Associate Director, Data Operations

Bio-Life Plasma, LLC

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Lexington, MA

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Job Description

About the role:

As the Associate Director, Data Operations, you will lead the review and recommendation of data tools and platforms for the USBU. You will partner with the business to assess business needs and work across stakeholders to continue to assess external environment and mission-critical to the business. In addition, you will provide thought leadership and technical expertise on evaluating data tools and platforms that can be leveraged across the USBU. You will also provide direction and guidance for the director in the ownership, on behalf of the USBU, for data systems such as data warehouses, data flows, data QC tools, data onboarding checks and processes and any issues related to these systems, setting direction and strategy for these capabilities and providing industry perspective on how they can be optimized. This work will allow data users to be successful in their analytics and reporting work.

How you will contribute:

  • Drives for an overall data systems strategy and approach for choosing, implementing and ensuring proper usage of data systems by creating a roadmap and partnering with data governance on SOPs that enable the organization to have effective data movement to proper systems

  • Sets direction for the criteria and process for leveraging data QC and processing tools for the USBU

  • Provides expertise in the components of the data systems and their applicability across the USBU and potentially in partnership with medical and R&D as required

  • Provides guidance ad drives for decisions using industry best practices for Data Tools and Platforms

  • Drives decision making for tools based on expertise regarding pros and cons of tools and platforms with ability to provide evidence-based recommendation meeting a wide variety of business partner needs

  • Create guidance and partner with the governance team around the chosen data tools / platforms across the US to ensure consistency and non-duplicative efforts

  • Drives data tools and platforms adoption to ensure implementation and appropriate use

  • Directs the to team through prioritization to manage projects and customer relationships of critical importance

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in in a technical or analytical field such as statistics, operations research, industrial engineering, computer science, economics, math, etc.

  • 7+ years of progressive experience in data management and governance and/or Commercial Sales Operations/Analytics experience with demonstrated ability to analyze, interpret and explain systems and approaches for customer data and product data to enable business decisions.

  • Experience as acting as a liaison with IT on data projects.

  • Must have strong knowledge of relevant internal and external data sources within the pharmaceutical data ecosystem.

  • Experience in setting up an ecosystem of partners bringing together various sources of data.

  • Health care business acumen with a comprehensive understanding of the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Must have experience in work flow/information processing.

  • Must possess experience managing multiple, complex projects involving cross-functional teams.

  • Knowledge of Master Data Management (MDM), data governance, and data quality business processes, solutions, methodologies.

  • Experience with 3rd party pharmaceutical data like IQVIA (IMS Health) Sales Data (DDD, Xponent, NSP, NPA), Affiliation (HCOS), APLD (Medical Claims), and Specialty pharmacy data.

What Takeda can offer you:

  • Comprehensive Healthcare: Medical, Dental, and Vision

  • Financial Planning & Stability: 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan

  • 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 and company match of charitable contributions

  • Family Planning Support

  • Flexible Work Paths

  • Tuition reimbursement

More about us:

At Takeda, we are transforming patient care through the development of novel specialty pharmaceuticals and best in class patient support programs. Takeda is a patient-focused company that will inspire and empower you to grow through life-changing work.

Certified as a Global Top Employer, Takeda offers stimulating careers, encourages innovation, and strives for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

This position is currently classified as "hybrid" in accordance with Takeda's Hybrid and Remote Work policy.

In accordance with the CO Equal Pay Act, Colorado Applicants Are Not Permitted to Apply.

EEO Statement

Takeda 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.


Lexington, MA

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