Regional EUCAN Medical Director - Immunology

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08 Jan 2021
29 Jan 2021
Medical Affairs
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Senior Management

Position: Regional EUCAN Medical Director - Immunology

Location: Baar, Switzerland

Competitive salary & excellent company benefits

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Role Summary

You will be the EUCAN voice for Immunology to influence global strategy and deliverables for the benefit of EUCAN and act as the product lead for EU Leadership Team / regional team. Thus defining the EUCAN product priorities and MC expectations, support execution with top 8-10 countries, and defining and executing above country activity plan to deliver on priorities

You will also ensure timely communication to all EUCAN countries on global and regional strategies and deliverables for product launch, and lead the respective Medical communities to ensure strong network for best practice sharing and collaborative issue resolution.

Other responsibilities will include:

  • Define core KPIs and regular monitor performance in top 8-10 markets

  • Ensure MC product launch readiness in top 8-10 markets

  • Define and manage the execution of secondee and Short-term- assignment opportunities

  • Foster ongoing EU talent development within Immunology team

  • Accountable for influencing Global Immunology product strategy/tactics through TACU/GMT ensuring needs of prioritised countries are met, and ensuring GMT input from designated individuals appropriately represents EUCAN needs by focusing on prioritised countries.

European TA networking and communication

  • Develop Immunology product specific network of people across EUCAN

  • Lead internal EU Medical communication for Immunology product (from global or from within region) to key stakeholders (e.g. timely communication of new data, country decisions and/or implications) across entire EUCAN

  • Capitalize other Countries' learnings/experiences by sharing best practices across entire EUCAN

Medical Planning & Execution

  • Ensure execution of EU pre-launch and pre-LCM readiness (accountable for core medical KPIs) in prioritized markets

  • Regular visits/engagement with priority markets to ensure solid understanding of medical challenges/opportunities, team dynamics etc.

  • Ensure prioritized countries have appropriate (& globally aligned) local medical plans in place that are being executed effectively

  • Define core KPIs and regular monitor performance in top 8 markets

  • Ensure appropriate regional medical plan in place (that leverages cross country synergies) and is executed effectively (execution of Advisory Boards, Scientific Exchange Meetings and Speaker Training initiatives for Europe) meeting the needs of prioritised markets

Study Support

  • Actively partner with SM&M Regional counterpart to ensure appropriate selection of countries/sites during study feasibility

  • Review above country ESR proposals, considering opportunities for ESR cross market synergies

Skills & Experience Required

  • Extensive experience of branding medical products within Immunology

  • Demonstrate deep scientific expertise of Immunology product and the growing immunology franchise

  • Experience in launching a product at affiliate level

  • Deep understanding of the healthcare landscape, key competitors and marketplace factors and dynamics

  • Extensive experience in a Medical Affairs function within the pharmaceutical industry

  • Ability to lead cross functional working groups and teams

  • Understanding of the overall drug development process

  • Excellent influencing and stakeholder management capabilities

  • Experience in working in an international matrix environment, both in in-market and in above-market roles

  • Profound knowledge of different types of medical evidence and experience in applying it to the portfolio

  • Profound understanding of and experience with market access and regulatory processes

  • Track record of building and leveraging external networks


  • Qualified Doctor specifically in Immunology field

  • Strong Leadership experience gained through previous line management

  • Enterprise mindset gained through local and global experience

  • Experience in working in a joint venture environment

  • Experience working in a global role

  • Launch experience in first to market product category

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