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Minimum USD hourly rate: 26.92
Maximum USD hourly rate: 42.31


Company: Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

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Job Description

About the Role

The Executive Coordinator, Global Communications, supports multiple Vice Presidents and their teams, including U.S. Communications; Leadership and Employee Engagement; and Corporate Brand and Content. The Executive Coordinator plays a crucial role in supporting the Vice Presidents and their teams in their day-to-day office activities. In addition to providing administrative assistance, the Executive Coordinator also plays a key role in fostering a positive team culture and building strong relationships within the teams. By helping to coordinate team-building meetings and activities and promoting a collaborative work environment, this role helps strengthen the overall success of Takeda’s purpose to bring better health to people and a brighter future to the world.

How you will contribute

  • Provide administrative support to ensure the efficient operation of the Global Communications team.
  • Assist in coordinating both domestic and international travel arrangements. Create and submit travel expense reports in a timely manner in Concur.
  • Assist in scheduling meetings, calls, and other appointments for the Vice Presidents and their teams, which involve many different time zones.
  • Assist in creating requisitions in Ariba, checking payments for vendors and consultants in the system, and communicating with them as needed.
  • Assist in tracking budget forecasts using spreadsheets and preparing reports on budget status.
  • Facilitate communication and information sharing among team members to enhance collaboration.
  • Assist in coordinating events and meetings by reserving event spaces, meeting rooms and arranging catering needs.
  • Assist in the onboarding process for new team members to ensure a smooth integration into the team culture.
  • Maintain an organized and welcoming office for team members and guests.
  • Serve as a liaison between different departments or teams to promote cross-functional collaboration and knowledge sharing.
  • Utilize tools such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint for document preparation, editing, report creation, tracking and analysis.
  • Interface and communicate with internal and external customers, directing people to the appropriate resources.


  • Must be able to interact effectively with all levels of employees throughout the company and understand the structure of the organization and develop a strong network across departments, drawing on the network to answer questions and successfully accomplish responsibilities.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams and SharePoint) with strong digital literacy.
  • Experience with travel coordination, both domestic and international, and expense report submission using Concur or similar software.
  • Ability to schedule meetings, calls, and appointments efficiently with a large group of busy people involving many different time zones.
  • Familiarity with creating requisitions using Ariba, processing vendor payments, and communicating with vendors and consultants.
  • Experience in tracking budget forecasts and preparing reports using spreadsheets.
  • Data entry and analysis skills for collecting, reviewing and formatting accurate data.
  • Experience in coordinating various events for on-site and off-site meetings, including managing catering requirements and preparing and cleaning before and after the meetings/events.
  • Ability to multitask effectively and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Completes tasks with a high level of detail and accuracy and independence, with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to conduct independent research with strong problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team and be able to work well under pressure while being interrupted.
  • Demonstrated patience in handling challenging situations.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and demonstrate discretion in handling sensitive information.
  • Strong networking and interpersonal skills to collaborate across departments, treating all colleagues with respect in varied workplace scenarios.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED required; Associates degree or Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience, or equivalent combination of training and experience; some industry experience is preferred
  • Japanese language skill is a plus but not required
  • Strong PC literacy with advanced skills in Microsoft Outlook, Work, Excel, and/or PowerPoint
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

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 “hybrid” 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 – MA – Cambridge – Kendall Square – 500

U.S. Hourly Wage Range:
$26.92 – $42.31

The estimated hourly wage range reflects an anticipated range for this position. The actual hourly wage 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 hourly wage 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 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 – MA – Cambridge – Kendall Square – 500

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