Posted to MedZilla HealthCare on 12/9/2018

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Director, Device Development R0003625-MZ


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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 Director, Device Development in our Cambridge office.

Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a Director, Device Development working on the Device Development team, you will be empowered to lead a world class team and a long term strategy in Pharmaceutical Sciences. A typical day will include:


  • Lead the global Takeda device development group, a team of engineers and scientists that manage the design and development of medical devices and combination products for Takeda s pipeline assets.
  • Drive long term strategy and vision for the device development group
  • Lead teams to evaluate and select appropriate device technologies for Takeda s pipeline assets
  • Lead cross functional teams that manage device development strategy and execution
  • Manage relationships with key vendors and assists with strategic aspects of vendor negotiations
  • Monitor device competitive landscape and update Takeda s strategic direction accordingly
  • Build relationships and shared vision with long term stakeholders in pharmaceutical sciences, device quality, commercial marketing, regulatory, clinical development, and global commercial manufacturing and supply chain
  • Lead cross functional team to develop human factors and usability strategies
  • Manage team members who oversee GMP manufacturing of clinical devices and combination products
  • Manage team members that develop a broad range of combination products including syringes, autoinjectors, pens, patches, wearable injectors, and connected devices
  • Monitor current regulatory trends and expectations and update project development plans and strategies accordingly


  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or related fields
  • Bachelors degree with 20+ years relevant industry experience or
  • Masters degree with 15+ years relevant industry experience or
  • PhD with 10+ relevant industry experience
  • Extensive experience in developing combination products under Design Control (21CFR820) and ISO 14791 requirements
  • Experience managing relationships with external design, development and cGMP manufacturing partners
  • Experience interacting with global regulatory agencies, experience commercializing combination products preferred
  • Strong leadership and communications skills
  • Extensive experience managing device engineers and leading cross functional teams


  • 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

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Boston, MA

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