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Global Medical Head, Vaccines & Infectious Diseases

Company: AstraZeneca
Location: Wilmington
Posted on: November 22, 2020

Job Description:

Position: Global Medical Head, Vaccines & Infectious Diseases

Location: Gaithersburg MD; Wilmington DE; Cambridge UK; Gothenburg SE

At AstraZeneca we turn ideas into life changing medicines. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. Were focused on the potential of science to address the unmet needs of patients around the world. We commit to those areas where we think we can really change the course of medicine and bring big new ideas to life. As the Global Medical Head, Vaccines & Infectious Diseases, youll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients lives.

In order to accomplish our goals and enable the best patient outcomes, we look for AZ medical network leaders to have five (5) core capabilities and act as role models to our AZ values. These capabilities include:

Track record of building and maintaining a deep and continued connection to Medical Practice/healthcare delivery

Collaborative/matrix management skills with a focus on leading diverse groups (e.g., cultural, geographical, functional) to achieve excellent results in shared goals.

Well-developed communication and influencing skills with the ability to distil complexity down to what matters to our stakeholders.

Strong financial/budget and project management skills.

Demonstrated Business acumen

We are seeking a candidate who has strong technical, scientific and medical knowledge of the brand to drive understanding of the medical strategy across the organisation and to lead medical activities for the brand including advisory boards and symposia to advance clinical practice.

Reporting directly to the VP of Respiratory & Immunology, BPM, you will be charged with delivering ambitious medical strategies for a portfolio of vaccines and anti-viral biological products. As the Head of Vaccines / Infectious diseases, candidate should have significant experience with vaccines and/or infectious diseases and would thrive on proactively engaging internal and external leaders. S/he is accountable for the development and execution of the integrated medical affairs plan, including TA Strategy, Evidence Plans, Medical Transformation Initiatives, business development, interaction with the science units, life cycle management, labeling, and externally sponsored research. You will lead a team, that through the Global Product Team (GPT), will execute the medical strategy globally. The role entails leveraging high impact clinical evidence and medical materials as well as demonstrate world-class scientific engagement with external experts and other key customers.

What you'll do:

Design and manage the implementation of the Medical BioPharmaceuticals product strategy globally and regionally

Working with the VP Respiratory and Immunology, BPM, create and develop the strategic direction, business/resource planning, and therapeutic strategy for Vaccines /infectious diseases

Pro-active member of the BPM LT, where you will assist TAVP with portfolio strategy and collaborate with other brand heads.

Accountable for supporting effective launches and gathering customer insights, evidence gaps, publications plans, through the Global Medical Team (GMT).

Cross-functional leadership and collaboration across all Medical BioPharmaceuticals functions (e.g. Strategy & Operations and Medical Evidence) and the Global Product Team (commercial, R&D, regulatory, biostatistics etc)

Closely follows medical developments within Therapeutic area and disseminates new information to transform clinical trends and emerging data into new plans

Manage and develop direct reports and deployed resources (Sr. MAL, MAL, and other functional team members.

Liaises with the internal and external medical community, including collaboration efforts with a pharmaceutical partner.

Delivers medical plan that drives successful launch of innovative and differentiated new medicines within the TA

Accountable for engaging and cultivating relationships with leading global KEEs to gain: contribution/ participation in advisory boards, greater understanding of the therapeutic area and insights into unmet patient needs

Represents AZ at scientific and medical forums, including medical education forums, scientific roundtables, congresses, and symposia

Ensure team effectively Science Advisory boards, accurate medical promotional materials and communication prior to submission to (GMQA Global Medical Quality Assurance) for the final approval.

Ensuring the alignment of the publication and medical evidence plans to the Medical Strategy and Medical plan

Ensures effective management of TA Medical BioPharmaceuticals budget for defined activities within the assigned target

Essential for the role;

Doctoral level degree (MD/PhD/PharmD)

Strong expertise in vaccinology / immunology / infectious diseases

Experienced in global Medical Affairs or similar function and working cross-functionally across a large product team

Strong technical knowledge

Strong demonstration of strategic and medical leadership prowess at therapeutic area and/or senior leader meetings

Demonstrated track record in delivering new initiatives, capabilities and leading large scale impactful medical initiatives desired

Demonstrated success in building and executing multi-year strategic roadmaps highly desired

Experience leading teams with a track record of delivering results in a complex environment

Strong working relationships with Global leaders in Respiratory medicine, including KEEs, professional societies, pharmaceutical companies

Skills and Capabilities:

The knowledge of drug / vaccine development regarding preclinical, pharmacokinetic, dose-response, and Phase 3 development is essential to provide quality assessment

Proven ability to create bespoke strategy and mobilize an organization to execute

Strong executive presence and ability to work collaboratively with global executive teams and leadership

Experience of presenting to senior leadership; persuasive oral and written communication skills, including the ability to develop and deliver executive presentations

Proven ability to collaborate with internal and external colleagues in various geographies, cultures, roles, and hierarchic levels enterprise leadership mindset

Understanding of the complex and evolving Medical Affairs space with insights about trends, opportunities, risks, and an understanding of external stakeholders (payers, patients, physicians)

Ability to manage overall business and medical priorities while also being able to actively engage in more detailed execution discussions

Ability to fluidly flex between high level strategy and detailed tactics as required

Strong analytical mind-set and ability to quickly assess large amounts of information and distil into key messages and actions

Integrity and high ethical standards

Desirable for the role:

Experience launching new products (within vaccines / immunology / rheumatology / biologics preferred)

Experience advising on business development opportunities

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca when we see an opportunity for change, we seize it and make it happen, because any opportunity no matter how small, can be the start of something big. Delivering life-changing medicines is about being entrepreneurial -finding those moments and recognising their potential. Join us on our journey of building a new kind of organisation to reset expectations of what a bio-pharmaceutical company can be. This means were opening new ways to work, pioneering cutting edge methods and bringing unexpected teams together. Interested? Come and join our journey.

So, whats next!

Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we cant wait to hear from you.

Where can I find out more?

Follow AstraZeneca on:

LinkedInhttps://www.linkedin.com/company/1603/Follow AstraZeneca on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/astrazenecacareers/Follow AstraZeneca on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/astrazeneca_careers/?hl=enIf you have site, country or departmental social media then feel free to switch any of the above links

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