Posted to MedZilla HealthCare on 11/14/2019

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Market Research Insights Lead (USBU) SR0033168-MZ


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 Market Research Insights Lead in our Cambridge, MA location.

Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As a Market Research Insights Lead working on the Market Research Insights team, you will be empowered to impact patients lives, and a typical day will include:


  • The Insights Lead will lead market research and competitive intelligence activities to support the hereditary angioedema (HAE) franchise within the U.S. Immunology Business Unit.
  • The position is responsible for having an in-depth understanding of the brands/therapeutic area and identifying opportunities and insights to drive decision-making. As a partner to the brand team, the Insights Lead will bring strategic thinking and support to the brand team.
  • This role offers a unique opportunity to work on a portfolio of products within the rare disease space and support a newly launched product that is changing the lives of patients.
  • This is an Associate Director level role and reports into the Director of Market Research.


  • The Insight Lead provides strategic oversight and guidance to help develop market research plans to leverage primary and secondary market research into business insights for key stakeholders:
  • Accurately assesses business issues faced by business stakeholders and develops the appropriate market research approach to address them.
  • Leads market research projects to support the brand strategy, including identification of market research needs, vendor selection, design, execution and interpretation of market research studies.
  • Acts as a strategic partner to the brand team, contributing to brand strategy and translating market research insights and data into actionable recommendations.
  • Proactively identifies insight needs/gaps and recommends approaches to address these needs.
  • Explores innovative techniques to address business questions.
  • Works closely with the brand team to generate a market research plan to meet brand needs, and demonstrates the ability to modify and prioritize the plan as needs change.
  • Collaborates with Global colleagues on in-line and LCM market research projects.
  • Leads U.S. competitive intelligence initiatives, specifically, interprets competitive intelligence and other relevant metrics for the Product Team, providing insights and recommendations.
  • Manages competitive intelligence efforts at key conferences.
  • Maintains an updated perspective on current and future competition, including identification and evaluation of respective competition.
  • Collaborates with U.S. Brand Team and Global colleagues to generate competitive landscape summary (e.g. for Situational Analysis).
  • Partners with the Analytics Team to support business decisions.
  • For brand planning, brings key contributions to Situational Analysis by consolidating critical/ relevant insights from yearly information-generating activities.
  • Collaborates with analytics team to incorporate both insights and analytics into actionable recommendations to the brand team.
  • Helps build and pressure-test forecasting assumptions based on market research findings.


  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent in Health Sciences or related discipline / Business Administration.
  • MBA/Pharm.D is an asset
  • 5+ years of relevant market research experience
  • Pharmaceutical/Biotech experience required
  • Driven, highly self-motivated, confident individual with desire and ability to own a high profile part of the business
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks/assignments to demanding deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Ability to influence without authority and challenge business decisions
  • High degree of creativity and innovation in developing new approaches, processes and methodologies
  • Demonstrated ability to problem-solve and implement solutions
  • Strong presentation skills with ability to effectively communicate complex concepts
  • Concise and impactful written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to effectively operate and influence cross-functionally and in a matrix environment


  • 20% travel is expected


  • 401(k) with company match
  • Tuition reimbursement Company
  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
  • Generous time off for vacation
  • Community Outreach Programs

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