Director/Sr. Director, Global Product Medical Leader - Colorectal Cancer Drugs

Location: Cambridge, MA
Date Posted: 11-06-2018
We are searching for a Director/Sr. Director, Global Product Medical Leader to support colorectal cancer products plus selected products in the Oncology pipeline. Assignment of pipeline products may be influenced by the successful candidate’s past experiences and areas of expertise. The new Director/Sr. Director will report directly into the Vice President, Global Medical Affairs Oncology.

This position is based in Cambridge, MA, the global headquarters for Oncology.  It is a highly visible role to all levels within the company due to the optimism for the therapy and the impact it will have on patients.  The role functions internally as the product expert to lead the development and execution of the most efficient and integrated global medical/scientific strategy, including scientific evidence generation and scientific information exchange with all key stakeholders.  Essential to success is an outstanding partnership with Clinical Development and Commercial to maximize the value proposition.  Externally, the role assists health care professionals and payers to optimize patient care and treatment outcomes through evidence-based decisions.
A summary of responsibilities includes:
  • Leading GMA Oncology activities for colorectal cancer products plus selected products in the Oncology pipeline
  • Developing and executing a highly efficient, integrated global medical affairs/scientific strategy, including scientific evidence generation and scientific information exchange with all key stakeholders
  • Providing relevant data evidence to ensure that the strategy is clearly defined and consistent with clinical development and commercial strategic objectives and activities for selected products and initiatives
  • Reviewing and approving medical and scientific content of Regulatory, Safety, Scientific Affairs, Medical Affairs, and Commercial
  • Ensuring that all data oncology products generated by the company or investigator sponsored trials is publicly presented in an appropriate and timely fashion and in a fair and balanced manner
  • Working closely with and influencing clinical development on all aspects, including study design, initiation, and monitoring
  • Providing leadership and strategic direction to local Product Leaders in interactions and communications with external customers, key organizations, and institutions
  • Representing the Regions and bringing their perspectives to the appropriate issues at hand
  • Pro-actively providing guidance to marketing and sales teams
  • Leading the health economic team to prevent and/or address opportunities
  • Informing all major stakeholders of unmet needs and facilitating appropriate approaches to address them
  • Identifying needs for post-marketing clinical trials and registries and overseeing their management and execution
  • Interacting with experts at medical meetings, advisory boards, and outreach meetings to represent company and strengthen its reputation in Oncology.  Also, maintaining external orientation by participating actively in external Oncology events and activities
The ideal candidate will have the following mix of professional and personable characteristics:
  • MD, Board Certification in Medical or Pediatric Oncology
  • Industry experience in Medical Affairs is preferred
  • Sound scientific and clinical judgment, including in-depth understanding of the scientific method and clinical applications based on medical, scientific, and practical rationale
  • In-depth understanding of and proven success in how to conceptualize, design, and conduct complex, global clinical trials
  • Broad and formal leadership experience, including excellent “leadership presence” to represent Medical Affairs within the company, to other functions, and to leaders at every level
  • Excellent skills working with experts from other functions and countries and influencing decision making without authority in a complex and matrix environment
  • Comfort operating in a consensus building role
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and lead expert Clinical Research Advisory Panels
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to build solid working relationships with the commercial organization, as well as negotiate and influence across cultures
Personal Attributes:
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to influence others
  • A team player; able to collaborate successfully with both internal and external colleagues
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral, including strong presentation skills
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and projects, requiring an excellent ability to prioritize and manage expectations
  • A “lifelong” learner who consistently seeks opportunities to learn
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