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Takeda Pharmaceuticals Patient Recruitment and Retention Lead in Topeka, Kansas

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Patient Recruitment and Retention Lead

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company to inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as a Patient Recruitment and Retention Lead 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 accomplish their potential through life-changing work. Certified as a Global Top Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and work toward excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an unwavering commitment to provide Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

Here, you will be an important contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.


  • Oversee and provide quality patient engagement and recruitment services that allow study teams to meet patient enrollment goals.

  • Work to deploy new processes, methodologies, data and technologies for future implementation.


  • Oversee execution of patient recruitment deliverables by Specialist and other team members regarding operational planning activities supporting clinical project teams building phase 2 through phase 4 clinical research studies including:

  • Early operational planning

  • Protocol synopsis feasibility assessments

  • Site identification

  • Enrollment forecasting and modeling

  • Recruitment support strategies (e.g. central recruitment)

  • Recruitment and retention plans

  • Ensure delivery of high-quality and finalize subject recruitment and retention plans in collaboration with the Takeda clinical project teams/study team and contracted supplier(s) before First Patient First Visit.

  • Report on and apply best-practice examples and lessons learned regarding recruitment and retention practices.

  • With Team Lead, performs co-management of Recruitment Vendor Management Strategy (RVMS) to:

  • Manage quantitative decision support framework for strategy development, vendor selection, and objective setting.

  • Manage contract and vendor relationship framework to align with adherence to RVRM and quantitative decision support framework.

  • Attend Relationship Management Committees with recruitment vendors to assess and communicate the effectiveness of these relationships to applicable recruitment strategies.

  • Systematically evaluate and communicate financial impact of specialist vendor (recruitment and retention) and recruitment strategies to important partners.

  • Build daily delivery of activities as described above supporting clinical programs ( e.g. including delivery of decision support data and methodologies for protocol development, site selection and management of recruitment support vendors.

  • Support Director with activities related to:

  • Process improvement and mapping

  • Training

  • Inter-departmental collaboration (e.g. Compliance, DSI technologies)

  • Vet new 3rd party providers or patient engagement models

  • Internal performance metrics


  • Bachelor's Degree.

  • 5 or more years of experience in patient recruitment with evidence of increasing responsibility within a pharmaceutical company, CRO or similar organization.

  • Expertise in developing recruitment and retention strategies, country/site identification, and generation of material and trial metrics.

  • Successful leadership, and development of large, diverse globally dispersed teams experience.

  • Knowledge of leading edge trial optimization vendors, tools, and methods.

  • Knowledge of current regulatory requirements and guidelines governing clinical research.

  • Experience in process design and improvement .

  • Understanding of clinical trials, relevant knowledge of GCP/ICH and applicable global regulations with regard to trial optimization strategies.


  • Base Salary Range: $160,000 to $180,000. Employees may also be eligible for Short Term and Long-Term Incentive benefits. 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.

  • The final salary offered for this position may take into account a number of factors including, but not limited to, location, skills, education, and experience.

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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