NA Head, Clinical Dev & Med Affairs

Drives Alcon's growth by providing strategic and operational leadership to create best-in-class capabilities in the Regional Clinical & Medical Affairs organization. The position has accountability to oversee and lead the development and execution of Clinical and Medical Affairs plans in the Region. This includes providing medical guidance for planning and execution of clinical trial activities [pre-approval through post market trials, including Investigator Initiated Trials (IITs)] and development and execution of the Regional medical affairs brand plans for Alcon's pipeline and exiting marketed portfolio of products.

Leads key internal and external medical programs by integrating scientific, clinical, and commercial priorities across Alcon's Surgical & Vision Care businesses consistent with Global and Regional commercial priorities and strategies.

Responsible for ensuring scientific and clinical strategy, including development of promotional claims, trade & peer-reviewed scientific articles, etc., to support and align with Region Franchise growth strategies for products in development through post market support.

Accountable for unsolicited off-label discussions including the oversight of Medical Science Liaisons, if applicable, in the region. Ensures scientific and clinical compliance and scientific integrity for all medical programs within the Region, including the development and execution of all Independent Medical Education within the Region.

Provides and ensures that Regional requirements for clinical and medical development are clearly communicated and incorporated appropriately into the Global R&D project development plans and product support plans.

Accountable for creating a best-in-class organization in talent (including locally-based Clinical Operations associates) and operating practices, maintaining the highest level of efficiency and compliance in the Regional CDMA organization which drives innovation, scientific rigor and highest level of quality and ethics. Partner with Global Clinical Operations to build and maintain a best-in-class Alcon clinical investigational site network and high quality external resources (e.g., scientific and research advisors, etc.) Partners with Global R&D and Regional Business Franchise leaders.

Alcon is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. As part of the Novartis Group of Companies, Alcon takes pride in maintaining a diverse environment and our policies are not to discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Alcon is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to [email protected] and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information


EEO Statement The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Minimum requirements • MD/OD preferred, by exception a PhD in a Biomedical Sciences discipline.

  • Fluent English.
  • At least 10 – 15 years in Clinical Development and Medical Affairs, with significant depth of experience within the medical device industry.
  • At least 10 years of experience leading people and organizations.
  • Experience leading multinational teams and international organizations.
  • A track record of successful development and execution of global development programs, leading to global regulatory submissions and approvals for medical devices.
  • Strategic thinker to advance overall R&D performance in pipeline.
  • High energy, collaborative and experience initiating and leading change.
  • Ability to influence senior stakeholders in a global environment.

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