Medical Affairs director - Diabetes

Germany (DE)
On application
13 May 2021
11 Jun 2021
Medical Affairs
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level

I’m partnered with a top-10 leading global pharma company in Germany who are looking for an expert physician to join as a Head of Medicine Diabetes. Within this role, you will have the opportunity to lead the Medical Affairs team for Diabetes.

Tasks & responsibilities

  • Overall medical strategic responsibility for Medical Affairs for designated asset(s) within Diabetes
  • Ensure alignment regarding scientific platforms, medical communication and publication strategies as well as the Product Maintenance and Optimization strategies for each substance or project under your responsibility
  • Be the key decision maker in internal committees with regard to Diabetes (e.g. Member of Clinical Expert Committee (CEC), you contribute to and co-ordinate medical contributions to pre-clinical development, and cross-functional Medico-Marketing-Market Access strategy.)
  • Review and approve final brand plans, scientific engagement plans and scientific publications according to established procedures.
  • Lead your teams’ collaboration with internal regional management, local operating companies, and external stakeholders to ensure insights are appropriately reflected across medical plans.
  • Serve as a member of the Therapeutic Area Licensing Advisory team, responsible for preliminary, clinical evaluation of in-licensing opportunities and oversight of in-depth in-licensing evaluations.
  • Lead and manage employees belonging to your team, as well as establishing and maintaining adequate standards of people management e.g. training and development, communication, interface definition and processes.
  • Support the annual international medical budgeting process.


  • Doctoral degree (PhD, MD etc.) in Medicine or a related field
  • Experience in developing a cross-functional medicine strategy for introduction of new medicines and/or expansion of indications to the market at a local or regional/global level
  • Longstanding experience in the pharmaceutical industry, hospital and academia preferably in the field of CardioMetabolism
  • Experience in registering products in Europe, the US and Asia
  • Strong track record of interactions with regulatory affairs authority, international societies and other relevant stakeholders
  • Profound leadership skills


  • Competitive basic salary
  • Bonus
  • Exciting, innovative work environment
  • Global company
  • Great growth and progression opportunities
  • Generous vacation time
  • numerous benefits towards your wellness & financial health and work-life balance

For more information, contact Antonia at Barrington James.

Recruitment Resourcer Medical Affairs & Clinical Development
Antonia Davis 

adavis (@)
+44 1293 776644

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