Women's Health Medical Affairs Team Leader

The Senior Director, Global Medical Affairs, PIH Business Unit, is an integral member of the therapeutic area focused team. The Senior Director combines medical expertise and understanding of the patients and physicians' point of view with that of the Disease Area and the specific medicine(s). He/she is part of a working environment where colleagues always understand and exhibit customer-focused medical professionalism with honor and integrity. The Sr. Medical Director, Team Leader reports to the VP, IM NA Medical Affairs Lead

  • Proactively bring patients' & physicians' voice to development efforts to provide medicines meeting their needs, on cross-functional teams, while considering the needs of customers, including payers.
  • Understand the product/medicine and the formulation of the concept/strategy and how it relates to the customers' needs
  • Serve as a reliable, trusted resource of accurate, current medical and scientific knowledge (e.g.: disease states, product label, statistics interpretation etc.), including competitive medicines, for internal and external stakeholders and customers
  • Focus on patient and physician concerns, as it applies to the data and disease area. Commits to excellence by continually learning and expanding their expertise
  • Conduct ongoing assessment of the benefit-risk of the medicine(s), considering new data, as it becomes available
  • Objectively interpret technical and commercial information to deliver value added education to assigned teams. Serve as a translator between technical and commercial functions, driving the transfer and appropriate application of both commercial and clinical knowledge, ideas, and needs
  • Collaborate with other regional Medical Affairs teams, Marketing/Commercial Development team(s), DAST, TASOT/BD, research, and other appropriate cross-functional teams in driving strategic direction from proof of concept through patent expiry for medical development, lifecycle plans, and regional/country plans for the medicine or/and therapeutic area upon request/based on need and given expertise.
  • Contribute to the planning and timely, high quality execution of medical tactics to support the lifecycle plans
  • Understand and effectively communicate current scientific knowledge, including medical needs, to different stakeholders, including patients, within disease area, customizing the communication for the audience leading to effective communication
  • Establish how the medicine's profile fits into customer needs and the commercial strategy and compares to competitive medicines, effectively communicating same to various stakeholders, including patients.
  • Lead working groups in a professional, inclusive manner encouraging open discussion as related to assigned activities and specific roles, while demonstrating respect for people.
  • Proactively collaborate in the development and review of global promotional materials including participation in global review committee to ensure medical and scientific information are included in a medically appropriate context
  • Partner with important external medical and scientific leaders in collaboration with field based medical colleagues and the medical country organization.
  • Develop medical content for local congresses, symposia, promotional speakers and advisory boards and lead or participate in such activities in full compliance with Pfizer policy
  • Take lead in organization of external meetings (examples but not limited to: advisory boards, congress and symposium) as appropriate enhancing the leadership skills and behaviors, influence in decision making, identifying strengths and areas to focus with exploring continued opportunities to excel in their role.
  • Manage publication process including idea/concept generation, authorship and agency liaison, Publications Subcommittee review and allowing for promotional use
  • Coach and provide medicine(s) or/and therapeutic area expertise to other medical and non-medical cross-functional colleagues including training.
  • Proactively identify and address potential medical issues and ensure implementation of risk-management strategies in collaboration with team partners
  • Proactively assess safety and regulatory aspects of the medicine with partners in these functional lines, including participation in safety and labeling working groups and potential interactions with the regulatory agency (ies) related to both promotional activities and labeling.
  • Work within functional teams to develop a common interpretation of data, a shared understanding of how product attributes drive realistic product profiles and broad buy-in to the development strategies most likely to achieve optimal labeling, access and pricing.
  • Manage vendors, budgets (track/forecast) and personnel (team leaders or matrix leaders)

  • Team direct leadership and influence skills, Matrix leadership skills, excellent interpersonal skills, influence without authority ability
  • Responsible for leading, managing, developing and coaching team members.
  • Retain key talent in group/Pfizer and in collaboration and develop team members.
  • Develops and maintains a high functioning and performance culture for team.
  • Develops and maintains working relationship with Human Resources to help manage colleagues and any performance issues.
  • Manages performance appraisals, salary planning and promotions for FMD team.
  • Ensures field medical directors generate and execute an individual development plan


Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.
  • PhD, or PharmD, with a minimum 10 years industry experience preferred
  • Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.

  • Experience in specific therapeutic area, especially clinical / patient care experience, preferred
  • Experience in Medical Affairs (preferably including design and implementation of Phase IV trials, Regulatory/safety experience a plus)

  • ~20% travel

Other Job Details
  • Last Date to Apply for Job: December 8, 2021
  • Eligible for Relocation Package - NO
  • Additional Location Information: Preferred location is NYHQ however eligible to work remotely in the U.S or from any site in the U.S

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