Operations Project Lead, Trial Operations Data - Alta Petens

Location: Philadelphia, PA (19019)
Company: Takeda Pharmaceutical
Industry: IT
Job Type: Full Time
Posted: 2 days ago

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Job Description


Takeda is advancing an exciting product pipeline and wants to ensure that we have the infrastructure and talent in place to support it. Our overall goal is to get our therapeutics to patients safely and quickly via an optimized operational model and integrated clinical data pipeline.

T he Project Lead, Trial Operations Data is responsible for leading projects related to the systems, process, and governance transformation for clinical trial data as part of a transformational data program. This data program will include an integrated data flow with end-to end control of data, internalization of numerous systems and processes, broad enablement of automation and near-time data access, efficient and automated data quality checks, and enablement of disruptive technologies for next-gen trial op erations and insights. The data program will encompass all systems, platforms and tools involved in the collection, processing, review, analysis, and downstream reporting or consumption of t rial operations data and will be inclusive of all Takeda therapeutic areas and relevant business units.


The Project Lead, Trial Operations Data is expected to:

  • Manage the trial operations data transformation for clinical trial management system(s) to support Takeda R&D's vision to create a development engine and ecosystem that provides optimal operational data control and quality in a predictable, automated & cost-effective way

  • Help lead multi-faceted business process mapping to inform future-state trial operations data flow and system and architecture design; Work with other leaders to ensure business impact is well-understood and accounted for within broader future fit development workstreams

  • Support the selection and implementation of trial operations data vendors, systems, platforms, and tools to support a transformed global data program

  • Help define and embed appropriate quality oversight and governance tools and processes throughout data program in accordance with R&D policies

  • Lead the clinical trial management system(s) data transformation team and serve as a key representative for the operational data ecosystem

  • Engage with stakeholders for all systems, data models and tools within operational data ecosystem

  • Help facilitate the transition plans from former state to transformed state and contribute to future-state processes

  • Serve as a leader within Takeda and outside of Takeda with vendors and partners

  • Help shape the strategic vision for long-term delivery innovation

  • Communicate challenges and successes within project groups

  • Leverage strong leadership and interpersonal skills in managing analyst teams.


Strategic Planning and Execution:

  • Helps develop and reach trial operations data goals, priorities, plans and schedules.

  • Engages with leadership and analysis teams to ensure transformational impact

Fiscal Responsibility:

  • Manages and reports expenditures, being cognizant of variance between budgeted and actual expenditures of time, dollars, and personnel while meeting overall Takeda financial objectives.

Resource and Issue Management:

  • Helps manage internal and external resources (people, information, technologies, time, and capital) within the operational data team

  • Proactively identifies project issues before they arise and develops contingency plans; communicates project-related issues to Trial Operations Data Lead

Change Management:

  • Supports strategies for effecting change, controlling change, and helping people to adapt to change.

Matrix Team Management:

  • Provides strategic and tactical leadership across the clinical trial management systems/operational data projects


Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise:

  • Executes R&D leadership with background in clinical trial execution and operational data systems, processes and reporting


  • Inspires, motivates and drives results

  • Communicates clearly, persuasively conveying both ideas and data, verbally and in writing

Decision-making and Autonomy:

  • Provides input to highly complex decisions that impact overall trial operational data management and R&D

  • Seeks diverse input from multiple constituents and stakeholders to drive innovative solutions

  • Incorporates feedback and ensure decisions are implemented swiftly to yield flawless execution


  • Effectively represents program in negotiations with the ability to resolve conflict in a constructive manner

  • Builds strong relationships and collaborates effectively with other interfacing Takeda functions


  • Recommends, influences and implements organizational change and continuous innovation

  • Identifies opportunities and anticipates changes in the business landscape through an understanding and ongoing assessment of the environment affecting the business.

  • Serves as a role model, demonstrating respect and inclusion, creating a culture that fosters innovation


  • Works in a global ecosystem (internal and external) with a high degree of complexity

  • Recognizes broad, enterprise level perspective


  • Advanced degree with 7+ years experience?in data-related field and experience in pharmaceutical industry or health related field

  • Experience with identifying and implementing organization-wide initiatives, standards, and processes?

  • Experience within clinical trial execution and clinical trial lifecycle

  • Strong experience in process development management, inspection readiness, and clinical trial systems such as TMF and CTMS; Experience with Veeva Vault Clinical Platforms desired

  • Solid understanding of system development lifecycle requirements and of US CFR, GCP and ICH

  • Experience working in Cloud Computing environments (ex AWS, Azure, etc.)

  • Strong leadership skills with wide range of global R&D stakeholders

  • Tolerance of ambiguity and willingness to work through complex issues

  • Ability to work with global internal and external partners to achieve desired goals

  • Ability to develop solutions to complex issues and challenges

  • Promotes teamwork while working through solutions

  • In accordance with the CO Equal Pay Act, Colorado Applicants Are Not Permitted to Apply.
  • This position is currently classified as hybrid in accordance with Takeda's Hybrid and Remote Work policy.

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.

Locations Cambridge, MA Worker Type Employee Worker Sub-Type Regular Time Type Full time

Web Reference : AJF/419569829-202
Posted Date : Fri, 23 Sep 2022

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