Manager, Clinical Data Solutions

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Management, Pharmaceuticals, Support
Cambridge, MA, United States
Posted 3 weeks ago

For more than 230 years, Takeda has brought hope to people around the world through our people-centered and innovation-driven approach to science and medicine. As a global pharmaceutical leader, we focus on solving unmet needs where we can make a real difference—and on putting patients first. Our therapeutics focus is oncology, gastroenterology, and the central nervous system, as well as vaccines. MISSION: To strive towards Better Health and a Brighter Future for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine. Compensation: $0.00 N/A Job Type: Full time Education: Bachelor Experience: Senior

Job Description

Are you looking for a patient-focused company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda.  Join us as a Manager, Clinical Data Solutions in our Cambridge office.

Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a Manager working on the Clinical Data Solutions team, you will be empowered to support the Takeda portfolio and participate in oversight activities, and a typical day will include: 


Responsible for timely and high quality data management deliverables supporting the Takeda portfolio.
Confirms asset and study level strategies and services are being implemented at the study level, including the application of standards.
Conducts oversight of data management activities performed by Strategic Partners and/or other CROs and other 3rd party vendors to meet Takeda’s obligations described in ICH-GCP and Takeda’s business objectives.  Activities include from protocol synopsis through database release and submission
Contributes to the management of vendor partnerships to verify contractual assumptions in the study SOWs including the verification of monthly invoices.
Acts as a first point of contact for CRO partners seeking sponsor input on study level problem solving and decision making.
Serves as an expert for clinical data management best practices and acts as an ambassador on CDISC standards.


Participates in study level vendor oversight activities. May represents data management function on the Clinical Sub-team ensuring aligned expectations between the CRO and Takeda for all data related deliverables, especially in support of key decision points and regulatory submissions.
Serves as a first point of contact for CROs partners when collaboration is needed to ensure established milestones and deliverables are met with the highest degree of quality.
Partners with appropriate stakeholders and CRO partners to mitigate and resolve risks.
Acts as a process expert for operational and oversight models.
Maintains SOPs, process maps and templates and timelines to support functions operational and oversight models.
May prepare metrics to support the function’s KPIs.
Tracks study deliverables and evaluates study metrics to mitigate risk for major data management deliverables and milestones.
Confirms archival and inspection readiness of all Data Management Trial Master File (TMF) documents
Verifies external Data Management SOWs and timelines to ensure accuracy of invoices, investigates variances and supports forecasting. 
Participates in preparing function for submission readiness and may represent function in a formal inspection or audit.
Other duties as assigned


BS/BA required preferably in a health-related, life science area and with a minimum of 6 years data management and/or drug development experience.
Proven track record of strong project management skills and experience managing data management activities for large drug development programs
Experience with all phases of development and at least 2 therapeutic areas.
Ability to handle multiple development programs simultaneously.
NDA/CTD Experience.
Strong knowledge of electronic data capture and data warehouse technologies as applied to clinical trials.
Strong working knowledge of (e)CRF design and data management functions/activities as applied to standards library development and maintenance.
Good understanding of CDISC standards, and experience implementing standards.
Strong knowledge of clinical study reporting requirements including SAS programming.
Advanced knowledge of office software (Microsoft Office).
Solid understanding of clinical trial documents (protocols, statistical analysis plans, CRFs, study reports) and processes.
Advanced knowledge of FDA and ICH regulations and industry standards and quality control principles.
Experience in medical coding in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry including knowledge of coding tools.
Good working knowledge of general statistical programming processes and practices. Advanced knowledge of medical terminology, medical coding, laboratory reference ranges, clinical diagnostic procedures, anatomy/physiology and nature of disease processes.
Demonstrated strong matrix leadership and communication skills
Able to influence without authority
Excellent teamwork, organizational, interpersonal, conflict resolution and problem-solving skills
Entrepreneurial and innovative; takes measured risks; thinks outside the box; challenge the status quo
Pragmatic and support change
Is comfortable with ambiguity


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Ability to sit and stand for long periods of time.
Carrying, handling and reaching for objects.
Manual dexterity to operate office equipment i.e. computers, phones, etc.


Requires approximately 5-20 % travel, including overnight and international travel to other Takeda sites, strategic partners, and therapeutic area required travel.


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 Programs

Application Questions

  • Do you have a BS/BA preferably in a health-related, life science area and with a minimum of 6 years data management and/or drug development experience?
  • Tell me about an experience you have had with oversight of external collaborators / vendors. (What did it mean, how did you go about it, what is the evidence you produced?)
  • Please describe your phase experience
  • Tell me about a time you had to work cross-functionally to solve a problem that arose. What was your approach to the issue?
  • This position is based in Cambridge, MA. Would you be able to relocate? This is not a remote position.

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