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Product Manager, Development Technology

Company: Takeda Pharmaceutical
Location: Somerville
Posted on: May 9, 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 Takeda's and . I further attest that all information I submit in my employment application is true to the best of my knowledge.Job DescriptionTitle: Product Manager, Development TechnologyAre you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as a Product Manager, Development Technology in our Cambridge, MA office.At Takeda, we are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through our R&D-driven market leadership and being a values-led company. To do this, we empower our people to realize their potential through life-changing work. Certified as a Global Top Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and strive for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.Here, you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.As a Product Manager on the Development Technology team, you will be empowered to manage key relationships between the business stakeholders and RD Technology and deliver on business opportunities and outcomes. In this role, you will contribute to Takeda's mission by leading the development of one or multiple product strategies. A typical day will include:POSITION OBJECTIVES:

  • Lead the development of one or multiple product strategies, fitting into long-term roadmaps and drive the product priority-setting of capabilities and features in response to business needs aligned with IT architecture, deployment and product and release management.
  • Proactively monitor and maintain product related end-to-end customer/business experiences and influence relevant stakeholders to support and deliver successful product releases.
  • Partners with peers within IT to drive continuous improvement of service processes, user experiences and application optimization aligned with business stakeholders.
  • Manage the key relationships between the business stakeholders and IT to deliver on business opportunities and outcomes and, to drive continuous delivery of value using agile IT life cycle management from product prototyping, development, optimizations, and renewals to product terminations.POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES:
    • Engage and align with business stakeholders and IT on current business plans, strategies and future opportunities and developments, providing product recommendations to build a pipeline of meaningful releases.
    • Manage and influence key stakeholders across business and technology, to develop and convey product visions.
    • Ensure and drive the development of a product vision, strategy and roadmap whilst aligning key stakeholders based capability and features needs.
    • Maintain- and serve as the communicator- of the product vision.
    • Use broad knowledge of IT, new and established technology developments and consult with key players to enhance products, to define products, to develop prototypes and to develop a roadmap for ongoing and new product developments.
    • Lead and guide the development of products by using persuasion and negotiating skills to reach agreement on approach, development and implementation.
    • Lead and manage the Product Life Cycle(s) for the business, by translating potential pipeline products to agile development project, work closely with development teams to create new business product releases focusing on additional and/or new functionality, product simplification and to increase transparency.
    • Drive the product planning fitting in long-term roadmaps and aligned with short-term release plans. -
    • Drive prioritization of the product backlog to keep agile teams unblocked and aligned.
    • Participate and lead gathering of research to identify articulated and non-articulated product needs (in terms of Personas, problem-set, solution-space).
    • Closely monitor product portfolios and business composition, gather relevant data to continuously gain new insight and adjust roadmaps, offering to optimize performance and effectiveness.
    • Manage and take responsibility for sustainability of the end-to-end customer experience of products developed.
    • Estimate approximate workload requirements and timeline predictions for several to many professionals and continuously monitor and prioritize product developments and workflow and capacity to deliver the most significant value to the product users.
    • Communicate issues and successes up and down in the project groups, IT and the business.
    • Oversee and manage product budgets established in consultation with stakeholders by balancing resources, vision development, prototyping and sustain product teams to deliver and maintain the product.
    • Continually monitor and refine the product and lead and influence the performing service management and expert opportunities to optimize use experiences.EDUCATION, BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS: Required:
      • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in a scientific discipline, computer science or business administration is preferred.
      • 6 years or more of relevant professional experience in research of development business lines, Product Management, IT service delivery or related area.
      • Professional in-depth knowledge of product management in pharmaceutical industry.
      • Experience in stakeholder relationship management. Influential in orchestrating key stakeholders and product teams to turn product vision into reality.
      • Excellent oral and written communication skills, business acumen, and enterprise knowledge.
      • Extensive experience in design or in implementing solutions or products and preferable experienced in quality improvement.
      • Understand design thinking and can explain and convince stakeholders.
      • Work with virtual/agile teams in different locations, aligning and adapting different work, culture and communication styles.
      • Extensive Project management experience.Preferred:
        • Master's Degree
        • Familiarity working in a lean and agile software delivery team is preferred.
        • Working knowledge of Pharmacovigilance(PV) Systems such as ARGUS, Axway and Cognos reporting is preferred.
        • Experience with the design and development of pharmaceutical life science products.
        • Able to think counterproductive, out of the box and is able to convince stakeholders.
        • Hands-on experience of authoring User Stories, experience with dev-ops tool set such as JIRA & Confluence as well as Product Management tools (Aha!)LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: WHAT TAKEDA CAN OFFER YOU:
          • 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
          • Tuition reimbursement Company match of charitable contributions
          • 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 ProgramsEmpowering Our People to ShineDiscover more at takedajobs.comNo Phone Calls or Recruiters Please.#LI-JV1EEO 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.LocationsBoston, MAWorker TypeEmployeeWorker Sub-TypeRegularTime TypeFull time

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