Purpose of Role
Reporting to the Head of Medical, this role will drive patient outcomes and business success, using scientific expertise to inspire, partner and lead in a designated therapeutic area(s). This role will take a key proactive leadership role in the brand team helping inspire Medical solutions and will be responsible for cross-functionally coordinating and leading the input of the extended Medical team into brand activities, and lead the strategic planning and delivery of the Medical component of the brand plan. This role will also take a leadership role in communicating with key customers and external stakeholders and help maintain a competitive advantage by providing specialist medico-marketing expertise in a designated therapeutic area(s). This role will work closely and in collaboration with many key functions across Sales, Marketing and other business units to drive the brand’s success. The Medical Manager is also ultimately the patient advocate and is responsible for upholding internal policy and Code of Conduct compliance requirements.
Brand Team Partnership/Leadership
Input into the creation of promotional materials, ensuring optimal communication of brand strategy to HCPs
At all times ensure consistency with voluntary and compulsory codes of conduct, appropriate legislation and compliance with internal SOPs
Review and approve promotional materials within agreed timeframe.
KOL (Key Opinion Leader)/Stakeholder Strategy
Lead the development and implementation of the KOL strategy, in conjunction with sales and marketing team. Follow appropriate requirements in the KOL Guidelines.
Lead Advisory Boards to enhance brand strategy.
Where relevant, manage medical communications with KOLs with respect to - Clinical paper / pivotal trial updates; New product launches; Advisory Board communications; Regular updates related to the therapeutic area including competitor initiatives.
Medical/Scientific Operations Leadership
You will demonstrate Medical Brand team leadership by establishing a comprehensive Medical Plan in conjunction with the brand team (as part of Integrated Brand Planning) and ensure the Medical elements of the plan are delivered to KPIs and milestones.
Provide medical leadership within respective brand teams, influencing strategic brand plans and fulfilling prioritised Scientific Operations deliverables.
Be the point person for matters pertaining to Scientific Operations for sales, marketing and other key partners (e.g. CSU, BD)
Ensure timely and effective communication of brand strategy and priorities to cross-functional colleagues
Ensure brand related priorities needing Scientific Operations leadership are identified and driven.
Therapeutic Area Expertise
Develop and maintain an up to date working knowledge of the compounds, diseases and competitors relevant to a therapeutic area, and drive adjustment to strategic brand plans as required to new information.
Attend appropriate local and international symposia, disseminating key learnings to the Brand teams upon return
Have an excellent knowledge of pharmacovigilance and work as part of a team in compliance with SOP’s and local regulations in order to enforce pharmacovigilance best practise
Develop agendas for educational symposia and work with speakers to ensure fulfilment of high quality medical education.
Medical Programs and Clinical Studies (MCP)
Identify and evaluate new study proposals aligned with strategic brand priorities.
Drive the production of quality and impactful data packages including abstracts, manuscripts and other publications reporting the results of clinical trials initiatives.
Participate in / coordinate special project assignments.
Life Cycle Management – undertake medical review at the different stages of life cycle management, including activities to maximise the chance of successful registration, reimbursement and commercialisation for new products or future line extensions; or late life cycle initiative.
Brand Team Collaboration
Be an active and proactive key member of the core and extended brand team. You will collaborate to create brand strategy and an integrated brand plan. You will work with the brand team to identify opportunities to create value for the business and ultimately the patients. You will help provide medico-marketing expertise to the brand team, leading the team to embrace Quality Use of Medicines.
Where relevant, work with KOLs to handle media issues and/or government briefings.
Work with Medical Information team in ensuring relevant answers are provided to anticipated or understood information needs of HCPs and driving a competitor intelligence program.
Assist learning and development managers in delivering training for sales and marketing teams.
Build and maintain contact with Sanofi regional and corporate colleagues.
Provide training for other Sanofi staff as required on our products, disease state or competitor agents.
Lead the development of concepts and protocols in collaboration with Project Leaders.
Work with CSU to initiate and implement the local and global approval process of new study proposals.
Essential Skills and Experience
- Minimum of 2 years of pharmaceutical experience preferably in Medical Affairs.
- Strong scientific baseline knowledge in assigned therapeutic area(s), clinical trial methods, implementation and data interpretation, sound scientific and clinical judgment, and eagerness to continue to learn more in depth about a specific therapeutic area
- Ability to present scientific and other technical information with confidence, in a way that engenders trust and credibility.
- Excellent communication skills across a variety of internal and external audiences including listening skills and probing skills,
- Strong collaboration skills and ability to function within a team environment.
- Ability to handle multiple tasks at the same time and work under pressure.
- Results oriented with high sense of urgency
- Advanced scientific degree is strongly preferred, such as MD, PharmD, or PhD in a life science
- Field based role with 30-50% of travel time within country and outside.
Desirable Skills and Experience
- Solid knowledge of the pharmaceutical environment and the role of Medical Affairs to advance the medical and scientific objectives of a pharmaceutical company
- Experience and clinical knowledge in dermatology/immunology and biologics is highly preferred.
- Strong financial and analytical skills, with experience utilizing for strategic implementation
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