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Takeda Pharmaceuticals Community Education Specialist - Plains States in Topeka, Kansas

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Job Description

About the role:

Delivers and executes upon the patient education strategy to best support the patient community through branded and unbranded education. The Community Education Specialist is responsible for product support and helping meet the appropriate unmet educational, access and resource needs of patients who have diseases for which Takeda has a product. The educator collaborates with patient advocacy groups, marketing, and cross functional partners to ensure a ONE Takeda approach to patient education and to be a liaison to Takeda resources. You will report to the Community Education Director - West.

Plains States include: CO, WY, MT, IA, MN, NE, SD, ND

How you will contribute:

  • Supports Advocacy Chapters to determine educational needs analysis and develop strategies to educate and advance English and Spanish Language education needs for the bleeding disorders community. Provide customer feedback and act as liaison to Sales, Marketing and other internal teams on products, programs, and tools.

  • Coordination/communication of activities and identification of issues across all teams that interface with the customer (i.e. clinical consultants, field service, sales, quality) to address issues within assigned responsibilities.

  • May provide support and professional expertise to internal and external customers by providing health education which includes planning and implementing educational seminars and training programs geared towards bleeding disorder community.

  • Demonstrate clinical knowledge to support patient community with therapeutic needs.

  • Knowledge of the Bleeding Disorders community and its key stakeholders.

  • Build and models a culture of questioning and constructive challenge and collaboration to foster openness and candid dialogue among the Franchise and regions. Listens to and carefully considers other’s perspectives, especially to manage and resolve conflict.

  • As a primarily external stakeholder facing role, engagements will range from phone calls, teleconferences, and live meetings predominately within the specified geography.

  • Additional interactions on a national level will be on an as needed basis at larger conferences.

  • Generate breakthrough solutions and ideas and enable others to do the same. Draws on unexpected or seemingly unrelated ways of enterprise thinking. Incorporate stakeholder feedback to improve the business.

  • Develop educational programs to meet disease state and patient education needs.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in the health care arena preferred

  • Five years minimum experience in clinical setting, healthcare education or social services required.

  • You must live in Plains States Region required.

  • Hemophilia or bleeding disorders experience preferred.

  • Excellent English communication and presentation skills required; Spanish is a plus.

  • Analytical and problem-solving capability, along with ability to work independently.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with team members, customers, and internal and external employees at all levels.

  • Travel required 50%, including nights and weekends.

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 "remote" 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:

USA - CO - Virtual

U.S. Base Salary Range:

$108,500.00 - $170,500.00

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-term incentives. 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.


USA - CO - Virtual

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