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Director, Programming

Company: Takeda Pharmaceutical
Location: Newark
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

By clicking the "Apply" button, I understand that my employment application process with Takeda will commence and that the information I provide in my application will be processed in line with Takeda's Privacy Notice and Terms of Use. I further attest that all information I submit in my employment application is true to the best of my knowledge.Job DescriptionAre you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as a Statistical Programming, Director.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.POSITION OBJECTIVES: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.POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Develops and executes strategic plan to support SQS technology and software needs while ensuring a consistent approach to software and platform use
  • Leads cross-functional partnership with R&D Technology and Global Data and Technology on behalf of SQS organization
  • Provides oversight of and leadership support for Takeda's statistical computing environment and associated platforms
  • Sets tasks and prioritization for the team responsible for maintaining the SQS technology platform
  • Leads vendor technology strategy, exploring opportunities for vendor access to Takeda systems and use of virtual desktop environments
  • Successfully engages cross-functionally to progress tasks with proven influencing skills
  • Leads process improvement initiatives to successful completion
  • Provides oversight, leadership and direction for writing regulated process related to SQS use of technology platforms.CORE ELEMENTS RELATED TO THIS ROLE:
    • Provides technical leadership and ensures relevant statistical systems and technology platforms address SQS needs and expectations
    • Provides vision and leadership guidance in developing department standards related to use of technology that meet business needs and regulatory requirements.
    • Leads the exploration, and implementation of innovative solutions in the programming space to standardize, automate and reduce manual labor to arrive at optimized R&D quality, costs and timeliness.
    • Researches industry trends and applies findings in designing strategy related to use of novel technologies and software in the field of statistics and programming
    • Drives decisions and implementation plans for the SQS organization that address technology risk identification and reduction through effective mitigation
    • Leads team responsible for executing on technology and platform strategy
    • Assists Strategic Solutions and Technology Head and Therapeutic Area Heads to ensure technology supports successful implementation of statistical programming strategies and efficient execution across the portfolioDIMENSIONS AND ASPECTS:Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise
      • Possess a comprehensive understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and statistical programming ecosystem (e.g., clinical development, the prescription drug distribution process, etc)
      • Possess technical expertise at the enterprise level and specifically related to administration and development of robust, flexible, and forward-thinking statistical computing platforms
      • Capable of leading major technical efforts
      • Demonstrate expertise in industry trends and regulatory policy initiatives related to statistical computing environments, use of technology in the statistical space, GxP systems, and CRF 21 Part 11 complianceLeadership
        • Ability to partner with end users to transform an active environment without disrupting business continuity
        • Demonstrated ability to work and influence across functions, regions and cultures
        • Excellent communicator, able to persuasively convey both 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 and outside the company
        • Ability to distil complex technical ideas in simple comprehensible terms in order to influence decisions and outcomes
        • Cross functional leader and influential decision maker that has direct impact on assets and functions
        • Key decision maker in technology strategies and enabling tactical implementation
        • Proactively creates and implements sub-strategies to enable the promotion of SQS and DSI vision and mission within TAUs, BUs, and R&D functions
        • Mentorship, matrix or direct management of team supporting SQS technology platform
        • Leader both within and outside of Takeda in area of expertise for organizational initiatives.Decision-making and Autonomy
          • Provide input to highly complex decisions that impact the statistical programming function
          • Accountable for decision making for the statistical programming function
          • Ability to seek diverse input from multiple constituents and stakeholders to drive innovative solutions
          • Ability to incorporate feedback and ensure decisions are implemented swiftly to yield flawless execution
          • Accountable for providing input to and implementing vision and strategy for designated scopeInteraction
            • Effectively navigates the changing external and internal environment and leads others through change by creating and inspiring and engaging workplace
            • Ability to effectively implement R&D's partnership strategy as it applies to statistical programming and statistics
            • Ability to build strong relationships and collaborate effectively with other interfacing Takeda functions, including but not limited to statistics, data management, information technology, and the data sciences organization
            • Cultivates a broad network of relationships throughout Takeda, with affiliates and external partners, in the industry and area of expertise.
            • Effectively represents function in negotiations with the ability to resolve conflict in a constructive mannerInnovation
              • Forward thinking with the ability to recommend, influence and implement organizational change and continuous innovation
              • Challenge the status quo and propose forward thinking innovative solutions
              • Ability to take risks implementing innovative solutions, accelerating time to market
              • Identifies opportunities and anticipates changes in the business landscape through an understanding and ongoing assessment of the environment affecting the business.
              • Models respect and inclusion in all interactions, creating a culture that fosters innovationComplexity
                • Ability to work in a global ecosystem (internal and external) with a high degree of complexity
                • Deep expertise required across statistical programming and computing environments
                • Ability to see and understand broader, enterprise level perspective and understand and assess impact to statistics organization
                • Creates and embeds best practices with data sharing in all decisions regarding computing platformsEDUCATION, BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
                  • BS in computer science, statistics, data science or related field with 12+ years of industry related experience.
                  • In depth knowledge of statistical programming software (e.g. SAS, R, Python) and common technology platforms
                  • Intermediate level proficiency in SAS, R, Python or other programming language.
                  • Experience with version control applications
                  • Experience working on AWS and other cloud computing platforms
                  • Expertise in the requirements and technology required to support electronic submissions and a global data ecosystem, and the ability to distill and communicate to others
                  • Experienced in SDLC methodologies, software validation, SOP authorship, and technical documentation..
                  • Experienced in managing projects towards process improvements
                  • Proven track record of leading business process transformations and organizational culture change related to use of technology and software platforms within a regulated data ecosystem.
                  • Operational experience in pharmaceutical drug development with significant direct exposure to clinical development
                  • Health care business acumen with a comprehensive understanding of the pharmaceutical industryWHAT TAKEDA CAN OFFER YOU:
                    • 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 ProgramsEmpowering Our People to ShineDiscover more at takedajobs.comNo Phone Calls or Recruiters Please.In accordance with the CO Equal Pay Act, Colorado Applicants Are Not Permitted to Apply.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.#LI-SGM
                      EEO StatementTakeda 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.LocationsBoston, MAWorker TypeEmployeeWorker Sub-TypeRegularTime TypeFull time

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