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"Otsuka-people dare to dream and we take the road less traveled to influence the future."

Kevin Donovan

SVP, OTSUKA-PEOPLE, BUSINESS SERVICES & COMMUNICATIONS

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Dir Market Access National Account – Non Retail
ResponsibilitiesThis position will be responsible for representing OAPI with targeted non-retail national Market Access accounts: Group Purchasing Organizations (GPO), Long Term Care organizations (LTC), Veterans Administration (VA), Department of Defense (DOD), and Indian Health Services headquarters. This includes interacting with all levels within the targeted accounts, to include but not limited to C-Level, Medical Directors, Quality Management, key Network Provider Organizations and Contract. National Account Director Non-Retail will ensure profitable access across the portfolio while enabling pull-through execution with the internal matrix. This role reports to Senior Director Market Access, National Accounts.Essential Functions:• Represent OAPI and OAPI Brands to assigned Payers to include:• Ability to articulate compelling unbranded and branded messaging within PI labeling• Establish OAPI as thought leader in Behavioral Health within assigned accounts• Serve as the knowledge broker to the assigned accounts on OAPI therapeutic areas, US Healthcare Landscape and Access segments of the business• Foster deep customer relationships & collaboration within the account and OAPI assets to include: Sr. Leadership, Medical, HEOR and C&P• Help build compelling Brand Value Propositions that will resonate with our largest and most complex customers• Provide detailed Brand clinical information (approved reprints)• Share approved Health Economic Data and Models• Demonstrate experience to further customer engagement by providing insights/expertise in relevant Therapeutic Areas• Leverage and Champion core Market Access resources and sales planning tools• Serve as the Market Access point between OAPI and Internal/External Customers to include:• Enable robust account strategy development as part of the Market Access Strategy Planning Cycle as well as Senior level strategic planning,• Lead and bring customer insights into strategic discussions for the OAPI’s internal team while creating innovative and profitable contract proposal that enable portfolio access and exceptional GTN management• Serve as a role model while leading discussions on customer insights on behavioral trends, market conditions, and changes in formulary/medical policies• Provide exceptional leadership during MML/HEOR/Marketing team interactions with Customers to include unique MML engagements and relationship building with peers• Collaborate with Market Access Regional Account Managers/Sales Regional Business Director/District Business Managers/Manufacturer partners to optimize business performance and/or manage complex business risks and issues• Engage with Otsuka Government Affairs and Advocacy to help shape policy input and direction execution against opportunities and threats in area of responsibility• Ensure Account Management CRM tool are up to date with all account activities and Business Plans are robust and up to date• Review and correct Formulary information monthly via MMIT data• Conduct all activities in compliance with all applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations as well as company policieQualificationsQualifications:• Bachelor’s degree, payer experience preferred (GPO, LTC, VA/DOD)• Five or more years of demonstrated success in account management or B2B experience• Exceptional track record in business to business negotiations.• Proven track record of consistently meeting or exceeding quantitative and qualitative targets • Ability to work effectively within cross-functional teams and in an environment of rapid change.• Excellent written, organizational and verbal communication skills a must.• Proficient in MS Office products including PowerPoint, Word, Access and Excel.Physical Requirements:• Flexible location – must have convenient access to an airport providing efficient and economical travel• Travel requirement: 50-60%OverviewAt Otsuka, we defy limitation, so that others can too. We have an unwavering belief in doing more. In transcending expectations. In going above and beyond—under any circumstances—for patients, families, providers, and for each other. It’s this deep-rooted dedication that drives us to uncover answers to complex, underserved medical needs, so that patients can push past the limitations of their disease and achieve more than they thought was possible each and every day.We believe that the bigger the challenge, the bigger the opportunity. We are doing everything in our power to live up to our mission of creating new products for better health worldwide in two important therapeutic categories: neuroscience and nephrology.Our culture is rooted in our Japanese heritage and almost 100-year history. Otsuka-people live by the core principles of Jissho – the achievement, completion, and discovery of truth; and Sozosei – pursuing that which only Otsuka is capable of delivering. We approach our business and overcome challenges through perseverance, unconventional thinking and humility. Learn more about Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company on its global website at http://www.otsuka.co.jp/en. Learn more about Otsuka in the U.S. at www.otsuka-us.com. Disclaimer:  This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the people assigned to this position. It is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to the position. Otsuka reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary. Otsuka is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status, or any protected status.
Dir Market Access National Account – Non Retail
ResponsibilitiesThis position will be responsible for representing OAPI with targeted non-retail national Market Access accounts: Group Purchasing Organizations (GPO), Long Term Care organizations (LTC), Veterans Administration (VA), Department of Defense (DOD), and Indian Health Services headquarters. This includes interacting with all levels within the targeted accounts, to include but not limited to C-Level, Medical Directors, Quality Management, key Network Provider Organizations and Contract. National Account Director Non-Retail will ensure profitable access across the portfolio while enabling pull-through execution with the internal matrix. This role reports to Senior Director Market Access, National Accounts.Essential Functions:• Represent OAPI and OAPI Brands to assigned Payers to include:• Ability to articulate compelling unbranded and branded messaging within PI labeling• Establish OAPI as thought leader in Behavioral Health within assigned accounts• Serve as the knowledge broker to the assigned accounts on OAPI therapeutic areas, US Healthcare Landscape and Access segments of the business• Foster deep customer relationships & collaboration within the account and OAPI assets to include: Sr. Leadership, Medical, HEOR and C&P• Help build compelling Brand Value Propositions that will resonate with our largest and most complex customers• Provide detailed Brand clinical information (approved reprints)• Share approved Health Economic Data and Models• Demonstrate experience to further customer engagement by providing insights/expertise in relevant Therapeutic Areas• Leverage and Champion core Market Access resources and sales planning tools• Serve as the Market Access point between OAPI and Internal/External Customers to include:• Enable robust account strategy development as part of the Market Access Strategy Planning Cycle as well as Senior level strategic planning,• Lead and bring customer insights into strategic discussions for the OAPI’s internal team while creating innovative and profitable contract proposal that enable portfolio access and exceptional GTN management• Serve as a role model while leading discussions on customer insights on behavioral trends, market conditions, and changes in formulary/medical policies• Provide exceptional leadership during MML/HEOR/Marketing team interactions with Customers to include unique MML engagements and relationship building with peers• Collaborate with Market Access Regional Account Managers/Sales Regional Business Director/District Business Managers/Manufacturer partners to optimize business performance and/or manage complex business risks and issues• Engage with Otsuka Government Affairs and Advocacy to help shape policy input and direction execution against opportunities and threats in area of responsibility• Ensure Account Management CRM tool are up to date with all account activities and Business Plans are robust and up to date• Review and correct Formulary information monthly via MMIT data• Conduct all activities in compliance with all applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations as well as company policieQualificationsQualifications:• Bachelor’s degree, payer experience preferred (GPO, LTC, VA/DOD)• Five or more years of demonstrated success in account management or B2B experience• Exceptional track record in business to business negotiations.• Proven track record of consistently meeting or exceeding quantitative and qualitative targets • Ability to work effectively within cross-functional teams and in an environment of rapid change.• Excellent written, organizational and verbal communication skills a must.• Proficient in MS Office products including PowerPoint, Word, Access and Excel.Physical Requirements:• Flexible location – must have convenient access to an airport providing efficient and economical travel• Travel requirement: 50-60%OverviewAt Otsuka, we defy limitation, so that others can too. We have an unwavering belief in doing more. In transcending expectations. In going above and beyond—under any circumstances—for patients, families, providers, and for each other. It’s this deep-rooted dedication that drives us to uncover answers to complex, underserved medical needs, so that patients can push past the limitations of their disease and achieve more than they thought was possible each and every day.We believe that the bigger the challenge, the bigger the opportunity. We are doing everything in our power to live up to our mission of creating new products for better health worldwide in two important therapeutic categories: neuroscience and nephrology.Our culture is rooted in our Japanese heritage and almost 100-year history. Otsuka-people live by the core principles of Jissho – the achievement, completion, and discovery of truth; and Sozosei – pursuing that which only Otsuka is capable of delivering. We approach our business and overcome challenges through perseverance, unconventional thinking and humility. Learn more about Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company on its global website at http://www.otsuka.co.jp/en. Learn more about Otsuka in the U.S. at www.otsuka-us.com. Disclaimer:  This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the people assigned to this position. It is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to the position. Otsuka reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary. Otsuka is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status, or any protected status.
Executive Dir SOZOSEI Foundation (non-profit)
ResponsibilitiesThe Executive Director reports to SOZOSEI Foundation's Board of Directors and has primary responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the Foundation, including the development and implementation of organizational policies, grant-making procedures, finances, administrative systems, Foundation programs, and strategic plan. The Executive Director reports to the Foundation's Board of Directors and ensures operation of the Foundation to fulfill its purposes consistent with the Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws. AdministrationDeveloping organizational structure and staffingMonitoring grants management Building relationships with community leadership  LeadershipWorking with the Board and Otsuka personnel who volunteer time to Foundation activities Developing and maintaining a high level of awareness of the needs of the stakeholders/communityWorking collaboratively with representatives of other sectors on issues of importance to the Foundation Representing the Foundation in local and/or national forums EvaluationEstablishing procedures for monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of organization and its funded programs Managing Foundation employeesProviding monthly financials Providing annual report on Foundation's activitiesCommunicationServing as spokesperson for the FoundationCommunicating timely with Board any and all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisionsPlanning and coordinating the Foundation's publications (if any) Educating and informing internal & external audiences of the Foundation's mission, objectives, and accomplishmentsFinancialPreparing annual budget Familiarity with understanding financial reportsMonitoring budget throughout the year Presenting financials to Board at all meetings Maintaining all fiscal and investment informationCommunicating on a regular basis with the Foundation's Treasurer/accountant(s) Fund RaisingDemonstrated success of utilizing various methods of fund raising Ability to secure funding donorsWillingness to build relationships with donors to create sustainable funding modelAttributes for PositionPassionate creative thinkerAbility to execute on vision/strategiesDriven by making an impactUnderstands both the non-profit and corporate cultures and ensuring independence Enjoys and is energized by working with othersAsks questions, listens and searches out other opinions and expertiseAbility to effectively communicate and think globally Willingness to make decisions in the best interests of the FoundationIntelligence, self-assuredness, a high ethical standard, inter-personal skills, independenceAbility/agility to interact with a variety of persons representing a variety of interestsIntegrity & professionalismQualificationsBA/BS requiredMaster’s Degree in health, human services, or another related field preferred Five or more years senior nonprofit management experienceSignificant experience working with a non-profit Board of Directors Demonstrated exceptional leadership skillsExperience working with non-profit organizations Experience working with pharmaceutical industry preferredStrong organizational and managerial skills Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis and reportingExcellent written and oral communication skillsStrong public speaking abilityOverviewAt Otsuka, we defy limitation, so that others can too. We have an unwavering belief in doing more. In transcending expectations. In going above and beyond—under any circumstances—for patients, families, providers, and for each other. It’s this deep-rooted dedication that drives us to uncover answers to complex, underserved medical needs, so that patients can push past the limitations of their disease and achieve more than they thought was possible each and every day.We believe that the bigger the challenge, the bigger the opportunity. We are doing everything in our power to live up to our mission of creating new products for better health worldwide in two important therapeutic categories: neuroscience and nephrology.Our culture is rooted in our Japanese heritage and almost 100-year history. Otsuka-people live by the core principles of Jissho – the achievement, completion, and discovery of truth; and Sozosei – pursuing that which only Otsuka is capable of delivering. We approach our business and overcome challenges through perseverance, unconventional thinking and humility.
Executive Dir SOZOSEI Foundation (non-profit)
ResponsibilitiesThe Executive Director reports to SOZOSEI Foundation's Board of Directors and has primary responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the Foundation, including the development and implementation of organizational policies, grant-making procedures, finances, administrative systems, Foundation programs, and strategic plan. The Executive Director reports to the Foundation's Board of Directors and ensures operation of the Foundation to fulfill its purposes consistent with the Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws. AdministrationDeveloping organizational structure and staffingMonitoring grants management Building relationships with community leadership  LeadershipWorking with the Board and Otsuka personnel who volunteer time to Foundation activities Developing and maintaining a high level of awareness of the needs of the stakeholders/communityWorking collaboratively with representatives of other sectors on issues of importance to the Foundation Representing the Foundation in local and/or national forums EvaluationEstablishing procedures for monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of organization and its funded programs Managing Foundation employeesProviding monthly financials Providing annual report on Foundation's activitiesCommunicationServing as spokesperson for the FoundationCommunicating timely with Board any and all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisionsPlanning and coordinating the Foundation's publications (if any) Educating and informing internal & external audiences of the Foundation's mission, objectives, and accomplishmentsFinancialPreparing annual budget Familiarity with understanding financial reportsMonitoring budget throughout the year Presenting financials to Board at all meetings Maintaining all fiscal and investment informationCommunicating on a regular basis with the Foundation's Treasurer/accountant(s) Fund RaisingDemonstrated success of utilizing various methods of fund raising Ability to secure funding donorsWillingness to build relationships with donors to create sustainable funding modelAttributes for PositionPassionate creative thinkerAbility to execute on vision/strategiesDriven by making an impactUnderstands both the non-profit and corporate cultures and ensuring independence Enjoys and is energized by working with othersAsks questions, listens and searches out other opinions and expertiseAbility to effectively communicate and think globally Willingness to make decisions in the best interests of the FoundationIntelligence, self-assuredness, a high ethical standard, inter-personal skills, independenceAbility/agility to interact with a variety of persons representing a variety of interestsIntegrity & professionalismQualificationsBA/BS requiredMaster’s Degree in health, human services, or another related field preferred Five or more years senior nonprofit management experienceSignificant experience working with a non-profit Board of Directors Demonstrated exceptional leadership skillsExperience working with non-profit organizations Experience working with pharmaceutical industry preferredStrong organizational and managerial skills Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis and reportingExcellent written and oral communication skillsStrong public speaking abilityOverviewAt Otsuka, we defy limitation, so that others can too. We have an unwavering belief in doing more. In transcending expectations. In going above and beyond—under any circumstances—for patients, families, providers, and for each other. It’s this deep-rooted dedication that drives us to uncover answers to complex, underserved medical needs, so that patients can push past the limitations of their disease and achieve more than they thought was possible each and every day.We believe that the bigger the challenge, the bigger the opportunity. We are doing everything in our power to live up to our mission of creating new products for better health worldwide in two important therapeutic categories: neuroscience and nephrology.Our culture is rooted in our Japanese heritage and almost 100-year history. Otsuka-people live by the core principles of Jissho – the achievement, completion, and discovery of truth; and Sozosei – pursuing that which only Otsuka is capable of delivering. We approach our business and overcome challenges through perseverance, unconventional thinking and humility.
Senior Mechanical Engineer- Automation and Process Integration
ResponsibilitiesPosition acts as the primary support for automation and Process integration for Ingestible sensor manufacture and testing at Otsuka. The position will report into Senior Director-Pharmaceutical Technology, Digital medicine at OAPI, Princeton, NJ.Please note that this role can be remote or sit in Redwood City, CA.Primary Responsibilities include:Be responsible for the mechanical design and implementation of next-generation, high-volume test and production equipment for ingestible sensor fabricationInterface with cross-functional teams and upper management to clearly communicate direction and priorities to the teamWork with and manage external vendors and CMOs in the delivery of automated manufacturing and test systemsDraft and execute design control documentation including mechanical CAD models, drawings, requirements, specifications, process validations, and risk management documentsManage and lead multiple projects from developing project scopes, gathering requirements, managing timelines and implementation in a time sensitive mannerQualificationsBachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field. Advanced degree is a plusMinimum 10 years of experience in development and implementation of high-volume, automated platformsExperience in a regulated environment preferredThe ability to lead a project to produce successful outcomesProficiency in mechanical design/CAD (Solidworks) and data analysisExperience with high-volume, electro-mechanical systems designThe ability to interface with vendors and suppliers in a manner consistent with Otsuka’s goalsThe capacity to prioritize a list of responsibilities and projects which may often change to best meet the needs of the production lineIntegrity and patience needed to ensure all regulatory requirements are met each and every time; and the sense of responsibility to highlight and alert management when these requirements are not metThe ability to thoroughly document all experiments and findings: Process ValidationsExcellent, detail-oriented verbal and written communication skillsExperience with statistical process control (SPC) a plusSoftware programming experience a plus: MATLAB, JMPExcellent verbal and written communication skillsExcellent organizational skills along with strong attention to detailAbility to work both independently and collaboratively with small, cross-functional teamsUp to 20% domestic and international travel is required based upon business needs.  OverviewAt Otsuka, we defy limitation, so that others can too. We have an unwavering belief in doing more. In transcending expectations. In going above and beyond—under any circumstances—for patients, families, providers, and for each other. It’s this deep-rooted dedication that drives us to uncover answers to complex, underserved medical needs, so that patients can push past the limitations of their disease and achieve more than they thought was possible each and every day.We believe that the bigger the challenge, the bigger the opportunity. We are doing everything in our power to live up to our mission of creating new products for better health worldwide in two important therapeutic categories: neuroscience and nephrology.Our culture is rooted in our Japanese heritage and almost 100-year history. Otsuka-people live by the core principles of Jissho – the achievement, completion, and discovery of truth; and Sozosei – pursuing that which only Otsuka is capable of delivering. We approach our business and overcome challenges through perseverance, unconventional thinking and humility. Learn more about Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company on its global website at http://www.otsuka.co.jp/en. Learn more about Otsuka in the U.S. at www.otsuka-us.com. Disclaimer: This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the people assigned to this position. It is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to the position. Otsuka reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary. Otsuka is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status, or any protected status.
Senior Mechanical Engineer- Automation and Process Integration
ResponsibilitiesPosition acts as the primary support for automation and Process integration for Ingestible sensor manufacture and testing at Otsuka. The position will report into Senior Director-Pharmaceutical Technology, Digital medicine at OAPI, Princeton, NJ.Please note that this role can be remote or sit in Redwood City, CA.Primary Responsibilities include:Be responsible for the mechanical design and implementation of next-generation, high-volume test and production equipment for ingestible sensor fabricationInterface with cross-functional teams and upper management to clearly communicate direction and priorities to the teamWork with and manage external vendors and CMOs in the delivery of automated manufacturing and test systemsDraft and execute design control documentation including mechanical CAD models, drawings, requirements, specifications, process validations, and risk management documentsManage and lead multiple projects from developing project scopes, gathering requirements, managing timelines and implementation in a time sensitive mannerQualificationsBachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field. Advanced degree is a plusMinimum 10 years of experience in development and implementation of high-volume, automated platformsExperience in a regulated environment preferredThe ability to lead a project to produce successful outcomesProficiency in mechanical design/CAD (Solidworks) and data analysisExperience with high-volume, electro-mechanical systems designThe ability to interface with vendors and suppliers in a manner consistent with Otsuka’s goalsThe capacity to prioritize a list of responsibilities and projects which may often change to best meet the needs of the production lineIntegrity and patience needed to ensure all regulatory requirements are met each and every time; and the sense of responsibility to highlight and alert management when these requirements are not metThe ability to thoroughly document all experiments and findings: Process ValidationsExcellent, detail-oriented verbal and written communication skillsExperience with statistical process control (SPC) a plusSoftware programming experience a plus: MATLAB, JMPExcellent verbal and written communication skillsExcellent organizational skills along with strong attention to detailAbility to work both independently and collaboratively with small, cross-functional teamsUp to 20% domestic and international travel is required based upon business needs.  OverviewAt Otsuka, we defy limitation, so that others can too. We have an unwavering belief in doing more. In transcending expectations. In going above and beyond—under any circumstances—for patients, families, providers, and for each other. It’s this deep-rooted dedication that drives us to uncover answers to complex, underserved medical needs, so that patients can push past the limitations of their disease and achieve more than they thought was possible each and every day.We believe that the bigger the challenge, the bigger the opportunity. We are doing everything in our power to live up to our mission of creating new products for better health worldwide in two important therapeutic categories: neuroscience and nephrology.Our culture is rooted in our Japanese heritage and almost 100-year history. Otsuka-people live by the core principles of Jissho – the achievement, completion, and discovery of truth; and Sozosei – pursuing that which only Otsuka is capable of delivering. We approach our business and overcome challenges through perseverance, unconventional thinking and humility. Learn more about Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company on its global website at http://www.otsuka.co.jp/en. Learn more about Otsuka in the U.S. at www.otsuka-us.com. Disclaimer: This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the people assigned to this position. It is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to the position. Otsuka reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary. Otsuka is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status, or any protected status.
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