Manager Job in Takeda Pharmaceutical

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Job Description

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as a Statistical Programming, Manager.

At Takeda, we are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through our R&D-driven market leadership and being a values-led company. To do this, we empower our people to realize their potential through life-changing work. Certified as a Global Top Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and strive for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

Here, you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.

Takeda SQS is looking to add individuals to our team that are team oriented, collaborative, strong understanding of the statistical programming function, exceptional leaders and innovators. Takeda is a global, values-based, R&D-driven, top 10 biopharmaceutical leader committed to discover and deliver life-transforming treatments, guided by our commitment to patients, our people and the planet.
To attract and retain the very best talent, we in Takeda SQS are open to flexible or remote working for some roles. Such roles will have a connection to a Takeda R&D center.


Supports statistical programming activities across multiple studies (or across compounds) and related oversight activities ensuring quality and timeliness
Supports statistical programming activities that are not unique to a therapeutic area with implementation of strategies to build efficient processes and resourcing plans.
Contributes to asset level strategies
Engages cross functionally to progress tasks with proven influencing skills

Contributes to and/or leads process improvement initiatives


Effectively drives and influences project teams towards objectives while enabling and making decisions
Combines strong general knowledge of technical and programming methods with applied experience to complete tasks and mentor more junior staff
Leads non-project initiatives across statistical programming
Demonstrates advanced knowledge of CDISC standards, medical terminology, clinical trial methodologies, and FDA/ICH regulations
Support to clinical project teams and vendors, including deployment of programming strategies, standards, specifications and programmed analysis to comply with regulatory requirements, SOPs and work practices
Ensures timely TFL deliverables per protocols and Statistical Analysis Plans; either directly or through FSP/CRO oversight develops statistical programs and produces programmed outputs used to reports for clinical trial results
Participates in the review of Case Report Forms (CRFs), CRF annotations, Statistical Analysis Plans, SDTM/ADAM specifications and datasets, and TLFs.
Strong communication and project management skills to lead study/compound level conversation within study teams

Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise

Comprehensive understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and statistical programming (e.g., clinical development, the prescription drug distribution process, etc)
Excellent analytical, technical, and computer skills
Expert level SAS programming ability and experience with other analytical tools, e.g. R, Python.
Advanced knowledge of CDISC standards, medical terminology, clinical trial methodologies, and FDA/ICH regulations


Demonstrated ability to work and influence across functions, regions and cultures
Excellent communicator, able to convey both complex ideas and data, verbally and in writing
Functional level leadership with the ability to inspire, motivate and drive results
Proven skills as an effective team player who can engender credibility and confidence within the company
Ability to distill complex technical programming ideas in simple comprehensible terms in order to influence decisions and outcomes
Embraces and demonstrates a diversity and inclusion mindset
Leads projects directly or indirectly related to GPTs or other functions
Independently works and prioritizes projects
Effectively drives and influences project teams towards objectives while enabling and making decisions
Contributes to asset level strategies
Has internal and external presence on topics of interest

Decision-making and Autonomy

Recommends strategic decisions that impact the statistical programming function
Accountable for statistical programming decision making within compound and study level
Participates in initiatives that seek diverse input from multiple constituents and stakeholders to drive innovative solutions


Effectively understands the changing external and internal environment
Able to effectively implement R&D’s partnership strategy as it applies to statistical programming
Builds strong relationships and collaborates effectively with other interfacing Takeda functions, including but not limited to statistics, data management, clinical operations, medical directors


Comfortable challenging the status quo and proposing forward thinking innovative solutions
Implements new ways of working utilizing a wide variety of software (e.g. SAS, R, Python)
Proposes and embeds ideas around innovative solutions, and leverages new ways to accelerate existing milestones


Able to work in a global ecosystem (internal and external) with a high degree of complexity
Possesses requisite deep expertise of statistical programming and computing environments
Able to see and understand broader, enterprise level perspective and impact to statisitical programming
Exhibits awareness and relevance of best practices related to data sharing
Provides input regarding standardization and programming of novel data types (including real world evidence, personalized medicine, and wearable devices) as part of a larger digital strategy


MS with 4+ years of industry related experience.
BS with 6+ years of industry related experience.
Proven track record of contributing to business process transformation and organizational culture change as well as providing programming expertise on programs with complex business deliverables
Operational experience in pharmaceutical drug development with significant direct exposure to clinical development
Health care business acumen with a comprehensive understanding of the pharmaceutical industry


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

Empowering Our People to Shine

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This job posting excludes CO applicants.

Base Salary Range: $ 101,500 to $145,000 based on candidate professional experience level. Employees may also be eligible for Short Term and Long-Term Incentive benefits as well. Employees are eligible to participate in Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401(k), Charitable Contribution Match, Holidays, Personal Days & Vacation, Tuition Reimbursement Program and Paid Volunteer Time Off.

This posting is made in compliance with Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, C.R.S. § 8-5-101 et seq.

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.


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Boston, MA

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