Pfizer Medical Affairs Manager in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

  • Physician with MD

  • More than 2-3 years experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry, with experience of medical affairs, clinical trial management, and general management

  • Thorough knowledge of pharmacokinetic principles, pharmacology and therapeutics

  • Knowledge of medical specialties/ therapeutic areas

  • Knowledge of clinical research processes, GCP, local regulations and research guidelines, including setting up clinical trials medical statistics and publications

  • In-depth Knowledge of local and awareness of international laws and regulations applicable to the pharmaceutical industry

  • Knowledge and experience of the pharmaceutical market place and prevalent medical practices

  • Knowledge of community and public health issues, WHO endeavors, MOH priorities, epidemiology and health economics, intellectual property issues

  • Good general and technical communication skills, both written and oral

  • Good knowledge of pharmaceutical business

  • Medical professionalism and medical ethics

Strategic/Policy

  • development and implementation of a medically sound cross-functional strategies, to ensure Pfizer meets its strategic business goals and financial objectives, while ensuring compliance with applicable legal and regulatory requirements

  • Knowledge of R&;D capabilities in the country, serves as a link between Pfizer and local institutions for scientific synergies/opportunities/collaborations.

  • Provide scientific support for the development and approval of promotional materials following applicable Pfizer policies, procedures, and practices.

  • Development of strong, lasting professional relationships with key opinion leaders, based on science and mutual scientific, educational, and philanthropic interests

  • Collaborate with Clinical Development to select investigators and sites selected to conduct Pfizer's protocols are adequate and qualified; ensuring Pfizer's leadership image in innovation and research

  • Interaction with other functions within the organization in order to provide inputs, support and strategic direction to corporate initiatives, social responsibilities, including access to medicines

Operational

  • Medical Operations

  • Ensure medical support to the marketing and sales effort through:

  • Participation in promotional strategy and planning initiatives and supporting implementation

  • Supporting the development of promotional materials

  • Coordinating and extending medical expertise to advisory boards and focus panels

  • Provide disease awareness and product knowledge of all brands that are actively promoted to internal (marketing colleagues and sales force) and external customers (health care professionals, patients and general public)

  • Build synergies with field force therapeutic area and strategic alliance development activities to create value for the business

  • Support with scientific evidence, pharmacoeconomic and health outcome data to the group supporting institutional sales

  • Provide resources for field-based medical support activities, as necessary

Training

  • On an ongoing basis, develop, implement, and/or enable access to training and orientation programs for medical staff in their specific functions

  • On an ongoing basis, provide training support to the field force concerning scientific and medical aspects

Medical Quality &; Compliance

  • Ensure compliance with applicable SOPs, guidelines, &; regulations within country medical functions

Clinical Development

  • Ensure development of scientifically valid and ethical protocols, study plans and appropriate reporting of local studies, as necessary

  • Ensure high quality, timely implementation and delivery on clinical programs

  • Ensure leveraging of clinical operations expertise for support to business goals, and conversely, ensure adequate support of commercial operations to clinical research objectives

  • Leverage Pfizer leadership in clinical research Purpose:

  • Align global and local scientific strategy for current brands.

  • Ensure buy-in and validate scientific strategy from Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs)

  • Identify unmet medical needs to drive medical marketing initiatives.

  • Ensure compliance of Medical and Marketing activities with Pfizer standards.

Duties and Responsibilities

Strategic/Policy

  • Development and implementation of medically sound cross-functional strategies, to ensure Pfizer meet its strategic business goals and objectives.

  • Knowledge of R&D capabilities, serves as a link between Pfizer and local institutions for scientific synergies/ opportunities/ collaborations.

  • Provide medical expertise with solid evidences and local medical practice for effective Brand Strategy and Launch Plan.

  • Provide scientific support for development and approval of promotional materials following Pfizer policies, procedures, and practices.

  • Development of strong, lasting professional relationships with KOLs, based on science and mutual scientific and educational interests.

  • Collaborate with Clinical Development to select investigators and sites selected to conduct Pfizer's protocols are adequate and qualified; ensuring Pfizer's leadership image in innovation and research

  • Interaction with other functions within the organization in order to provide inputs, support and strategic direction to corporate initiatives, social responsibilities, including access to medicines.

Medical Operations

  • Develop and implement Operational Plan (OP) in align with brand plan and regional OP.

  • Design and execute Advisory Board, Speaker Forum, Expert Meeting in coordination with Marketing. Generate and disseminate local data to promote product and support market access.

  • Provide disease awareness and product knowledge of all brands that are actively promoted to internal (marketing colleagues and sales force) and external customers (health care professionals, patients and general public)

  • Build synergies with field force therapeutic area and strategic alliance development activities to create value for the business

  • Support with scientific evidence, pharmaco-economic and health outcome data to the group supporting institutional sales

  • Provide resources for field-based medical support activities.

Medical Quality & Compliance

  • Ensure compliance with applicable SOPs, guidelines, & regulations within country medical functions

Clinical Development

  • Ensure development of scientifically valid and ethical protocols, study plans and appropriate reporting of local studies, as necessary

  • Ensure high quality, timely implementation and delivery on clinical programs

  • Ensure leveraging of clinical operations expertise for support to business goals, and conversely, ensure adequate support of commercial operations to clinical research objectives

  • Leverage Pfizer leadership in clinical research

Other jobs/project as assigned by Line Manager

Qualifications

Education:

  • Physician with MD (medical doctor).

  • Should demonstrate a minimum of 3 years success and accomplishment in the pharmaceutical industry, managed care organization or related experience..

Experience/Knowledge/Skills:

  • Good medical background and treatment knowledge of therapy areas

  • Knowledge of clinical research processes, GCP, local regulations and research guidelines,

  • In-depth Knowledge of local and awareness of international and local laws and regulations applicable to the pharmaceutical industry

  • Ability to build rapport and interact effectively with medical opinion leaders.

  • Customer focus, ability to constantly add value to customers' needs (both internal and external).

  • Knowledge of community and public health issues, MOH priorities, epidemiology and health economics, intellectual property issues.

  • High motivation level with strong drive to achieve results and contribute to company's profitability.

  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively within a teamwork environment.

  • Good planning and organization skills, good analytical skills.

  • Result-oriented, self-improved, positive "can do" attitude.

  • Professional personal appearance.

  • Proficiency in computer software (MS Office).

  • Fluent English

Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.