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Director, Medical Affairs - Neuroscience & Vaccines Job Kirkland Canada,  

Posted on : 15 May 2017

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Director, Medical Affairs - Neuroscience & Vaccines-MED002862DescriptionToday s Merck is aglobal health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescriptionmedicines, vaccines and animal health products. Today, we are building a newkind of healthcare company  one that is ready to help create a healthierfuture for all of us.Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill,diversity and teamwork of an individual like you. To this end, we strive tocreate an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part ofour team, you ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented anddedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.The Director, MedicalAffairs, Neuroscience & Vaccines is primarily responsible for setting theoverall Medical Affairs strategic direction and managing the Neuroscience andVaccines Medical Affairs Teams.Initially leading a group of MSLs and the Medical Advisor for Vaccines,and working in concert with his/her commercial counterparts, the Director,Medical Affairs will provide expert strategic input in support of theobjectives of the Neuroscience and Vaccines TA.The Director, MedicalAffairs holds the overall responsibility for the strategic development, execution,and delivery of tactical objectives of Medical Affairs Plans for the Neuroscienceand Vaccines Therapeutic Areas, in alignment with the overall strategicobjectives for the Franchises in Canada.This will include tactical deliverables such as post-licensure studies,publication plans, and other knowledge transfer activities. The Director, Medical Affairs will workwithin a Canadian framework in alignment with the direction provided by theGlobal Team and the Regional Director, Medical Affairs EUCAN, identifying areasof strategic interest within the Canadian scope, and address those with atactically-focused Medical Affairs Plan.The Director, MedicalAffairs has a customer-focused approach, developing professional relationshipswith scientific leaders in Canada and supporting efforts in key strategicareas. These interactions may alsoextend to regulatory bodies, payers  groups, and key advocacy groups.Internally, the Director,Medical Affairs will actively participate in key strategic teams to provideexpert medical advice and technical perspective to the Business Development andPortfolio Management functions in the identification of potential partneringand internal opportunities. Theincumbent will share medical/scientific expertise with counterparts in otherfunctional areas such as Manufacturing, Quality, Assurance, Regulatory Affairs,R&D, Legal and Marketing, in Canada and throughout the EUCAN Region, asrequested. The incumbent will also maintain responsibility for support for newapprovals and regulatory reporting, as required.CoreResponsibilities:Scientificleadership: Overall responsibility for the Neuroscience and Vaccines MedicalAffairs Plans (MAP)- Understandingof country Medical Affairs strategy and tactics, competitors, and Neuroscience andVaccines Franchise priorities. DirectMedical Affairs activities in support of clinical research efforts, strategiclocal regulatory approach (registration and labeling needs) and reimbursementneeds.- Supportthe Neuroscience and Vaccines teams in determining medical and scientific gaps,CSL needs: voice of the customers, medical guidelines, medical practice, CSLexpertise, individuals CSL needs.- Overallresponsibility for the development, prioritization, and delivery of strategicand tactical plans that addresses identified gaps.- Financialaccountability for the overall TA Budget, projects' milestone completion andforecasting. Responsible for generation and reporting on the requiredperformance metrics periodically for the respective TA. Responsible for theimplementation and evaluation of TA effectiveness.Interactionswith Global Medical Affairs- Withinthe defined Areas of Interest, is responsible for establishing the strategicneeds assessment at the Canadian level in response to regulatory, reimbursementand market conditions. Interacts withRegional Directors of Medical Affairs (RDMA, GMD, GDSA) advocating for supportof Canadian initiatives at the Regional/Global level.Interactionswith Global Clinical Trials Organization (GCTO) and MRL Organization- Worksin close collaboration with GCTO Canada counterpart in support of countryportfolio of MRL studies and to continue to attract clinical developmentstudies to Canada.- Worksin concert with GCTO Canada in support of MRL-Phase II-III trials, LocalClinical Evaluations, and Investigator-initiated studies.Partneringwith Commercial & Access colleagues / Franchise Support- Maintainsa close strategic relationship with Neuroscience and Vaccines commercialcolleagues to ensure smooth collaboration and open communication between theteams and successful management of existing products and launches of newproducts.- Participatesas a member of the brands cross-functional teams, providing scientificexpertise at meetings organized by Marketing, Market Access and Sales, toensure scientific credibility and to maintain high ethical standards formarketing promotional programs.- Workswith commercial counterparts in the organization of Merck local scientific andeducational meetings, ensuring the highest scientific level. Supports the participation of team members inagenda development, proper selection of speakers and development of scientificmaterials.Qualifications- M.D.,Ph.D. or PharmD. Degree, with 7-10 yearsof Industry experience in Clinical Development and/or Medical Affairs,preferably in Neuroscience and/or Vaccines.- Experience: 3-5 years of people management experience inClinical Development and/or Medical Affairs is required.- ExperiencedMedical Pharmaceutical Leader, with extensive knowledge of thepharmaceutical industry.- Keenunderstanding of strategic clinical development and principles of study design.- Strong people management and teamleadership skills, as well as listening and coaching skills.- Advanced negotiation, presentation andfacilitation skills. Excellent written and verbalcommunication skills.- Strongplanning and tracking skills, well-organized, focused on results, capable ofmanaging multiple projects with respect to priorities and self-management.- Ability to work in high performance teamsand in a matrix organization. Excellentteam player. Must excel at teamwork incross-functional groups. Must be able to interact successfully with avariety of individuals both within and outside Merck Canada and the EUCANRegion, including internal and external stakeholders.- Strong ethics and integrity. Solid knowledge of GCP principles and of theInnovative Medicines Canada Code of Ethical Practices.- Positionbased in Head Office, Kirkland, QC (relocation assistance is possible)- Language:Bilingual (English and French) preferredOur employees are the key to our company's success. Wedemonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive andvaluable rewards program. Merck's benefits are designed to support thewide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of thepeople that matter the most in their lives. Merck is an equal opportunityemployer, proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations. Search Firm RepresentativesPlease Read Carefully:Merck is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firmsfor this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails.All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Merck via-email, theInternet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreementin place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Merck. Nofee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Merck as a result ofthe referral or through other means.Job: Medical Affairs GenericJob Title:Dir, Medical AffairsPrimary Location: NA-CA-QC-Montreal (Kirkland)Employee Status: RegularNumber of Openings: 1Company Trade Name:Merck Job Segment: Medical, Medical Technologist, Neurology, Law, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Legal, Science


Montreal (Kirkland), QC, CA

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