Takeda Pharmaceutical

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Job Description

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as a Manager, Patient Recruitment and Retention based remotely reporting to the Director, Patient Recruitment and Retention.

At Takeda, we are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through our R&D-driven market leadership and being a values-led company. To do this, we empower our people to realize their potential through life-changing work. Certified as a Global Top Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and strive for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

Here, you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.


Patient Recruitment and Retention’s (PR&R) mission is to support the study teams in effectively planning for and achieving on-time enrollment by developing and executing innovative patient recruitment and site engagement strategies that leverage strategic partnerships, healthcare data, and technologies.
We do this by working with Takeda teams to identify where opportunities and challenges are for recruiting and retaining patients into each study. Once identified, we work with specialized patient recruitment vendors to deliver on targeted strategies and manage campaign performance throughout enrollment.


Post strategy development, lead (and support where appropriate) study-specific recruitment programs working closely with the PR&R leads (where appropriate) clinical study teams, vendors, and CRO as applicable.
Work with PR&R specialist to conduct early operational planning and research to evaluate competitive landscape, enrollment modeling, disease prevalence, site identification, and more.
Proof and edit materials during development and provide feedback on design elements and written content.
Identify new potential vendors that offer innovative solutions.
Help manage relationships with existing vendors and ensure vendors are up-to-date on Takeda SOPs and trainings.
Work cross-functionally with internal groups including External Partners, Procurement, Legal, QA&C, Patient Advocacy, and more.
Assist with developing content such as presentations, articles, and newsletters.
Support team initiatives and special projects.
Assist with miscellaneous administrative tasks related to the function.


Bachelor’s degree is required.
2 to 4 years of experience in patient engagement and recruitment discipline within a pharmaceutical company, CRO, patient recruitment vendor or similar organization, or experience in health promotions or marketing
Experience in rare disease / difficult to recruit populations a plus
Knowledge of current regulatory requirements and guidelines governing clinical research preferred
Excellent organizational, planning, and interpersonal skills. A self-starter who motivates, is detail-oriented, has tack, diplomacy, leadership skills and who has flexible and positive approach
Is time-aware and is able to challenge assumptions in order to optimize timelines, cost and quality
Able to make sound decisions and communicate recommendations after careful consideration of various courses of action, decision support data, and past experience in trial optimization
Proficient with MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)


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

Location and Salary Information:

Location(s): Remote
Base Salary Range: $130k-$145k based on candidate professional experience level.

This posting is made in compliance with Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, C.R.S. § 8-5-101 et seq.

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Massachusetts – Virtual

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