- Features national medical, dental, vision, and prescription plans. Your benefits begin on the date of hire.
- Kyowa Kirin offers a health savings account (HSA) and a health care flexible spending account (FSA) which allows employees to pay for eligible health care expenses on a tax favorable basis. Employees can also take advantage of our Dependent Care and Commuter FSAs which allow employees to cover eligible dependent care and commuter expenses on a pre-tax basis.
Make a profound impact with us.
At Kyowa Kirin, helping
patients is our business.
Kyowa Kirin is a global specialty pharmaceutical company. Every day, we aspire to make a profound impact on patient’s lives through our work, our people, and our collaborations – all guided by our values.
We work on diseases where the need for a new treatment is high. We start at the earliest stages of discovery and continue, through development and commercial activities, to effect positive changes in the health of individuals and communities we are part of. Joining our team is a chance to do meaningful work, while growing your career.
A culture of collaboration
We believe in an integrated and collaborative approach to solving problems and achieving goals. Our teams comprise a diverse cross-section of people who work together to develop innovative solutions to patients’ needs. The Japanese concept of Wa is central to how we work. Wa espouses that questions, criticism, and ideas are essential to growth and improvement, which will lead to value creation for patients.
Strategic collaborations with pharmaceutical, biotech, academic partners, and patient communities enable us to work with some of the industry's brightest minds as we learn and solve problems. The results are extraordinary both for our employees and for the patients we serve.
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What it’s like to work at Kyowa Kirin
Every person at Kyowa Kirin has a role in shaping the work we do and the results we deliver. As a focused, nimble, global pharmaceutical organization, we are well positioned to help people with bright minds to grow.
“I am a physician, a researcher, a mother, a daughter. I am a melting pot of diversities who has lived on three continents. At Kyowa Kirin, I have a home where I can bring all of me to do what I love every day – to make a difference in the lives of patients and their caregivers through science, novel innovative medicines and a culture of caring.”
Eslie Dennis, MD, MBChB, FCP(SA)
SVP, Chief Medical Officer,
Head of North American Medical Affairs
“Helping people who suffer from disease is very important to me and led me to a career in science. The hope that someday my work may help patients is what drives me forward.”
Rachel Soloff, Ph.D.
Senior Director of Research
“It's important to value diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunities at work, because ultimately it's a strength, not a weakness, to have different viewpoints.”
Oncology Account Manager
Kyowa Kirin Values
Members of our North America team explain how our 4 key values underpin everything we do—and which ones mean the most to them.
Sue Smith: The reason I joined this industry was from the patient. So commitment to life is really the most important value to me, personally. Our tagline is taking the walk of life, one life at a time. Really making sure that we're doing the right thing for the patient.
Andrew McKnight: So innovation was at the forefront of everything we do in the research labs. [00:00:30] Applying novel technologies, sourcing novel ideas from other academic institutions and bringing them into our organization.
Deborah Braccia: Of the three products that have been approved, they've all been first-in-class new molecular entities. That's innovation.
Christina Hardy: As a clinical trial manager, one of the primary responsibilities is to oversee the conduct and the execution of the clinical study. So without the integrity, [00:01:00] the reliability of the trial results could be compromised.
Marita Dazo-Jan...: So my favorite one is teamwork, but not just teamwork, but teamwork wa, because the wa part is the feeling. Teamwork is the American side of what the corporate values are, but when you integrate the Japanese wa, which to me is a feeling, that spirit of working together. That's the important one of the cultures to me.
Fiona Herr: We have to connect with all of them in every [00:01:30] project we do. Commitment to life is the core of what we do, because we are very focused on communicating the data, finding new data, getting new research for the patients. But you can't do that without teamwork, and you have to do that with integrity and then we use innovation. They're all working together in our role. Yeah.
A growing company offers employees career opportunities.
Roshni Patel (00:02): So what stands out about the opportunities that I've been given is that as the company grew, I got to grow along with it. Over my years here, I saw the regulatory affairs group grow and transition in order to support the expanding product portfolio. As I was gaining experience, I was learning more and I wanted to take on more responsibilities, as I said. When I communicated that, the leadership and management here really heard what I had to say and offered me the opportunities and resources in order for me to pursue that.When I took on my current role, I gained a lot of new responsibilities. Anything that I needed help with, if I had a question, it was almost always an open door policy. I was always able to go and ask and they'd give me advice or direct me to someone who could help me. And that really helped me be confident that I can perform and do well in the responsibilities that they've given me.
Employees have the ability to make a profound impact on the legacy of Kyowa Kirin.
Paul Testa (00:01): For me the biggest differentiator, so many people here at Kyowa Kirin have been in other companies in healthcare, maybe big pharma and work just as hard but maybe don't have the same ability or freedom to drive toward that profound impact. So therefore over maybe a longer period of time, I think what happens is people's hearts are less in the work. One of the differentiators that we are striving for culturally is the ability to go and do something not because I was told to do it but because I think it's a good thing for us to be doing. That is profound impact as a working definition from my perspective, I think that ability to make a profound impact in terms of the legacy that we're leaving for the business, as well as we continue to grow is so important.
Our workplace supports our employees as they pursue clinical advances, build new skills, and open new channels for customer engagement. We design roles that are purposely broad to give people opportunities to work on a wide range of projects with partners from across different parts of the organization.
Our total rewards support
people at home
Kyowa Kirin provides a competitive Total Rewards package consisting of salary, performance-based
incentives, top-tier benefits, a comprehensive wellness program, and innovative work-life solutions.
- With coverage that begins on the first day of employment, Kyowa Kirin provides company-paid basic life insurance, accidental death & dismemberment and disability benefits.
- Employees may purchase additional life insurance coverage for themselves and family members at discounted group rates.
- Participating employees can receive a dollar-for-dollar safe-harbor match up to 4% of eligible compensation, which is immediately 100% vested. Employees are also eligible for Kyowa Kirin's annual company-paid discretionary contribution, that vests over a 5-year period.
- Our robust time-off policy includes 20 paid time-off days to start and 14 paid holidays – which includes a winter break the last week of the year. Employees also receive 5 sick days.
- Where possible, Kyowa Kirin gives options of when, where, and how we work, to enable employees to balance personal and professional responsibilities. These options include hybrid and 4 weeks of "work from anywhere" benefit.
Kyowa Kirin constantly strives to find ways to enhance its core benefits that promote our employee's health, well-being, and professional development.
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Kyowa Kirin North America
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