only medics  recruitment ltd

Senior Medical Director

09 Jan 2019
14 Feb 2019

Senior Medical Director
Salary – Competitive Salary & Benefits Scheme on offer to include a relocation package if required

Our client, a vastly growing pharmaceutical organisation based in the South East of the UK with an exciting and broad portfolio, is seeking a Medical Director to manage the UK team within the business reporting into the Managing Director. With oversight of 4-5 therapeutic areas this individual will be responsible for all UK activities.

Together with the Managing Director they will establish a compelling vision for the medical and clinical organisation in the UK & Ireland affiliates in strategy that drives scientific product development and commercialisation activities to the highest standards and optimal organisational outcome.

The Medical Director will assist in development and conduct a variety of Medical Affairs initiatives. This includes the day-to-day management of the UK team which consists of direct and indirect reports.

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
Managing the growing UK function
Establishing clear directions for the team, ensuring clear and appropriate objectives and role guides are established for each function
Robust KOL management
Daily management of the Medical Affairs’ team to meet objectives and to support the needs of commercial and medical teams
Ensuring training of staff to meet technical, medical and interpersonal challenges of their roles

Building and maintaining effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders
Working as an integral member of Disease teams supporting key products
Responsibility to ensure all promotional are fully supported by scientific data and are in accordance with the ABPI Code of Practice

Developing national and regional KOL plans and site-specific advocacy plans
Developing KOL interaction opportunities including Advisory Boards & Educational Symposia
Identifying publication opportunities for UK & Ireland KOLs

Providing scientific support to Marketing, Regulatory, Market Access, Pharmacovigilance and Risk Management groups
Working 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

Skills/Knowledge Required:

• GMC registered (MD) Physician 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
• Final Medical Signatory experience required
• Significant line management experience required
• Therapeutic experience is not essential just strong demonstrable leadership and management skills

Please apply in order to receive the full job description.

The successful candidate would receive a competitive annual salary package plus an excellent benefits package including the likes of a car allowance, bonus, private healthcare, pension scheme and much more.

Contact/How to Learn More:
To find out more information or apply, contact Caroline Rogers on 0118 952 2799 or email

Only Medics Recruitment Ltd specialises solely on the recruitment of medics within the pharmaceutical industry across the UK and mainland Europe. We work with large, medium-sized and small pharmaceutical organisations as well as clinical research organisation and medical device companies.

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