Medical Lead

Takeda Pharmaceutical

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Job Description

People First – At Takeda, we are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all people and bringing them the hope of a brighter future. It is our passion that transforms every job into meaningful action. Our people are the heart of Takeda. Our team is growing and for this we need bright minds with creativity and flexibility – what talent do you have?

We are currently seeking a Medical Lead (all genders), to be based in our local country organization in Petach Tikva.


  • Provide medical expertise for Therapeutic Area(s)/ Takeda products of responsibility to internal stakeholders (Marketing & Sales, Market access, BD)
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure effective product life cycle management, from launch strategies to lifecycle planning.
  • Support the LOC Medical Director in establishing the local Medical Strategy Plan and its implementation for the TA of responsibility
  • Support the LOC Medical Director in facilitating smooth operations in the Medical department: audit readiness, budget oversight, L&D, systems integration, design, and tracking of KPIs
  • Ensure the correct interpretation and communication of scientific data of Takeda products
  • Advocacy for patients needs and safety
  • Lead and manage medical advisors/MSLs in GI and NPP according to medical plan.


Medical/Scientific Affairs

  • Leading the development and implementation of the Strategic Medical Plan to maximize medical performance
  • The successful achievement of tactical objectives and milestones outlined within the Strategic medical plan
  • Strong understanding of the local market and close monitoring of environmental changes and competitor activities in order to be able to fine tune planned tactics;
  • Directing generation and analysis of data to seek out opportunities to support recommendations for strategic direction based on demand and market dynamics;
  • Continuously screen, review and analyse scientific literature; generate summaries & critical assessments if appropriate
  • Present the clinical evidence to internal and external stakeholders in a non-promotional way 
  • Assess scientific accuracy and validity of non-promotion material and its compliance with Takeda standards, SOPs, and national laws
  • Communicate and align with Regional and Global Medical Affairs functions
  • Develop local strategic medical plans in line with product Life Cycle Management plans and oversee execution (including the production of local publications, planning, and conduct of local Advisory Board meetings etc.)
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs)
  • Act as communication link to authors of scientific publications about Takeda products
  • Provide extensive, clear and structured briefing to external presenters/speakers at Takeda sponsored medical events, e.g. local Advisory Boards, doctors meetings
  • Identify gaps in the local clinical study program which are a hurdle for successful regulatory and/or clinical acceptance of the product and propose studies to address these issues
  • Provide medical expertise to LOC Regulatory Affairs/LOC Pharmacovigilance/LOC Quality Assurance/LOC Market Access
  • Evaluate and support local investigator initiated research proposals in alignment with global strategy and Takeda standards and SOPs
  • Budget responsibility for medical affairs activities related to TA/product
  • Other medical and scientific support duties as assigned
  • Provide medical training for allocated therapeutic area / products to Marketing & Sales
  • Provide scientific input into Marketing strategy and tactics
  • Provide medical input for development of promotion material
  • Assess scientific accuracy and validity of promotion material and its compliance with Takeda standards, SOPs and national laws and regulations

Medical Information

  • Maintain a tracking system for all unsolicited medical enquiries
  • Provide timely, accurate and balanced answers to unsolicited medical enquiries
  • Collaborate with Regional and Global Medical Information

Clinical Development

  • Develop study outline and protocol for local post-authorization (phase 4) studies sponsored by Takeda; coordinate/oversee study conduct, data analysis and disclosure, reporting/publication
  • Liaise with CRO’s and other vendors for Takeda sponsored global studies as appropriate
  • Collaborate with Global Development Operations functions (e.g. LOC Support), and support clinical study plans and processes, including pipeline products and phases 1-4.


Critical Skills and Competencies

  • Outside thinking rather inside focus; advocating patient and HCP perspective into the organization
  • Analytical, converts information into insights; uncovering unmet needs, identifying risks, barriers, and opportunities at national level
  • Communication and presentation skills, with the ability to influence with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Operations savvy: strong organizational skills, and orientation for processes management, improved productivity and data driven decisions (KPI tracking, budget oversight)
  • Compliance insights: Profound understanding of compliance and medical Ethics, ability to navigate complex situations balancing SOPs, regulations, our values, and business interests 
  • Engage others – communicate with impact: Advanced communication skills to build and shape internal and external relationships (such as KOLs.) during interactions
  • Collaboration: Establishes productive relationships and partners with others across the organization to ensure common understanding of objectives and achieve shared goals
  • Drive for Results: Holds self and others accountable for delivering on commitments that align with our short- and long-term goals, never forgetting the end result is to help patients through innovation in medicine
  • Business acumen: establishes a holistic understanding of the ‘big picture’ (i.e. the organization, marketplace, and industry) to effectively bridge the scientific and the commercial, benefiting the patient and fostering business opportunities
  • Customer centricity: Ability to understand the customers’ needs, leading complex collaborations successfully and creating genuine win-win solutions 
  • Scientific Expertise: Applying medical knowledge to add value to and uphold the scientific integrity of our products. Develops internal capabilities.
  • Interaction Excellence: Engages in a partnership through a structured and collaborative approach
  • Teaching, coaching, and guidance of MSLs according to medical plans

Education, Experience, and Skills

  • MD, PhD, or other strong Life Science qualification
  • Experience with clinical research, publication activities, congress presentations, and public speaking
  • Good knowledge of the international and local health care market, able to identify healthcare trends and related commercial opportunities.
  • Ability to influence others in a matrix setting, achieving alignment and consensus
  • Excellent skills in oral and written communication
  • Proficient in English
  • Willingness to travel abroad

Empowering our people to shine

At Takeda, we earn the trust of society and our customers through our values of Takeda-ism: Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, Perseverance. We incorporate these values in everything we do. They represent who we are and how we act. They help us make decisions that we can be proud of today and in the future. We enable our employees to develop their full potential. As a global top employer, we offer exciting career paths, promote innovation, and strive for top performance in everything we do. Takeda fosters an inclusive, collaborative, and international work environment where our teams are united by their relentless commitment to our goal of improving people’s health and creating a better future for the world. Learn more at

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At our heart are committed colleagues. We offer interested people numerous opportunities and strongly believe in, and promote, diversity, equity, and inclusion. As a company we offer roles based on merit, welcoming candidates of any gender, age, religious belief, race or ethnic origin or disability.

If you are interested in this opportunity, we look forward to receiving your application via our online tool!


Petach Tikva, Israel

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