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Medical Director Australia

Merck Group

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A career at our company is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 57,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others.

Position Title : Medical Director

Reporting to: Head Medical Affairs APAC

Dotted to : Country GM

Department : Global Medical Affairs

Place of work: Sydney

Country: Australia

Role Profile:

- Roles responsible for ensuring the company's compliance with pharmaceutical regulations and laws as well as providing expertise on drug safety and medical topics.

- Provides medical expert advice to ensure accuracy of data to support existing or new product promotion. Develops medical product information and stays

informed on scientific trends and competition. Maintains relationships with target opinion leaders and trains local teams in medical topics.

IMPACT: Impacts the performance of a sizeable area or even the entire sub-function. Sets operational priorities and plans operations. Influences others internally and externally including senior leaders.

COMPLEXITY: Provides leadership to professional staff or managers to identify and solve (or is responsible for solving of) substantially complex or operationally important problems. Filters, prioritizes, analyzes and validates complex and dynamic information from a diverse range of external and internal sources, which requires in-depth understanding of how sub-functions work together.

ACCOUNTABILITY/ INDEPENDENCE: Accountable for the end results and performance of a sizeable team or multiple related teams. Decisions are guided by resource availability and organizational objectives and business plans. Develops policies. Focuses on performance and results as well as development of area of responsibility. Responsible for day-to-day management, setting objectives, coaching and developing employees, performance appraisal, determining employee compensation as well as the definition of team organization, roles and responsibilities and budget.

EXPERIENCE: Requires graduate background, extensive professional and substantial managerial experience. Also requires deep and/or broad expertise in own specialized discipline or field combined with in-depth knowledge of the market and competitors as well as industry developments to identify business opportunities.

Job Responsibility :

Medical Management and Leadership:

- Right-size Local strategies and tactical plans to the affiliate€™s business realities

- Manage on-time/on-budget execution of tactical plan, including phase 4 studies

- Manage a broad portfolio of Medical Affairs tactics, across therapeutic areas for assets at various stages of the lifecycle (ie phase 4 studies, med ed, field medical etc)

- Lead efforts resulting in increased operating resourcing efficiencies in the affiliate by leveraging enterprise-wide resources

- Consolidate and share healthcare landscape (payor, patient, access) insights and translate those insights into affiliate strategies

- Responsible for assigning, tracking and monitoring relevant KPIs and metrics for Medical affairs Department.

- Lead affiliate Medical Affairs yearly budget and business planning, prioritization and trade-offs

- Co-leading Local TA, Launch and Brand Strategies and lead the Medical Affairs Tactics

Talent Management and People Development:

- Lead talent review process and demonstrate follow through on Development Plans for Key Talent

- Develop or improve area and or affiliate on-boarding and training

- Create action plan to ensure healthy succession pools for leadership position

- Manage talent across variety of cultures, languages and backgrounds

- Manage employees with a variety of performance records and capabilities

- Serve as a role model and mentor not just within the function

Regulatory & Compliance Management:

- Successfully collaborate and lead resolution of regulatory, reputational, compliance and other risk issues in the affiliate

- Contribute to affiliate labeling discussions

- Lead the problem solving process for significant safety or quality issues at affiliate

- Deliver on post-marketing commitments on time and with quality

- Manage ethical issues at affiliate to resolutions that satisfy business and societal needs

- Participate in and contribute significantly to internal policy and external trade or regulatory working teams on matters that impact the affiliate

Scientific and Technical Leadership:

- Meaningfully contribute to strategic and tactical discussions in cross-functional leadership teams

Education profile :

University degree (Bachelor€™s) required, preferably in scientific field of relevance to position

€¢ Secondary / advanced scientific degree (e.g., PharmD, PhD, DO, MD, MBBS) required

€¢ Other advanced degree (ie MBA, MPH) desired

€¢ Proven training/experience in Clinical or Basic Research, Epidemiology, Pharmacoeconomics, Clinical Pharmacology and/or Administration is advantageous

€¢Scientific and / or clinical training in therapeutic area of relevance to position strongly preferred

Work Experience:

€¢ Minimum Experience: 7-10 years in pharmaceutical industry (at least significantly in Medical Affairs roles)

€¢ Experience in other pharmaceutical functions in local, regional or global/ Regional roles desirable

€¢ Experiences in clinical practice as licensed specialist preferred

€¢ Prior industry experience as Medical Manager/ Director

€¢ Experience in local and international regulations including Good Clinical Practice

€¢ Good understanding of local compliance and regulatory requirements for pharmaceutical Medical Affairs, R&D and Commercial work

€¢ Good understanding of local healthcare environment

€¢ Local recognition or credibility among External Experts (KOLs) preferred

€¢ Previous experience leading teams and/or mentoring new hires and working in teamwork required

Job specific Competencies & Skills:

€¢ Scientific, Business and Compliance Acumen

€¢ High degree of ethics

€¢ Good communicator across a variety of scientific and lay audiences

€¢ Ability to work and develop highly effective strategic teams

€¢ Ability to build ongoing and productive relationships throughout the organization to achieve business goals

€¢ Capability to transmit administrative plans and outcomes (write reports)

€¢ Self-management capabilities (capable of demonstrating last experiences)

€¢ Strategic thinking with sound basic medical principles and understanding of the implications and relationship with Marketing and MAP departments ( demonstrable

experience in team working experience)

€¢ Fluency in local language

€¢ Fluent in English (written and oral)

€¢ Experience in relationship building, networking and negotiation skills

€¢ Inspirational leader

€¢ Biased to action and solutions

€¢ Strong analytical skills and ability to think strategically

€¢ Excellent organizational and time management skills

€¢ Highly developed interpersonal and teamwork skills

€¢ Office family and Medical Data Search capability

€¢ Fair knowledge of evidence based medicine concepts, applied biostatistics and pharmacoeconomics are desirable

€¢ Fair knowledge of PubMed/ medical databases search tools is desirable

€¢ Ability to critically analyze of medical literature

€¢ Good knowledge of treatment landscape

€¢ Experience in Budget management

What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

Curious? Apply and find more information at https://jobs.vibrantm.com

Job details
Date posted
4 May 2021
Science, Technology & Environment
Medical Devices & Technology
~ $250,000+
Contract type
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Full Time
Job mode
Standard/Business Hours
Work Authorisation
Australian Citizen / Permanent Resident

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