Category Medical Affairs Director, Respiratory

Basic qualifications:

MD, PhD, Pharm D, advanced life science degree

Min. 4 years experience in the Pharmaceutical or Healthcare industry

Demonstrated experience and proven track record working as part of a Medical Affairs team within larger complex matrix organization.

Clinical and / or academic research background.

Demonstrated business acumen

Demonstrated experience representing an organization with external stakeholders

Preferred qualifications:

  • Prefer Min. 4 years experience in a Pharmaceutical/ Consumer Healthcare / FMCH Business with experience in Medical &/or Scientific Affairs.
  • Demonstrated experience and proven track record working as part of a Medical Affairs team within larger complex matrix organization.
  • Clinical and / or academic research background preferred.
  • Specific Category experience for the aligned Consumer Category E.G. Respiratory


As the Category Medical Affairs Director, you will support the delivery of medical excellence by providing leadership, expert insight & direction to category/ sub-category project teams.

You will be accountable for project specific Medical Governance ensuring compliance with GSK SOPs .

This is an individual contribution role within the Respiratory Consumer Category providing medical/scientific expert support teams on promotional practices, product information, business development, and new product development. Interacting with internal teams, such as Category Growth-, Regional medical, clinical operations, clinical research leads and Pharma teams, and external groups and people, such as government agencies, Health Care Practitioners, Health Care Organizations and other External Experts, to achieve company objectives and to build GSK reputation.

The role will have accountability for- and oversight of the category/ sub-category project related activities with the complexity of multiple stakeholders, complex governance and business expectations:

  • Project specific commercial support – claims support including the creation and approval of Claims Support Summary (CSS) documents and coordinating review / approval of promotional activities
  • Development and implementation of scientific engagement activities
  • Contributor to the category/ sub-category medical team meetings
  • Supporting GSK through engagement with external organizations including Health Authorities, Healthcare Organizations, External Experts etc

This Director role, supports the Category Medical Director in ensuring labeling of Category products with a clear understanding of the benefits and risks of the products and their appropriate use for the benefit of patients and consumers and in accordance with local laws and regulations.

These activities will involve building networks with and working closely with stakeholders and peers across different functions within the Category.

Key Responsibilities:

Part of the Global Category team support development of a Culture of High Performance

  • Seek, challenge and implement ways to improve personal performance of the Category Medical Team based on enterprise thinking
  • Support Category Medical Lead in ensuring medical compliance of Category products and activities to safeguard the interests of consumers and patients and GSK reputation –
  • Compliance with relevant Codes and SOPs of all promotional claims
  • Oversight of Scientific Engagement activities initiated by Category
  • Medical Governance oversight for Category-led human subject research projects
  • Deliver expert technical knowledge and leadership at a project level in medical activities (including MI, PV and promotional practices) to ensure best practice and achievement of project objectives based on

Contribute to the development and support implementation of Medical plans (including claims / product changes) & deliver outputs according to category/ sub-category project plans and agreed timelines

  • Develop effective internal links with other GSK functions including CH Category, Medical Leadership, Regional Medical, Clinical Research Leads and GSK Pharma teams to maintain awareness of developments and seek opportunities to drive simplification
  • Develop self to becomes an expert "face" of GSK for a specific category/ sub-category and contribute towards collaborations with the external environment (Agencies, Professional Societies, Key Opinion Leaders, Healthcare Organizations and Consumers)
  • Be a credible ambassador for GSK, in order to help inform GSK activities and to help deliver business objectives.
  • Drive for medical consistency against category/ sub-category products supported across LOCs

science and values.


  • Provide expert Medical knowledge of Category Products for internal and external stakeholders

Medical Governance implementation

  • Drive knowledge and understanding of Medical Governance with category/sub-category teams – work with Regional Medical Affairs to help embed understanding and compliance across Regions and LOCs
  • Support deployment and oversight of Category training in Medical Governance Policies
  • Appropriate escalation of any medical governance issues
  • Development of Data Disclosure plans to ensure delivery of scientific data disclosure strategy to meet GSK policy requirements at a project level.
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