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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.


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.


Career Opportunities

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.


Employee Impact

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.

Accelerating careers

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.


Career Development

Career Development

Formal and informal opportunities for career development are supported through tuition reimbursement and tailored coaching.



KKNA uses career path mapping to support professional growth. This is reinforced with real-time feedback, and a mid-year review to support continuous growth, bolstered with a stream of new development opportunities.

Training, Linkedin Learning, Emerging Leader Program

Training, LinkedIn Learning, Emerging Leader Program

Employee growth is promoted through training opportunities, LinkedIn Learning series, and an Emerging Leader program.

Promote From Within

Promote From Within

Development opportunities also involve progression pathways for employees to learn different skills or take on a new career trajectory.

Our total rewards support
the well-being
of our
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.

Medical, Dental, Prescription & Vision Plans
  • 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.

Transparency in Coverage Rule

The link below leads to the machine-readable files that are made available in response to the federal Transparency in Coverage Rule and includes negotiated service rates and out-of-network allowed amounts between health plans and healthcare providers. The machine-readable files are formatted to allow researchers, regulators, and application developers to more easily access and analyze data.

Click here to access files.

Insurance and Disability Benefits
  • 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.
401(k) Retirement Plan
  • 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.
Time Off
  • 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.
Flexibility in the Workplace
  • 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.

Additional benefits

Kyowa Kirin constantly strives to find ways to enhance its core benefits that promote our employee's health, well-being, and professional development.

Education Assistance

Our Tuition Reimbursement Plan allows employees who have completed 12 months of continuous service to pursue a degree for job-related programs taken at accredited institutions

Employee Assistance Program

A 24-hour a day, 7-day a week confidential counseling program
is available to employees and their family. Includes legal and financial referral services and childcare / eldercare assistance

Employee Discounts

A variety of discounts are available to employees for entertainment, travel, dining, pet insurance, or gym membership


Kyowa Kirin offers employee recognition programs that reward outstanding contributions, accomplishments, length of service, and exemplary behaviors

Employee-Centric Culture

Kyowa Kirin strives to maintain a work environment that is inspiring and collaborative. Activity-based working promotes an agile and collaborative working environment

Employee Referral Program

We encourage all employees to refer candidates. We offer a cash bonus award for each referred candidate that is ultimately hired

The above information is a brief summary of the rewards and benefits offered by the Company. Kyowa Kirin reserves the right to amend, modify, and/or terminate any benefits (and the plans and policies that govern such benefits) in its sole discretion. If any discrepancies exist between the above descriptions and any applicable plan documents or policies, such documents or policies will prevail.

Fellowships and internships

Kyowa Kirin creates opportunities for fellowships and internships that enrich our people,
inspire innovative thinking about disease, and the development of therapeutics.

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