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Medical Director, R&D Marketed Products, Therapeutic Area Strategy Unit/ 日本開発センター 領域戦略ユニット(Marketed Products) メディカルダイレクター

応募後で応募 求人ID R0008644 掲載日 05/22/2019 Location:Osaka, Japan

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Job Description




Takeda is unwavering in our commitment to patients. With the patient at the center of everything we do, we continue to innovate and drive changes that will better their lives - we’re looking for like-minded professionals to join us.

Today, we are the number one pharmaceutical company in Japan and a global industry leader, with approximately 30,000 employees around the world. We are united by our four priorities (patient, trust, reputation and business) and Takeda-ism (Integrity, Fairness, Honesty and Perseverance) , and strive towards better health and a brighter future for people worldwide.

The Medical Director of MPG Clinical Science in Osaka will be responsible for, and participate in the following activities:

Marketed Product R&D support & Leadership

  • Partner with R&D Marketed Product Project Manager to coordinate R&D function support for assigned products within the GPT or EPST.  Provide medical and clinical scientific leadership,expertise and execution for assigned products to support other R&D function leads within the team. 

  • Establish integrated partnership(s) with  R&D functional leads on assigned team (regulatory affairs, pharmacovgilance, global development operations).

  • Collaborates with the commercial organization and Established Products Team and Sub Teams to achieve team objectives

  • Form integrated partnerships and collaborate with all relevant cross-divisional stakeholders to support assigned products, including but not limited to, Quality, Global Manufacturing and Supply, Medical Affairs (Global and Regional), Global Commercial, LOC MDs,  Regional Business Units (e.g., product brand leads) and LOC product leads. 

  • Forms integrated partnerships with and works with Global Product Team Leaders (GPL) and Established Product Sub Team Project manager (EPST GPM) as necessary, and ensures excellence in delivery of medical and clinical support and execution of clinical development activities/studies across assigned products. Works effectively to support GPT/EPSTs.

  • Forms integrated partnership with strategic partner vendor(s) and provide oversight of all strategic partner vendor medical and clinical deliverables for assigned products.  Ensure highest quality of medical/clinical science input and clinical components of deliverables from the strategic partner vendor.

  • Partners with strategic partner vendor(s) and drives medical and clinical scientific activities relating to the preparation / approval of protocols and the conduct of clinical studies to support LCM, post marketing requirements and regional or local registration as needed.  Provides Takeda oversight of strategic partner MDs/clinical staff  involved in these activities. Accountable for the successful design, execution and interpretation of clinical studies. 

  • Oversees the strategic partner vendor(s) to ensure appropriate and continuous medical monitoring and medical data review of clinical studies, to ensure appropriate benefit/risk of subjects within the study. Responsible for internal oversight of strategic partner vendor medical monitoring activities, assessing issues related to protocol conduct and/or individual subject benefit/risk.  Assesses overall safety information for studies and compound in conjunction with Pharmacovigilance. Makes final decisions regarding study conduct related to scientific integrity

  • Establish integrated partnership with strategic partner clinical operations and statistical functional leads  to ensure the integrity and correctness of data analysis and interpretation with the appropriate integration of safety and efficacy data from clinical studies longitudinally and cross-sectionally in support of regulatory submissions, ensuring data quality and adherence to national and international regulations and requirements and ICH.

  • Participates in cross functional non-project-specific initiatives and committees on behalf of project clinical perpspective

  • Presents study conclusions to management and determine how individual study results impact the product strategy. Interprets data from an overall scientific and regulatory standpoint as well as within the context of the medical significance to individual patients

  • Participate in and support all required regulatory submissions/interactions for assigned products.  Represent Takeda as Responsible Medical Doctor and Medical/Clinical expert to regulatory agencies globally for assigned products as needed. Support Local Operating Company (LOC) medical staff for regulatory agency interactions for assigned products, as needed.  Drive and execute medical and clinical scientific input and development of required documents for regulatory applications/submissions (e.g. briefing reports, CTDs, IND updates, PSUR updates, label changes etc.), materials used for meeting presentations, and formal responses to communications received from the regulatory agencies. 

  • Provide scientific education and mentoring for internal and external audiences (academic partners, scientific community)

  • Oversee compliance with internal SOPs and external legal requirements, including training of assigned personnel, contractual arrangements with external service providers and partner companies.

Japan specific product R&D support & Leadership

  • Japan Development team (JDT) team leader and an expert of Clinical Science in JDT for the assigned marketed product or the assigned Japan specific newly developing product.  Provide medical and clinical scientific lead as well as exerting leadership as a JDT team leader in conducting and promoting clinical activities of the team partnering with Project Management.

  • Establish integrated partnership(s) with R&D functional leads on assigned JDT such as regulatory affairs, pharmacovgilance, clinical operations, stats and with strategic partner vendor(s).

  • In collaboration with Japan Business Unit (JPBU), exerts leadership from the aspect of Clinical Science in conducting and promoting clinical activities including life-cycle management to maximize the value of the assigned product(s).

  • Form integrated partnerships and collaborate with all relevant cross-divisional stakeholders involved in the support of assigned products, including but not limited to, Quality, Global Manufacturing and Supply, Japan Medical Affairs. 

  • As a manager in MPG clinical science, provides advice to his/her direct report(s) on the task management, career development, education, etc.

External Interactions

  • Build and develop medical and clinical expert relationships to ensure delivery and maintainance of  state-of-the-art medical therapeutic and clinical scientific expertise into medical and clinical R&D support for assigned marketed products

  • Participates in meetings with regulatory agencies as required

  • Represent Takeda on external bodies as needed.

Due Diligence, Business Development & Alliance Projects

  • Participate and conduct clinical due diligence evaluations and development of clinical development plans for potential alliances and or in-licensing opportunities.

  • Assess both scientific and development feasibility, evaluating strategic fit with overall portfolio, evaluating complete or ongoing clinical trials, assessing regulatory interactions and future development plans, interacting with upper management of potential partner/acquisition companies during due diligence visits and alliance negotiations, and actively participating on internal assessment teams in conjunction with commercial colleagues.





  • MD or internationally recognized equivalent plus 6 years of clinical research experience within the pharmaceutical industry, CRO, health-related consulting company, or biomedical/clinical experience within academia or clinical practice (or a combination of afore mentioned).
  • Track record and demonstrated ability to lead and manage both science and business aspects of drug development.
  • Experience with and demonstrated ability to lead and manage highly trained medical, scientific and technical professionals
  • NDA/MAA/Submission experience preferred


  • Superior communication, strategic, interpersonal and negotiating skills
  • Ability to proactively predict issues and solve problems
  • Ability to drive decision-making within a multi-disciplinary, multi-regional, matrix teams
  • Diplomacy and positive influencing abilities across multinational business cultures


  • English skill is required to use without problem in business and discussion with global employees
  • Working experience in a global team or environment is preferable.




賞与: 原則年2回

勤務時間:本社(大阪市中央区・東京都中央区)9:00~17:30 、工場(山口県光市・大阪市淀川区)8:00~16:45 、研究所(神奈川県藤沢市)9:00~17:45






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Allowances: Commutation, Housing, Overtime Work etc.

Salary Increase: Annually

Bonus Payment: Twice a year
Working Hours: Headquarters (Osaka/ Tokyo) 9:00-17:30, Production Sites (Osaka/ Yamaguchi) 8:00-16:45, Research Site (Kanagawa) 9:00-17:45
Holidays: Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays, May Day, Year-End Holidays etc. (approx. 123 days in a year)
Paid Leaves: Annual Paid Leave, Special Paid Leave, Refresh Leave, Maternity Leave, Childcare Leave, Family Nursing Leave, Philanthropy Leave.

Flexible Work Styles: Flextime, Telework

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