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Director, Programming

Company: Feed 8
Location: Montclair
Posted on: May 16, 2022

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Job Description
Are 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.

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.

Develops and executes strategy aimed at supporting operational excellence for the SQS organization through monitoring of resources, metrics and KPIs to ensure seemless delivery on a complex portfolio Evaluate gaps and design new business models that streamline existing business processes related to statistical operations and associated technologies Evaluate industry trends and best practices with respect to cutting-edge tools and novel programming approaches that leverage machine learning, AI, and metadata driven processes to determine organizational fit Provide vision for tools and dashboards aimed at monitoring, measuring and providing feedback on process performance Provide leadership across the SQS organization for implementation and training on new processes and operational support tools Oversee development of documentation and training materials associated with new processes and tools to ensure consistency in strategy Lead change management within the SQS organization Successfully engages cross-functionally to progress tasks with proven influencing skills Leads to successful completion process improvement initiatives related to the applications of technology, resource managagement, portfolio support and other key operational drivers
Solid project management, leadership and problem-solving skills with the ability to execute on plans with limited direction and support Proven conceptual thinking and strategic problem-solving ability Ability to prioritize and lead various team members at various levels to achieve goals Ability to conceive of and lead development of training materials on processes that are audience appropriate, providing mentoring to other staff where appropriate Ability to independently envision, create and implement new business process initiatives based on need Excellent people management skills Proven ability to distill technical jargon and communicate effectively Well developed expertise in strategic and analytical thinking Demonstrated flexibility to adjust to a broad range of responsibilities Proven ability to adapt to change and manage cultural change in an evolving environment. Demonstrated initiative in staying abreast on current industry topics as they relate to functional area
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 Capable of leading cross-functional teams addressing a wide variety of the organization's needs Demonstrate expertise in industry trends and regulatory policy initiatives inclused GcP, CRF 21 Part 11 compliance, and other ICH guidelines
Ability to partner with colleagues and leadership to understand process needs and gaps 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 training 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 operatio
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 scope
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, clinical operations, regulatory, 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 manner Demonstrates flexibility in an ever evolving landscape
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 innovation
Ability to work in a global ecosystem (internal and external) with a high degree of complexity Ability to see and understand broader, enterprise level perspective and understand and assess impact to statistics organization
BA/BS in data science, statistics or a related field with minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in pharmaceutical industry. MA/MS/MBA a plus.. Demonstrated knowledge of clinical research with emphasis on statistics and statistical programming Demonstrated experience in managing complex projects towards process improvements Demonstrated knowledge and application of business modeling, process design and facilitation Extensive hands-on experience with process improvement principles and practices Intermediate level proficiency in SAS, R, Python or other programming language. Experience in developing and delivering exceptional training materials Proven experience working with a matrix organization on strategic change management projects Experience in problem solving, negotiations, and collaborative team building with non-direct reports and other stakeholders Operational experience in pharmaceutical drug development with significant direct exposure to clinical development Health care business acumen with a comprehensive understanding of the pharmaceutical industry
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 Programs
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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. This job posting excludes CO applicants.


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