Director, Medical Information- Gaithersburg, MD
Gaithersburg , Maryland
October 23, 2017
The Director of Medical Information is accountable for the Medial Information brand/ franchise area strategy and scientific content deliverables. This role is responsible for the planning, prioritization, and execution of Medical Information-related brand/ franchise area deliverables, including answering medical inquiries from healthcare professionals, reviewing/providing scientific consult to promotional materials, and development of scientific content to support Medical Affairs.  This role is also accountable for the leadership and management of a team of Sr/Medical Information Managers. 
  • Accountable for leadership, training and direction of a brand/ franchise area team, including brand/franchise strategy, routine management and coaching of team members, best practice sharing, planning and alignment of priorities.
  • As a member of the Core Medical Team, contributes to the development and implemention of the Brand Medical Plan.
  • Accountable/responsible to deliver all brand/ franchise area medical information objectives/deliverables, including the following core deliverables:
    • Promotional review, scientific messaging consultation
    • Responding to medical information requests
    • Medical Affairs content development
    • The proportion of contribution to the execution of the core deliverables varies based on the size of the team.
  • Participate as a strategic partner with the brand/ franchise area team and Medical Affairs colleagues to ensure identification of opportunities and drive appropriate integration of Medical Information staff.
  • Monitor the medical environment and apply scientific expertise in MI/MA strategy and deliverables, integrated with regulatory and compliance knowledge.
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to identify creative and innovative approaches for leveraging scientific information to meet both business and customer needs.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Advanced degree in Pharmacy (PharmD preferred), Pharmacology, science or equivalent clinical experience
  • 3-5 years experience in pharmaceutical industry based drug information delivery or equivalent industry experience with at least 1-2 years of experience working with Commercial or Brand Teams
  • Demonstrated expertise in drug information communication and management
  • Demonstrated expertise in the review of promotional materials
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to apply FDA, legal, regulatory, and compliance requirements to Medical Affairs activities and drug information delivery
  • Demonstration of strategic thinking
  • Understanding of the information needs for various customer segments
  • Experience leading projects and teams
  • Strong leadership skills
Preferred Background:
  • Clinical pharmacy experience with patient care exposure
  • Pharmacy licensure preferred
  • Training related experience
  • MM or HEOR experience
  • Team management experience
Skills and Competencies:
  • Strategic thinker
  • Scientific knowledge expertise
  • Drug information management expertise
  • Ability to apply FDA, legal, regulatory, and compliance requirements as it applies to Medical Affairs
  • Strong interpersonal skills and customer focus
  • Strong communication skills
  • Organization and time management skills
  • Project and team leadership skills
  • Self-starter
  • Strong computer skills
  • Drives for results
  • Presentation, facilitation, and instructional skills
  • Managed Markets business acumen
  • Ability to translate scientific data to various audiences
Internal and External Contacts/Customers:
  • Health Care Professionals (external contact)
  • Medical Affairs Colleagues
  • Medical Information Staff
  • Key Commercial Stakeholders (e.g. Brand Directors, Brand Managers)
  • Promotional and Regulatory Affairs Managers/Directors
  • Managed Markets Stakeholders
  • Health Economics and Outcomes Research
  • Patient Safety
  • Information Center
  • Sales Training
Reporting Relationship:
  • Direct Reports - Sr./Medical Information Managers

A little about us:
At AstraZeneca, we believe the best way we can help patients is to focus on breakthrough science in order to uncover disease mechanisms and develop novel, targeted therapies that interact with them. This is at the heart of our purpose as a company: to push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines.

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