Takeda Pharmaceuticals Associate General Counsel, Business Law in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Takeda i s a global, innovation-driven pharmaceutical leader with 30,000 professionals working together across more than 70 countries. We have an unwavering dedication to put patients first for more than 230 years while we live our values of Takeda-ism —Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance. We are united by our mission to strive towards Better Health and a Brighter Future for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine.

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Are you looking for a patient-focused company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda. Join us as a Associate General Counsel, Business Law in our Cambridge office. Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As an Associate General Counsel, Business Law working on the Legal team, you will be empowered to serve as a senior legal advisor to Takeda’s global development product team for assigned Takeda pipeline products and lead complex transactional work, and a typical day will include:


  • Proactively provide legal and strategic guidance to senior leaders of assigned global product teams and center of external innovation or business development transactions on various matters

  • Identify and analyze global legal, business and reputational risks to the company and propose appropriate solutions

  • Lead all legal aspects of assigned center of external innovation and business development transactions, collaborating with other legal colleagues and as applicable, compliance and procurement, including due diligence, risk assessment, counseling, and drafting and negotiating complex and varied legal documents

  • Serve as senior legal advisor on assigned discovery and development projects coordinating with other global colleagues as needed

  • Proactively coordinate with legal colleagues globally to contribute to and to stay abreast of global pharmaceutical laws and regulations, in particular, with respect to corporate business development transactions, product research and development, use of digital devices and related business development transactions


  • Develop a thorough understanding of and familiarity with the company’s business, code of responsibility, its people, products, markets, facilities, customers and competitors and utilizes that knowledge in providing guidance and counsel to internal clients.

  • Establish a rapport and a working relationship with global research and development organization and center of external innovation personnel at all levels to encourage and continue the proactive use of in-house legal counsel

  • Identify process improvement needs and training needs within the organization and assist in the development of process improvement initiatives and the development and presentation of training materials on relevant laws and legal/business issues

  • Identify and assign, as well as perform special assignments or projects, with supervision, as assigned by senior attorneys


  • A minimum of 10 years of experience strongly preferred in one or more of the following: law firm or corporate law department; government agency; contract administration; risk management; other relevant legal experience

  • Self-motivated, work well independently on projects, meet aggressive deadlines, handle multiple projects

  • Sound conflict resolution skills and ability to work in collaborative, global environment

  • Excellent oral and written skills


  • J.D.

  • Active membership and in good standing in any state bar


  • 20% travel


  • 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

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Job: *Legal

Title: Associate General Counsel, Business Law

Location: MA-Cambridge

Requisition ID: 1701984