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Director, Site Budgeting & Contracting

Company: Takeda Pharmaceuticals
Location: Harrisburg
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

By clicking the Apply button, I understand that my employment application process with Takeda will commence and that the information I provide in my application will be processed in line with Takedas Privacy Notice and Terms of Use . I further attest that all information I submit in my employment application is true to the best of my knowledge.Job DescriptionAre you looking for a patient-focused company to inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda. Join us as the Director, Site Budgeting & Contracting based in Cambridge, MA office or remotely reporting to the Head of Site Start Up and Engagement.Here, everyone matters and you will be an important contributor to our inspiring, bold mission:GOALS:

  • Oversee collaboration between Site Budgeting and Contracting (SB&C) team and R&D partners, including Site Startup, Study Execution Teams (SET), Legal, and CRO partners, to complete site-facing budgeting and contracting activities.
  • Develop Takeda's site budgeting and contracting strategy.
  • Lead the development of creative processes, methodologies, data, and technologies that will ensure ongoing improvements in the delivery of site budgeting and contracting services.
  • Manage onboarding for the SB&C team.ACCOUNTABILITIES:
    • Provide guidance, oversight, and training to the Site Budgeting and Contracting (SB&C) team to maximize the effectiveness of Takeda's operational execution of clinical development.
    • Oversee translation of protocol-specific Schedule of Activities (SOA) provided by study teams into initial site budget and contract templates based on fair market value guidelines.
    • Ensure all issued site budgets and contracts are compliant with internal (e.g., Takeda SOPs, Legal) and external (e.g. ICH GCP, local regulation) standards.
    • Oversee budget and contract negotiations and finalization with sites by the SB&C team or relevant CRO partners.
    • Oversee tracking of site budgeting and contracting progress and milestones.
    • Oversee resource allocation of SB&C personnel across clinical programs in Takeda's portfolio to achieve GDO goals.
    • Mentor supervised employees (direct and indirect reports) to create a culture that shapes creative thinkers.
    • Be a model for staff to apply lessons learned on current best practices.
    • Develop Takeda's fair market value guidelines, standards, and tools for site-level budgeting and contracting.
    • Work with the Legal team to ensure the development of Takeda's site-level master budget and contract templates to ensure efficient deployment by the SB&C team.
    • Collaborate with Legal and Therapeutic Area Units (TAUs) to develop master clinical trial agreements for priority sites.
    • Ensure standards are applied to the site budgeting and contracting process across project portfolios and support continuous improvement activities while developing TA-aligned strategies.
    • Stay up to date with relevant industry trends and innovations to ensure best practices in site budgeting and contracting are applied across Takeda.
    • Be a point of escalation for issues that arise in the site budgeting and contracting process, escalating to the Head of Clinical Site Startup & Engagement and keeping the relevant Clinical Operations Managers informed of escalations and resolutions.
    • Be a Subject Matter Expert and represent the SB&C team in committees and programs.EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
      • Bachelor's Degree or international equivalent required, Life Sciences or Law preferred.
      • 10+ years experience in the pharmaceutical industry or clinical research organization, including 6+ years in site contract and budget management or clinical operations.
      • Experience in people leadership and coordinating collaboration with partners, including 5+ years of line management experience.
      • Global experience required, including the ability to collaborate with team members in other locations.
      • Operational experience in clinical development with direct exposure to implementation of novel approaches in clinical development.
      • Previous experience building a team to work with important partners.
      • Multi-language skills.In accordance with the CO Equal Pay Act, Colorado Applicants Are Not Permitted to Apply.Base Salary Range: $160,000 - $229,000, based on candidate's 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.This posting is made in compliance with Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, C.R.S. 8-5-101 et seqThis position is currently classified as "remote" in accordance with Takeda's Hybrid and Remote Work policy.EEO StatementTakeda 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.LocationsMassachusetts - VirtualWorker TypeEmployeeWorker Sub-TypeRegularTime TypeFull time#LI-Remote

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