Medical Affairs Manager/Director - Neurosciences, Open to flexibility

06 Sep 2018
21 Sep 2018
Contract Type

Medical Affairs Manager/Director - Neurosciences, Open to flexibility

Working independently, the Neuroscience Medical Affairs Manager/Director is capable of leading designated aspects of the Medical strategic planning process and its implementation.

The role may include the following activities:

  • Responsible for developing and optimising the Co-creation Medical Plan (MP)
  • Leads on the medical strategy for the Therapy Area in the co-creation countries
  • Drives delivery of designated above-country elements of the MP e.g. Advisory Boards, Medical Education
  • Partners with commercial colleagues to develop brand campaigns and implement launches in the key LOCs
  • Provides medical review and input to the development of promotional materials and responsible for the development of non-promotional and training materials
  • Delivers the evidence needs for that asset (in partnership with GMD and R&D where applicable):
    • Contributes to the Integrated Evidence Plans under the direction of the Global Medical Director (GMD)
    • Ensures insights from key LOCs are integrated appropriately to inform the IEP
    • Reviews local GSK-sponsored and Investigator Sponsored Study (ISS) proposals from to assess their scientific merit and strategic need, liaising with R&D technical experts
    • Accountable for the development of assigned study protocols (where applicable)
  • Drives excellence in Scientific Engagement (SE) with key stakeholders (HCPs, Patients, Payors and Regulators) to gain a deep understanding of customer needs
  • Identifies regional data gaps and the evidence needs
  • Reviews local GSK-sponsored and Investigator Sponsored Study (ISS) proposals to assess their scientific merit and strategic need liaising with R&D technical experts
  • Develops assigned study protocol
  • Deputises for the GMD as required
  • Provides medical governance oversight for the asset, including leading the management of product-related issues/ crises with potential impact on patient safety
  • Plays an integral role in the development and approval of promotional campaigns and materials, ensuring compliance with all relevant codes and system requirements (ABPI, GSK Code, ABAC, Zinc MAPs etc)
  • Communicates effectively the clinical and market access data for their asset to the key LOCs; ensures a robust understanding of risk: benefit
  • Enhances local tactical plans and shares best practices to support Launch Excellence and best practice
  • Gathers medical insights from the key LOCs, Areas and external stakeholders (HCP's, Patients, Payors and Regulators) to shape the integrated evidence strategy and plan
  • Inputs to the design and delivery of phase 3b/4 studies, including post-approval commitments, coordinating with relevant R&D technical experts e.g. GHO and Epidemiology as required
  • Assists GMD in preparation for the aPIB review/ Brand Planning processes, ensuring compliance with timelines and mandated global templates to ensure consistency across LOCs/Areas

Why You?

Basic qualifications:

  • GMC registered medical doctor with further study in Neuroscience
  • Clinical experience in Neuroscience (Psychiatry) Therapy Area
  • Scientific expertise and therapeutic area knowledge in the field of Neuroscience (Psychiatry)
  • Industry experience in Medical Affairs (i.e. organising and executing medical education events, advisory boards, other relevant scientific engagement activities with external experts)
  • Robust understanding of promotional codes/ regulations; previous involvement in review and approval processes
  • Experience in medical governance including the management of product-related issues with potential impact on patient safety
  • Highly developed leadership, networking, communication and influencing skills to work effectively in a complex matrix environment
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong internal and external networks
  • Has a disciplined approach to Medical Affairs with a focus on scientific rigor, attention to details, critical appraisal of data, and operational excellence
  • Experience of debating scientific issues and negotiating policy implications and decisions
  • Experience in LOC and/or 'above country' Medical Affairs leadership roles

Note: We would consider non physicians, but candidates must have a PhD with significant industry medical affairs experience.

Closing Date: 21st September 2018

Preferred qualifications:

  • Psychiatrist / Neurologist

Why GSK?:

At GSK we have a Classic & Established Products (CEP) group which includes mature medicines in the areas of anti-infectives, allergy, central nervous system, dermatology, respiratory and urology. These products are an important part of our Emerging Markets business where the GSK brand is an important differentiator.

We have the opportunity to unlock the potential of our medicines across their lifecycle on a global basis. Our focus will be on supporting the Regions to fully realize the potential of all our medicines. This role will require close collaboration with co-creation markets to deliver business needs for the Classic & Established Products (CEP) Neuroscience portfolio.

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