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Global Business Technology Leader - Cell Therapy Technologies

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Date: Jan 5, 2022

Location: Lakewood, US

Company: Terumo BCT, Inc.

Job Band:  Job Band 4 (JB4) 
Hiring Manager:  Delara Motlagh 
Lead Recruiter:  Meredith McGaffic 
Country:  United States 


Our ability to grow, develop new capabilities and serve even more patients around the world depends on associates like you, who are passionate about our mission. Thank you for considering this new opportunity to further unlock your potential.

JOB TITLE:  Global Business Technology Leader - Cell Therapy Technologies



The Global Business Technology Leader is a member of Terumo BCT’s (Blood and Cell Technologies’) Cell Therapy Technologies business team reporting to the General Manager (GM) leading the global business area.  This role evaluates industry needs and technology trends to provide ecosystem solutions in Cell & Gene Therapy (C&GT) and drive on-going competitive relevance.  This leadership role is accountable to ensure alignment of the Cell Therapy strategy with development teams and business partners across the enterprise for timely delivery of unmet needs for patients in the market. 



Business and Market Strategy

  • Acts as the primary technology thought leader in the development of the business strategic planning and business development activities
  • Drives alignment with functional partners to ensure product development execution and identification of new opportunities to deliver on the business strategy
  • Accountable for the investment strategy (make, buy, borrow) and resulting execution to meet ROI justifications
  • Responsible for portfolio innovation, new product development, sustaining activities to end of life decision-making
  • Facilitates with Leaders “Enterprise-focused Portfolio Management” conversations that drive overall customer and business benefit and optimize synergies between business areas


Technology Leadership

  • Deliver accessible innovations in partnership with I&D that positively impact patient outcomes and enable business growth across the business (area) portfolio of products and services to serve unmet, in-demand medical needs.
  • Demonstrates systems level thinking across the market, ecosystem, business (area) portfolio and develops innovative solutions/programs integrating product- device, disposables, services, software, digital/data, technology, and science.
  • Provides critical input to the development of product strategy including evolution and enhancements of existing products and research and development of new and emerging products as well as designing for usability, serviceability, reliability, and manufacturability
  • Prioritizes and develops customer-centric roadmaps, enables ROI investment approval and program oversight to enable rapid and profitable business growth


Portfolio and Resource Management

  • Fosters dialogue which generates creative approaches and productive tradeoff discussions that create linkages across markets, businesses, platforms, and product portfolios to maximize opportunities across the enterprise
  • Proactively partners with key stakeholders across functions and business portfolios to define and align a robust technology roadmap to achieve long-term business objectives
  • Manage budget and tradeoffs across business portfolio with active enterprise alignments on synergy and prioritization to benefit overall Terumo BCT revenue and operating margin



Partnerships and Innovation

  • Conducts assessments and proposes “Build or Buy or Borrow” recommendations on capabilities and partnerships
  • Liaise with global technology and industry experts (internal/external) to drive speed to market, new innovations, and market relevance
  • Cross-functional accountability to meet ROI and Margin commitments throughout the duration of the product life cycle, for both organic innovation and external partnerships
  • Foster a culture of innovation and resilience with a strong drive for world-class technical and process excellence, adherence to budget commitments, results, and accountability
  • Partners with business leaders and HR to promote with external partners the Terumo Group Code of Conduct and champions the Terumo Core Values while building an inclusive culture and respectful workplace for all associates





Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Life Science, or STEM field; Master’s, Ph. D and/or MBA preferred



  • Minimum 12 years’ experience of progressively responsible management experience in global research and development of medical device/pharmaceutical products/software/value added services. 
  • Executed successful product development and partnerships (preferable in C&GT space)
  • Experience in assessing and launching new products (organic and inorganic), applications and business models
  • At least 5 years’ of global, senior, or general management experience, preferably in the Cell & Gene Therapy industry
  • An equivalent competency level acquired through a variation of these qualifications may be considered.


Competencies and Skills

  • Strategic Mindset / Global Perspective- thinks strategically and broadly with varied viewpoints to effectively implement plans.  Thinks critically and is a creative problem solver for the short and long-term challenges.
  • Business Acumen / Customer Focus – understands the market, industry trends, the complex ecosystem of the business area, and anticipates and uses customer insights that provide products and services beyond customer expectations with the committed financial result (revenue, margin)
  • Drives for Results / Ensures Accountability – sets aggressive goals, translates strategy into execution, promote a sense of urgency, and persists in the face of challenges and setbacks
  • Drives Engagement (Influencing across functions/regions) – builds relationships across regions, creates a positive and motivating global work environment where contributions are visible and valued + Managerial Courage
  • Builds Teams and Develops Talent – develops and enables diverse high-performing cross-functional teams in highly matrixed environments. Has a passion and ability to coach, mentor, and motivate individuals and teams.
  • Instills Trust - unquestionable integrity, ethics and character. A role model for the Terumo Core Values
  • Culture/Motivational Fit – can thrive and work in a VUCA environment (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity), and willing to travel with flexible work hours driven by global time zones



Typical Office Environment requirements include: reading, speaking, hearing, close vision, walking, bending, sitting, and occasional lifting up to 20 pounds 


Additional Physical Requirements

International and domestic travel (up to 35%)


Target Pay Range:  $181,300.00 to $226,600.00  -  Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data
Target Bonus on Base:  30.0%


At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, we provide competitive total reward offerings that consist of compensation, benefits, recognition, along with a wealth of other well-being, work-life and recognition programs which support in unlocking the potential for you and your family. Included in our expansive list of benefits offerings are multiple group medical, dental and vision plans, a robust wellness program, life insurance and disability coverages, also a variety of voluntary programs such as group accident, hospital indemnity, critical illness, pet insurance and much more. To help you save for retirement, we offer a 401(k) plan with a matching contribution and for work-life balance we have vacation and sick time programs for associates. For us, it’s about protecting the personal welfare of our associates and their families, helping to achieve personal goals and offering those extra touches for convenience, security and overall peace of mind.


  • Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is part of Terumo Group, founded in 1921 and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
  • In 2019, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies reached $1 billion in revenue.
  • We employ nearly 7,000 associates globally, with global headquarters in Lakewood, CO, U.S., and regional headquarters in Brussels, Buenos Aires, Singapore and Tokyo.
  • We manufacture devices, disposable sets and solutions at our facilities in Belgium, India, Japan, Northern Ireland, the U.S. and Vietnam. Our global presence enables us to serve customers in more than 130 countries.
  • Our core values help set our direction, guide our actions and keep us true to our corporate mission of contributing to society through healthcare.
    • Respect – Appreciative of others
    • Integrity – Guided by our mission
    • Care – Empathetic to patients
    • Quality – Committed to excellence
    • Creativity – Striving for innovation
  • We contribute to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), raising $1.3 million USD since 2007.


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.  All applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, order of protection status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, military status or an unfavorable discharge from military service.


Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is committed to providing a safe, healthy and secure working environment. Our Colorado campus locations are tobacco-free workplaces and we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and detailed background verification. Absent accommodation permitted by applicable law, as a condition of employment with Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies in the United States you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated and provide valid proof of vaccination to the company.

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