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Medical Manager, Medical – Japan, Vaccines

date posted 11/30/2022
contract type Full time
job id R2660095
location Tokyo, Japan

Medical Manager, Medica – Japan, Vaccines, sanofi


The Medical Manager (MM) is a medical/science based role whose main objectives are to:

1.capture, digest, update, summarize, and provide the vaccine related medical and scientific information to internal/external stakeholders (scientific communities, KOLs, regulatory authorities) with impact in the value proposition of the company assets.

2.exhibit a high degree of scientific and medical knowledge, i.e. a robust knowledge of diseases, vaccinology, product development, clinical trials, safety to drive the value proposition of the company assets.

3.organize and lead the medical advisory board of key opinion leaders to bring the answers and insight on clinical / medical questions for the company

4.exhibit a high degree of knowledge of healthcare and payer environment, medical practice and regulatory frameworks, public health priorities, and vaccine guideline development

5.facilitate timely, appropriate, balanced, credible, robust, long-term scientific exchanges with influential external experts and decision-makers to enhance the understanding of the scientific and medical value of our products with no sharing of product promotional information

6.drive and lead the clinical program of which medical function is responsible (post marketing and a product registered in other countries but new to local)

7.drive and lead the discussion/negotiation with regulatory authorities such as Ministry of Health.

8.develop robust evidence generation plans to enhance the value of our products in a real-world setting

9.demonstrate operational understanding and risk management by ensuring excellence in execution of all governance processes; including Medical review and approval of promotional and non-promotional materials

10.develop insights that deepen our understanding of the needs of patients, consumers, regulators, payers, and healthcare providers and proactively identifies unmet needs

11.provide the training and education of medically related topics to internal customers including MSLs, and commercial teams

12.set the medical strategy with Medical Director and medical team

In addition, the MM is expected to build strong internal relationships with colleagues in Commercial Operations, while maintaining full compliance with all relevant company, industry, legal, and regulatory requirements. The insights gained by the MM while engaging with KOLs are to be shared with the broader organization in order to contribute to the enhancement of messages, plans, and strategy.

The MM will leverage existing educational slide decks developed internally and will follow all applicable internal procedures for the review and approval of any education material he/she adapts.

Key Accountabilities

Drive Engages external stakeholders(Key Opinion Leaders; KOLs) on medical and scientific information exhibiting excellent scientific and clinical knowledge

Drive and lead the clinical program of which medical function is responsible

Supports evidence-generation activities by aiding in data acquisition and identifying opportunities for further data collection

Collaborates routinely and effectively with internal stakeholders 




(Medical speciality in infectious diseases, vaccinology, immunology, public health, or paediatrics preferred, but not must)


at least 3 years in clinical practice in case of MD

research experience in related areas is preferred

experience in industry at least three years is preferred (if a candidate does not have the industory experience, paediatrics/vaccine or related TA background is must)


The minimum required level (Basic-Competent -Proficient-Master) of each of the skills listed below to be determined.

Technical competencies

Scientific Excellence: Proficient

Clinical Excellence: Competent

Operational Excellence & Risk Management: Proficient

Public Health Value-driven Access: Proficient

Lifecycle management: Competent

Strategic/communication competencies

Business Insights: Proficient

Business Development: Basic

Communication Excellence: Master


Japanese language proficiency: required as native speaker level

English proficiency: required

TOEIC >850or equivalent score of English capability examination

High level English language skills are required including speaking,writing, discussing, and presenting

At Sanofi diversity and inclusion is foundational to how we operate and embedded in our Core Values. We recognize to truly tap into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our colleagues, patients and customers. We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all.

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