Clinical Trial Adoption and Optimization Lead - Process Training and Digital Solution

at Takeda Pharmaceuticals in Springfield, Illinois, United States

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Job Description

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 three therapeutic areas and other targeted investments, we push the boundaries of what is possible in order to bring life-changing therapies to patients worldwide.


The mission of the Process, Training and Digital Solutions within Innovation & Data is to drive innovative ways of working to enable a fit-for-purpose clinical trial delivery operating model. We bring together people, process, data and technology with a focus on continuous improvement to deliver medicines to patients faster.

The Associate Director, Adoption & Optimization Lead is responsible for leading cross-functional optimization and efficiencies for trial delivery ways of working to ensure seamless operations across our people, process, data and technology. This includes facilitation, project management and driving adoption of key clinical trial delivery activities with a focus on bringing innovative approaches to ways of working and encouraging new ideas from subject matter experts to maximize clinical trial delivery process efficiency while ensuring regulatory compliance.


The Associate Director of Adoption and Optimization is expected to:

+ Manage key activities of Process Training and Digital Solutions cross-functional optimization and efficiencies for trial delivery operating model

+ Adoption and optimization initiatives for Clinical Trial Development Future Fit Ways of Working, setting cross functional strategy and driving adoption

+ Lead adoption and optimization implementation efforts including establishing well-defined transparent project plans, creating content, reference documents and tools ensure successful and on-time delivery

+ Proactively identify, track, manage and escalate action items, risks, issues, decisions, and dependencies.

+ Monitor and measure effectiveness of adoption and optimization bringing in lessons learned to apply across change management initiatives and teams

+ Coordinate across workstreams and Future Fit elements to engage and influence relevant stakeholders, meet project milestones, and drive alignment

+ Ensure ongoing appropriate adoption strategy to support quality oversight and governance of the clinical trial delivery operating in accordance with R&D policies

+ Manage integrated and coordinated view of adoption and optimization activities across Clinical Trial Delivery that impact operations and our people

+ Perform additional activities for PTDS as required


+ Experience with the pharmaceutical Industry, including research and development and clinical trials conduct

+ Proven experience developing and leading change management for clinical trial delivery or equivalent

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

+ Role models respect and inclusion, creating a culture that fosters innovation

+ Communicates project-related issues to senior leadership and manages issues to resolution

+ Ability to work in a global organization with a high degree of complexity and understand broader, enterprise level perspective

+ Ability to recruit, mentor and develop direct and indirect team members

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


+ BS, MS or equivalent

+ Minimum of 8+ years program/project management experience leading complex multi-disciplinary projects in a global environment, PMP (Project Management Professional) certification is a plus

+ Minimum of 3+ years of change management experience leading complex program initiatives across multiple functional stakeholders and teams. Experience working

+ Minimum of 2+ years clinical research experience in pharmaceutical or biotechnology field

+ Solid knowledge of clinical trial management and/or GCP compliance processes

+ Experience in problem solving, negotiations and collaborative team building with direct reports and other stakeholders is required

+ Comprehensive knowledge of regulatory requirements governing clinical trials and industry best practices

+ Must be able to efficiently utilize computer software programs such as Microsoft Office project management and presentations

+ Demonstrated ability to positively influence outcomes, key project decisions, and strategic problem-solving

+ Proven ability to communicate clearly and present key information objectively to all levels of the organization including executive management

+ Experience in stakeholder relationship management. Influential in orchestrating key stakeholders and project teams to turn vision into reality.

+ Experience with matrix organization, business projects, multi-disciplinary teams or strategic change management projects

+ Excellent oral and written communication skills, business acumen, and enterprise knowledge

+ Understand design thinking and can explain and convince stakeholders.

+ Work with virtual/agile teams in different locations, aligning and adapting different work, culture, and communication styles

+ Effectively communicate complex problems and proposed solutions across various levels of the organization


+ This position is currently classified as “remote” in accordance with Takeda’s Hybrid and Remote Work policy.

+ Base Salary Range: $143,500 to $205,000. Employees may also be eligible for Short Term and Long-Term Incentive benefits. Employees are eligible to participate in Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401(k), Charitable Contribution Match, Holidays, Personal Days & Vacation, Tuition Reimbursement Program and Paid Volunteer Time Off.

+ The final salary offered for this position may take into account a number of factors including, but not limited to, location, skills, education, and experience.

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.


Massachusetts – Virtual

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Job Posting: JC254661566

Posted On: Feb 02, 2024

Updated On: Mar 04, 2024

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