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US Medical Director, aTTP - Rare Blood Disorders

date posted 09/24/2021
contract type Full time
job id R2602099
location Cambridge, Massachusetts

Position Overview: US Medical Director, aTTP - Rare Blood Disorders

Key Responsibilities:

  • Determine/refine the regional aTTP (acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura ) Medical Affairs strategy and create the vision of excellence in Medical Affairs for the future.  Proactively create the “road map” for execution.

  • Build mutually respectful and collaborative relationships with colleagues in Belgium headquarters.

  • Serve as the internal expert for aTTP and Cablivi and supports the field-based U.S. medical affairs team.

  • Develops strategies for and implements national medical advisory boards.

  • Execution of the strategic U.S. investigator-sponsored study program.

  • Develops the aTTP specific U.S. scientific communication and publication strategies.

  • Develop systems, processes and standards to ensure the creation and effective operation of the new Medical Affairs function.

  • Support pricing and reimbursement efforts in alignment with Market Access lead.

  • Work closely and guide the Medial Review and Promotional Review Committees.

  • Support the implementation of the Global Publication Plan, with key focus in driving the strategy and implementation in NA, ensuring an efficient and effective communication of the available Caplacizumab data.

  • While ensuring the highest standard of compliance is maintained, help the team integrate and gain a greater understanding of the needs of the business, and deliver on goals to create tangible value.

  • Work closely with R&D and Commercial (NA and Belgium) to support pre- and post-launch activities. Ensure accuracy of content for all promotional materials and provide appropriate training support to the Sales force.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with a wide array of external stakeholders, including relevant advocacy groups, KOLs and advisory Board members and others in the clinical and scientific community, plus where appropriate, key decision makers in Payer organizations, etc.

  • Contribute to the clinical strategy, and execute all Phase IIIb and IV clinical programs and any other late-phase research activities (i.e., registries).

  • Help in attracting key talent to the organization, which may be outside Medical Affairs.

  • Work seamlessly with the Corporate Development function to advise on pipeline optimization and scientific evaluation of business development opportunities.

  • Ensure full compliance with all corporate and industry policies and legal and regulatory requirements, for all medical affairs activities.

  • Approximately 20% travel is expected.

Basic Qualifications:

  • MD qualification preferred and a solid track record of achievement (at least 8 years) in Medical Affairs in the biotech/pharma industry.

  • Ideally have worked in the field of orphan diseases; Hematology experience would be advantageous.

  • Experience in clinical trial design, especially phase III-IV.

  • Be equipped to evaluate the pipeline of potential business development opportunities.

  • Demonstrated successful partnership with Commercial organization, developed KOL programs and relationships, offered field training, patient outreach programs and the like.

  • History of success in operating in an entrepreneurial environment.

  • Be hands-on and accountable.

  • Possess outstanding communication and influencing skills, able to work in a multi-cultural environment, and represent the company with utmost professionalism in a wide array of forums.

  • Be a critical thinker, able to share fact-based opinions without ego.

  • Able to make complex science understandable for a non-scientific audience.

  • Have solid business acumen, may have spent time in a commercial role.

  • Results-oriented, can embrace a fast-paced “can do” culture.

  • Have scope for personal growth and development.  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MD or MD PhD preferred

  • MBA would be a plus.

Sanofi Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.


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