
      • Clear vision for the central role that enabling technology can play in helping R&D realize its potential using data, digital and technology

        • Trusted advisor. Engages others in collaborative working relationships. Acts as internal consultant who drives results.
        • Solution architect. Knows how our business works. Expert on policies, trends and contemporary practices. Applies knowledge to co-create innovative solutions.
        • Connector. Enterprise mindset. Defines success from various perspectives to develop best solutions for the Company. Joins the dots. Sees opportunities beyond own role or function.
        • Catalyst. Ability to influence others to support new ways of working. Skilled and curious listener. Brings others along the change journey

          • Innovative thinker. Ability to challenge status quo with diplomacy and exploring new ways of working that are aligned to business strategy
          • Experience and/or deep understanding of contemporary digital trends (i.e. big data, data science, RPA, AI, etc.)
            Decision-making and Autonomy

            • Capacity to independently solve complex problems with potential to impact the Company.
            • Minimizes complexity. Translates complex decisions and change initiatives into prioritized and integrated processes.

              • Strategic partner. Ability to work effectively across cross-functional units at the local, regional and global level

                • Decisions involving the technology architecture and roadmap as it aligns with business strategy
                • Decisions involving determination of effective and efficient practices and integration of multiple related processes into single processes.
                  Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise

                  • Knowledge of R&D organizations and systems (eg LIMS, clinical trial management)
                  • Senior DD&T executive, experienced in stakeholder management with history of successful people leadership across functions and domains
                  • Deep understanding of R&D needs and technology environment, and experience in aligning business needs and technical capabilities
                  • Track record in leading DD&T talent and delivering major projects / programs
                  • Strong understanding of external business environment and industry trends

                    • Bachelor's degree in a technical or related field.
                    • Graduate degree preferred.
                    • Minimum of 15+ years experience, with strong analytical, organizational, resource management skills with a demonstrable track record of effective and efficient delivery of initiative, stakeholder engagement and negotiating obstacles
                    • Knowledge of the health science industry, macro trends, and how health science companies operate across the value chain is preferred.
                    • Understanding of how modern technologies can be applied and sourced to add business value in regulated industries with a track record of measurable success will also be considered.
                      Absent an approved religious or medical reason, all US office-based and lab-based Takeda employees who work fully on-site or in a hybrid model (as determined by Takeda) must be fully vaccinated to work at a Takeda site or to engage with Takeda colleagues or anyone else on behalf of Takeda. US field-based employees must be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment, absent an approved religious or medical reason. US employees who work at a Takeda manufacturing facility, and those who work at a BioLife center or BioLife lab, may be subject to different guidelines. If you are contacted by a Takeda recruiter about your job application, we encourage you to seek more information on the applicable guidelines for the Business Unit/Function to which you have applied.
                      This job posting excludes CO applicants.

                      • WHAT TAKEDA CAN OFFER YOU:
                      • 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
                      • Tuition reimbursement Company match of charitable contributions
                      • 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
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                        ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

                        • 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.
                          #LI-CS1EEO StatementTakeda 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.LocationsBoston, MAWorker TypeEmployeeWorker Sub-TypeRegularTime TypeFull time

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