EVP, Scientific Strategy Lead

Scientific Strategy Cedar Knolls, New Jersey Saratoga Springs, New York


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.  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 EVP, 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 EVP, scientific strategy will define the vision and departmental operations of scientific strategy while learning about business, financial, and operations, as well as organizational future-planning. 
Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Partner across the disciplines of strategy to drive brand building, unbranded initiatives, and communication planning 
  • 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 
  • Create, embody, and inspire a culture that motivates scientific strategists to champion the discipline and care for one another 
  • Manage departmental staff, overseeing workloads, diversity of assignments and experiences, and career development plans 
  • Facilitate group learning and cross-brand collaboration 
  • Build agency resources and training programs as needed 
  • Develop a highly collaborative and agile working relationship with clients and provide proactive and reactive strategic consultancy as part of the overall client/agency partnership 
  • Collaborate to create custom strategic solutions for customer and client problems 
  • Ability to flex into each brand within the agency to define projects and process, run workshops or advisory boards, or manage difficult projects/conversations 
  • Continually advance the offering of scientific strategy as a differentiating driver of business 
  • Identify novel trends or challenges in medicine from which to derive opportunity and inspiration for the generation of novel Fingerpaint offerings 
  • Generate and/or lead new business opportunities 
  • Create opportunity for collaboration and cross-selling across the offices of Fingerpaint 
  • Represent Fingerpaint scientific strategy publicly 
Job Requirements:  
  • Relevant degree (PhD preferred) 
  • Minimum of 9 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 settings—one-on-one, small/large groups, with peers, subordinates, and bosses— both 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.