Medical Information Director
You will possess a terminal degree in the health sciences (eg. MD, PharmD, PhD) and with preference given to candidates with a residency or post-doctoral training in a clinical practice/pharmaceutical industry setting. This will be combined with significant experience in the pharmaceutical industry including roles within Medical, a proven track record of influencing senior leaders and making business impacts at an enterprise level in an extensively matrixed organization, exceptional communication and change management skills and ability to work in a team. Previous experience leading a Medical Information team is preferred as well. The role requires you to have demonstrated highly developed people and line management experience to prepare to lead a team of medical information professionals in the respiratory or immunology therapeutic area and product portfolio. You will be able to demonstrate your leadership capability by providing multiple examples of successful team development and success in driving business performance. You will also utilise your strong understanding of scientific engagement standards and principles in order to embed medical governance framework in the MI department. We also want you to utilize your previous process improvement experience to innovate our internal controls and business processes. You will need to be strong networker and have the demonstrated ability to work in a highly matrixed environment.
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is one of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical companies. Our powerful combination of skills and resources provide the platform for delivering strong growth and responding quickly to the rapidly changing global healthcare environment. We are a science-led global healthcare company that researches and develops a broad range of innovative products in three primary areas: Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare. We have a significant global presence with commercial operations in more than 150 markets, a network of 86 manufacturing sites in 36 countries, and large R&D centers in the UK, USA, Spain, Belgium and China.
R&D innovation underpins all of our businesses. We partner with more than 1,500 other companies and academic organisations around the world, enabling us to increase our understanding of new areas of science and to share the risk of development. We have a deep portfolio of innovation focused across six core areas of scientific research and development: HIV and infectious diseases, oncology, immuno-inflammation, vaccines, respiratory and diseases. Since 2013 we saw significant delivery from our late stage pipeline, with six key medicines approved by regulators in the USA alone. We are one of the few healthcare companies researching medicines and vaccines for the World Health Organization's three priority diseases - HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. GSK employs over 12,500 individuals whom work in research to discover new medicines, screening millions of compounds every year. GSK vaccines are included in immunization campaigns in 182 countries with 860 million vaccine doses distributed to 170 countries in 2013, of which 80% were to developing countries.
GSK Medical Affairs
Our medical affairs physicians and scientists are the experts on our medicines/vaccines and an extremely valuable part of our global business. In all countries where our medicines and vaccines are marketed, these professionals help to ensure that healthcare professionals can understand the appropriate use of our products, and also ensure that the patient remains at the heart of our decision making. Our global medical organization, under the leadership of R&D, Chief Medical Officer Murray Stewart, is at the forefront of the industry-leading changes to improve patient treatment options. We are committed to making GSK's Medical Affairs team the best in our industry, and a trusted valued partner in the delivery of healthcare to patients.
Medical information is defined as scientific and clinical information related to usage, efficacy, and safety of any GSK product, whether on label or off label, which is delivered in response to unsolicited inquiries from Healthcare professionals (HCPs), payors and other population-based healthcare decision makers (PBDM) and consumers. The value of providing medical information empowers HCPs' to make clinical decisions in treating their patients and PBDMs critical information to make informed decisions on access to life-enhancing and saving medicines and vaccines.
You will use your established leadership capability to drive the performance and development for the team of Medical Information Scientists with the goal of enhancing functional excellence in medical information, fostering innovative approaches to problem solving in medical information while managing risk. This will be accomplished by driving execution of the medical information therapeutic area strategy,prioritizing workload, identifying and assigning resources and managing workflow and performance your direct reports. You will create an environment that stimulates, develops, and promotes the scientific and career development of your team and demonstrate a flexible approach to work to include the rebalancing of work and priorities where necessary and solving problems creatively.
There are two Director positions available, one each for the Respiratory and Immunology Therapeutic Area.
The key responsibilities for this role include:
- Strategy, Planning and Implementation: Develop, lead and drive the strategy, planning and implementation for the Medical Information (MI) organization in your assigned therapeutic area with the goal of enhancing functional excellence in Medical Information and fostering innovative approaches while managing risk. Responsible for establishing the strategic medical objectives and direction, short-term and long-term goals and leadership. Lead the overall planning and delivery of medical products and services from this function for their specified therapeutic areas/franchises for internal (GSK Response Center, Sales, Marketing, GSK Local Operating Company Medical Information functions and Field and HQ-based Medical Affairs Staff) and external (physicians, pharmacists, large payer and provider groups, managed care organizations) customers
- Governance: Develop, lead and drive the strategy for your assigned therapeutic area to ensure medical governance and scientific accuracy of US Pharma promotional materials through the application of a robust and effective copy approval process
- Risk mitigation: Lead and drive the strategy for your assigned therapeutic area mitigating risk, ensure that data communication is scientifically rigorous and balanced and complies with scientific exchange principles and emerging regulatory and legal requirements. Ensure compliance with all applicable corporate policies and standard operating procedures (SOPs). Guide the development of global processes and standards that enhance the ability of GSK to consistently and accurately meet medical information needs of external customers.
- Innovation: Develop, lead and drive the strategy to deliver innovative medical information content customer solutions/channels tailored to the voice of the customer
- Medical Voice of the Customer (mVoC): Develop, lead and drive the strategy for your assigned therapeutic area to gather, synthesize and analyze mVoC such that it can result in actionable items by Medical Matrix Teams and Medical Commercial Strategy Teams to advance the medical strategy of GSK
Develop People: Develop, lead and drive the strategy to assure that people within your assigned therapeutica area team are performing at the expected levels of medical competencies and GSK behaviors and develop them to perform above the expected level of medical competencies and GSK behaviors to improve overall performance
Successful Candidate Profile
You will possess a terminal degree in the health sciences (eg. MD, PharmD, PhD) and with preference given to candidates with a residency or post-doctoral training in a clinical practice/pharmaceutical industry setting. This will be combined with your 10 plus years of pharmaceutical industry experience to include roles within Medical Affairs (7+ years Medical Affairs experience),a proven track record of leadership and influencing skills in an extensively matrixed organization, exceptional communication and change management skills and ability to work in a team
Previous experience leading a Medical Information team is preferred as well. The role requires you as an experienced leader manage (5+ years line management experience) the respiratory or immunology therapeutic area and product portfolio. You will be able to demonstrate your leadership capability by providing multiple examples of successful team development and success in driving business performance. You will also utilise your strong understanding of scientific engagement standards and principles in order to embed medical governance framework in the MI department. We also want you to utilize your previous process improvement experience to innovate our internal controls and business processes. You will need to be strong networker and have the demonstrated ability to work in a highly matrixed environment.
Salary & Benefits
GSK offers a competitive salary & benefits package to include healthcare for yourself and dependents, performance related bonus, Long Term Incentives (LTI's) as well as a host of other flexible benefits you can tailor to your own preferences. At GSK, we are proud of our collaborative and flexible working culture.
When applying for this role, please use the 'cover letter' of the on-line application or your CV to describe how you meet the competencies for this role, as outlined in the job requirements above. The information that you have provided in your cover letter and CV will be used to assess your application.
If this opportunity is in line with your profile as well as your career trajectory, we would urge you to apply. Following your application, we will advise you on the viability of your candidacy. Should you enter into the formal interview process you will have the opportunity, through interviews with a variety of key stakeholders, to develop your understanding of the role and GSK.
We hope you can understand that, if your profile is not appropriate for this particular role, we cannot guarantee we will be able to provide timely feedback on every occasion.
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