only medics  recruitment ltd

Director of Medical Affairs, Haem/Oncology

West London
23 Aug 2018
14 Feb 2019

Director, Medical Affairs Haematology / Oncology

Our client a global pharmaceutical organisation based West of London within an exciting portfolio within Haematology and Oncology is seeking a Medical Affairs Director to manage this cutting edge and vastly growing franchise within the business reporting into the VP/Executive Director of Medical Affairs.

Together with the Medical Director, the Director, Medical Affairs Haematology/Oncology will establish a compelling vision for the medical and clinical organisation in the UK & Ireland affiliates in accordance with the international strategy that drives scientific product development and commercialisation activities to the highest standards and optimal organisational outcome.

The Director, Medical Affairs will assist in the development and conduct a variety of Medical Affairs initiatives. In particular, this includes the day-to-day management of the Haematology and Oncology teams with direct line management responsibility for the Associate Director (AD) Multiple Myeloma, Associate Director Portfolio (Myeloid, Lymphoma, Oncology), Associate Director CAR-T.

He/she will also provide technical/scientific leadership to both the medical and the commercial team to ensure accuracy and compliance with the standard and local rules and regulations. Additionally, he/she will be working with contacts outside the company including practicing physicians, investigators and advisory boards.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Developing and implementing Medical Affairs initiatives to support the needs of UK & Ireland
o Managing the roles of AD Multiple Myeloma, AD Portfolio (Myeloid, Lymphoma, Oncology), and AD CAR-T.
o Establishing clear directions for the team, ensuring clear and appropriate objectives and role guides are established for each function
o Robust KOL management
o Daily management of the Medical Affairs team to meet objectives and to support the needs of commercial and medical teams
o Ensuring training of staff to meet technical, medical and interpersonal challenges of their roles
o Provide technical support for the IIT programme

Build and maintain effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders
o Work as an integral member of Disease teams supporting key products
o Responsibility to ensure all promotional are fully supported by scientific data and are in accordance with the ABPI Code of Practice
o Support and represent the Medical Director in any internal and external activities required

Developing national and regional KOL plans and site specific advocacy plans
o Developing KOL interaction opportunities including Advisory Boards & Educational Symposia
o Ensuring the appropriate documentation and tracking of KOL management activities
o Identifying publication opportunities for UK & Ireland KOLs.

Provide scientific support to Marketing, Regulatory, Market Access, Pharmacovigilance and Risk Management groups
Work with R & D and Risk Management functions to ensure a robust UK management strategy is in place.
Provide input to NICE, SMC or other market access submissions as required
Assist in the application of regional pharmacoeconomic modeling with appropriate training of clinical personnel
Advise on medical safety or clinical issues as required

Skills/Knowledge Required:
GMC registered Physician or GPhC registered Pharmacist with proven pharmaceutical / biotechnology industry experience.
It would be desirable to have a post graduate qualification such as MRCP, MRCGP, and/or Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine
Experience in haematology and/or oncology
Final Medical Signatory experience required
Significant line management experience
Strong leadership and management skills
Excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills
Strong identification with values

Medical Degree or Registered Pharmacist with significant industry and therapy area experience

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