Booz Allen Hamilton | Associate Director, GDO Business Insights and Analytics – REMOTE | Boston, MA | United States | | 11/16/2022

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Job Location: Boston, MA

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Job Description

OBJECTIVES/PURPOSE: Jyotish Jyotish - Career & Life Prediction
  • Build and lead a team of business analysts to support decision making across GDO functions and enable fast and predictable delivery of clinical trials through operational analytics, data science methodology, and reporting.

  • Drive the operational analytics and reporting strategy related to development of tools for GDO functions, bespoke operational insights and dashboards for study teams, and coordinating predictive modelling solutions for high-priority problem statements with Takeda functions and external vendors.

  • Liaise with GDO Leadership Teams to translate their strategic and operational priorities into effective analytical plans to measure success and effectively articulate business impact

  • Liaise with various internal and external groups (Study Execution Teams, Clinical Operations, Innovation & Data, Global Patient Safety Evaluation, Therapeutic Area Units, regions, CROs, and external vendors) to ensure proper development, deployment, and adoption of platform analytics to inform study planning, execution and reporting.

  • Lead systematic professional development and provide strong support for direct reports


  • Responsible for leading the development, execution and adoption of business intelligence, reporting, bespoke analytics and predictive modelling deliverables.

  • Responsible for identifying, standardizing, and operationalizing high-value analytics deliverables that support the long-term trial design and delivery

  • Responsible for partnering with GDO business function leads and study teams to evaluate feasibility of bespoke analytics to support specific trial needs, translate business requirements into actionable analytics projects, and provision adequate access to required data sources.

  • Responsible for ensuring compliance of assigned staff to training of quality standards (including Takeda SOPs, ICH GCP, and local regulations) and inspection readiness in execution of Takeda studies and trials.

  • Responsible for training, coaching and mentoring Business Analysts and overseeing coaching of new hires in navigating career progression options within Takeda.

  • Maintain a positive, results orientated work environment, building partnerships and modelling teamwork, communicating to the teams and stakeholders in an open, balanced and objective manner.

  • Supports functional strategic initiatives and processes Act as a role model for Takeda’s values

  • Supports Head of Business Analytics & Insights in identifying high-priority problem statements and coordinating analytics solutions with Takeda functions and external vendors.

  • Evaluates, recommends, and communicates appropriate data visualization best practices, predictive models/techniques, and industry knowledge to other team members.

  • Provide hands-on expertise and works collaboratively to design and execute bespoke analytics to support specific trial needs as required

  • Responsible for leading, managing workflow and resource utilization, including: Ensure timely and high-quality business analytics and reporting deliverables in support of Takeda’s portfolio. Prioritization of support requests and coordination of timeline expectations between Business Analysts and GDO stakeholders to balance criticality of support with team capacity. Ensure Business Analysts are appropriately resourced, connected, and empowered to deliver on assigned analytics requests and projects. Accountable for maintaining portfolio market intelligence and analytics for portfolio analysis, including liaising with external data vendors.

  • Serve as Subject Matter Expert for operational analytics and reporting, business intelligence, and data visualization for internal initiatives and projects; act as point of escalation for resolution of emergent issues pertaining these areas


  • Combines business acumen with a deep understanding of data, data engineering, and analytics methods and technologies pertaining to operational data from clinical trials

  • Delivers solutions which drive industrialized integration into business processes and operations

  • Leads or contributes to analytics initiatives and complex problem solving in the areas of business analytics and machine learning.

  • Understand current and emerging landscape of how analytical methods and platforms address key business needs

  • The ability to drive forward advanced technology and data strategies that are applied in high tech environments and translate them into value building data solutions and engagements. This also requires working with the team to execute and the organizations to understand what is possible and where to apply them.

  • The ability to create and drive an analytics strategy that spans across multiple divisions and extract insights to allow leadership to make better decisions.

  • Develop working relationships with internal groups, external collaborators, strategic vendors, service providers and universities to keep up to date and continue to introduce and verify viability of new methods as they are developed and applied.

  • Proactive and able to handle complexity within a matrix environment, able to interact with senior stakeholders and aware/adaptive of/to cultural differences.

  • Works with GDO line functions to develop, plan, and manage bespoke analytics and machine learning initiatives to stakeholders across the organization.


Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise:

  • Thorough knowledge of pharmaceutical industry and deep understanding of drug development from research through commercialization

  • Thorough knowledge of data visualization, business intelligence platforms, building measures and metrics and developing reporting solutions

  • Ability to serve as a “translator” between clinical development problems to analytics solutions and to lead others to learn this skill

  • Experience in leading global teams

  • Sufficient knowledge of communication tools including online meeting and virtual meeting platforms to optimize communication and information exchange in a global environment


  • Demonstrated ability to work across functions, regions and cultures

  • Enterprise level leadership with the ability to inspire, motivate and drive results

  • Excellent communicator, able to persuasively convey both ideas and data, verbally and in writing

  • Proven skills as an effective team player who can engender credibility and confidence within and outside the company

  • Ability to distill complex issues and ideas down to simple comprehensible terms

  • Embraces and demonstrates a diversity and inclusion mindset and models these behaviors for the organization.

Decision-making and Autonomy:

  • Broad decision-making responsibilities

  • Ability to make highly complex decisions that impact the enterprise

  • Accountable for decision making for designated function

  • Ability to incorporate feedback and ensure decisions are based on predictable delivery

  • Accountable for designing and implementing vision and strategy for designated scope


  • Ability to manage stakeholders across a highly matrixed organization

  • Effectively navigates the changing external and internal environment and leads others through change by creating an inspiring and engaging workplace

  • Effectively represent Takeda in High-level negotiations with the ability to resolve conflict in a constructive manner

  • Ability to build strong partnerships and drive role clarity with other interfacing Takeda functions


  • Visionary and forward-thinking with the ability to influence and effectively drive organizational change and continuous innovation

  • Comfortable challenging the status quo and bringing forward innovative solutions


  • Ability to work in a global ecosystem (internal and external) with a high degree of complexity

  • Knowledge across therapeutic areas, indications, and/or modalities is highly desirable.


  • Bachelors’ Degree or international equivalent in Life Sciences, Computer Sciences, Mathematics, or similar quantitative discipline required; advanced degree preferred.

  • 8+ years of applicable business intelligence, data visualization, and/or drug development experience; global experience and experience in drug development strongly preferred

  • 4+ years of line management experience including management of staff across multiple sites/regions; experience in implementing large scale initiatives and building capabilities desired

  • Experience in people leadership, managing global teams and coordinating collaboration with cross-functional teams; experience managing a data or BI team highly advantageous

  • Experience working directly with business stakeholders to translate between business requirements and data required

  • Experience working with IT partners and vendors for business solutions desired

  • Strong strategic thinking, planning, execution, and communication skills, ability to act at operational and strategic levels

  • Global/international experience required, including ability to collaborate with colleagues and staff in other locations

  • Operational experience in pharmaceutical drug development with significant direct exposure to clinical development

  • Healthcare business acumen with a comprehensive understanding of the pharmaceutical industry highly advantageous


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

  • Base Salary Range: $143,500.00 to $205,000.00, based on candidate professional experience level. Employees may also be eligible for Short Term and Long-Term Incentive benefits as well. Employees are eligible to participate in Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401(k), Charitable Contribution Match, Holidays, Personal Days & Vacation, Tuition Reimbursement Program and Paid Volunteer Time Off.

  • This position is currently classified as “remote” in accordance with Takeda’s Hybrid and Remote Work policy.


  • 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


EEO Statement

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