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Associate Director, Global Insurance and Risk Management (GIRM)

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About Us: We are a leading company in the life sciences sector, dedicated to protecting our assets and liabilities across the globe through strategic insurance and risk management. We are committed to excellence and innovation, and we are looking for a driven, collegiate, and knowledgeable professional to join our Global Insurance and Risk Management (GIRM) team.


Takeda is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace, valuing the unique backgrounds and perspectives of our employees. We proudly support our Takeda Resource Groups (TRG), employee-led networks promoting dialogue and professional growth. We encourage all candidates, regardless of background, to apply and explore opportunities to contribute to and benefit from our TRGs and inclusive initiatives. We are dedicated to providing accommodations and support during the recruitment process.


Primary Role:

  • Collaborate with the Head of Global Insurance and Risk Management in supporting the ongoing development, evolution and management our Global Risk Financing Strategy.
  • Manage our global insurance programs, ensuring alignment with strategic objectives and compliance with global regulations.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert in global insurance and risk management, providing guidance and support across the organisation.
  • Lead in overseeing/ managing significant insurance programs, including Global Cyber Liability and Directors & Officers (D&O) Liability.
  • Mentor and support team members within the GIRM department.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and enhance the performance of appointed brokers according to service level agreements.
  • Manage global insurance program queries and financial issues, particularly for our operations in Japan.
  • Project manage tenders for brokers and critical GIRM suppliers, including negotiations and implementations.
  • Develop and implement a global premium allocation process in compliance with relevant regulations.
  • Manage and lead specific relationships with global insurers, brokers, and digital platform suppliers, and handle reinsurance agreements.
  • Provide strategic support on insurance, indemnification, and risk management within the Centre of Excellence.

What You Will Bring:

  • Experienced in an insurance risk management role, preferably in the life sciences sector.
  • Comprehensive understanding of global insurance programs, market dynamics, and legislative compliance.
  • Strong project management, communication, and negotiation skills.
  • Qualifications from the Association of Chartered Insurance Institute or equivalent educational background.
  • Willingness for international travel as needed.

Why Join Us:

  • Opportunity to work in a dynamic, global environment with a team of experts.
  • Competitive compensation package, including comprehensive benefits.
  • Support for professional development and continuous learning.
  • Engage in meaningful work that directly impacts our global operations and success




If you'd like to apply, please view the link to our careers page.

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