Global Medical Information Leader (CVMD & Respiratory)
Location:
Gaithersburg , Maryland
Posted:
November 19, 2017
Reference:
R-016992
At AstraZeneca every one of our employees makes a difference to patient lives every day. Every one of us believes that science has the ability to change lives and that to deliver this takes many people with many skill sets. When we deliver a life-changing medicine, that success comes from the combined efforts of our people. As part of the Global Medical Excellence team within Global Medical Affairs (GMA), you'll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients' lives.
GMA ensures the best patient outcomes by providing healthcare decision-makers around the world with the evidence and confidence they need on AZ therapies and support 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 AstraZeneca in achieving scientific leadership, being a great place to work, and keeping patients at the core of everything we do.
The Global Medical Information Leader (GMIL) is accountable for the GMA Medical Content Plan and Medical Information deliverables to ensure timely access of approved medical materials.  The GMIL is accountable for development and maintenance of the Therapeutic Area (TA)/brand GMA Medical Content strategy, including optimizing resource efficiency, best practice sharing, planning, and alignment of priorities.  This role is also accountable for the management of a team of Medical Information external resource partners (OSP/vendor) that cover both the development of content as well as customer engagement activities. The GMIL will serve as a strategic partner on the Global Medical Team to develop and implement the GMA Medical Content Plan while providing leadership to the Global Medical Information TA team and is accountable for delivering approved global scientific content that are accessible to Regions/local Marketing Companies (MCs).  The GMIL will report to the Sr. Director of Global Medical Information.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
As GMIL, you will lead prioritization, planning and development of TA/brand GMA medical content per brand strategy/iMap (global foundational content) with local market consultation to ensure input and usability. You will champion the standardization of GMA medical content to streamline creation, review and distribution while eliminating redundancies in resource utilization and number of deliverables.   You will ensure visibility of global medical content plan to facilitate local MC input/awareness/leveraging of approved materials, reduce duplication of materials and ensure consistency. You will drive collaboration and alignment with cross-functional stakeholders to identify pertinent data and solicit functional expertise when needed to ensure global content is developed with a high degree of medical integrity and clinical relevance. You will liaise with MCs and GMA in the development of global medical content. You will solicit and understand MC level medical content needs and reflect it accordingly in global deliverables to ensure relevance and applicability to local markets. You will manage external resources in the creation of medical content while ensuring alignment with global strategy.  You will provide Medical Information (MI) expertise and leadership to address complex medical inquiries escalated to the GMI team from local markets and monitor FAQs to determine need for development of global medical content. You will provide analysis of MI trends and application of feedback to content deliverables; assess available global medical content with what is anticipated and proactively provide medical information insights back to the organization. You will ensure all global content is data validated and is supported by appropriate reputable references. As GMIL you will contribute to the development of processes and capabilities for global medical content management that increase medical information consistency and leverage content creation and reuse at the MC/Region level; communicate and train local markets; contribute to local MI capability development and contribute to the regional implementation of the global medical information platform (GMIP) for approved GMA content that is integrated/aligned with other AZ platforms. Also, as GMIL you will lead the collaboration and coordinate GMI resources for key international medical congresses and product acquisitions/divestures/alliances.
Essential Requirements
  • Advanced degree in scientific discipline or applicable health sciences field (e.g., PharmD, PhD, MD)
  • Significant pharmaceutical or related medical experience (> 5 years)
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in a team based organization (>5 years)
  • Medical Affairs experience
  • Demonstrated experience in drug information and creating medical content
  • Proven ability to analyze and interpret clinical trial and published data
  • Experience in medical writing and reviewing resources for medical accuracy and style
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with competing timelines
  • Ability to partner and manage external resources to support execution of deliverables
  • Experience in strategic planning process; attention to detail with excellent planning, time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a complex, evolving, global environment; ability to work and build effective relationships across functions and geographies
Desirable Requirements
  • Medical Information (global preferred), Medical Affairs (global preferred)
  • Experience in Cardiovascular, Metabolic or Respiratory therapy areas  
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