Director of Medical Affairs
Our Company, develops, manufactures, and supplies high quality sterile injectable pharmaceutical drugs for healthcare providers, clinics, hospitals and veterinary practices across the United States and Canada. We have locations in New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania and sales territories nationwide.
The Director of Medical Affairs works with the Head of Medical Affairs in the activities associated with the development and commercialization of new products, if any, and the support of existing products, including bringing strategic marketing input to the clinical team and clinical input to the marketing team. The incumbent will act as a driving force in the public dissemination of information and data, including on and off label information, as well as promotional materials. In conjunction with the Head of Medical Affairs, the Director will provide a medical resource to the various Marketing and Sales Departments, as needed.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Act as a Medical /Scientific advisor regarding approved products and marketed unapproved products, as assigned by the Head of Medical affairs.
- Be the subject matter expert and provide scientific information regarding on and off-label use of company products as requested by health care providers.
- Respond to drug information inquiries from customers and healthcare professionals.
- Under the guidance of Head of Medical affairs, build a Medical Affairs plan with specific medical tactics, in partnership with other medical functions and aligned with the medical strategies. Provide medical and scientific support and assist in the training of the Marketing and Sales departments.
- Review educational programs / Continuing Medical Education Grant requests from vendors and health care professionals for merit and support.
- Assist the Head of Medical Affairs with focused assignments for design, execution, and summary findings of Scientific Advisory Boards and Phase IV studies.
- Establish and maintain relationships with key scientific consultants and health care professionals.
- Identify, contact, develop and maintain relations with health care professionals to establish and/or further the knowledge of products and their appropriate use; when necessary, assist in resolving issues pertaining to that use.
- Develop and coordinate relationships with External Research Foundations.
- Provide input into the creation of marketing materials and ensures data is accurately and effectively communicated. Reviews and approves marketing materials for accuracy and fair balance.
- Develop onboarding and continued training programs for Medical Affairs staff
- Work with Head of Medical Affairs to develop and review scientific education materials.
- Work with Head of Medical Affairs to coordinates continuing education presentations and symposia.
- Create PowerPoint programs for Speakers Bureau programs.
- Administer the Medical affairs fellowship program
- Identify key clinical meetings on local, state and national levels for attendance by one or more members of the Medical Affairs team.
- Assist, as assigned by the Head of Medical Affairs with publication strategies inclusive of manuscripts, presentations, international symposia, and posters.
- Contribute to, and support execution of the lifecycle management activities for the company’s commercialized indications/assets.
- Assist other Medical Affairs managers, when required, with various projects and responsibilities.
- Participate in special Regional and National projects e.g., team meetings, training, etc.
- Complete administrative tasks as required by supervisor to maintain the smooth functioning of the Division and compliance with SOPs and local guidelines.
- Training lectures, symposia and conferences in order to maintain current license and maintain and promote Company’s therapeutic area(s) expertise.
Education Requirements and Qualifications
- PhD, Pharm.D., RN, RPh or MD and a minimum of 7 years pharmaceutical industry experience required.
- Scientific background and solid understanding of the pre-clinical and clinical development processes.
- Demonstrated understanding of legal, regulatory and compliance policies
- Excellent oral and written English communication skills.
- Statistical knowledge with a demonstrated ability to interpret study findings and communicate appropriately.
- Requires extensive understanding of the company's products, commercialization strategy, the competition, and the pharmaceutical industry in general.
- Ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks simultaneously.
- Ability to make decisions independently and with appropriate input.
- Ability to take feedback constructively and consider the viewpoints of others.
- Ability to work well in a matrix environment, particularly with Clinical Research & Development, Project Management, Regulatory Affairs, Sales, Medical Marketing.
- Flexibility in adapting to multiple therapeutic areas interchangeably.
- Strong computer skills with demonstrated experience in working with the Microsoft suite of programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.