Senior Manager, GDO Business Analytics & Insights - REMOTE

at Takeda Pharmaceuticals in Montpelier, Vermont, United States

Job Description

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Job Description


+ Enable fast and predictable delivery of Takeda’s clinical trials by performing business-driven operational analytics, as well as managing and improving Takeda’s clinical analytics platform

+ Inform and execute the operational analytics and reporting strategy related to the development and standardization of cutting-edge, real-time operational insights and analytics for GDO functions and study teams, and coordinating predictive modeling solutions for high-priority problem statements with Takeda functions and external vendors

+ Liaise with various internal and external groups (Study Execution Teams, Clinical Operations, Innovation & Data, Global Patient Safety Evaluation, Therapeutic Area Units, regions, CROs, and external vendors) to ensure proper development, deployment, and adoption of platform analytics to inform study planning, execution and reporting


+ Responsible for identifying, standardizing, and operationalizing high-value analytics deliverables that support the long-term trial design and delivery

+ Supports Head of Business Analytics & Insights in identifying high-priority problem statements and coordinating predictive modeling solutions with Takeda functions and external vendors

+ Responsible for continuous engagement with relevant internal stakeholders (e.g. Head of Business Analytics & Insights, study teams, GDO functions, etc.) to drive adoption of Takeda’s trial analytics platform and tools

+ Responsible for high-quality, and timely delivery of assigned business analytics and reporting deliverables through effective utilization of Takeda’s clinical analytics platform

+ Responsible for maintaining portfolio market intelligence and analytics for portfolio analysis, including liaising with external data vendors

+ Serve as Subject Matter Expert for operational analytics and reporting, business intelligence, and data visualization for internal initiatives and projects

+ Evaluates, recommends, and communicates appropriate data visualization best practices, predictive models/techniques, and industry knowledge to other team members

+ Provide hands-on expertise and works collaboratively to design and execute bespoke analytics to support specific trial needs as required

+ Maintain a positive, results-oriented work environment, building partnerships and modeling teamwork, communicating with stakeholders in an open, balanced and objective manner

+ Support functional strategic initiatives and processes and act as a role model for Takeda´s values


Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise

+ Deep expertise in the pharmaceutical industry and understanding of clinical development

+ Thorough knowledge of data visualization, data storytelling, business intelligence software, building measures and metrics, and developing reporting solutions

+ Ability to serve as a “translator” between clinical development problems to analytics solutions and to lead others to learn this skill

+ Good project management skills and the ability to meet tight deadlines in an environment of competing and changing priorities. Must have strong task management skills including planning, prioritization, objective setting, meeting management, and plan execution. In-depth ability to use Microsoft Office suite required

+ Sufficient knowledge of communication tools including online meeting and virtual meeting platforms to optimize communication and information exchange in a global environment

+ Strong commitment to quality. Consistently and thoroughly reviews work for accuracy before sharing it with a wider audience. Delivers final products that are well vetted and reliable


+ Demonstrated ability to work across functions, regions, and cultures

+ Enterprise-level leadership with the ability to inspire, motivate and drive results

+ Excellent communicator, able to persuasively convey both ideas and data, verbally and in writing

+ Proven skills as an effective team player who can engender credibility and confidence within and outside the company

+ Ability to distill complex issues and ideas down to simple comprehensible terms

+ Embraces and demonstrates a diversity and inclusion mindset and models these behaviors for the organization

Decision-making and Autonomy

+ Broad decision-making responsibilities:

+ Ability to make highly complex decisions that impact the enterprise

+ Ability to incorporate feedback and ensure decisions are based on predictable delivery

+ Accountable for implementing vision and strategy for designated scope, and timely escalation of emergent issues that impact the delivery of designated scope


+ Ability to manage stakeholders across a highly matrixed organization

+ Effectively navigates the changing external and internal environment and leads others through change by creating an inspiring and engaging workplace

+ Ability to build strong partnerships and drive role clarity with other interfacing Takeda functions


+ Visionary and forward-thinking with the ability to influence and effectively drive organizational change and continuous innovation

+ Comfortable challenging the status quo and bringing forward innovative solutions


+ Ability to work in a global ecosystem (internal and external) with a high degree of complexity

+ Breadth of knowledge required across therapeutic areas, indications, and/or modalities


+ Bachelors’ Degree or international equivalent in an analytical field such as Statistics, Operations Research, Management Science, Computer Sciences, Mathematics, Industrial Engineering, Economics, or similar quantitative discipline required; advanced degree desired but not required

+ 4+ years of applicable business intelligence, data science, data visualization, and/or drug development experience; or advanced degree in analytical fields as above and 2+ years of statistical analysis and/or quantitative experience (6 years total).

+ In depth experience using data science models and text mining to solve problems in pharmaceutical or healthcare fields.

+ Experience with human-centered design and user experience highly desirable

+ Experience working directly with business stakeholders to translate between business requirements and data required

+ Excellent analytical skills and the ability to connect, integrate and synthesize analysis into actionable recommendations for business growth

+ Proficient in at least one scripting language such as Python or R, in SQL and advanced Excel skills to query, manipulate and validate data across multiple domains.

+ Proficient in business intelligence tools such as Tableau, Power BI, Spotfire, etc, and Machine Learning Platforms e.g. RapidMiner, RStudio, MATLAB etc

+ Experience working with IT partners and vendors for business solutions desired

+ Strong independence and ownership of deliverables, including planning, execution, and communication skills

+ Global/international experience strongly preferred, including the ability to collaborate with colleagues and staff in other locations

+ Operational experience in pharmaceutical drug development with direct exposure to clinical development is highly advantageous

+ Healthcare business acumen with a comprehensive understanding of the pharmaceutical industry is highly advantageous

In accordance with the CO Equal Pay Act, Colorado Applicants Are Not Permitted to Apply.

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Job Posting: JC218544562

Posted On: Jul 14, 2022

Updated On: Nov 02, 2022