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Senior Director, Medical Affairs EUROPE

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Dublin
Contact Name: Gerry Kennedy
Contact Email: gerry@rftgroup.ie

Job Description

Senior Director Medical Affairs, Europe

Position Summary:

Our client seek a high performing talented individual with an entrepreneurial drive who will thrive in the company’s collaborative, fast paced environment and share in their mission to help others. The newly appointed Senior Director of Medical Affairs, Europe will lead all Medical Affairs activities for the company’s rare disease programs, under the leadership of the General Manager, Europe and in close alignment with the Global Medical Affairs team in the USA.

Job Spec:

This position will provide operational and strategic support to execute Medical Affairs’ goals and objectives as well as providing expert support for the execution of the Clinical Global plans implemented in Europe. Directly managing the external MSL team, the incumbent, based in Dublin, will be an integral part of the Global Medical Affairs team, and will establish and strengthen relationships with key internal and external stakeholders while directing all company initiatives for Europe in the medical area.
  • Provide guidance and strategy for Medical Affairs’ activities within Rare Disease.
  • Work closely on collaborative projects amongst Medical Affairs and other departments for planning and execution of Medical Affairs projects including advisory boards, publication planning, external force training, review of standard response letters and conference planning.
  • Supervise, mentor and coach external personnel (namely Medical Scientific Liaisons, currently employed, and any additional resources in the field of Medical Affairs when in place at a later stage).
  • Be a resource to define health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) strategy and provide scientific support for marketing initiatives.
  • Implement and manage priorities for the Medical Science Liaison team including developing and ensuring alignment in medical education activities, presentations, participation in medical, patient and other stakeholders meetings to enhance the disease state knowledge.
  • Identify, develop and maintain relationships with KOLs within relevant areas for the Company.
  • Develop and maintain productive relationships with colleagues across the organization including cross functional teams to represent Medical Affairs strategy and tactics.
  • Identify gaps in Medical Affairs communication and literature and propose solutions to address and resolve these needs.
  • Participate in the ISR process and grant review process for related projects.
  • Provide medical/clinical support for any payer related issues.
  • Contribute to design and implementation of any Rare Disease Registry Study.
  • Ensure that all activities and interactions comply with company’s guidances, policies and procedures.

Qualifications:
  • MD with a minimum of 10 years of Medical Affairs experience; specific familiarity within Orphan Disease is a plus.
  • Direct previous experience in strategic planning and execution, publication planning, KOL development, experience with Phase IV research, Registry set-up and management and Patient Advocacy will be favoured.
  • Experience in the biotech or biopharma industry in a European position with responsibilities across several EU countries will be an advantage. Ability to adapt to modification and changes to project plans, demonstrating flexibility to implement new strategies and tactics to accommodate these changes.
  • Well organized with the ability to multitask, prioritize and manage shifting responsibilities in a dynamic, cross-functional team work environment.
  • Excellent collaboration skills with strong attention to detail and the ability to multi-task and manage complexity.Strong interpersonal and organizational skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • Fluency in German, French, Italian or Spanish will be favoured.
  • The incumbent will embody ’s core values – accountability, entrepenurial spirit, integrity, patient focus, scientific excellence, teamwork.
  • Ability to travel up to 50% in EU with some intercontinental travel included.

Cv to gerry@rftgroup.ie