Medical Affairs Manager, OBG, EMEA

Salary & Benefits
Employment Type
Full Time, Permanent
Oncology Business Group, Medical Affairs
Report to Position
Head of Medical, Oncology Business Group
EMEA Knowledge Centre, Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Business Area
Application Deadline
30 June 2017

Full Job Description

Main purpose of the job: 

To provide specialist care focused scientific and technical support to EMEA medical affairs and marketing activities including the support of peri-launch activities for lenvatanib in HCC.


Main duties/responsibilities:         

In liaison with the Medical Director EMEA, and the European OBG team, lead and/or provide support for the following activities

  • Develop and Implement European Medical Affairs plan, ensuring synergy amongst Regions
  • Publication Planning
    • Develop and implement regional publication plans

    • Liaison with communications agencies / review of manuscripts & posters / liaison with potential authors

    • Assist with review of publications materials from EU affiliates

    • Collaborate with the Global Launch Team, as part of  the Global Publication subcommittee

  • KOL Activities

    • Identification, KOLs and rising stars OLs

    • Networking/Liaison/Development

  • Symposia planning

    • Contribution to symposia planning meetings / teleconferences

    • Liaison with communications agencies / review of agendas and slides / liaison with presenting faculty / participation in slide review and other technical matters relating to symposia preparation

  • Compliance with ABPI, Code of Practice, EFPIA Codes of Practice, and applicable local codes
    • Training will be provided in EFPIA and ABPI codes of practice
    • Maintain up to date knowledge  on relevant code and regulations
    • Review / certification of items requiring promotional copy approval
  • Clinical Trials Leadership
    • Lead pan European Studies
    • Interfacing with clinical operations /IPT/GLT/ CROs / trial sites enquiries
    • Assist with review of clinical study protocols, investigator-led study protocols, clinical data and clinical study reports
    • Input on Global Life-cycle management
  • Medical Affairs Budget management
  • Medical Marketing Support
    • Provision of scientific support to medical and marketing activities as required (eg. promotional copy design, brand reviews, market research, advisory boards, support to EU affiliates).
    • Provision of scientific and medical support in the preparation of dossiers for pricing & reimbursement and/or health technology appraisal.
    • Development and management of non-promotional support materials for field based medical scientific liaisons.
    • Work closely with market access teams on appropriate activities to support rapid and unrestricted reimbursement.
    • Collaborate with PR department on appropriate activities
    • Development of materials to support country Medical Scientific Liaison teams.
    • Support for training of OBG teams.
    • Signatory on Zinc copy approval


Qualifications and education required:

  • Scientific Degree (BSc or equivalent) or equivalent.

  • Phd/MSc desirable.



Experience required:

  • Significant experience in the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Must have good experience in a medical affairs environment.

  • Must have good experience in specialist care (either medical affairs or clinical trials/operations).

  • Previous HTA experience desirable.

  • Exposure to clinical trial design and implementation.

  • Exposure to clinical data critique and analysis.



Skills and aptitude required:

  • Good critical appraisal skills of data and trials.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Clear presentation skills.

  • Good communication skills.

  • Good people skills/influencing skills.

  • Confident and assertive in dealings with agencies / Key Opinion Leaders /internal stakeholders.

  • Being able to recognize when to be supportive/when to be assertive/challenging.

  • Organised/Project management skills.

  • Team player.

  • Effective time manager and multi-tasker.

  • Willing to travel.

  • Ability to build and leverage internal and external networks.

  • Ability to work across cultures.

  • Ability to deliver commercial solutions that are fully compliant.

  • Problem solving/thinking outside the box/can do attitude.