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CEE Medical Affairs Director - Czechia  

Kyowa Kirin (company)


Posted on : 19 June 2017

Project Description

CEE Medical Affairs Director


Anticipate start in September 2017


Kyowa Kirin International plc. (KKI) is in an exceptional period of growth that will further accelerate as we: take our new orphan drug products to market; expand into new territories; and search for interesting Business Development opportunities. To help us with this growth we are looking for you, an experienced Pharma Medical Affairs Director to lead in the company’s expansion into CEE and launch of rare disease pharma products. Don’t pass on this unique opportunity. 


This is your chance to establish a Medical Affairs function in a new territory. You’ll work closely with KOLs and local medical practitioners understanding the pathway to treatment for these rare diseases. You will partner with commercial colleagues to adjust and implement brand strategies for the CEE region. You be signing off medical communications and establishing a medical team to include a cross-country MSL function, medical information function and liaise closely with compliance and regulatory affairs colleagues. This is a hand-on role with one MSL direct report so you’ll have the opportunity to both set the strategy but also the fun of implementation. 


In order to excel in this role you’ll need to be a qualified medic with Medical Affairs experience and understand the region’s local healthcare systems. You’ll have exposure to speciality pharma products and ideally rare diseases. You’ll be a self-starter and a leader who enjoys hard work. You’ll have worked in collaborative environments understanding the needs of global consistency of approach. You’ll be the type of person who gets a sense of satisfaction in creating something new. In addition, you’ll need solid interpersonal skills and have the ability to communicate fluently in English both in writing and verbally.


If this opportunity inspires you, if you have what it takes then get in touch.


For further information or to apply please contact our HR department on 01896 664 000 or


Kyowa Hakko Kirin is an equal opportunities employer.