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Senior Manager, Medical Affairs - Canada  

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Posted on : 26 December 2016

Project Description

Description
  • Our company is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. 
  • Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health.  
  • We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. 
  • With a presence in more than 70 countries - and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.   


The Position: 
  • There is a current requirement for a Senior Manager, Medical Affairs. 
  •   To manage, motivate, coach and provide leadership to the Hematology/Oncology regional medical liaisons. 
  • To lead the training efforts for Medical Affairs across all therapeutic areas, including initial onboarding of new team members.
  •  To be a trusted partner, valued for the delivery of high quality clinical and scientific evidence, knowledge and support to external thought leaders, healthcare professionals and internal company colleagues.    


Responsibilities will include:   Functional Management Responsibilities:   Management & Development:  
  •  Provide coaching, feedback and mentoring to the RMLs including frequent 1:1s and team meetings to ensure direct reports are fully supported in the delivery of their day to day work. 
  •  Direct management responsibility for the RMLs including performance management, goal/objective and development plan setting and appraisal reviews. 
  •  Continues to build on the strength of the Hematology/Oncology therapeutic area RML teams, and leads RML talent acquisition, retention of talents and succession planning for the team. 
  •  Responsible for identifying and resolving the Hematology/Oncology therapeutic area operational needs/issues and processes of the RMLs and sharing best practices. 
  •  Support RML team through IIT process to ensure local and global ODQ concept alignment.  
  •  Accountable for the quality and consistency of scientific and medical knowledge of RMLs within Hematology/Oncology.  
  •  Ensures RMLs are assigned as necessary to meet the needs of the therapeutic area initiatives such as: Conference attendance/support, Advisory Boards, Regional Consultancy Meetings, Medical Booths, Educational Events etc. 


Strategy: 
  •  Support therapeutic area medical strategy through the development of processes and capabilities that optimize the delivery of scientific services to internal stakeholders and external customers. 
  •  Work closely with the regional sales managers to ensure optimal alignment of field resources in delivering therapeutic area goals and objectives in a compliant manner 
  •  Ensures execution of the Medical Affairs therapeutic area field tactical and operational plans 


Compliance:
  •  Ensures compliance with local regulatory rules and the company corporate standards of practice and local Canadian work practices. 

Training: 
  •  Responsible for developing, evaluating and delivering core training and on-boarding program for all Medical Affairs RMLs across all therapeutic areas to ensure that educational excellence is achieved. 
  •  Works closely with the Director of Hematology/Oncology Medical Affairs to create and support the education of the therapeutic area RML team at the Plan of Action (POA) meetings. 
  •  Attend cross-functional POAs and support training and tactical planning process for the RML and cross functional teams for these meetings.  


Additional Responsibilities: 
  •  Effectively partners with cross-functional team members. 
  •  Attends appropriate national and international scientific meetings to maintain his/her awareness of research activities within the therapeutic area. 
  •  Attend and support consultancy meetings or advisory boards when appropriate and when required 
  •  Presents monthly updates to applicable cross-functional partners and therapeutic business reviews at therapeutic area Medical Affairs Team Meetings as requested 
  •  In collaboration with RMLs, establish customer contact with opinion leaders related to key therapeutic area initiatives 
  •  Support therapeutic area brand planning efforts as a member of the cross functional Therapeutic Area Team (TAT)

Qualifications 
Prerequisites:
   Education and Experience:  
  •  Scientific degree: MSc, PhD, Pharm D, RN, MD with minimum 5 years of experience in biopharmaceutical industry; Hematology/Oncology experience preferred. 

Knowledge & Skills Required: 
  •  Strong people management skills and demonstrated ability to attract, retain and develop top talent in the Medical Affairs discipline 
  •  Excellent communication, presentation and time management skills required; must be adaptable and able to work well within a team and relate effectively with people at all levels of the organization 
  •  Ability to inspire a team to excel by fostering a climate of energy, excitement and personal accountability 
  •  Demonstrated leadership in ambiguous situations 
  •  Demonstrated scientific/clinical acumen 
  •  Current working knowledge of Canadian legal, regulatory, and compliance regulations and guidelines pertinent to pharmaceutical development  


Working Conditions: 
  •  Field based role, within a reasonable commuting distance to company  Inc. office.
  • Incumbent will be required to travel 65% of the time, and also come in to head office fairly regularly.