Jim Carlson

Senior Director Strategic Partnership Management

Takeda Pharmaceuticals Europe

Jim Carlson currently works at Takeda Development Centre Europe Ltd as Senior Director, Strategic Partnership Management within Takeda’s R&D Transformation Office. With over 17 years Pharma industry experience across a number of roles primarily within Clinical Development Jim has extensive experience in establishing new delivery models together with partners across a variety of service areas in both Procurement and Business roles.

Jim’s Pharma career has primarily been within sponsor organizations (Novo Nordisk, AstraZeneca, and Takeda) but he also spent three years as the European R&D Practice Lead for a service provider organisation. Jim is experienced in all phases of solutioning including partner selection, negotiation, contracting, implementation, innovation / transformation and both single and multi-partner integration. Over the course of his working life he gained extensive experience in cross-cultural working having lived and worked in four countries (USA, Denmark, UK, India).