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AtM - Medical Program Management

Job ID R0003689 Location Singapore, Singapore, Singapore;

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Job Description

Role and Responsibilities:

Medical Governance of Access to Medicines Initiatives (~80% focus)

  • Provide medical, scientific and technical support across for specialties across therapeutic areas, in particular oncology, IBD, rare diseases and hematology
  • Ensure that all activities undertaken, whether product-related or disease-related, post-authorization or preauthorization, internal or external, at whatever point in the lifecycle of a drug product, is within the bounds of Takeda’s, international ethical standards, whichever is stricter
  • Create high quality medical and scientific material to support the brand (and others as necessary) activities
  • Act as Champion for Scientific Engagement, provide training to internal staff as well as external stakeholders relevant to our Access to Medicines (AtM) initiatives in our key therapeutic areas
  • Maintain functioning approval system of all materials, documents & activities which require approval before being used externally; ensure that local medical SOPs are up to date
  • Coordinate Risk Management process & Risk Management Plan for all Medical aspects of country activities, helps develop and follow up on Risk Mitigation Plans
  • Responsible for transparent & ethical selection of donations, patient assistance programs, financial assistance programs and name patient programs to be approved by Management team and signed off by Medical Director & Compliance officer. Is responsible for above country / Area communication regarding Medical Governance, Legal and Ethical matters.
  • Ensure clear communication across relevant Areas (SSA, APAC, China, ICMEA, Russia, Brazil and SAM) and LOCs within Growth & Emerging Markets region

Access to Medicines – Program Management (~20%)

  • Develop, manage and execute key cross-functional AtM initiatives across Growth & Emerging Markets against robust project management plans and timelines across numerous work streams; track project deliverables and support with reporting, to allow broad access to healthcare, infrastructures and development solutions
  • Apply a proactive and entrepreneurial approach in managing AtM initiatives, aligning with external partners and internal stakeholders
  • Be the liaison to external stakeholders and foster partnerships on key strategic AtM programs in the areas of public health, policy, health regulations, intellectual property, R&D, clinical trials, ethics and compliance
  • Collaborate internally with cross-functional teams to drive long-term pro-active AtM strategies in Takeda’s disease areas, in particular in oncology, IBD, rare diseases and hematology
  • Promote thought leadership for AtM to transform the rules, practices and power dynamics that govern medical innovation and access ecosystem in low- to middle income countries
  • Align on AtM initiatives across functions to ensure that all activities undertaken in the AtM context are within Takeda’s internal policy (Medical, Compliance, Legal, etc.) as well as external regulations
  • Act as Champion for AtM to enhance awareness, understanding and support in Growth & Emerging Markets

Qualifications and skill Requirements

  • MD/PhD with 3-5 years industry experience
  • Proven track record of Medical Affairs experience and understanding of clinical development, commercial and regulatory environment in the Growth & Emerging Markets region
  • International experience, leading complex initiatives and oversight of budgets and key elements of strategic/global projects
  • Project management skills with ability to work on numerous projects in parallel
  • Well organized, detail oriented and able to handle shifting situations in Growths & Emerging Markets
  • Extensive experience working in or with civil society/ NGOs, including in low and middle income countries
  • Ability to work with complex information and multiple information sources with the aim of synthesizing this into findings & conclusions
  • Ability to foster multidisciplinary and innovative approaches and practices in work at the intersection of health, governance, human rights and law, and leverage key relationships, including new actors and resources to further programmatic and advocacy
  • Strong results orientation, entrepreneurial and true international mindset
  • Pro-active, trustworthy, strong communicator, positive “can-do” attitude
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, especially in cross-cultural settings and highly distributed work environments with demonstrated ability to build relationships quickly and influence
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Willing to travel ≈40% within Growth & Emerging Markets



Singapore, Singapore

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