Pfizer Director, Field Medical in United States

The Director, Field Medical is a field-based medical liaison. This position, in the New England region, supports the Pain therapeutic area and resides in the Internal Medicine Field Medical Director (FMD) group, under the North America Medical Affairs division. The FMD is uniquely positioned to define the medical business strategy and direction for his/her region, serving as the deep therapeutic expert to the medical community in order to advance patient care. The FMD will works with national, regional and local leaders, clinical trialists, and patient and medical organizations. This affords the FMD opportunity to enhance medical understanding via 2-way discussions, support clinical development programs, and enable collaborations between healthcare professionals (HCPs) and key internal stakeholders, e.g. headquarter medical affairs, outcomes & evidence, and policy. Individual development opportunities are also available via lead roles with the medical brand/asset teams.

This position supports the New England region: Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. Preferred location of residence is Massachusetts or Connecticut due to the concentration of HCPs in these locations.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The FMD will primarily be responsible for providing approved medical content on Pfizer's products in the designated therapeutic area to HCPs who have local, regional, or national roles in health care provision and/or decision-making as determined by Pfizer, the IM FMD, FMD TL, and US Medical Affairs.

  • Provide truthful, accurate and scientifically supported information in response to direct unsolicited medical requests from HCPs in a manner that complies with all applicable Pfizer guidelines, policies, and procedures

  • Provide therapeutic area/product expertise for regional and other Medical Affairs and/or clinical development needs as approved by FMD leadership (e.g. formulary presentations, field force training, organized customer projects/collaborations, scientific congress participation, Pfizer-sponsored research site / investigator interactions, TA/product expertise for Pfizer-sponsored non-interventional studies, investigator initatied inquiries, etc.

  • Keep abreast of medical and scientific developments in the designated therapeutic area by continuously reviewing literature in the field, monitoring competitor activities, networking with experts and attending assigned conferences.

  • Maintain effective and appropriate communication and collaboration among headquarters medical colleagues, Medical Information and other Pfizer FMD colleagues.

  • Ensure compliance with all internal/external SOPs/Rules/Regulations.

  • Serve as a conduit and resource for customer insights pertaining to disease areas and Pfizer assets.

  • Serve as conduit and medical resource to therapeutic area investigators and researchers, as appropriate.

  • Contribute to the medical planning for brand/asset team projects and activities, and work with medical leadership to develop and implement the FMD team medical plan for Pfizer products in the designated therapeutic area.

  • Lead regional workstreams and regional cross-functional initiatives that contribute to the medical impact within a region for Pfizer products in the designated therapeutic area.

  • Serves as a project lead for the field team as assigned by the IM FMD leadership.

  • Serve on medical and/or disease area and asset cross-functional committees, as appropriate.

  • Serve as a model and mentor for training new colleagues and be recognized as a sought out therapeutic area expert by colleagues broadly across the enterprise.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION

Terminal Doctorate degree (PharmD, PhD, or Doctor of Nursing Practice)

EXPERIENCE

Prior experience in pain not required. Medical Liasion experience preferred.

SKILLS

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required.

  • Excellent and demonstrated interpersonal skills: ability to understand and respond to multiple external and internal customers' demands, manage and handle conflict constructively required.

  • Demonstrated ability to

  • Manage a significant volume of projects developed in a field-based environment, while exhibiting the ability to prioritize, successfully implement, and demonstrate excellent judgment skills and work in a continuous improvement environment.

  • Work within a matrixed, multi-disciplinary team to foster strong Pfizer/customer professional relationships and which are aligned with Pfizer business objectives.

  • Effectively manage through and lead change in an ever-changing and evolving external health care environment.

  • Flexible to new opportunities (e.g. new therapeutic areas) and adaptable to organizational change.

  • Ability to problem-solve and network throughout the organization to identify solutions.

  • Collaborate effectively and demonstrate leadership and teamwork with peers, internal stakeholders and external customers that inspires alignment and partnership on a shared vision or strategy.

  • Be a self-starter, be accountable and have a sense of urgency in delivering results that have medical impact and yield a positive customer experience.

  • Maintain self-awareness and continually choose behaviors and responses based on how it impacts one's own and others' performance and engagement.

  • Demonstrated clinical and technical skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to rapidly adopt and utilize new digital technology and other resources with medical customers and record medical interactions (e.g. iPAD, Acronis, WEBEX, on-demand video-conferencing, iMED)

  • Familiarity with internal/external SOPs/Rules/Regulations regarding Pfizer/customer interactions and relationships, etc.Ability to operate a Pfizer company car and regularly fly on airplanes (ie. attend HCP/customer meetings; attend NYHQ meetings, etc.) required; proximity to airline 'hub' city); Flexibility to travel throughout region.

Eligible for employee referral bonus

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