Director\Senior Director Search & Evaluation Massachusetts
Takeda Pharmaceuticals 120 reviews - Boston, MA

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Please note that the requirements specified in this posting are the basic qualifications required for the Director, Search & Evaluation position; however, job title will be dependent on the candidate's level of experience in those requirements.

The Search and Evaluation(S&E) team is a newly established group within Takeda’s GLBD organization. The team is responsible for working closely with other relevant functions within the broader Takeda organization to (i) develop a BD strategy consistent with core therapeutic area R&D and commercial strategies outside of oncology and vaccines (ii) identify and triage opportunities consistent with the agreed strategies and (iii) lead cross-functional due diligence teams to efficiently assess and prioritize in-licensing and alliance opportunities across the R&D pipeline.

As a core member of an assigned Therapeutic Area Unit (TAU), a primary responsibility of the Search and Evaluation (S&E) Director, will be to help establish the BD strategy, identify and drive significant BD opportunities aligned with that strategy, delivering upon the external innovation needs of the assigned Therapeutic Area.

Lead the global business development (GLBD) sourcing of BD opportunities in an assigned Therapeutic Area to deliver significant products of interest on a worldwide or major region (US, EU, Japan/Asia, Emerging Markets) basis that meet the strategic scientific, therapeutic and commercial needs of the assigned Therapeutic Area.

Source and provide initial technical evaluation of an assigned Therapeutic Area in-licensing candidates with emphasis on later stage (< 12 months from an IND and beyond) opportunities; conduct regular comprehensive screening efforts.

Coordinate in-house technical evaluation and due diligence on in-licensing candidates

Prepare technical components of recommendations and proposals for in-licensing candidates for senior management.

Liaise effectively with GLBD’s licensing transaction teams to consummate deals

Maintain thorough knowledge of:
Assigned Therapeutic Area products in development throughout the industry.

Industry trends, regulatory, legal and commercial issues

Takeda's R&D and Commercial processes

Assigned Therapeutic Area science as it relates to product development

Takeda’s Therapeutic Area portfolio, including gaps and strengths

Establish and maintain a broad network of relationships with potential licensors worldwide; liaise effectively with the S&E Regional Directors and leverage the Takeda organization at large (scientists, clinicians, commercial managers..) to ensure maximal sourcing capability for an assigned Therapeutic Area.

Working with the VP, S&E, the rest of the S&E team and other key functions outside of GLBD, help design and implement processes for opportunity assessment and due diligence to ensure competitive superiority.

Articulate Takeda's licensing goals and practices in public forums, such as, partnering meetings; be an ambassador for the Takeda GLBD brand ensuring Takeda is perceived as a “Partner of Choice”. Qualifications
Please note that the requirements specified in this posting are the basic qualifications required for the Director, Search & Evaluation position; however, job title will be dependent on the candidate's level of experience in those requirements.

Over 6 years experience in the Pharma/Biotech industry; over 4 years in R&D.

Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree is required; demonstrated clinical or biological/pharmacological training and research experience in the assigned Therapeutic Area required.

Must demonstrate the scientific knowledge and gravitas within the assigned Therapeutic Area to help drive internal BD strategy within the Therapeutic Area Unit and hold/drive meaningful discussions externally with Pharma/Biotech executives and key opinion leaders.

A track record of success in sourcing/driving significant business development opportunities to completion in a commercial arena is required.

Excellent understanding of processes, interfaces and interdependencies between drug development and commercialisation.

A well established business development network within an assigned Therapeutic Area is strongly preferred along with a progressive knowledge of innovative alliance structures, industry trends and competitive issues related to pharmaceutical business development.

Creative, results oriented self-starter with the ability to deliver.

Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills.

Excellent interpersonal skills including a demonstrated ability to be effective in a matrix environment.

Manual dexterity required to operate office equipment (i.e. computers, phones, etc.).

Willingness to travel to various meetings or client sites, including overnight trips. Some international travel may be required.

Requires approximately 30 – 40 % travel.
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