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Field Medical Director Japan,  

Takeda (company)

Posted on : 10 February 2017

Project Description

  • The Field Medical Director (FMD) will serve as the medical and clinical expert for the specified therapeutic area (TA).
  • The FMD will focus on external peer-to-peer and other relevant stakeholder engagement and overseeing the education for Field Medical Team (FMT).

  • Serve as the TA medical and clinical expert working collaboratively with the FMT to engage medical peers and other key external stakeholders.
  • Lead and execute Medical Advisory Boards in order to understand and address unmet medical needs.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with relevant Professional Associations to further develop the profession, education and create visibility and awareness for company..
  • Contribute to the education of FMT, such as Journal Club, etc
  • Support medical and scientific TA/product initiatives within a matrix environment including oversight and execution of Medical Affairs Company Sponsored Studies (MACS) and Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR). 
  • Provide input to confidential New Business Development opportunities within the respective therapeutic area of expertise, as required.
  • Provide support for departmental initiatives that further our business, and support other departments within company such as New Product Planning, Government Affairs, etc.
  • Indirectly, oversee the medical review and sign off of promotional pieces in support of the Medical-Regulatory-Legal committee for products within the specific therapeutic area.
  • Provide scientific insight and medical expertise in the development of medical, research and commercial strategy for assigned compounds by participating in cross functional committees, as needed. 
  • Provide medical direction and review for pre and post launch regulatory strategies (which may include label (PI), protocols, Supplemental NDA s, etc), as needed.
  • Perform medical and scientific review of investigator initiated study proposals, as required.
  • Other medical and scientific support duties as assigned.

Employee Benefits
  • Allowances: Commutation, Housing, Overtime Work etc. 
  • Holidays: Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays, May Day, 
  • Year-End Holidays etc. (approx. 123 days in a year) 
  • Paid Leaves: Annual Paid Leave, Special Paid Leave, Refresh Leave, 
  • Maternity Leave, Childcare Leave, Family Nursing Leave, Philanthropy Leave.

Scientific expertise:
  • Applies medical knowledge and product expertise to add value and uphold the integrity of company  products within the research and medical community. 
  • Ability to articulately and professionally communicate data both orally and in writing. 
  • Ability to analyze a wide variety of scientific data and translates these data into relevant scientific communication.

Collaborative leadership: 
  • Communicates and partners with internal and external stakeholders to lead productively within a matrix organization and maximize team effectiveness.
  • Ability to capture knowledge within the organization; improves solutions, processes, and deliverables through use of information; improves information capital by contributing experience, theories, deliverables and models for others to use.
  • Demonstrates ability to use confidence, decisiveness and a willingness to listen to, influence and engage others in the accomplishment of functional goals..

Compliance insights
  • Applies compliance expertise and insights in every activity and to navigate and explain the options and constraints within an increasingly compliance driven environment.
  • Ability to predict broad-based changes in business partner environment and translate them into functional strategies to continually meet business partner needs.

Strategic vision
Applies expertise, insights and holistic understanding of the big picture to play a key role in strategic planning and decision making processes

Business acumen
  • Establishes a broad understanding of the internal and external environment.
  • This includes understanding of the pharmaceutical industry, regulatory processes, and healthcare environment. 
  • Applies company s core business capabilities to the organization meet goals and objectives.

  • MD degree with relevant clinical practice, research, academic and/or pharmaceutical industry experience. 
  • Experience with clinical research, publication activities, congress presentations, and public speaking.

  • Board certification in therapeutic area related to the position.
  • Medical Affairs or R&D experience
  • Good command of English language with the ability to engage in scientific discussions and a TOEIC score above 800.

Maintain minimum standards of education/certification in individual professional discipline.

  • Manual dexterity required to operate office equipment (i.e. computers
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time
  • Carrying, handling, and reaching for objects

  • Ability to drive to or fly to various meetings/client sites.
  • Overnight travel, including some weekend commitments. 
  • Travel may vary depending on geography.



Tokyo Japan

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