A diverse team working towards a common goal
I also enjoy being part of a team – just as in medicine you have the physicians, nurses, social workers and nutritionists dedicated to taking care of the patient together, on this side we have the same teamwork, except that the members have different roles, such as clinical operations, statistics, pharmacology, regulatory, data management, compliance, device and product supply, drug safety and business. There’s a strong feeling that we’re all working together to identify and focus on patient needs, think about the product we have, and determine how we can best help patients in a safe and effective way.
This feeling extends far beyond our team, and in fact it’s something that’s made a big impression on me since I joined Takeda through the integration with Shire. With over two centuries of experience of pushing progress in healthcare, you can dare to think big, and to have a long-term vision. With such a talented, energized team and a very open and communicative leadership, there’s a culture that encourages us to go from “We know we can do this," to "Let's go get it done!" while at the same time daring us to think far into the future, allowing us to be bold and visionary in our work.
Great talent, imagination, bold thinking and the vision to ask where we want to be in five, ten, twenty years—I think these are all essential ingredients when seeking innovative breakthroughs to transform patients’ lives, and I feel that we have them all here.