HQ, Medical Affairs Director nMD, Rheumatology
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November 09, 2016
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1041951


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Role Description
The PIH I/I Business Unit seeks a Director, US Medical Affairs for the tofacitinib Rheumatology/PsA team. Reporting to the US Team Lead, the Director is an integral member of the US Brand Team. The Director combines medical expertise and understanding of the patients and physicians point of view with that of the TA Disease Area and Brand. He/she is part of a cross-functional environment where colleagues always understand and exhibit customer-focused medical professionalism with honor and integrity. The medical director reports to the team leader for the Therapeutic Area.
The Director will oversee planning and timely, high quality execution of many medical tactics to support the medical and commercial lifecycle plans. Understand and effectively communicate current scientific knowledge, including medical needs, to different stakeholders, including patients, within disease area, customizing the communication for the audience leading to effective communication. Establish how the medicine's profile fits into customer needs in the US and the commercial strategy and compares to competitive medicines, effectively communicating same to various stakeholders, including patients. Lead working groups in a professional, inclusive manner encouraging open discussion as related to assigned activities and specific roles, while demonstrating respect for people.
The Director, Rheumatology will develop new and nurture existing long-term relationships with a wide variety of key healthcare stakeholders and customers to include Medical Groups and key opinion leaders in order to demonstrate clinical and economic value of the company assets in the treatment of rheumatological diseases. These activities are implemented to help inform HCPs and formulary decision-makers through medical presentations, pharmacoeconomic analyses, and outcomes evaluations along with MOS and FMD colleagues. Additional customer collaborations are built with the goal of aligning corporate medical priorities with the specific needs of the internal and external customer to advance the quality of patient care in areas of mutual interest, to identify provider and/or patient knowledge gaps, and areas for quality improvement interventions. They will develop, in conjunction with Rheumatology team leader and members of Rheumatology team, (particularly Commercial) an advanced perspective of the evolving clinical and healthcare landscape of Rheumatology.
The Director will utilize his/her understanding of clinical and patient-directed rheumatology issues to help assist the company and GMA on most strategic approach to launch of tofacitinib in psoriatic arthritis. The Director will also provide the company brand teams with customer and clinical insights to assist in informing the company strategies on critical rheumatology health issues and diseases with unmet medical need and facilitate the development of customer-focused tools and medical communications to support patient access to quality medicines.

Responsibilities
1. Strategic input into presentations of the companyRheumatology data and implementation of strategy into RC and MRC approved materials
2. Experience with content approval for promotional materials
3. Cross functional efforts with constituents from Commercial, MOS, FMD, GH&V, RWD
4. Ability to plan and co-lead successful advisory boards, congress-related symposia
5. Ability to contribute to scientific, long-term life cycle planning

Qualifications
PharmD or PhD with 7 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry; clinical or pharmaceutical experience in rheumatology a plus
Knowledge of pharmaceutical space in rheumatology
Relationship builder within and without the company
Must believe that no job within the group is a small job
Team oriented for success

NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS

Travel ~25% of time

Other Information - Internal
Colleagues who are issued an Incident Final Warning (IFW) on or after January 1, 2016, are not eligible to post and compete for a position for a period of 12-months from the date an IFW is issued.

EEO & Employment Eligibility
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