Medical Director, Global Medical Affairs - Rheumatology
- Key member of the Rheumatology Global Medical team.
- Leadership role in terms of global strategy and execution reporting to GMAL Rheumatology.
- Works in partnership with country teams to create and then implement global medical affairs strategies.
- Seeks opportunities to bring in external and internal insights to shape strategy and drive medical execution.
- Works together with commercial, R&D, and other key stakeholders to shape the life-cycle: management plan for Rheumatology
- Turns current and emerging evidence into content of value to both internal and external audiences
- In collaboration with country teams develops a strong external network of global experts in Rheumatology
- Supporting the Rheumatology Global MA team and the global medical affairs leader with the following activities
- Engages with senior stakeholders in assigned LOCs to facilitate launches and ongoing support, including reviewing and optimising medical affairs tactical plans and sharing learning/ best practice.
- Ensures country medical affairs colleagues have a robust knowledge of the relevant and emerging clinical evidence, supporting their continuous training by creating high quality scientific engagement materials for both internal and external use as well as directly supporting when needed
- Partner with Marketing, Market Access and core country teams to generate content of high scientific quality for promotional use including at international congresses
- Speaks at internal and external engagements as a subject matter expert on Rheumatology
- Partners with assigned LOCs to drive-excellence in external engagement with key stakeholders (HCP's, Patients, Payors and Regulators). Builds strong external networks and global external expert strategy
- Partners with other above-country and country colleagues to bring in medical insights from across assigned LOCs and integrates/ prioritises these to inform global medical affairs plans
- Works with R&D, VEO, other disciplines, and country teams to identify evidence generation needs and plans to address them. Areas include: lupus, other indications, mechanistic, value evidence, real world outcomes, and many others
- Brings country medical affairs insights from the assigned geography to bear in discussions with R&D and commercial to shape the life-cycle management strategy for belimumab
- Develop internal and external communication content on a vast array of disease-specific topics to address internal and external needs. Can work with traditional and novel channels of communication.
- GMC registered or Board certified physician with specialist training in rheumatology
- Broad drug development expertise-with robust knowledge of regulatory/ market access and reimbursement requirements.
- Experience in Medical Affairs within rheumatology, including launch/ peri-launch support requirements.
- Experience of in-country and above country roles in medical affairs
- Robust understanding of internal (where applicable) and external promotional codes of practice and regulations.
- Experience of evidence generation around clinical trials
- Experience of building strong internal and external networks.
- Experience of working within a matrix organisation.
- Strong English communication skills both verbal and written.
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