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Senior Manager, Programming Full-time

at Takeda Massachusetts in Massachusetts (Published at 11-11-2022)

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Job Description

Takeda SQS is looking to add individuals to our team that are team oriented, collaborative, strong understanding of the statistical programming function, exceptional leaders and innovators. Takeda is a global, values-based, R&D-driven, top 10 biopharmaceutical leader committed to discover and deliver life-transforming treatments, guided by our commitment to patients, our people and the planet.

To attract and retain the very best talent, we in Takeda SQS are open to flexible or remote working for some roles. Such roles will have a connection to a Takeda R&D center.


Leads statistical programming activities across multiple studies (or across a compound) and related oversight activities ensuring quality and timeliness

Contributes to asset level strategies

Independently completes tasks and prioritization

Engages cross functionally to progress tasks with proven influencing skills

Contributes to and/or leads process improvement initiatives

Exhibits existing internal and external presence on topics of interest


Effectively drives and influences project teams towards objectives while enabling and making decisions

Combines strong general knowledge of technical and programming methods with applied experience to complete tasks and mentor more junior staff

Leads non-project initiatives across statistical programming

Demonstrates advanced knowledge of CDISC standards, medical terminology, clinical trial methodologies, and FDA/ICH regulations

Leads and organizes programming activities for assigned clinical studies and projects


Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise

Comprehensive understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and statistical programming (e.g., clinical development, the prescription drug distribution process, etc.)

Excellent analytical, technical, and computer skills

Expert level SAS programming ability and experience with other analytical tools, e.g. R, Python.

Advanced knowledge of CDISC standards, medical terminology, clinical trial methodologies, and FDA/ICH regulations


Demonstrated ability to work and influence across functions, regions and cultures

Excellent communicator, able to convey both complex ideas and data, verbally and in writing

Proven skills as an effective team player who can engender credibility and confidence within the company

Ability to distill complex technical programming ideas in simple comprehensible terms in order to influence decisions and outcomes

Embraces and demonstrates a diversity and inclusion mindset

Leads projects directly or indirectly related to GPTs or other functions

Independently works and prioritizes projects

Effectively drives and influences project teams towards objectives while enabling and making decisions

Contributes to asset level strategies

Has internal and external presence on topics of interest

Decision-making and Autonomy

Recommends strategic decisions that impact the statistical programming function

Accountable for statistical programming decision making within study level

Participates in initiatives that seek diverse input from multiple constituents and stakeholders to drive innovative solutions


Effectively understands the changing external and internal environment

Able to effectively implement R&D’s partnership strategy as it applies to statistical programming

Builds strong relationships and collaborates effectively with other interfacing Takeda functions, including but not limited to statistics, data management, clinical operations, medical directors


Comfortable challenging the status quo and proposing forward thinking innovative solutions

Implements new ways of working utilizing a wide variety of software (e.g. SAS, R, Python)

Proposes and embeds ideas around innovative solutions, and leverages new ways to accelerate existing milestones


Able to work in a global ecosystem (internal and external) with a high degree of complexity

Possesses requisite deep expertise of statistical programming and computing environments

Able to see and understand broader, enterprise level perspective and impact to statistical programming

Exhibits awareness and relevance of best practices related to data sharing

Provides input regarding standardization and programming of novel data types (including real world evidence, personalized medicine, and wearable devices) as part of a larger digital strategy


MS with ~6+ years of industry related experience.

BS with ~8+ years of industry related experience.

Experience leading business process transformations and organizational culture change as well as contributing to programming expertise on programs with complex business deliverables.

Operational experience in pharmaceutical drug development with significant direct exposure to clinical development.

Health care business acumen with a comprehensive understanding of the pharmaceutical industry.

Base Salary Range: $124,600 to $178,000, based on candidate professional experience level. Employees may also be eligible for Short Term and Long-Term Incentive benefits as well. Employees are eligible to participate in Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401(k), Charitable Contribution Match, Holidays, Personal Days & Vacation, Tuition Reimbursement Program and Paid Volunteer Time Off.

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.


Boston, MA

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