Oncology - EU Medical Affairs Leader, Solid Tumours, Open to flexible working

Brentford (City/Town), London (Greater)
18 Dec 2020
17 Jan 2021
Contract Type

This is a regional medical leadership position for the Oncology Therapeutic area and aligned on to specific marketed or pipeline asset, reporting into the overall EU Oncology Medical Head. The incumbent will be accountable for providing the vision and leadership to ensure Medical Affairs excellence and to be a strategic scientific partner to both internal stakeholders and customers.

Accountable for ensuring the regional / Area medical organisation for the disease area has the right capabilities to deliver outstanding execution of plans, for performance management of the medical operational plan and evidence generation for the key markets in the region.

This role will be the regional lead regards strategy & operational plan development across Europe. They will drive the execution of the plan alongside country leads within the EU5, but own the execution of the plan for the Midsize and Cluster (EMC) Area.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for Medical Affairs Activities relating to the assigned products and disease area, (including field medical activities) in conjunction with the Regional Medical Directors, Area Medical Directors and Country Medical Directors as appropriate. Act as the medical partner to the Regional/ Area Therapeutic Commercial Organisation.
  • Ensures the medical voice of the customer and market is deeply understood, synthesised into medical insights and clearly translated into appropriate actions to enable appropriate use of our medicines for patients in the region.
  • Leads the development and execution of regionally and commercially aligned medical plans for the assigned medicines within the specific Therapeutic area. (S)he is accountable for medical plan development and strategic deployment of all medical resources to achieve joint objectives.
  • Oversee Phase IIIb/IV clinical development plans and Investigator-sponsored studies, for the assigned assets in the region/ Area by providing a consolidated regional perspective into long-term global clinical and value evidence strategies. Advocate for medical resources/data needed to support successful commercialization of products.
  • Lead the scientific and external engagement strategy for the asset/ disease area within the region. Support the countries in external scientific communications and evidence dissemination.
  • Maintains deep product and disease expertise on the medicine(s) and includes market and competitive knowledge in all medical plans.
  • Support the product specific training for Medical teams in the countries to deepen the product and scientific knowledge within the disease area.
  • Enable a performance driven culture with clear metrics and business improvement embedded into the organization and be accountable for metrics to measure and communicate asset-related Medical Affairs activities to demonstrate the value and achievements.
  • Be recognized as a trusted partner with commercial providing medical guidance and input and aligning and supporting promotional engagement strategy.
  • Accountable for Medical input and scrutiny into Launch excellence processes, Launch improvement workshops and LOC deep dives.

Note: The role can be based anywhere in Europe, although the preference is for the UK or Switzerland.

Qualifications / Experience

  • Physician degree (or equivalent) with experience of oncology medical affairs
  • Strong industry experience, spanning clinical development and medical affairs, with product launch experience.
  • Commercialization experience with solid knowledge of drug development, safety, regulatory/ market access and reimbursement requirements demonstrating deep understanding of the Global markets.
  • Strategic thinking, business acumen, effective matrix leadership, with proven ability to motivate, influence, negotiate, and collaborate; strong project management skills; solid planning and organizational skills; strong scientific/analytical problem-solving skills
  • Effective communication, influence, leadership and talent development
  • Experience of hematology/oncology medical affairs
  • Strong organizational, planning, and business acumen skills
  • Proven ability to interpret customer needs as well as negotiation and influence skills
  • Flexibility and ability to adjust to changing timelines and priorities
  • Ability to produce concise and simple summaries of concepts and solutions
  • Ability to cope under pressure with sometimes conflicting priorities.
  • Ability to prioritize business needs and flexibility to address them when business appropriate
  • Ability to work with new technology and in the digital space
  • Proven ability to deliver effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management and scientific audiences using original or innovative techniques or style

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