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Takeda Pharmaceutical4.0
Director/Senior Director, Corporate Development
Boston, MA
$162K - $219K (Glassdoor est.)
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Job Description


Multifaceted role for accomplished corporate development professional with both strategic and tactical implementation experience.

  • The Senior Director / Director Corporate Development directs and executes the strategic business development(e.g. company M&A, JV creation, in-licensing, sizable divestment) collaborating with other teams to identify and obtain access to clinical and commercial-stage products that meet our strategic goals.
  • Present opportunities to main decision makers and gain agreement on strategic rational, understanding of risk / benefit and go forward process.
  • Ability to structure and negotiate all business development arrangements and other transactions with strategic partners, to support Takeda goals, while effectively communicating and managing internal stake-holders.


  • Lead transaction process for strategic business development targets, including: acquisitions, licensing, divestments, spin-offs and structured investments.
  • Lead Corporate Development plans, manage complex transactions, and work with financial advisors and/or counter-parties. Significant interaction with Head of Global Business Development.
  • Set strategy relating to how specific opportunities will fit with Takeda's corporate strategic goals operationally and financially.
  • Lead internal cross-functional resources to finalize analyses of opportunities.
  • Determine appropriate candidates to pursue based on analysis and make recommendations to Takeda executive leadership.
  • Represent the company to external contacts, serving as primary representative on assigned projects and manage negotiations for target opportunities.
  • Develop and maintain key relationships across a broad sphere of influence, both internally and externally.
  • Work closely with other GBD members and the relevant BUs/Corporate functions (e.g, Finance, Legal, and Operations).
  • Participate as a member of, or acts in senior capacity as needed, on governance bodies, integration team leader/ executive sponsor, partnership Joint Steering Committees.


  • Gains commitment from team members and other colleagues to act on strategies, plans and goals..
  • Organizational Effectiveness– work with high-level management and use relationships to provide best possible financial plans and drive impactful analytical projects.
  • Communication – communicate ideas and data both verbally and written, in a persuasive, organized and appropriate manner.
  • Ownership Attitude – ability to set priorities and meet specific deadlines in a rapidly changing global environment while flexible enough to adapt to Global differences in work style and culture.
  • Teamwork – foster a team environment with colleagues who work in international locations and with outside partners, companies and investors.


  • Minimum 15 years experience in corporate development/acquisitions, with direct negotiating authority in a leadership role.
  • Minimum 20 years business experience in pharmaceutical, healthcare and/or investment banking to follow these industries.
  • Minimum 10 years progressive management experience.
  • Demonstrated success in working directly with scientific, marketing and other senior management executives from business and health care institutions on an international level.
  • Exposure to Finance and/or Commercial Operations in the pharmaceutical industry desirable.
  • Experience working in a matrix environment with track record of accountability and execution
  • Strong verbal and written skills.

Education & Experience – Desired:

  • MBA required, scientific degree a plus.
  • Deal list of executed transactions required.


  • Willingness to travel to various meetings or client sites, including overnight trips. Extensive international travel may be required.
  • Requires up to 50 % travel.

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

Absent an approved religious or medical reason, all US office-based and lab-based Takeda employees who work fully on-site or in a hybrid model (as determined by Takeda) must be fully vaccinated to work at a Takeda site or to engage with Takeda colleagues or anyone else on behalf of Takeda. US field-based employees must be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment, absent an approved religious or medical reason. US employees who work at a Takeda manufacturing facility, and those who work at a BioLife center or BioLife lab, may be subject to different guidelines. If you are contacted by a Takeda recruiter about your job application, we encourage you to seek more information on the applicable guidelines for the Business Unit/Function to which you have applied.

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