Associate Director, Advanced Analytics

Associate Director, Advanced Analytics

Boston, Massachusetts


Associate Director, Advanced Analytics

Job IDR0098304 Date postedJul. 06, 2023 LocationBoston, Massachusetts

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Job Description

About the role:

As a member of Takeda Oncology, your work will contribute to our bold, inspiring vision: We aspire to cure cancer. Here, you'll build a career grounded in purpose and be empowered to deliver your best. As part of the Global Oncology Digital and Analytics team, you will report to the Sr. Director of Advanced Analytics. This candidate will have the unique opportunity to support (including design and implement) the transformation of advanced analytics for global Oncology Business Unit (OBU). This high visibility role will be primarily responsible for accelerating excellence in enabling advanced analytical functions, and in ideating, designing, deploying, and leading a data driven future at Takeda Oncology, contributing to strategy thought partnership for the senior leadership team in the Takeda Oncology Business Unit. The desired candidate should be a leader - solutions-oriented, highly passionate storyteller to lead Takeda into the next generation of advanced analytics.

How you will contribute:

  • Lead execution of long-term OBU advanced analytics strategy that integrates broader strategic goals and organizational initiatives to aid data-driven decision making and growth

  • Understand key business questions in the context of the OBU vision/objectives, then develop hypothesis, design and execute key analytics to address the business questions

  • 高于市场进行分析,使发射前cellence and improve in-market performance

  • 开发标准化的分析框架来指导regions and share best practices among insights and analytics community

  • Build relationships with business users of advanced analytics insights to support their requirements through effective communication, data governance and documentation

  • Execute innovative use of data assets and decision sciences methods to assist other OBU teams in answering challenging questions

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • BA or BS degree required with a minimum of 8 years related experience in commercial and advanced analytics

  • 3+ years’ experience in the bio/pharmaceutical or related field with direct responsibilities in advanced analytics, data strategy and governance

  • Knowledge of advanced analytics approached and methodologies and best practices of leveraging data to drive informative decisions

  • Proficiency in using advanced analytics to drive business value including ROI/value assessment, digital KPI tracking, campaign measurement, etc

  • Experience leveraging complex data to drive business decisions, hands on experience in data science methodologies (predictive analytics, machine learning, patient level data triggers) using R, Python, SAS in databricks and deep knowledge of Qlik, PowerBI, Tableau for visualization.

  • Fluency with pharma data sources such as Veeva and IQVIA including RWD sources such as TriNetX, Flatiron, Optum, Komodo etc.

  • Demonstrated ability to translate strategy into action; excellent analytical skills and an ability to communicate complex issues in a simple way and to orchestrate plans to resolve issues & mitigate risks

  • Experience working with all levels of management and consulting with key business stakeholders.

Preferred Requirements/Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Computer Sciences, Statistics, Business, or related field preferred


  • 10%, more as needed for specific business purposes
  • Some international travels will be required

What Takeda can offer you:

  • Comprehensive Healthcare: Medical, Dental, and Vision

  • Financial Planning & Stability: 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan

  • 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 and company match of charitable contributions

  • Family Planning Support

  • Flexible Ways of Working

  • Tuition reimbursement

More about us:

At Takeda, we are transforming patient care through the development of novel specialty pharmaceuticals and best in class patient support programs. Takeda is a patient-focused company that will inspire and empower you to grow through life-changing work.

Certified as a Global Top Employer, Takeda offers stimulating careers, encourages innovation, and strives for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

This position is currently classified as "hybrid" in accordance with Takeda's Hybrid and Remote Work policy.

In accordance with the CO Equal Pay Act, Colorado Applicants Are Not Permitted to Apply.


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.


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Business Area Overview

At Takeda Oncology, we aspire to cure cancer, with inspiration from patients and innovation from everywhere. We value employees with diverse perspectives and backgrounds. As a member of our team, you would bring your unique perspective to help us achieve our aspiration and help us demonstrate our commitment to patients on a daily basis.

We ensure a tight connection from research to development to commercialization to rapidly meet the needs of the cancer community, optimizing our ability to bring transformative medicines to patients. Our demonstrated leadership in the treatment of hematologic cancers and solid tumors combined with cutting-edge science through multiple platforms, partnerships and therapeutic approaches, enable us to bring novel medicines to patients worldwide.

At Takeda, you will have access to the resources of a company with over 200 years of heritage, a diverse and robust pipeline, a values-driven culture and career development opportunities.

It’s not about the headlines at Takeda, it's about doing the rightthing.

Brendan TurnerMarketing Manager

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