Medical Therapeutic Area Lead Respiratory & Immunology
Job ID: R-103187
At AstraZeneca we believe in the potential of our people and we’ll develop you beyond what you thought possible. We make the most of your skills and passion by actively supporting you to see what you can achieve no matter where you start with us. As a Medical TA Lead Respiratory & Immunology, you can bring in your ideas and capabilities with enthusiasm and competence to make a difference patients’ lives.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Support the implementation of the overall strategy for the TA in a cross functional model
Integrates, interprets and disseminates scientific evidence and content on AZ products and disease areas of focus to support the brand strategy and to support disease/product value messages to internal and external stakeholders.
Identifies, prioritises and reviews opportunities to generate evidence to clinically differentiate AZ products and better understand overall disease state management based on external stakeholder perspectives and the needs of AZ regions and markets
- Leads development of specific scientific communications activities e.g. conference symposia or specific scientific meetings sponsored by AZ, such as external physician or patient expert meetings
Delivers the appropriate interpretation and preserves the integrity of medical evidence
Accountability for the Development and execution of the medical affairs plan according to budget and timelines
Works in a strategic partnership with the cross functional team, providing key input in the local operational brand strategy by ensuring input of KEE, customer insights and competitive intelligence
Acts as the patient insight expert in the assigned disease and therapeutic area team by deeply understanding the unique needs, experiences, patient journey and relevant outcomes for patients
Facilitates patient insight knowledge sharing by raising awareness about patient insight strategies and activities
Maintains a good working knowledge of company standards on medicines promotion and supports the Nominated Signatories in ensuring compliance standards for external audiences
Sustains a “patient focus” in all design and interpretation activities (i.e. internal stakeholders, regulators, payers, prescribers, patients)
Keeps own knowledge of best practices and relevant developments up to date
Provide strong leadership in managing the team including Medical Affairs Managers and/or Medical Science Liaisons
Responsible for supervising the TA Medical Affair’s activities, ensuring operational excellence.
Responsible for establishing strong working interfaces between the Medical Affairs team and other functions.
Coach and develop MSLs to be best in class capabilities (scientific expertise, communication skills, business acumen) and ensure development and execution of the MSL Action Plans
Create and manage budget and allocation of Medical resources according to the overall strategy
Responsible for driving the establishment of a network of external medical experts within the TA to supplement internal medical resources.
Engage with key external stakeholders
Drive high level of ethics, quality and integrity complying with all relevant standards, regulations and legislation
Assures tasks are of correct quality and in accordance with written procedures and current legal requirements and internal standards
Accountable for the team’s and individuals’ level of competence being right as well as their compliance to current legal requirements and internal standards
MD, PhD, PharmD or comparable degree in natural sciences
Thorough knowledge and experience within the pharmaceutical industry, health care systems and payer structures including at least 3 years as Medical Affairs Manager,
Thorough knowledge within the respiratory & immunology field
Team Player with proven track record of cross functional collaboration
Project and stakeholder management experience
Experience with evidence generation and clinical trial methodology
High ethical standards
Possesses business-accumen and thinking, able to apply this without compromising the scientific and ethical standards
Structured and organized
Fluency in written and spoken German & English
Driving Licence B
Good understanding of Pharmaceutical Development (e.g. Clinical Research and R&D strategy)
Understanding of the latest technical, regulatory, policy and real-world evidence generation dimensions
Budget and financial management experience and knowledge
Experience delivering country medical affairs plans
Proven Experience and track record of strong content and lateral leadership skills, eventually line-management
Our attractive pay package offers a market competitive salary (annual salary starting from 70.000 EUR gross), an excellent performance related bonus scheme, a very attractive pension scheme and a lot of incentives including personal development budget.