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Counsel, Plasma-Derived Therapies Business Unit

Boston, Massachusetts
Start date
May 18, 2024

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Job Description

About the role:

Join Takeda as a Counsel, Plasma-Derived Therapies Business Unit where you will work closely with business leaders and external partners to achieve PDT’s goals while proactively identifying emerging risk and opportunity areas. You will support Global PDT with a focus on R&D and our US BioLife Plasma Services operations. As part of the Legal Counsel team, you will report to Lead Counsel for US BioLife and PDT R&D.

How you will contribute:

  • ·Advise on a diverse range of strategic PDT initiatives.

  • Counsel US BioLife operating in 37 states on a variety of legal issues confronted by a highly regulated industry that is open to the public. Additionally, partner with EU BioLife colleagues when needed

  • Provide management of litigation and disputes, in cooperation with Takeda’s Litigation department, outside counsel, and other partners.

  • Review materials developed by the Commercial, Marketing, Communications, Investor Relations, and Public Affairs teams.

  • Support PDT R&D in product development and launch preparation.

  • Provide contractual support to clients, in collaboration with global Contract lawyers.

  • Collaborate with key functions, e.g. Compliance, Privacy, Business Development, IP to provide integrated business counseling.


  • Provide decisive counsel while incorporating diverse stakeholder input and serving as a strong strategic partner to the business.

  • Engage effectively with cross-functional teams and communicate clearly.

  • Proactively identify and mitigate emerging risks and opportunities.

  • Manage complex issues, simplify abstract problems, and drive global change management.

  • Possess a willingness to learn about all areas of law, particularly the plasma industry.

  • Embrace a global, values-driven perspective, demonstrate agility in leadership, and foster diversity and inclusion with a mindset of continual learning and improvement.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Law degree and qualified to practice and in good standing in at least one jurisdiction

  • 5+ years of relevant legal experience, preferably at a highly regarded law firm and/or an in-house pharmaceutical or biotechnology company. Those with litigation, commercial, regulatory, and/or privacy backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

  • Have familiarity with general antitrust laws and experience analyzing regulations.

  • Have experience with the promotion of pharmaceutical products, bringing products to market, and relevant laws (e.g. FCA, AKS).

  • Have experience in dispute and litigation management.

  • Possess a high level of commitment to Takeda’s values and strong strategic acumen, collegiality, emotional intelligence, and communication kills

  • 5-10% travel may be required

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.


Takeda Compensation and Benefits Summary

We understand compensation is an important factor as you consider the next step in your career. We are committed to equitable pay for all employees, and we strive to be more transparent with our pay practices.

For Location:

Boston, MA

U.S. Base Salary Range:

$169,400.00 - $266,200.00

The estimated salary range reflects an anticipated range for this position. The actual base salary offered may depend on a variety of factors, including the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, specific and unique skills, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job.The actual base salary offered will be in accordance with state or local minimum wage requirements for the job location.

U.S. based employees may be eligible for short-term and/or long-termincentives. U.S.based employees may be eligible to participate in medical, dental, vision insurance, a 401(k) plan and company match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, a tuition reimbursement program, paid volunteer time off, company holidays, and well-being benefits, among others. U.S.based employees are also eligible to receive, per calendar year, up to 80 hours of sick time, and new hires are eligible to accrue up to 120 hours of paid vacation.

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.


Boston, MA

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Takeda is a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan, committed to discover and deliver life-transforming treatments, guided by our commitment to patients, our people and the planet. Takeda focuses its R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas: Oncology, Rare Genetics and Hematology, Neuroscience, and Gastroenterology (GI). We also make targeted R&D investments in Plasma-Derived Therapies and Vaccines. We are focusing on developing highly innovative medicines that contribute to making a difference in people’s lives by advancing the frontier of new treatment options and leveraging our enhanced collaborative R&D engine and capabilities to create a robust, modality-diverse pipeline. Our employees are committed to improving quality of life for patients and to working with our partners in health care in approximately 80 countries and regions.

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