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Associate Director, Patient Advocacy

Job ID R0006191 Location Boston, Massachusetts, United States;

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Job Description


The Associate Director, Patient Advocacy Global and R&D, reports to the Senior Director, Patient

Advocacy, is responsible for supporting Takeda’s commitment to:

Development and execution of global patient advocacy relationships and initiatives

Ensuring the patient perspective is part of Takeda’s research and development strategies

The Associate Director, in collaboration with the Sr. Director, will, in partnership with OBU countries,

implement a globallevel

strategic patient advocacy plan.

The Associate Director will partner with the R&D organization to integrate patient and caregiver insights

into the drug development process.


By working closely with Global Patient Advocacy leads within the respective LOCs, build, implement

and sustain a global patient advocacy plan.

Ensure a strong working knowledge of the global environment to identify opportunities to improve

patient outcomes and identify solutions that educate and empower patient organizations to act to

improve patient’s disease awareness, quality of life, and access to therapies.

Manage the Global Patient Advocacy Council (GPAC) and establish best practices, guidelines,

processes, metrics, methodology to provide education and training solutions to global Takeda


Serve as industry stakeholder on key committees (GMAN, Lymphoma Coalition)

Deliver actionable patient and caregiver insights that inform discovery, clinical testing, delivery and the

demonstration of value of company compounds and products

Increase local operating companies’ advocacy skills through the support and expansion of a global

internal network, GPAC

Ensure the patient voice is integrated into Takeda Oncology’s global research and development policy

and procedures across all brands and pipeline compounds

Deliver actionable patient and caregiver insights that inform discovery, clinical testing, delivery and the

demonstration of value of company compounds and products

Develop and align with key internal stakeholders including but not limited to medical affairs, marketing,

market access, government relations, etc.


BA/BS in communications, public policy, marketing or a related area.

Minimum of 6 years experience in a pharmaceutical/biotech company; patient advocacy, government

relations, marketing, market access or in a patient, consumer or professional association


understanding of healthcare, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry required

Solid understanding of relevant regulations and guidelines (eg, EMA, HTA)

Demonstrated ability to lead crossfunctionally

to gain consensus and alignment

Exceptional oral, written, interpersonal and presentation skills

Solid ability to effectively influence and deliver information, and articulate advocacy position and/or

issues to the leadership of the organization to gain alignment

Solid ability to work independently with tight timelines

Demonstrated track record of strong patient engagement; advocacy or other equivalent

Solid business acumen; ability to direct and manage vendors to ensure successful implementation of


Strong budget management competencies

Consistently represents the company with the outmost level of professional to internal and external


Experience with successful negotiation


Boston, MA

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Full time