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Takeda Pharmaceuticals Analyst, Promotional Review Management in Lexington, Massachusetts

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Job Description

Analyst, Promotional Review Management

About the role:

Join Takeda as a Analyst, Promotional Review Management partner where you'll be responsible for serving as a strategic business liaison across functional stakeholders (e.g. Commercial, Medical, Legal and Regulatory) to efficiently and effectively facilitate Takeda's advertising and promotional material review process (PRT) and drive PRT alignment with commercial strategies and priorities.

How you will contribute:

  • Coordinate and facilitate effective and efficient PRT review meetings, managing the needs of cross-functional stakeholders.

  • Work with assigned Takeda brand teams to understand commercial strategies, identify important upcoming projects/events and anticipate resulting business needs and priorities for advertising and promotional material development, review and approval.

  • Forecast demand for PRT review and approval of materials for assigned brands. Establish and maintain strategic trusting relationships with cross-functional stakeholders, guiding and influencing collaborative activities and mutual decision-making.

  • Manage a Review Track with Priority designation or maturing brands, as needed.

  • Proactively identify and implement opportunities for PRT process improvement.

  • Exhibit a solid foundation in Leadership abilities – strategic thinking, innovation, collaboration, and focus.


Project Management – 30%

  • Forecast demand for PRT review and approval of materials with assigned franchise brands.

  • Understanding of commercial strategy, business needs and upcoming key initiatives/ events.

  • Promote prioritization of brand projects/materials through PRT based on understanding of business priorities, needs, volume, and complexity of materials.

  • Coordinate and facilitate effective and efficient PRT review meetings, managing the needs of cross-functional stakeholders in order to meet business needs.

  • Anticipate challenges and offer recommendations and solutions to franchise brand project owners.

  • Manage and track high priority items and coordinate with production team to ensure items are approved in a timely manner.

  • Communicate timely and accurate information about project progress across teams in order to prioritize and meet timeline and quality standards.

  • Actively participate in internal Marketing Services team meetings.

Process – 30%

  • Develop and maintain subject matter expertise on the advertising and promotional materials review and approval process (PRT) and support Veeva Vault system (e.g. routing, approval and production of marketing tools).

  • Maintain working knowledge of and adherence to relevant internal Takeda policies, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and guidelines (e.g. corporate branding, corporate and commercial operations compliance, promotional material development guidelines).

  • Identify and share best practices and lessons learned to enhance overall functional and business successes.

  • Prioritize and multi-task to enhance productivity and manage workload in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment.

  • Deliver training with internal and external PRT stakeholders as needed and serve as a "go to resource" for PRT needs.

  • Share PRT process metrics with assigned franchise brand(s) and coordinate with Marketing Services Manager to provide insights and discuss improvement opportunities with relevant brand teams.

  • Continuously identify and recommend process innovations with a focus on optimizing the effectiveness and efficiency of the support provided to the franchise brand teams (e.g. yield improved customer satisfaction, reduce review cycle time).

Stakeholder Management – 30%

  • Coordinate with assigned Takeda brand teams to understand commercial strategies, identify important upcoming projects/events, and anticipate resulting business needs and priorities for advertising and promotional material development, review and approval.

  • Provide active support and drive understanding of cross functional review team – Commercial, Medical, Legal, and Regulatory – guiding review meeting activities and helping to create solutions to address business needs.

  • Establish common ground between team members with divergent views and goals.

  • Strengthen partnerships with franchise brand teams and reviewers through excellent customer service, promoting the vision and value of the Marketing Services team.

  • Encourage accountability and responsibility that enables others to act with integrity.

  • Provide training of all partners on PRT process and expectations.


  • Demonstrates important, creative thinking and problem-solving skills, and the ability to produce clear and concise written and verbal communications.

  • Demonstrates effective facilitation skills to ensure understanding across cross-functional stakeholders and ability to influence without authority.

  • Demonstrates market-specific knowledge (e.g. Takeda products, competitors, disease state, customer types) and knowledge of existing and latest technologies within functional area.

  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment, manage several projects simultaneously, meet deadlines, and communicate potential conflicts to leadership.

  • Demonstrates understanding and experience with implementing and ensuring compliance to procedural requirements for government reporting – Sunshine Act for Healthcare professionals.

  • Exhibits a high degree of customer service and relationship building abilities.

  • Exhibits a high degree of cross-functional customer service and relationship building abilities.

  • Demonstrates highly results-oriented focus on creating measurable value for brand teams and the patients they support.


  • Make complex decisions involving multiple constituencies using fact-based analysis.

  • Prioritize based on agreed business needs and related budgets.

  • Quickly assess important situations and identify issue resolution.

  • Define processes and guidelines that can be applied across all franchise teams.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:


  • Bachelor's Degree plus 3 years in account and/or project management experience or High School Diploma plus 5 years of account and/or project management experience

  • Project management and organizational skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite


  • Experience working with advertising and promotional process

  • Marketing experience preferred

  • Experience working in regulated operations environment preferred

  • Experience working with cross-functional groups and teams to achieve common goals preferred

  • Veeva Vault experience

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.

Preference will be given to candidates with a remote location near, and availability to work during the working hours of, the corporate office in Boston, Massachusetts.

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.


Lexington, MA

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