Are you looking for a patient-focused company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda. Join us as a Director, R&D Project Management Office in our Cambridge office.
Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a Director, R&D PMO working on the R&D Project Management team, you will be empowered to
develop best practices, collaborate and influence, and work across the entire R&D portfolio and pipeline, and a typical day will include:
The Director, R&D PMO is responsible for driving areas critical for achieving Project Management (PM) Excellence. This includes providing the vision and strategy associated with defining and implementing global R&D project management standards, methodology, and systems across Takeda R&D. This position will also be responsible for developing, maintaining and advancing a vision and strategy for information/knowledge management across R&D to support cross-divisional budgeting, resourcing (FTE), financial management and portfolio-level decision making. This will include the definition of strategic information/data collection priorities and best practices with respect to maintaining a Single Source of Truth (SSoT). This position will direct PMO staff and will provide organizational development, communications and project management expertise for key cross-functional Takeda-wide initiatives.
Serves as the strategic subject matter expert in the areas of R&D project management skills and systems, project budgeting processes, and global R&D project consolidation.
Utilizes appropriate vehicles (surveys, stakeholder engagement) to define cross-R&D PM training needs and develops or acquires effective training programs consistent with such needs assessments.
Ensures linkage and consistent application project management methodologies, process and tools across Takeda R&D. Monitors implementation of PMO systems and tools; addresses issues and develops associated training/re-training plans.
Responsible for the strategy and development of R&D Dashboards and Reports targeting multiple key R&D performance indicators (KPIs) as well as cross-functional, cross-divisional project information and progress/status. These reports are utilized to support Portfolio Review Committee (PRC) (Takeda governance) operations and decision making including project prioritization, funding decisions, goal reconciliation, etc.
Leads cross-divisional R&D analytics and provides the critical information to support Executive decision making (associated with annual financial plans, resource allocations, etc.) and portfolio planning (contents of development portfolio, confirmation of project critical path, etc.)
Responsible for ensuring systems and tools leverage the latest technology and comply with all regulatory and financial requirements.
Leads the strategic definition, creation, documentation and maintenance of project management information systems and develops and promotes the use of PMO best practices globally. Leads global cross-functional committees to gather business and user requirements. Ensures that final systems incorporate input from all subject matter experts, follows sound project management methodology, and meet the needs of global stakeholders.
Collaborates with global colleagues (including Data Sciences Institute and IT) to implement systems across R&D. Customizes systems to account for regional differences (regulatory requirements, infrastructure limitations, local languages, etc).
Serves as IT Business Owner for global project management and portfolio-level information systems.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Education & Experience
Bachelor’s Degree science or business-related field required
Advanced degree in health, business or IT services preferred
Previous experience leading a global team within a matrix environment preferred
Minimum 10 years experience in pharmaceutical Project Management with minimum 6 years of global project management experience.
Desirable for IT related roles: Minimum 6 years experience in IT or R&D Operations including experience with clinical trial, financial reporting, and/or project management systems and processes.
Demonstrated, thorough understanding of the drug development process
Previous experience working in a global organization
Successful cross-functional team leadership experience
Knowledge and Skills:
Knowledge of project management skills and methods; PMP desirable
Proven leadership skills and strategic problem-solving ability; ability to predict issues and identify solutions
Ability to articulate and establish processes which impact cross-functionally
Ability to drive decision-making within a cross-functional and cross-cultural, global team structure
Requires the flexibility and tolerance to best manage change and differing opinions with diplomacy and competence.
Strong communications and presentation skills – written and verbal; adept at creating and delivering presentations with appropriate messaging and focused recommendations. Comfortable in training related situations
Excellent organizational skills: Proactive, management of multiple tasks of varied complexity simultaneously
Negotiation and strong persuasive abilities, diplomacy and positive influencing abilities
For IT related roles: Oracle DB, SQL Server Database, Project Server, Microsoft Project Professional, Excel, PowerPoint & Word
May work on the computer for several hours at a time
More than 30,000 Takeda employees working in more than 70 countries are committed to improving quality of life for patients, who remain at the center of everything we do. Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited is a global, research and development-driven organization working internally and with external partners to translate science into life-changing medicines. Takeda focuses on the core therapeut...ic areas of oncology, gastroenterology, central nervous system and providing vaccines that address the most important infectious diseases. Novel products, especially in oncology and gastroenterology, as well as our presence in emerging markets, fuel our growth.
Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. ranks among the top 15 pharmaceutical companies in the United States. Our larger U.S. offices are in Cambridge, MA, Deerfield, IL, and San Diego, CA. Research & Development employees in our Cambridge location focus on oncology, gastroenterology, immunomodulation, biologics, translational research, and external innovation. In March 2016, we opened our newest space at 300 Massachusetts Avenue, featuring 230,000 square feet of state-of-the-art office and lab space.
While Takeda is enjoying tremendous growth as an emerging global leader in the pharmaceutical industry, we remain ever mindful of our commitment to serve people worldwide by striving toward better health through leading innovation in medicine. In short, we are a passionate team doing important work that impacts patients’ lives. If you are driven to create better health and a brighter future, join us!