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Medical Manager Jeddah Saudi Arabia,  

Takeda (company)

Posted on : 05 April 2017

Project Description

  • This position provides scientific and medical support for a Therapeutic Area (s).  
  • This position acts as therapy and product expert both internally and externally, providing medical insights and field-intelligence to support the development and life-cycle management of company s products.  
  • This position may be responsible for creation and execution of the therapeutic area Medical Plan aligned with the brand plan.  
  • Additionally, he/she may have managerial responsibilities for direct reports of MSLs.
  • This position is a corporate office based position, with approximately 30-50% time in the field collaborating with KOLs and other external customers as needed.  

  • Responsible for maintaining a very high level of updated  scientific knowledge and understanding the overall treatment and healthcare environment in the TA
  • Execute the Medical Plan for the relevant Therapeutic Area(s) for the country, in line with Area / Regional / Global strategies and the Brand Plan
  • Provide input into the development of Brand Plans
  • Establish ongoing relationship with key opinion leaders (KOLs), government officials, healthcare organizations and ensure that significant developments in the field are identified and monitored
  • Responsible for executing the Therapeutic Area Medical Plan, aligned with both the Brand Plan and the area/regional/ global Medical Plan (where relevant)
  • Provide medical/scientific input into the Brand Plan and is a member of the cross-functional Brand Team
  • Utilize in-field insights to support medical and scientific strategy and business development
  • Identify licensing opportunity and supports due diligence analyses as needed
  • Provide field-based support from the medical function (as needed) that are aligned with overall corporate goals and objectives
  • Develop and implement key medical activities (e.g. Advisory Boards, Focus Group Meetings, medical education and peer-to-peer training activities) in line with the Medical Plan
  • Support our company s speakers  bureau through addressing educational needs of speakers  bureau members and faculty
  • Identify educational opportunities that are aligned with our company s medical education strategies
  • Provide clinical presentations and medical information to managed markets and government accounts upon request
  • Contribute and/or provides medical review of promotional materials for scientific meetings, symposia and other Medical Education activities, in accordance with applicable Codes of Practice and regulations and company policies, within defined timelines  under guidance and documented approval by Country Medical Director
  • Ensure that the technical-scientific content of promotional and non-promotional material is fair, balanced, and based on appropriate scientific evidence, as well as complies with local regulatory norms and internal compliance rules under guidance and documented approval by Country Medical Director
  • Ensure compliance of all responsible activities to relevant laws and regulations as well as internal standards and SOPs  under guidance and documented endorsement by Country Medical Director

  • Establish ongoing relationship with key opinion leaders (KOLs) and healthcare organizations to ensure that significant developments in the field are identified and monitored
  • Establish company s presence with KOLs and academic institutions in defined geographies for Therapeutic Areas of strategic interest to the company as needed
  • Address unsolicited enquiries from HCPs as needed
  • Disseminate medical insights and intelligence gathered from scientific exchange with KOLs to key internal stakeholders to guide medical and commercial strategies
  • Provide medical and scientific input in the relevant Therapeutic Area (s) to cross-functional stakeholders, including marketing, regulatory, market access / alliance functions and others as required
  • Provide medical and scientific training to internal stakeholders as needed
  • Support Regulatory Affairs team in assisting with wording and amending labeling information and PILs (Patient Information Leaflets) under guidance and documented endorsement by Country Medical Director
  • Provide medical review of all relevant study-related documentation (i.e., informed consents, Clinical Study Reports) either directly under guidance and documented endorsement by Country Medical Directoror through qualified medical staff
  • Support execution of ongoing/future Company Sponsored Studies; provides LOC review of proposed CRO site lists, attends Global/Regional Investigator Meetings, attends site visits, and provides site/investigator feedback to clinical operations when required  
  • Facilitate unsolicited requests from HCPs for investigator-initiated sponsored research (IISR)proposals through engagement with MSLs and Global External Research on IISR proposals and on Medical Affairs Company Studies (MACS)  under guidance and documented endorsement by Country Medical Director
  • Facilitate clinical research data publications and management of publications related to the Therapeutic Area(s)

  • Support the Medical Director in planning and implementing patient access programs as needed and as per local regulatory requirements for products within Therapeutic Area (s)
  • Supports reporting and review of adverse events locally and contributes to global pharmacovigilance activities as needed
  • Manages product-related medical safety issues by reporting  incidents to the local PV-team

(if applicable)
  • Ensures strategic alignment across therapeutic area medical team
  • Provides regular coaching of direct reports to improve capabilities and identify areas for future training, including in-field coaching to MSL direct reports (if applicable)
  • Provides managerial leadership for direct reports, including performance evaluations and regular (at least quarterly, preferably monthly) feedback
  • Collaborates with direct reports to develop Individualized Development Plans (IDPs) and identify career progression opportunities for direct reports
  • Provides succession planning for key medical roles

(if applicable)
  • Provides functional support to direct reports by ensuring that appropriate structures, systems, competencies and values are developed and providing training where needed
  • May be responsible for budget planning, resource allocation and preparation of monthly / quarterly reports for relevant Therapeutic Area(s)

Required Experience
  • 3-4 years of prior Medical Affairs and / or Clinical Affairs experience in the pharmaceutical industry
Preferred Experience
  • Product launch experience
  • Experience working in relevant Therapeutic Area
  • Experience conducting advisory boards
  • Scientific publications in the Therapeutic Area
  • In-depth experience in clinical development

Skills & personal characteristics 
  • Excellent leadership, managerial, interpersonal and relationship building skills 
  • Very strong scientific expertise, specifically in the therapeutic area
  • Highly collaborative, confident and strong presence
  • Strategic thinker, innovative, able to drive multiple-simultaneous initiatives, able to work under pressure 
  • Able to drive consensus across diverse stakeholders to achieve goals
  • Ability to identify and proactively addresses issues before they reach crisis points
  • Goal oriented, focused, energetic, and enthusiastic
  • Passionate and committed in all undertakings
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English; fluency in other languages is a plus
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • IT savvy and process orientated
  • Good knowledge of healthcare systems


Jeddah Makkah Province Saudi Arabia

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