Takeda Digital Venture Associate

  • Takeda
  • Zürich, ZH, Switzerland
  • 14/08/2020
Full time Data Science Data Analytics Big Data Statistics

Job Description

Job Description


  • An exciting and varied position, the Associate will support the Investment Partners of Takeda Digital Ventures.
  • Motivated and enthusiastic self-starter who works on own initiative with light supervision.
  • Confident and positive, high-energy, cultured, capable of easily interacting with senior management.
  • Flexible and willing to get involved in many different aspects of the business as required.


Assist with market research to help identify new investment trends and opportunities

  • Deal screening: call and/or meet with prospects, evaluate opportunities
  • Documentation: summarize call notes, enter deals into deal flow database
  • Network with peers in other venture capital firms

Assist with Due Diligence

  • Gather information from the target company and industry experts
  • Research and talk to existing references and customers of the target company
  • Research potential competitors to the target company
  • Research and talk with technical/business consultants to evaluate the target company’s technology including IPs
  • Conduct background checks on the current management of the target company
  • Perform valuation analysis via modelling
  • Help preparing internal investment memos


  • Outstanding analytical skills, detail-oriented, proactive and self-motivated
  • Strong knowledge of Excel including advanced function
  • Experience with cash flow modeling and investment valuation techniques
  • Outstanding analytical and problem-solving ability
  • Roll-up sleeves mentality and entrepreneurial thinker
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Another European language is a plus
  • Excellent communicator, able to persuasively convey both ideas and data, verbally and in writing
  • Proven skills as an effective team player who can engender credibility and confidence within and outside the company, demonstrating humility and resiliency
  • Ability to make highly complex decisions that impact the enterpris
  • Effectively navigates the changing external and internal environment and participates with others in change by creating and inspiring and engaging workplace
  • Ability to effectively participate in TDV’s investment and partnership strategy
  • Effectively represent Takeda with the ability to resolve conflict in a constructive manner
  • Ability to participate in partnerships with other interfacing Takeda functions
  • Forward thinking with the ability to embrace organizational change and continuous innovation
  • Comfortable challenging the status quo and bringing forward innovative solutions
  • Ability to take risks implementing innovative solutions, accelerating time to market



  • Masters or PhD in a relevant field (Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science).
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in the Digital Health industry, with experience in Product Design, Engineering or Business Development experience. (or)
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in the Digital Health industry, with experience in venture investing in relevant investments
  • Ambition, an entrepreneurial mind and an ability to analyze business plans, research data, financial figures and market data to make sound business decisions and recommendations
  • Demonstrates sound judgment and creativity to deal with complex issues and decisions. Ability to explore positions and alternatives to reach beneficial outcomes for all parties involved
  • Ability to write and speak in the English language.
  • Proven experience in learning from failure


  • M.B.A.
  • Self-starter - independent, yet a strong team player
  • Business acumen- has a thorough understanding of, and can champion, the highest standards of good business practice.
  • Communication – ability to communicate ideas and data both verbally and in writing in a persuasive and appropriate manner, with deference to cross-cultural communications.
  • Interpersonal – ability to work effectively and get along with others with diverse backgrounds.
  • Team building- ability to work collaboratively in a team and encourage teamwork.
  • Relationship Building Skills – ability to develop and maintain strategic relationships with key stakeholders and build trust with others to increase Takeda’s competitive advantage.


Zurich, Switzerland

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Job ID R0021842