General Information

Job Advert Title: Director, Lead Strategic Functions and Methodology

Location: Nihonbashi, Tokyo

Division: Advanced Informatics and Analytics

Employment Class: Permanent


【募集の背景 / Purpose & Scope】

The Lead Strategic Functions and Methodology is accountable for oversight and leadership of an advanced analytics team responsible for producing robust solutions from complex and high-dimensional internal datasets using state-of-the-art data mining, simulation and modeling techniques. The lead will oversee efforts and resources for large and/or complex projects, interact with cross-functional/cross-division teams, and be accountable for the analytical soundness of all project plans, output and deliverables for the assigned projects. Projects will span across all therapeutic areas, functions and geographies.  This position requires proficiency in effective leadership as well as people and project management skills.  Specifically, this individual will:

・Ensure that advanced analytics solution development projects are statistically valid and appropriately planned, resourced and executed; 

・Establish effective communication with key internal stakeholders to understand and support the analytical and statistical needs of the business;

Manage collaborations and lead statistical analysis, operations research and management science across multiple divisions to ensure that projects are relevant, actionable, and informative for business decision-making

・Establish effective communication with analysts across the business to ensure statistically valid and high-quality analytics are being provided.     

【職務の内容 / Essential Job Responsibilities

・Support the Astellas business by leading a team that provides methodology support across approved projects, especially in support of the corporate strategic plan directions for value creation

・Develop a high performing team of analysts and statisticians through hiring and/or development of in-house talent as required by the business needs

・Provide statistical/analytical oversight of the Strategic Functions and Methodology team’s projects

・Lead, prioritize, and/or contribute to multiple internal data initiatives, including but not limited to: new tool development, automation and machine learning, NLP, simulation, data integration, visualization and informatics dashboards

・Act as a project leader for projects assigned to the Strategic Functions and Methodology team and interact closely with other data science teams and the business owner during the execution of projects

・Develop data mining and/or data modeling plans to support projects

・Contribute to and/or lead the design, assessment and interpretation of internal data projects in a statistically relevant context to support business data needs

・Ensure quality and consistency of complex analytics deliverables by developing robust processes and capabilities specific to internal company data projects

・Ensure that statistical analyses are performed in accordance with good statistical practice and applicable regulatory guidelines

・Quantify the business process by statistics and management science to increase business decision quality

・Identify and manage collaborations across multiple internal data owners

・Ensure team members have a robust understanding of advanced analytics methodologies and contribute to predictive modeling standards, data analyses techniques and model management

・Build strategic statistics collaborations with Astellas Global/regional colleagues and external partners to advance business objectives as appropriate

・Serve on or lead internal committees within Astellas as appropriate

【応募要件 / Qualifications

<必須 / Must

Ph.D. in Statistics or other quantitative fields like Mathematics, Engineering, Computer  Science (requires minimum 10 years’ experience

Minimum of 8 years’ experience in applying statistical/quantitative methods in biomedical research, extensive applied data mining and modeling experience

Experience in working on project teams and managing projects and/or people within a matrix environment

Experience with multivariate modeling and underlying data assumptions

Expertise in linear and non-linear regression modeling, data mining and machine learning techniques. Special emphasis on classification and segmentation methods

Data modeling experience using SQL, R, SAS, Python or other statistical programming languages

Proven ability to rationalize disparate data sources and the ability to intuit the large picture within a dataset.

Advanced meta-analysis capabilities

Excellent organizational, people, project and time management skills

Solid oral, written, and presentation communication skills (e.g. able to clearly communicate statistical and epidemiological issues and methods to statisticians and non-statisticians)

・Language: Both native-level Japanese and business-level English

<歓迎 / Want

At least 2 years direct or indirect people management experience

Solid knowledge of data mining tools such as R, Python, SAS as well as proficiency in SQL

Expertise in text-mining, data preparation and processing for such projects

【応募書類 / Application Documents


Both Japanese and English Resumes are needed

【勤務地 / Location

東京都中央区 アステラス製薬 日本橋事業所 本社

Nihonbashi, Tokyo

【勤務開始日 / Start Date


Will be decided according to the candidate's flexibility

【契約期間 / Contract Duration


Not limited to specified period

【試用期間 / Probation Period


No probation period in principle

【給与 / Salary


Will be decided by the candidate's experience, skill and capability.

【昇給 / Salary Raise


Once a year

【賞与 / Bonus


Twice a year (July, December)

【諸手当 / Allowance

住宅手当、通勤手当 等

Housing allowance, Commutation allowance, etc.

【勤務時間 / Working Hours

 管理監督者 8:4517:45(月~木)、8:4516:00(金)

 Managers and Supervisors 8:4517:45MonThu)、8:4516:00Fri

【休日 / Holidays


Weekends(Sat and Sun), holidays, May 1st, summer vacation, New Year holidays

【休暇 / Vacation Leave

年次有給休暇、育児休業制度、介護休業制度 等

Annual paid leave, childcare leave system, nursing care leave system, etc.

【福利厚生 / Welfare

雇用保険、労災保険、厚生年金、健康保険、共済会制度、社宅制度、持株会制度、財形貯蓄制度 等

Employment Insurance, Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance, Welfare Pension Insurance, Health Insurance, Mutual Aid Association System, Company Housing System, Employee Shareholder Association System, Property Accumulation Savings System

【お問い合わせ / Contact

アステラス製薬株式会社 採用担当 / Japan Recruiting team, Astellas Pharma Inc.


"We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law."