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Senior Global Medical Affairs Leader

Employer
AstraZeneca
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
3 Aug 2021

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Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
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AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven BioPharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription medicines for some of the world's most serious disease. But we're more than one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies. At AstraZeneca we're dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There's no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration. Always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development.

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.
What Youll Do

Reporting directly to the Medical Head of this specific renal product, the Senior Global Medical Affairs Leader (MAL), Renal, will be charged with delivering ambitious medical strategies for a product within our renal therapy area. In so doing, the MAL will play an important role in defining the product strategy. The MAL will execute the medical strategy globally through membership of the Global Medical Team, comprised of Medical Directors from the priority markets and relevant Global Medical Affairs functions. The role entails leveraging high impact evidence activities and medical materials as well as demonstrating world-class scientific engagement with external experts and other key customers.

Designs and manages the implementation of the GMA product strategy globally and regionally
Working with the Medical Head to create and develop the strategic direction, business/resource planning, and team leadership on a global level for the product
Pro-active member of the Global Medical Team (GMT) to ensure global strategy is effectively communicated and executed at regional and country levels and that regional/country needs are appropriately accommodated in global deliverables and drive customer insights and market needs from all countries into Global Product Team for review
Cross-functional collaboration with GMA functions (eg Global Medical Excellence & Medical Evidence)
Closely follows medical developments within Therapeutic area and disseminates new information to transform clinical trends and emerging data into new plans
Liaises with the internal and external medical community
Delivers medical advocacy plan that drives successful launch of innovative and differentiated new medicines within the TA
Supports team leader at TA Global Product Team and Global Brand Team
Accountable for engaging and cultivating relationships with leading global KEEs to gain: contribution/ participation in advisory boards, greater understanding of the therapeutic area and insights into unmet patient needs
Represents AZ at scientific and medical forums, including medical education forums, scientific roundtables, congresses, and symposia
Responsible for the co-ordination of Medical Affairs activities including Science Advisory boards
Ensuring the alignment of the publication and medical evidence plans to the Medical Strategy and Medical plan
Responsible for leading the initial development and ensuring the accuracy of medical promotional materials and communications prior to submission to GMQA (Global Medical Quality Assurance) for the final approval.
Delegate for Sr MALs/MALs as required
Manages other specific renal/medical projects as required
Essential for the Role

Doctoral level degree (MD, PhD, PharmD)
Expertise in the relevant or related TA required (renal preferred)
Experienced in Global Medical Affairs or similar function and working cross-functionally across a product team
Demonstration of strategic and medical leadership prowess at therapeutic area and/or cross-functional meetings
Demonstrated track record in delivering new initiatives, capabilities and leading impactful medical initiatives desired
Demonstrated success in building and executing multi-year strategic roadmaps desired
Experience leading teams with a track record of delivering results in a complex environment desired
Strong working relationships with Global leaders in renal medicine, including KEEs, professional societies, pharmaceutical companies desired
Highly desired: Experience launching new products (within renal TAs preferred)
Skills and Capabilities

Proven ability to create bespoke strategy and mobilize an organization to execute
Ability to work collaboratively with global executive teams and leadership
Persuasive oral and written communication skills, including the ability to develop and deliver medical 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
Desirable for the Role

Board certified Nephrologist, Cardiologist, Oncologist, Hematologist
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