VP - Asia R&D & Quality Strategy

Team: Strategy

City: Tokyo

Country: Japan

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Veeva Systems is a mission-driven organization and pioneer in industry cloud, helping life sciences companies bring therapies to patients faster. As one of the fastest-growing SaaS companies in history, we surpassed $2B in revenue in our last fiscal year with extensive growth potential ahead.

At the heart of Veeva are our values: Do the Right Thing, Customer Success, Employee Success, and Speed. We're not just any public company – we made history in 2021 by becoming a public benefit corporation (PBC), legally bound to balancing the interests of customers, employees, society, and investors.

As a Work Anywhere company, we support your flexibility to work from home or in the office, so you can thrive in your ideal environment.

Join us in transforming the life sciences industry, committed to making a positive impact on its customers, employees, and communities.

The Role

The VP, Asia R&D and Quality Strategy role requires a deep understanding of the go-to-market strategy and the life sciences industry, with an emphasis on Clinical, Regulatory, Pharmacovigilance, and GxP Quality applications. This role will be responsible for growing and protecting the market for Veeva’s Vault Development Cloud through the proliferation and innovation of related applications. This role is also responsible for strengthening and expanding application use with existing customers and defining future product strategies. This role will directly own the growth and progression of Development Cloud Business and will provide thought leadership over different applications and processes. In this role, the individual will have the opportunity to lead a team of Life Sciences industry and technology A-players, who, together, are bringing the next generation of R&D and Quality applications and capabilities to the life sciences industry.
What You’ll Do
  • Responsible for leading the Strategy team in China, Korea, Japan, and Singapore
  • Responsible for evangelizing, growing, and sustaining the market for Veeva’s Development Cloud and additional add-on products
  • Ownership over a longer-range strategy to bring continued innovation to a historically document-centered application space
  • Provide thought leadership and direction to field-facing teams including creating and maintaining relationships with executive leadership
  • Provide business and technology guidance to the product team in support of new or enhanced features and functionality
  • Develop strategy and messaging for customer adoption of Vault Development Cloud and related applications for the new and existing customer base
  • Coordinate resources across the customer lifecycle from sales to delivery and beyond
  • Liaise closely with Services and provide consultative guidance to customers to support transformational quality initiatives
  • Serve as an evangelist in the R&D and Quality space by presenting at industry conferences, leading webinars, and authoring content for industry publications
  • Engage with communities of practice and manage relationships with relevant partners
Requirements
  • Go-to-market strategy experience in a SaaS/cloud software or consulting company
  • Direct experience with pharma Clinical/Regulatory/Safety/Quality systems processes. Additional experience in other consulting-related solution domains is considered a plus
  • 15+ years working or consulting for life sciences companies
  • 5+ years of experience in a regional leadership role in a multinational company
  • Proven ability to innovate across business processes and technology solutions
  • Ability to hold meaningful conversations with customer executives and relevant IT leaders regarding R&D and Quality applications and their use within multiple functional areas
  • Ability to travel for customer meetings and presentations
Nice to Have
  • Either Japanese or Chinese
Veeva’s headquarters is located in the San Francisco Bay Area with offices in more than 15 countries around the world.

Veeva is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status, protected genetic information, political affiliation, or any other characteristics protected by local laws, regulations, or ordinances.

Work Where It’s Best for You

Work Anywhere means you can work in an office or at home on any given day. It’s about getting the work done in the way and place that works best for each person. This applies across all locations and departments.

Work Anywhere does not mean work at any time. We have predictable core hours where employees are generally available for meetings and collaboration. Employees are focused and available during core hours.

We invest in our offices to make them places where our employees like to go. If you work in the office three or more days a week, you will have a dedicated office workspace. Our offices function as hubs to draw people in, create social bonds, and where random connections and mixing of ideas happen. We’re investing more in offices, culture, and offsite meetings, not less.

Product teams are organized in regional product hubs for optimal collaboration and live within two time zones of their hub. Our current product hubs are located in Pleasanton, Los Angeles, Columbus, Boston, Kansas City, New York City, Raleigh, and Toronto. We create opportunities for teams to get together in person regularly.

Customer-facing roles, such as Sales and Professional Services, live near and/or travel to their customers.

When an employee moves within a country it does not cause a change in salary. Where you live impacts you and your family. Not knowing if your compensation will change if you move can cause stress and uncertainty for everyone. We wanted to eliminate that.

Work at Veeva. Work where it’s best for you.

A different kind of company. A Public Benefit Corporation.

Unlike a traditional corporation, whose only legal duty is to maximize shareholder value, PBCs consider their public benefit purpose and the interests of those materially affected by the corporation’s conduct—including customers, employees, and the community—in addition to shareholders’ interests.

What sets us apart

Work Anywhere means you can work in an office or at home on any given day. It’s about getting the work done in the way and place that works best for you.

We invest in our offices to make them places where our employees like to go. If you work in the office three or more days a week, you will have a dedicated office workspace.

Product teams are organized in regional product excellence hubs for optimal collaboration and live within two time zones of their hub. Our current product hubs are located in Pleasanton, Los Angeles, Columbus, Boston, Kansas City, New York City, Raleigh, and Toronto. We create opportunities for teams to get together in person regularly.

Customer-facing roles, such as Sales and Professional Services, live near and/or travel to their customers.

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At Veeva, we believe in giving back. Veeva’s support for charitable causes is entirely employee driven because we think giving is personal and should be directed by the individual. With our 1% Veeva Giving program, each employee receives an amount equivalent to 1% of their base salary annually to support the non-profit(s) of their choice. We don’t dictate favored corporate causes or ask employees to donate to specific non-profits. We never support a charitable cause in exchange for commercial advantage or preferential treatment.

Veeva’s core values — do the right thing, customer success, employee success, and speed — guide our decision making and define our culture. Doing the right thing means that we are concerned about more than just financial success and return to shareholders. We recognize a responsibility to customers, employees, environment, and society.As individuals, we pride ourselves on being good people who are honest, fair, and direct. We treat others with respect. As a company, we strive to be a good corporate citizen, a positive force in the business community, active in our communities, and an example to others.

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Our equity program is designed to enable the vast majority of our employees to participate. Our unique approach to awarding equity grants allows our employees to be shareholders so they can benefit financially in the company’s growth.

Veeva has taken a strong stance against the use of non-compete agreements that can limit employee opportunities. We do not require our employees to sign non-compete agreements, and we have taken legal action to fight the unfair use of these agreements by other companies because we believe such agreements limit an employee’s fundamental right to work where they choose. We believe in our people and want them to be successful here at Veeva or wherever their careers take them.

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