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Medical Execution Director

Employer
AstraZeneca
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
21 Jun 2021

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Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

Global Medical Affairs (GMA) ensures the best patient outcomes by providing healthcare decision-makers around the world with the evidence and confidence they need on AstraZeneca (AZ) therapies and supports our internal stakeholders with medical insight and expertise. GMA provides medical leadership with market participation and connectivity while also impacting the life cycle planning and execution of all our products. GMA aims to lead AZ in achieving scientific leadership, being a great place to work, and keeping patients at the core of everything we do.

In order to accomplish our goals and enable the best patient outcomes, we look for AZ medical network leaders to have five (5) core capabilities and act as role models to our AZ values. These capabilities include:

Track record of building and maintaining a deep and continued connection to Medical Practice/healthcare delivery
Collaborative/matrix management skills with a focus on leading diverse groups (e.g., cultural, geographical, functional) to achieve excellent results in shared goals
Well-developed communication and influencing skills with the ability to distil complexity down to what matters to our stakeholders
Strong financial/budget and project management skills
Business acumen
Reporting directly to the Head of Immunology, GMA, the Medical Execution Director for Immunology will be charged with delivering strong strategic alignment between the Global Medical team to the Medical Directors in the regions and markets, ensuring world class execution of the key initiatives in the iMAP in the field. The Medical Execution Director will be directly responsible for the day-to-day management of the Global Medical Team (GMT) as well as roll-out and implementation of all strategic materials from Global, including strategy updates, priority publications and medical slide decks. Furthermore, the role will entail representing Global Medical leadership on all country Launch Readiness reviews and Strategic Brand Reviews post-launch with priority markets to enhance Medical performance across the whole AZ organization. The role requires setting strategic Key Performance Indicators that clearly represent trends in advancing in clinical practice, flag resourcing gaps to senior leadership (Global and Regional) and elevating visibility of Medical's performance and impact to the franchise.

Typical Accountabilities:

Drive Global Medical strategy (iMAP and GMT) to the marketing companies to ensure rapid, coherent adoption and implementation
Constant communication with all major market Medical Directors/Heads of Immunology regarding strategic execution and medical performance
Co-ordinate and roll-out all key Global medical materials to the markets as per the Global communication plan :
Medical Strategy documents
Publications
Medical data materials (e.g. clinical data)
New technologies/medical tools
Develop all medical KPIs for each brand launch/post-launch
Build effective working model with Global Brand VPs and Commercial Excellence Directors to ensure strategic alignment and ensure Medical organization performance is prominent in the successful launch/on-going performance of each brand:
Lead Medical component of Launch Readiness Reviews with the markets (as appropriate to brand)
Lead coordination with Field Medical Excellence group
Lead Medical component of Strategic Brand Reviews with the markets (as appropriate to brand)
Represent Global Medical at Global Brand Teams (GBT) - responsible for strategy and medical performance updates Global Medical Team manager:
Proactive agenda management
Enhance GMT effectiveness - ensure country insight and needs delivery to the Head of Brand, GMA
Ensure country Medical actions are clear, actioned and followed up
Manage GMT member performance
Support internal Medical capability enhancement on behalf of the brand e.g. Medical Masterclasses Support Regional Leads in defining country medical resource, required to deliver the medical strategy Advances reputation of AstraZeneca and the Respiratory Medical Affairs organization with leading experts
Essential Requirements:

Expertise in the relevant TA required
Experience launching new products (within Immunology TA preferred)
Experience working within country medical (Medical Advisor or MSL strongly preferred)
Experienced in Global Medical Affairs or similar function and working cross-functionally across a large product team
Strong demonstration of strategic and medical leadership prowess at therapeutic area and/or senior leader meetings
Demonstrated track record in delivering new initiatives, capabilities and leading large scale impactful medical initiatives desired
Demonstrated success in building and executing multi-year strategic roadmaps highly desired
Experience leading teams with a track record of delivering results in a complex environment
Skills and Capabilities

Proven ability to create bespoke strategy and mobilise an organization to execute
Strong executive presence and ability to work collaboratively with global executive teams and leadership
Experience of presenting to senior leadership; persuasive oral and written communication skills, including the ability to develop and deliver executive presentations
Proven ability to collaborate with internal and external colleagues in various geographies, cultures, roles, and hierarchic levels - enterprise leadership mindset
Understanding of the complex and evolving Medical Affairs space with insights about trends, opportunities, risks, and an understanding of external stakeholders (payers, patients, physicians)
Ability to manage overall business and medical priorities while also being able to actively engage in more detailed execution discussions
Ability to fluidly flex between high level strategy and detailed tactics as required
Strong analytical mind-set and ability to quickly assess large amounts of information and distil into key messages and actions
Integrity and high ethical standards
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