Senior Director, International Medical Affairs

Senior Director, International Medical Affairs

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    Buckinghamshire, England

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    Medical Affairs

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    Joe Haskell

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    6 months ago

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Senior Director, International Medical Affairs - Rare Disease/Gene Therapy

Pharma-Partners are currently supporting a leading biopharmaceutical company at the forefront of therapies for rare and orphan diseases to hire a Senior Director, International Medical Affairs.

As a member of the International Medical Leadership team, this role will be accountable for planning and executing Medical affairs plans across multiple regions. Having both strategic and managerial responsibilities, this is a great opportunity for an experience medical affairs professional who has worked at a UK and regional level to join the business at an exciting time of expansion.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership, development and direct supervision to Country Medical Directors across the region.
  • Recruit, train and develop team members; identify and manage talent, enabling team to fulfil their potential. Define Key Performance Indicators for the Country Medical Directors within the Region
  • Develop and implement the regional medical strategy and tactical operational plans including oversight of regional led studies, KOL engagement, generation and communication of clinical and scientific data.
  • Work closely with cross-functional colleagues including Commercial, Regulatory, Research & Development, Pharmacovigilance, and Market Access serving as a clinical and scientific consult to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Establish networks with external experts to expand research opportunities and seek medical insights to help inform local and regional strategy/plans
  • Manage the Medical Affairs budget at a regional level
  • Provide clinical and scientific input into the reimbursement negotiations as appropriate with local authorities and liaising with health authorities and payers as required

Candidate Requirements:

  • Medical degree/PharmD (or equivalent)
  • Substantial experience with a leading international life science company within the biopharmaceutical/pharmaceutical industry
  • Prior experience in the area of rare diseases is a distinct asset
  • Proficiency in the APBI Code of Practice is required.
  • Thorough experience and confidence when positioning biologic products with KOLs and prescribing physicians and hospitals
  • Experience in communicating and building relations with authorities, health care sector professionals including specialist care, as well as KOL management

Salary & Remuneration:

  • Competitive basic annual salary plus a benefits package to include company car/car allowance, bonus, and long term incentives

To apply for this position please use the "Apply" option or feel free to send your CV directly to the Pharma-Partners team via email info@pharma-partners.co.uk