Takeda Pharmaceuticals Governance Operations Manager in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. At Takeda, you will make an impact on people’s lives—including your own.


This position is responsible for ensuring operational excellence within the Portfolio Governance function. Specific responsibilities include the following:

  • Governance planning: Partner with R&D and business development organizations to identify upcoming PRC decisions; manage operational aspects of governance meetings with executive participation across R&D, Global Commercial and Regional and Specialty Business Units.

  • Governance meeting execution: Partner with Senior Director, Portfolio Governance, to ensure successful execution of meetings in a manner that supports robust meeting discussion and effective decision-making.

  • Ongoing governance refinement: Proactively identify opportunities for streamlining and optimizing governance processes as R&D organization evolves


Governance planning

  • Develop and implement processes for proactively soliciting upcoming PRC decisions from R&D and business development organizations

  • Review operational variance reports in order to proactively identify assets that may need to return to PRC to obtain approvals on variance.

  • Plan governance meetings, balancing requests from multiple executive-level stakeholders and ensuring that portfolio decisions occur in a timely manner that allows business operations to continue seamlessly.

Governance meeting execution

  • Assist with creation of governance meeting briefing documents and meeting minutes

  • Ensure that all PRC members and key stakeholder have access to governance meeting materials

  • Manage governance electronic review decision process

  • Manage ongoing governance action item log; follow-up with teams and individuals in organization as needed to document action item completion

Ongoing governance refinement:

  • Through interactions with key stakeholders, proactively identify improvements that may streamline governance business processes and/or improve overall quality of governance meetings

  • Execute governance refinement initiatives


Bachelor’s Degree science or business-related field required. Advanced science or business degree preferred.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Ability to articulate and establish processes with cross-functional impact

  • Ability to balance multiple requests from key stakeholders and diplomatically resolve conflict

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks of varied complexity simultaneously

  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and SharePoint


  • Project Management Professional certification with PMI desired


  • May work at a computer for several hours at a time.


  • May travel domestically and internationally.

  • Approximately 10% travel is required.


  • 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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Job: *Research and Development

Title: Governance Operations Manager

Location: MA-Cambridge

Requisition ID: 1700744