Global Publication Manager

St.-Prex, Switzerland

Posted: 22-May-2018

Ref#: FER-0063 / BR415


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.

In our Headquarter in St-Prex/Lausanne (Switzerland), we are looking for a:

                         Global Publication Manager

Your Mission

Responsible for executing and managing scientific communication and publication strategy both internally and externally: (1) Management of publication activities throughout the product lifecycle of total portfolio; (2) work closely with  key internal stakeholders to align strategy and with external authors to align on the content ; (3) manage vendor(s) (essentially medical writers) and project management of scientific communication timeline; (4) tactical planning

Main responsibilities:

  • Ensures the development and execution of the publication plan by reviewing, editing, revising and placing high quality, timely and impactful scientific and clinical abstracts, posters, oral presentations and manuscripts which are prepared by Medical Writers.
  • Analyses, interprets, and summarizes scientific and clinical data, and helps identify appropriate publication and presentation forums and channels for the data
  • Supports the implementation of the scientific communication strategy within the therapeutic areas
  • Will oversee the selection and will ensure that the contract responsibilities of any third-party vendors (including medical writing and publications agencies) are met to quality, timeline and cost
  • Will be responsible for overseeing the internal review process for all publications to ensure full compliance
  • Ensure that implementation of the publication plans are in compliance with relevant guidelines, Ferring policies and SOPs
  • Guides the External Vendor and Global Medical Affairs Team in conducting s literature searches and interpreting scientific literature, and providing assessment of competitor papers, posters and other materials in order to bring insights from the “ outside in”. 
  • Interacts with internal and external alliance partner(s) to ensure that compliant publication processes are followed, facilitates a transparent publication process, participates in publication discussions at team meetings, as well as facilitating decision making on authorship and channels.
  • Generates reports, develops and manages agency SOW to address publication plans and oversees associated budgets
  • Develop strong relationships and communicating regularly with key internal groups including R&D, -Commercial Operations, Medical Affairs, Legal, etc as well as external stakeholders (including investigators, authors, key external experts)


Required Experience & Competences:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences or related fields is required; Advanced degree preferred (MD, PhD, PharmD, MS) with 3-5 yrs experience in publication planning and publication development in pharmaceutical environment or medical communication agencies    
  • Superb project and publication management skills, and familiarity with publication processes       
  • Familiarity with Good Publication Practice, ICMJE guidelines and other applicable industry guidelines        
  • Good knowledge of principles and practices of pharmaceutical clinical studies (including design, conduct, analysis and reporting)       
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills         
  • Flexible and adaptable, with positive attitude, strong ability to multi-task, prioritize projects effectively and communicate at all levels within the company
  • Experience working in cross-functional teams
  • Comfort with ambiguity and a willingness to teach and learn
  • Strong analytical skills, attention to details, and ability to manage/prioritize multiple projects from conception to completion in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Team player          
  • Ability to build good working relationships, both inside and outside the organization                                                                          

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