GMAL Trelegy, Open to flexible working

5 days left

Brentford (City/Town), London (Greater)
06 Jan 2021
31 Jan 2021
Contract Type

The GMAL role is a unique opportunity for an experienced, innovative and motivated Medical Affairs leader to provide strategic medical affairs leadership for Trelegy, at a critical time as Trelegy is in process of launch optimisation in different major markets, supported by a compelling evidence package including the IMPACT study and against a COPD treatment landscape which is exciting and dynamic. The successful applicant will be accountable to develop and execute the Medical Affairs strategy for Trelegy and provide scientific and medical information to leading decision makers and healthcare professionals in the key Franchise countries.

The Global Medical Affairs Leader is accountable for Phase IV evidence generation studies, including post-approval commitments and health outcomes studies. Working in close partnership with R&D, you will deliver the evidence needs for the asset and be accountable for developing and delivering the Integrated Evidence Generation Plan (spanning late stage development and post launch market access support.). You will be a member of both the Medicines Development Team in R&D and the Medicines Commercialisation Team. You will act as the single voice of Medical Affairs for Trelegy, into R&D and Commercial.

The role reports to Chris Compton, VP & Medical Affairs Lead, COPD.

Key responsibilities:

  • Gather medical insights from the field medical team, patient advocacy, LOCs and key external stakeholders to inform and shape product strategy and to be accountable for the development of the integrated evidence strategy and plan (from Commit to Medicine Development - C2MD- onwards).
  • Work in partnership with central teams, to optimize plans in support of a reimbursable file, launch optimisation and life cycle strategy.
  • Accountable for the execution of phase IV studies, including post-approval commitments, if applicable.
  • Evaluates local data needs for assets in partnership with relevant stakeholders locally (core countries).
  • Formulates strategies for the asset and develops evidence plans (in partnership with R&D).
  • Leads the global scientific engagement strategy for the asset and is an external speaker for GSK at scientific congresses or other company organised events.
  • Seeks relevant scientific / medical insight from stakeholder groups.
  • Develop strong relationships with external stakeholders.
  • Lead and implement global scientific engagement program and ensure medical governance.
  • Accountability for the medical ABPI certification of launch materials and activities to ensure they are compliant with GSK SOPs and external industry standards.

Application of Knowledge

  • Leads and Embeds Medical Governance.
  • Evaluates local data needs for assets in partnership with relevant stakeholders locally (core countries).
  • Formulates strategies for the asset and develops evidence plans (in partnership with R&D).
  • Execution of phase IIIB -IV studies, in addition to post-approval commitments, if applicable.
  • Leads the global scientific engagement strategy for the asset.
  • Seeks relevant scientific / medical insight from stakeholder groups, including governments.

Problem Solving & Innovation

  • Identifying gaps and opportunities from the complexity and volume of data emerging from the countries.
  • Consolidating the information into one coherent strategy that is supported by key internal business stakeholders.
  • Resolving issues with regulators/governments and negotiating appropriate needs and strategies to develop evidence for the asset.
  • Ensuring appropriate interaction and exchange of scientific information in adherence with scientific engagement principles and standards, locally and globally.


  • Interaction with external stakeholders (including governments).
  • Discussing current and emerging treatment management issues, treatment evolution, guidelines, and health policies
  • Discussing scientific issues related to clinical development, study design, data interpretation, study conclusions, and protocol recommendations
  • Job involves interface with a very wide range of stakeholders internally and externally, and this requires a strong listening and communication skills, and collaborative teamworking.


  • Decision-making on strategic plans.
  • Single voice of Medical to R&D and Commercial for the asset.
  • Senior most Medical Affairs leaders dedicated to the asset. Medical Governance oversight to ensure focus on patient.
  • Key external face of GSK for a medicine in development.

Candidate Profile

  • Medical Doctor
  • Proven industry experience in leadership roles, including LOC and 'above country' Medical Affairs roles
  • Deep scientific expertise within Respiratory therapeutic area
  • Experience in the interaction and exchange of scientific information in adherence with scientific engagement principles and standards, locally and globally
  • Strong communication & collaborative team working skills, as the role involves interface with a wide range of stakeholders internally and externally
  • Broad drug development experience

This is a highly visible, influential leadership role, requiring excellent networking, communication and influencing skills to work effectively in a highly matrixed environment.

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