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Head of Digital Ethics & Compliance Global Portfolio Division

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Job Description

Forge Your Path

At Takeda, our mission is to improve health and well-being at every opportunity, touching the lives of people around the globe with our commitment to innovation, patient care, and ethical standards. As we embrace the digital future, the integration of ethics and compliance within our technological advancements is paramount. To realize this imperative, we seek a forward-looking and strategic leader to guide our team of dedicated DE&C Officers across the Global Portfolio Division (GPD), which covers 80+ countries across Europe, Canada, South America, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. 

Ready to embark on an exciting career journey? Join us in our office location in Zürich, Switzerland or Boston, USA and enjoy the flexibility of a hybrid working arrangement, blending the best of both worlds; office collaboration and the comfort of working at home.


E&C responds rapidly to changing environment and business needs, it is close to the market, and encourages ethical behaviour in line with Takeda’s values. By working in an agile manner, E&C ensures the balance between stable structures, governance, processes and systems, and dynamic approaches to delivering innovative solutions to appropriately manage our risks.

Digital Ethics & Compliance (DE&C) is part of E&C organization and focuses on what the organization needs by ensuring:

  • Ethical behaviour plays a fundamental role in risk mitigation.

  • Being a forward-thinking leader in risk identification and mitigation

  • Building a modern function supporting achievement of Takeda’s Vision

E&C commits to:

  • Act as role model for Takeda's values, ethics and values-based decision making, fostering this mindset in clients, partners, and team.

  • Enable the organization to take decisions which are ethical and in line with our priorities of Patient, Trust, Reputation, and Business

  • Collaborate across all E&C teams and partner with GD&T stakeholders to embed ethics and compliance as part of the way everyone works at Takeda.

DE&C Team addresses digital, data and compliance risks by:

  • Providing a RE&C framework, SOP and other tools that supports GD&T organization to incorporate Ethics and Privacy by Design in their Data and Technology programs and platforms.

  • Deploying the Global E&C Programs towards strengthening Takeda Ethical culture, Risk Management and Regulatory compliance.

  • Acting as a E&C authority, trusted partner, and collaborator to ensure all digital operations are compliant and ethical, while also leveraging the latest technologies to drive innovation and growth.

  • Works with BU/BFs and GD&T to ensure that data and digital technologies are embedding ethics and compliance in the design on the products and platforms.


This role, Head of Digital Ethics & Compliance – Global Portfolio Division, is designed for a leader who excels in setting strategic direction and fostering a culture of accountability and innovation. Your mission will be to ensure Takeda's activities not only comply with privacy, data protection, and Trust or Ethical AI regulations but also adhere to our high ethical standards, thus maintaining our leadership in ethical biopharmaceutical innovation. Through your leadership, you will empower your team to navigate the complexities of digital ethics and compliance with confidence, promoting a proactive and inclusive approach to compliance and ethical decision-making. 

Join us in this pivotal role, where you will champion the development and implementation of best-in-class digital ethics and compliance standards. We are looking for a candidate who is passionate about shaping the future of health, skilled in strategic oversight, and capable of inspiring a team to achieve excellence in a dynamic and evolving landscape. 

What You Can Look Forward to With Us: 

  • A role at the forefront of Takeda’s commitment to ethical and compliant digital innovation, with a wide-reaching impact.

  • Opportunities for professional growth and development in a global, dynamic environment.

  • A supportive and appreciative working atmosphere, with flexible working hours and home office options.

  • A diverse and inclusive workplace where your contributions are valued, and your potential is recognized.


Proactive Risk Management

  • Lead a forward-thinking approach to risk management where digital initiatives are proactively assessed for AI, privacy, and data protection risks.

  • You will partner and empower your team of DE&C Officers to partner, with stakeholders across GPD to identify and implement effective risk mitigations, fostering a culture of anticipation and preparedness rather than reaction, while also enabling business-critical digital initiatives.

Team Performance

  • Continue to build and lead a high performing team, enabling talent generation for DE&C.

  • Develop and implement clear, achievable goals (i) reflecting GPD-specific as well as enterprise-wide DE&C priorities and (ii) enhancing the efficacy and efficiency of the GPD Digital Ethics & Compliance team in collaboration with the broader E&C embedded teams and the Global DE&C Centre of Excellence.

  • This role is about fostering a culture of excellence, where timely and accurate completion of privacy and data protection tasks is a shared responsibility.

  • You will be a member of the DE&C leadership team, and partner with Global leaders to provide guidance, support, and resources that enable DE&C Officers to meet the team’s objectives, driving the team towards collective success.

Collaborative Compliance Excellence

  • Foster a collaborative environment where privacy and data protection practices across Portfolio’s Division BUs are continuously reviewed and enhanced to meet not just the local and global regulatory requirements but also to embody Takeda’s high ethical standards.

  • Encourage a proactive stance on compliance, where Digital Ethics & Compliance Officers feel supported in their efforts to align with both the letter and the spirit of the law.

Growth Mindset

  • Serve as a catalyst for growth and excellence, offering strategic direction and robust support to Digital Ethics & Compliance Officers.

  • Facilitate the identification of professional development opportunities and foster a culture where continuous learning and capability enhancement are valued.

  • Empower team members to set and achieve ambitious performance targets.

Sustaining Business Performance

  • Play a pivotal role in fostering a culture of open communication and alignment between Digital Ethics & Compliance Officers, cross-functional partners, and senior leadership.

  • By encouraging collaborative dialogue and shared understanding, you will ensure that AI, privacy, and data protection-related initiatives are pursued with a unified vision and purpose.

Innovative Process Leadership

  • Champion, in partnership with the Global DE&C team, the continuous improvement of privacy and data protection practices and processes with a spirit of innovation and foresight.

  • Encourage a team environment where innovative ideas are welcomed and explored, ensuring that Takeda not only adheres to current best practices but also leads in the development of future standards for ethical innovation.


  • Degree in Law, Information Technology, Data Science, Business Administration, or a related field. Specialization or certifications in data protection, data privacy, AI governance, or digital ethics are highly desirable.

  • Deep expertise in privacy and data protection, and either experience or a strong interest in AI governance. Exposure to and familiarity with data and technology regulatory trends globally. Proven track record of effectively managing risks throughout the digital product lifecycle is highly desirable.

  • Experienced enterprise leader with 10+ years of relevant experience. Experience in a regulated industry, and the pharmaceutical industry in particular, is highly desirable.

  • Experience forging strong connections with and advising senior leaders. Proven ability to work collaboratively across functions and with diverse teams in a matrixed global organization.

  • Consistently delivers results. Able to meet deadlines while managing multiple projects and priorities.

  • Strategic mindset, capable of seeing the bigger picture and driving change.

  • Able to manage complexity and ambiguity and to develop and apply pragmatic solutions to complex legal, regulatory and industry issues.

  • High ethical standards and integrity. Commitment to serving as role model for values, ethics, and values-based decision making.

  • Excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to motivate and guide teams towards success and to lead change efforts. Proven skills to transform ideas into effective communications and materials (presentations, written documents, email, etc.).

  • Exceptional proficiency in English, both written and spoken, is essential for this role. Proficiency in other languages will be considered as a plus.


No investment we make pays greater dividends thank taking good care of our people. We offer you:

  • A meaningful career, grounded in our values.

  • Continuous professional growth and global careers.

  • A diverse and inclusive network of colleagues.

  • Flexible work environment, including hybrid working.

  • A collaborative culture encouraging an entrepreneurial spirit and agile thinking.

  • A comprehensive salary and benefits package.

Please note that the compensation package and benefits differ based on the hiring location. For more details, kindly reach out to the Talent Acquisition Partner.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At Takeda, the commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) is a personal one. Our team is one that spans over 80 different countries, each bringing unique backgrounds and experiences. These diverse perspectives reflect the perspectives of the patients who rely on the treatments we develop.

That’s why we aim to build a more inclusive and equitable environment. In doing so, everyone within Takeda can collaborate in a space free of fear or judgment. This is a culture where all are free to speak up. Where each employee can contribute and grow as an individual while feeling a sense of belonging at Takeda.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please submit your resume via our online tool.


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:

Boston, MA

U.S. Base Salary Range:

$205,100.00 - $322,300.00

The estimated salary range reflects an anticipated range for this position. The actual base salary 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 base salary 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 and/ or long-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.


Boston, MA

Zurich, Switzerland

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Head of Digital Ethics & Compliance Global Portfolio Division


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