Pfizer PIH USMA Medical Director in Collegeville, Pennsylvania
Reporting to the Sr. Dir./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 or group leader for the Therapeutic Area.
REQUIRED SKILL SET
Proactively bring patients' & physicians' voice to brand efforts to provide medicines meeting their needs, on cross-functional teams, while considering the needs of customers, including payers.
Understand the product/medicine and the formulation of the concept/strategy and how it relates to the customers' needs
Serve as a reliable, trusted resource of accurate, current medical and scientific knowledge (e.g.: disease states, product label, statistics interpretation etc), including competitive medicines, for internal and external stakeholders and customers
Focus on patient and physician concerns, as it applies to the data and disease area. Commits to excellence by continually learning and expanding their expertise
Conduct ongoing assessment of the benefit-risk of the medicine(s), taking into account new data, as it becomes available
Objectively interpret technical and commercial information to deliver value added education to assigned teams. Serve as a translator between technical and commercial functions, driving the transfer and appropriate application of both commercial and clinical knowledge, ideas, and needs
Collaborate with Global Medical Affairs, and as appropriate, Commercial Development, Clinical Development, research, and other cross-functional teams in driving US strategic direction for Brand
Contribute to the planning and timely, high quality execution of medical tactics across indications to support the US lifecycle plan for Brand
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 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.
Proactively collaborate in the development and review of US promotional materials including participation in review committee to ensure medical and scientific information are included in a medically appropriate context
Partner with external medical and scientific leaders in collaboration with field based medical colleagues
Develop medical content for congresses, symposia, promotional speakers and advisory boards and lead or participate in such activities in full compliance with Pfizer policy
Take lead in organization of external meetings (examples but not limited to: advisory boards, congress and symposium) as appropriate enhancing the leadership skills and behaviors, influence in decision making, identifying strengths and areas to focus with exploring continued opportunities to excel in their role.
Participate in publications subcommittee to plan and implement appropriate publication strategy and tactics in accordance with Pfizer policy
Manage publication process including idea/concept generation, authorship and agency liaison, Publications Subcommittee review and allowing for promotional use
Coach and provide medicine(s) or/and therapeutic area expertise to other medical and non-medical cross-functional colleagues including training.
Proactively identify and address potential medical issues and ensure implementation of risk-management strategies in collaboration with team partners
Proactively assess safety and regulatory aspects of the medicine with partners in these functional lines, including participation in safety and labeling working groups and potential interactions with the regulatory agency (ies) related to both promotional activities and labeling across all indications
Work within functional teams to develop a common interpretation of data, a shared understanding of how product attributes drive realistic product profiles and broad buy-in to the development strategies most likely to achieve optimal labeling, access and pricing.
Manage projects and associated budgets (track/forcast)
Travel: approximately 20%
Attendance at internal business unit medical meetings and observation of external medical interactions with colleagues as necessary.
Matrix leadership skills, excellent interpersonal skills, influence without authority ability
- PhD, or PharmD, or other relevant degree/experience with a minimum of five years industry experience preferred
Experience in specific therapeutic area, especially clinical / patient care experience, preferred
Experience in Medical Affairs
Regulatory/safety/clinical trial experience a plus
Fluency in written and spoken English required; excellent communication/presentation skills
This position could be based anywhere in the USA.
EEO & Employment Eligibility
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Additional Offer Details:
Additional Location Information : This position could be based anywhere in the USA.
Eligible for Relocation Package
Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus
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