Global Medical Director, Uro-Oncology

St.-Prex, Switzerland

Posted: 27-Jun-2018

Ref#: FER-0065 / BR424


Headquartered in Saint-Prex, Switzerland, Ferring Pharmaceuticals is a research-driven, specialty biopharmaceutical group active in global markets. The company identifies, develops and markets innovative products in the areas of reproductive health, urology, gastroenterology, endocrinology and orthopaedics. Ferring has its own operating subsidiaries in nearly 60 countries and markets its products in 110 countries. To learn more about Ferring or its products please visit www.ferring.com.
In our Headquarter in St-Prex/Lausanne (Switzerland), we are looking for an:

Senior Global Medical Director for Uro-Oncology 

This role will have accountability as the Senior Global Medical Director for Uro-Oncology with a focus on bladder cancer. He/she will be responsible for leading, developing and driving the delivery of strategic program and innovative medical initiatives for the new compound rAD-IFN alpha/Syn3 to be implemented globally. Responsibilities also include the design of an impactful strategic medical plan to ensure the successful transition from the development to the launch phase of the product. The position provides leadership and facilitation to stimulate cross-functional collaboration within global medical affairs and other departments to leverage synergies and joint efforts in support of proper, evidence-based use of rAD-IFN alpha/Syn3.

Main Responsibilities
  • Foster collaboration with respective global commercial and clinical leaders to design a differentiated, product specific, global medical affairs plan that addresses unique regional needs and evidence gaps while optimizing market accessibility and creating a compelling value proposition.
  • Consolidate regional input and enabling delivery of a focused and unified Medical Affairs voice in the design of compound development and LCM strategies, including label expansion
  • Drives advocacy and external expert outreach and development; builds and leverages relationships with external customers to ensure robust physician and patients insights are built into medical plans to drive successful product launches and product support
  • Lead interactions with investigators, cooperative groups and oncology research networks; handle publications planning, medical education (inclusive of symposia, speaker training) and advisory boards globally
  • Evaluation of Business Development opportunities from medical viewpoint within bladder cancer
  • Participate in the review of IIT proposals in global review meetings and oversee the scientific review of IIT protocols; Lead the IIT-related communication to key internal stakeholders
  • Manages, coaches, leads and develops direct reports as required
  • Interact, collaborate, and integrate processes with functional area peers including Medical Affairs, Clinical Development, Regulatory, Commercial, Compliance and Legal
  • Communicate existing and potential paradigm shifts in relevant cancer treatments and key competitors to guide future development strategie
Required Education/ Qualifications/Skills:
Medical degree, ideally with broad experience in uro-oncology. Specific expertise in immune-based therapy for cancer is desirable.

Experience:
  • 5-10 years’ experience in pharmaceutical industry with a successful track record in medical affairs.
  • Working knowledge of marketing and perhaps clinical drug development, preferably in uro-oncology area.
  • 3 -5 years of experience leading and developing people.
  • Global/international experience highly desirable with a natural talent for and understanding of Medical Communication.
  • Interest in and understanding of R&D, Medical marketing, and value of good cross-functional relationship between these disciplines creating extra value. 
Key Skills:
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build good working relations both internally and externally.
  • Ability to combine strategic vision with tactical hands-on execution and a high work capacity.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills. Team player with the ability to work under own initiative, motivate and organise others.
  • This role requires a high level of understanding of the business and comprehensive technical and functional skills.
  • Strong analytical skills, an ability to evaluate scientific data and medical literature.

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