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Partner, Takeda Ventures Inc.

応募後で応募 求人ID R0017374 掲載日 03/03/2020 Location:San Diego, California

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Job Description

Are you looking for a patient-focused company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda.  Join us as a Partner, Takeda Ventures Inc. in our San Diego, CA office.  Here, everyone matters, and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.  As a Partner, Takeda Ventures Inc. working on the  team, a typical day will include:


  • This position is responsible for identifying, executing and managing strategic investments for Takeda Ventures.  He/she will build and maintain relationships that result in high quality strategic investments for Takeda.


  • Assist, and in his/her absence deputize for, the SP in all matters concerning external venture activities
  • Together with the SP, serve as a key interface for Takeda external venture activities
  • Engage internal stakeholders, and contribute significant value through provision of strategic intelligence and insights with respect to disruptive therapeutic innovation 
  • Develop and maintain deep interactions with US and European life science communities, ensuring a high level of visibility for Takeda venture initiatives within investment, academic and government institutions
  • Secure a steady flow of high quality strategic investment opportunities across US and Europe, and conduct formal due diligence involving external and internal legal counsel prior to contract negotiations leading to investment
  • Participate as the Takeda representative on the Board of portfolio companies, serving the interests of the company as a shareholder Director / Observer
  • Maximize exposure of internal stakeholders to relevant strategic intelligence and potential strategic assets, facilitating interactions leading to value-enhancing transactions
  • Lead competitive landscaping exercises in areas of emerging science and technology, with the aim of identifying key strategic investment targets within these spaces
  • Serve as a key cross-functional contributor to the development and execution of the medium- and long-range strategic objectives of TVI, and of the Center for External Innovation
  • Develop and nurture a portfolio of investments serving the near- through long-term strategic priorities of Takeda
  • Deliver tangible strategic value in the form of opportunities to support pipeline and enhance R&D capabilities
  • Maintain ad report clear, comprehensive and up to date records of deal flow, any resulting transactions, and the ongoing financial and legal status of portfolio companies
  • Maintain highest standards of ethics and venture best practice in all aspects of the job



  • PhD in a relevant field (biological sciences; chemistry etc.).
  • Minimum of 10 years experience in the Biopharmaceutical industry, with a proven track record in Research, and Business Development/venture investing experience.
  • Significant exposure to research in high caliber academic institutions, with a broad exposure to multiple scientific disciplines.
  • Ambition, an entrepreneurial mind and an ability to analyze business plans, research data, financial figures and market data to make sound business decisions and recommendations
  • Experience in negotiating and managing third party collaboration, licensing and development contracts. Understanding the laws and regulations affecting venture investments at the state, federal and international level.
  • Demonstrates sound judgment and creativity to deal with complex issues and decisions. Ability to explore positions and alternatives to reach beneficial outcomes for all parties involved
  • Understands the competitive landscape in private and public sector life sciences industries, and is knowledgeable enough to anticipate new trends, opportunities and threats in healthcare innovation


  • M.B.A.
  • Self-starter - independent, yet a strong team player
  • Business acumen- has a thorough understanding of, and can champion, the highest standards of good business practice.
  • Communication – ability to communicate ideas and data both verbally and in writing in a persuasive and appropriate manner, with deference to cross-cultural communications.
  • Interpersonal – ability to work effectively and get along with others with diverse backgrounds.
  • Team building- ability to work collaboratively in a team and encourage teamwork.
  • Relationship Building Skills – ability to develop and maintain strategic relationships with key stakeholders and build trust with others to increase Takeda’s competitive advantage.


  • Willingness to travel to clients meetings, sometimes involving trips lasting several days.  Travel will be required potentially amounting to more than 20% of total time


  • 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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