Responsible for development and implementation of global medical strategies that support worldwide commercialization in the therapeutic area of Solid-Organ and Cellular Transplantation. Based on an excellent understanding of the comprehensive science of Transplant Medicine, incumbent will take a leadership role in definition of medical strategies for New Product Development, Life Cycle Management and Strategic Business Development opportunity assessment while representing commercial Global Medical Affairs in project teams during their implementation. This role will also lead scientific interactions with the medical community, coordinate the company publication activities and provide medical support to commercial development as well as to country organizations.
Identify and evaluate new trends and therapeutic area opportunities that could lead to competitive advantages in cooperation with R&D and the regional commercial organizations. Monitor scientific progress and competitive activity in the area of solid-organ and cell transplant
Function as central company point of contact for Transplant related activities for the medical community. Devise and implement global KOL strategy for assigned therapeutic area. Develop and maintain contacts to KOLs and patient organizations. Recruit and integrate external knowledge into internal developments and marketing initiatives in collaboration with regions. Maintain or develop strong relationships with key internal groups (including Commercial Operations Regions, R&D, Legal, Finance, etc.)
Represent the Transplant therapeutic area in committees such as Safety Management Teams and Global Medical Affairs (GMALT)
-Responsible for evaluation of requests for investigator led studies and research collaborations. Participate in ClinCom process for evaluation of investigator driven studies requests.
-Define and implement global publication strategy in collaboration with the responsible commercial and R&D counterparts. Chair and provide leadership to publication team.
-Identify, develop and implement medical affairs driven initiatives (i.e. congress symposia, advisory boards, medical education/grant program). Contribute to development of medical and educational core promotional material and publications. Provide input into product development plans (Stage gate Process), in particular the clinical research program and design of clinical development plan (in collaboration with R&D). -Represent commercial strategy to R&D via the project management process and project team forum.
-Fill role of medical expert for Transplant within commercial development and commercial operations. Provide medical/scientific assessments of product opportunities in collaboration with R&D. Support training of staff of key countries as appropriate.
-Provide Due Diligence support for any possible/proposed merger & acquisition opportunities
-Participate in the Transplant Medicine TAST (Therapeutic Area Strategy Team) and the TAST Pre-Clinical Sub-Team
-Manage medical budget
•M.D. with relevant Transplant experience required
•Proven medical and scientific expertise in Transplant Medicine required.
•Minimum of 6 years relevant medical- or bio-pharmaceutical Med Affairs industry experience preferred.
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