VP, Scientific Strategy

Scientific Strategy Cedar Knolls, New Jersey


Position at Fingerpaint Marketing

Reset your expectations of a health and wellness agency. Independent by design and built on a foundation of empathy, Fingerpaint celebrates what you bring as both a professional and an individual. With talent across the United States and Europe launching more than 200 brands, we are committed to creating and executing meaningful experiences. In 2021, Fingerpaint was named Ad Age’s Best Places to Work and was awarded Agency of the Year by Med Ad News. Here, creativity happens naturally—we attract top talent and give them a space to grow and collaborate.   
Objectives of This Role:    
Are you hungry to help push the boundaries of what’s possible in medicine? Come join our team in translating the latest scientific discoveries into compelling brand strategies, provider education, and patient care. At Fingerpaint, we focus on infusing science into all aspects of a unified brand-building process to drive commercial and medical communication strategies. The SVP, scientific strategy will need to utilize all of their capabilities as a scientist and a person, tapping into both their scientific thinking and creative core. Our ideal partner is a deep and dynamic thinker who can read beyond the data to create focused scientific concepts, push past observations to insights, and help guide our teams forward in strategic development. The SVP, scientific strategy will have purview over a therapeutic category and a multilevel team while learning to train mentors, conceptualize/introduce novel business opportunities, and seamlessly move across all business to provide direction or support as needed.   
Duties and Responsibilities:    
  • Partner across the disciplines of strategy to drive brand building, unbranded initiatives, and communication planning   
  • Foster authentic and effective relationships with client brand and medical teams, as well as other relevant medical personnel (eg, key opinion leaders, MSLs, etc)   
  • Manage and mentor scientific strategists in all aspects of career and personal development    
  • Elevate the quality or increase efficiency of existing projects and propose novel ideas for Fingerpaint services or deliverables   
  • Partner in annual scope development and review   
  • Champion the culture of Fingerpaint and scientific strategy   
  • Oversee a distinct book of business and team of medical strategists with the goals of ensuring the highest quality of all deliverables, expanding medical business, and overall organic growth   
  • Self-educate on innovation in the industry, therapeutic area, and medicine to conceptualize novel projects, programs, or platform   
  • Manage a team, overseeing workloads, diversity of assignments and experiences, and career development plan 
  • Lead new business opportunities (content and attendance) 
  • Develop a highly collaborative and agile working relationship with clients, providing proactive and reactive strategic consultancy   
  • Ability to flex into each brand within the agency to define projects and process, run workshops or advisory boards, or manage difficult projects/conversations   
  • Enable collaboration and cross-selling across the offices of Fingerpaint   
  • Identify novel resources to elevate the knowledge base of our industry, driving more strategic, informed work across all brands    
Job Requirements:    
  • Relevant degree (PhD preferred)   
  • Minimum of 7 to 10 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry and/or pharmaceutical marketing   
  • Experience developing medical communications programs preferred   
  • Is effective in a variety of formal presentation settingsone-on-one, small/large groups, with peers, subordinates, and bossesboth inside and outside the organization   
  • Proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and Adobe   
  • Constant curiosity with the passion to explore and create   

Don’t meet every single requirement? That’s okay! Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Fingerpaint, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles! Our team of qualified recruiters can match you with the right opportunity. Fingerpaint Group provides equal employment [and affirmative action] opportunities to all applicants and employees. We are proud to recruit qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or citizenship status.