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Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd. Account Lead - South Italy in Remote, Italy


Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda.

We have an unwavering dedication to put people first and we live our values of Takeda-ism —Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance. We are united by our 235-year legacy of research-based pharmaceuticals and our mission to strive toward Better Health and a Brighter Future for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine, and we need bright, forward-thinking, ambitious and energetic people to support us on our journey.


We currently have an exciting opportunity to join our very successful Internal Medicine Franchise.

This particular role will cover the following territory: Sicily, Calabria and Basilicata. Candiates for this role will be expected to already reside in this territory, with a preference for Catania

Main Purpose of the role:

Responsible for the development and execution of a business plan for Takeda’s RD products in specific area of coverage, including annual sales targets and marketing strategies and tactics

Active support in patient Finding activities.

Cooperate with First Line Manager in the development of Takeda RD business in Italy

Main Responsibilities:

Responsible for the sales and marketing of the product portfolio in Italy including:

Achieving annual sales targets for Takeda RD products

Increasing product market share

Promoting Takeda HRD products in a way which optimises the number of patients treated with Takeda RD products

The successful launch of new products

Identifying and contacting doctors and centres where patients are diagnosed and treated

Raising the awareness and knowledge amongst healthcare professionals of the disease areas or conditions to be treated by our drugs. This includes doctors with different specialities, hospital pharmacists, hospital directors, and diagnostic centres

Contacting & identifying appropriate patient associations and developing systems of communication & support

Working with representatives of funding bodies and others involved to ensure availability of funding for treatment

Developing and maintaining excellent relationships with Opinion Leaders

Managing activities relating to the distribution and dispensing of Takeda RD products

Maintain up-to-date skills and knowledge (scientific, medical, selling & marketing)

Support Patient finding activities increasing the knowledge of the diseases

Organized Meet the expert meetings and Hospital Meetings

Organising and/or participating in appropriate local, national conferences and international conferences

Education & Experience Requirements

Graduate Qualification in Life Sciences or an associated area.

Ideally experience in a “niche market”


Higher level degree / MBA

Key Skills and Competencies

Fluent in Italian

Minimum basic level of competency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint .

Personal selling skills.

Business planning skills

Account plan capability

Strong negotiation and presentation skills

Commercial awareness

Networking skills

Analytical and challenging mind

Broather scope:

Prepares selling and support action plans for the area of coverage.

Determines best use of promotional resources allocated for territory level expenditure

Regularly consults and is fully accountable to First Line Manager

Personally promotes assigned products to hospital doctors and pharmacists in his/her area of competence.

Maintains appropriate contact with KOLs

Other Requirements

Driver’s license is essential.

Regularly required to travel throughout Italy as requested.

Travel to Swiss or other global locations for internal Takeda meetings as and when requested.

Travel to global locations to support activities at international scientific meetings.

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Takeda is an industry-leading, global pharmaceutical company with an unwavering dedication to putting patients at the center of everything we do. We live our values of Takeda-ism – Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance – and are united by our mission to strive towards Better Health and a Brighter Future for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine. Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. At Takeda, you will make an impact on people’s lives – including your own.