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Takeda Pharmaceuticals Director, Disease & Product Training, Global Medical Affairs Oncology in Boston, Massachusetts

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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 deliver your best. As part of the Global Medical Affairs Oncology team you will report to Senior Director, Medical Communications Leads and Training and partner with members of the Global Medical Affairs Oncology team and key cross-functional stakeholders.

How you will contribute:

  • Lead development and updating of high-quality medical affairs education and training plans and materials to drive a consistent and deep understanding of, scientific knowledge on, and communication fluency with, Takeda Oncology products, respective disease states, and competitor data aligned with product scientific platforms

  • Develop and execute USMAO on-boarding training programs for Disease and Product data, and ensure Hematology and Solid Tumor USMAO field teams are trained and certified as scientific experts on Takeda Oncology products

  • Collaborate with the Senior Director of the MCL and Training Center of Excellence to implement training systems/platforms, to facilitate ease of training; deliver innovative training that maximizes blended learning approaches including, but not limited to, modules/slides, e-learning (including apps and games), webinars, live meetings, workshops, posters, and scenario-based learning guided by Medical Excellence principles to support successful strategically-aligned field medical interactions

  • Collaborate with the Global Training leads to build, customize, and use, tools and systems that enable improved GMAO and USMAO interactions, which will foster a cohesive culture and allow for deeper learning

  • Identify and engage internal or external speakers, to deliver topic‑specific expertise

  • Become a subject matter expert on Takeda Oncology products and act as a resource to provide scientific expertise

  • Ensure compliance with all relevant SOPs, policies, and procedures

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree (Ph.D., PharmD) in a scientific discipline with a minimum of 7 years of healthcare or related experience, inclusive of 5+ years of experience with the development and execution of medical communications deliverables, within medical affairs in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry or within a medical communications agency

  • Master's degree in a scientific discipline with a minimum of 10 years of healthcare or related experience, inclusive of 8+ years of experience with the development and execution of medical

  • 3 + years budgetary and direct/indirect people management experience

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Experience with oncology

  • Experience working with cross-function teams

  • Vendor management experience

  • Strong communication, prioritizing, problem-solving, planning, and organizational skills

  • Experience with training


  • Experience in Medical Affairs or Clinical Development, and in adult education, is strongly preferred

  • Prior curriculum development, and experience with educational outcome assessment, and application of adult learning principles

  • Significant experience in pharmaceutical or biomedical writing and communications, including group facilitation and presentation to diverse audiences

  • Experience with learning management systems

  • Broad product/disease area knowledge

  • Experience using influence and negotiation to secure positive outcomes

Travel requirements

  • Ability to travel up to 25% per year including international travel

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.

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.


Boston, MA

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