Global Medical Affairs Director, Liver Disease, Open to flexible working

Brentford (City/Town), London (Greater)
23 Apr 2021
23 May 2021
Contract Type

We currently have an exciting opportunity to work in a fast paced, high performing cross-functional team as Global Medical Affairs Director for Linerixibat

Linerixibat is a medicine in development at GSK for the treatment of cholestatic pruritus (itch) in patients with primary biliary cholangitis (PBC). Cholestatic pruritus in PBC is a rare disease, significantly impairs quality of life, and has had no newly approved treatments, outside of Japan, since the 1960s. Linerixibat is a minimally absorbed oral small molecule inhibitor of the human ileal bile acid transporter (IBAT).

GSK is running a comprehensive Global Clinical Development programme. A well-executed medical affairs strategy will be critical in achieving meaningful insight gathering, the right evidence generation and focused scientific communication/medical education plans to help improve outcomes for PBC patients with cholestatic pruritus. The Global Medical Affairs Director will play a key role in creating and implementing this strategy, in close collaboration with the markets.

GSK is a science-led global healthcare company. We research and develop a broad range of innovative products in three primary areas of Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare. We have a significant global presence and large R&D centres in the UK, USA, Belgium and China.

At GSK we are leaders in what we do - our pharmaceuticals business is made up of innovative and established medicines and holds leading positions in respiratory disease and HIV. In 2015 we distributed more than 690 million doses of vaccines to over 150 countries, and our Consumer Healthcare group has a portfolio of some of the world's most trusted and bestselling brands. As a company our mission is to help people do more, feel better, live longer.

Our Specialty and Primary Care Team is focused on enhanced access for patients to new products via successful and sustainable launches across multiple countries. To support our global medical affairs activities, we are looking to appoint a Global Medical Affairs Director to work within this pipeline area, reporting to the Global Medical Affairs Lead for Linerixibat.

Job Purpose

  • Drives opportunities to gather external and internal insights to shape our understanding of customer needs
  • Translates current and emerging evidence into content of value for internal and external audiences
  • Collaborates with R&D, country medical teams and other key cross-functional stakeholders to help shape and execute the medical affairs and launch strategy and plans
  • Develops a strong external network of global experts in primary biliary cholangitis
  • Drives development and execution of global medical affairs strategies

Key Responsibilities

  • Partners with above-country and country colleagues to drive, integrate and prioritise key insights to inform global medical affairs plans and life cycle strategy
  • Engages with R&D, Value Evidence and Outcomes (VEO), other disciplines, and country teams to support identification of evidence generation needs and plans to address them
  • Ensures country medical affairs colleagues have a robust knowledge of the relevant and emerging clinical evidence, supporting their training by creating high quality scientific engagement materials for both internal and external use
  • Develops external scientific communication and medical education content on cholestatic pruritus in primary biliary cholangitis, using innovative and diverse channels of communication
  • Partners core countries to help implement scientific communication strategy and launches, including reviewing and optimising local medical affairs plans and sharing learning/ best practice/ intelligence.
  • Drives excellence in external engagement with key stakeholders (e.g. HCP's, Patients, Payors and Regulators) globally and in partnership with core countries
  • Ensures appropriate medical governance oversight of all deliverables
  • Partners with Marketing, Market Access and core country teams to generate content of high scientific quality for future promotional use
  • Develops deep subject matter expertise on the product and therapy area

Basic Qualifications

  • MD or MBBS or PharmD or PhD in clinical/scientific discipline
  • Considerable experience in Medical Affairs including pre/peri launch.
  • Previous regional/global experience
  • Previous experience in hepatology and/or rare disease
  • Robust understanding of internal (where applicable) and external promotional codes of practice and regulations
  • Demonstrated matrix leadership in previous roles

Preferred Qualifications

  • Hepatologist

Key Attributes

  • Proactive mindset
  • Passion for strategy development and delivery
  • Keen interest in collaborating with external experts (physicians and patients)
  • Ability to prioritize, and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Track record of building strong internal and external networks
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complexity and cultural diversity
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Thrives working in fast paced, innovative environment while remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient

As a company driven by our values of Patient focus, Transparency, Respect and Integrity, we know inclusion and diversity are essential for us to be able to succeed. We want all our colleagues to thrive at GSK bringing their unique experiences, ensuring they feel good and to keep growing their careers. As a candidate for a role, we want you to feel the same way.

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