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Location: Tokyo, Kanto
Salary: Open
Employment Type: Permanent
Languages: English > Fluent, Japanese > Native
Sub-industry: Pharmaceuticals
Function: Healthcare R&D

Company Overview

You will be responsible for developing commercial functions in new disease areas including CNS and CV related diseases, for forthcoming launches and alliances.  The company is investing heavily in new modalities including cell and gene therapies, regenerative medicine, and as already a leader in biologics for chronic and rare diseases.   

This is a truly patient centric R&D led company.  As such, this role requires a PhD in a biological science and experience in R&D in pharma. 

The forthcoming products are lifechanging for sufferers of chronic diseases affecting large population sizes in Japan.

Job Description

・ Strategize the commercialization of forthcoming advanced therapeutics in the Japan market. 
・ Assess the possible pathways to commercialization and patient access through launch, market access, partnerships/alliances, marketing capabilities, manufacture and distribution as well as regulatory factors.
・ Manage the execution of the projects related to advanced therapeutic launches.
・ Develop the organization systems, capacity and expertise to deliver projects and ongoing business unit capabilities.
・ Develop the data infrastructure and BI capabilities to make clear data driven decisions and to course correct the strategy as developments arise.


・ Strong commercial acumen and experience in a top tier pharma related to launches or new product planning.
・ Experience in pharma R&D. You may be working in an R&D project management office or have worked in an R&D or medical affairs setting previously.
・ PhD in a biological science is essential for this role. 
・ Experience of building and scaling a new disease area is a distinct advantage.
・ A strong desire to support patient populations suffering intractable chronic diseases.
・ An MBA would be a distinct advantage.
・ Native level Japanese (or N1 level), and business level English are essential and is tested at screening.
・ Only candidates resident in Japan are considered for this role.

Additional Information

・ Sorry, due to the volume of enquires we receive, we are only able to respond to respond to candidates meeting the criteria.
・ For legal reasons we are unable to support candidates from outside of Japan.

Probation Period: 3-months
Smoking Conditions: NA
Overtime: NA
Social Insurance: Yes
Holidays: Strandard
Working Hours: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Lunch Break: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Benefits: Basic, bonus and RSU. Flexible working.