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Business Operations Manager

Maryland Line, Maryland
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3 Sep 2022

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Job Description

About the role:

At Takeda, we are a forward-looking, world-class R&D organization that unlocks innovation and delivers transformative therapies to patients. By focusing R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas and other targeted investments, we push the boundaries of what is possible in order to bring life-changing therapies to patients worldwide.

Join Takeda as a Business Operations Manager where you will partner with the asset wind down, externalization and integration department colleagues to increase efficiency of the processes, enhance teamwork within and outside of the department, identify innovations and create solutions to solve critical business issues. You will also support communications, enhance knowledge sharing and promote employee engagement. As part of the R&D Divestment Office, you will report to the Head of R&D Divestment Office and collaborate with internal and external partners.

How you will contribute:
  • Support functional activities across asset wind down, divestments, acquisitions, and externalizations, working with R&D stakeholders.

  • Identify and drive innovative process improvements with significant organizational impact and manage non-project responsibilities, which can include processes and system optimizations.

  • Support departmental communication strategies and tactics.

  • Manage the contracts process, working directly with Contracts, Legal, Compliance and Finance and Ariba P2P support.

  • Work with finance and contracted vendors to manage department financials, including accruals, invoices, management of PO.

  • Support management and forecasting of department budgets.

  • Coordinate department onboarding processes, support departmental training matrix management, and any manage any related compliance requirements.

  • Manage program status reports for department.

  • With direction, create key communications, post materials to information platforms and support IT related activities (e.g., distribution lists, mailbox management).

  • Manage activities associated with outsourcing work to external vendors (e.g.,support of governance meetings and invoice practices).

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in science or business-related field required

  • Advanced Degree in science or business preferred

  • 5 years of biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry experience

  • Excellent communication skills (written, oral and presentations)

  • Experience with global drug development, contract management, commercialization and strategic planning preferred

  • Experience leading cross-functional initiatives to achieve challenging objectives

  • Proven ability to influence others and build consensus among heterogeneous stakeholders

  • Experience working with MS Word, Powerpoint, Excel, and Sharepoint as well as the development, implementation and maintenance of a website, homepage and/or other communication media (preferred)

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.


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  • Job Reference: 703157709-2
  • Date Posted: 3 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Takeda Pharmaceutical
  • Location: Maryland Line, Maryland
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Job Type: Permanent