Director, Medical Affairs

Medical Affairs Raleigh, North Carolina


Position Overview:
This is a high visibility position responsible for the US field medical team management and oversight of the MSL field function and operations.  
Key Responsibilities:
  • Medical Affairs:  This role is focused heavily on establishing and maintaining external professional relationships and engaging in scientific exchange with health care professional (HCPs), Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs), payers, and clinical investigators in the through the MSL team.  
  • Medical Information: Collaborate with and advise the Department of Medical Information on relevant field-based activities. 
Specific Responsibilities: 
Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
  • The recruitment, hiring, training, development, and retainment of a high-performing team of field-based MSLs  
  • Develop and implement strategic MSL field/territory plans and objectives in alignment with Medical Affairs and corporate initiatives; oversee execution of these plans  
  • Develop field medical plan that encompasses, conference planning, thought leader identification/tiering/mapping and engagement as well as collaboration with the clinical team  Oversee appropriate scientific exchange with the external medical community of HCPs, KOLs, and investigators through robust and balanced communication of medical and scientific information on the company programs and marketed products, including disease state (as applicable) 
  • Provide medical expertise to the Commercial Team to assist in the development and execution of compliant commercial activities.
  • Direct MSL attendance and coverage at congresses and meetings, including contributing to meeting planning efforts through close collaboration with internal colleagues 
  • Monitor the competitive environment to sustain expertise in therapeutic area treatment management and new therapies, competitive products, and features, and provide feedback to the Medical Affairs leadership team on specific initiatives 
  • Provide input and participate in the Promotional Review Committee (PRC).
  • Connect with internal stakeholders to ensure strategic and tactical alignment of the MSL team both within the wider Medical Affairs organization, and with other company departments including Clinical Development and Commercial 
  • Ensure and enforce compliant and appropriate practices in all HCP interactions 
  • Develop MSL appropriate goals and objectives and assessment processes to track the success of the MSL team and function and report metrics to Medical Affairs leadership team 
  • Manage overall MSL budget and the administrative aspects of the team 
  • Compile and interpret scientific/clinical data, present findings at national and regional conferences as well as assist in publication in peer-reviewed journals
  • Ad-hoc activities as required by VP Medical Affairs
Key Competencies/Requirements: 
  • Passion:  Evidences passion for the organization, our people, and the difference we make daily in improving the lives and health of people.
  • Integrity:  Demonstrates the highest commitment to integrity and showing respect for and value all individuals for their diverse backgrounds, experiences, styles, approaches and ideas.
  • Empowerment:  Finds opportunities to improve and extend their contribution to the organization and their teammates.
  • Accountability:  Assumes responsibility for successfully accomplishing work objectives and delivering business results; setting high standards of performance for self and others.
  • Creativity:  Explores and advances opportunities to develop novel solutions and approaches to the improvement of processes and services.
  • Agility:  Responds positively to change, embracing and using new practices or values to accomplish goals and solve problems.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Life Sciences Degree (PharmD., PhD, MD) 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, forging relationships with various internal and external stakeholders 
  • Strong multi-tasking and organizational skills 
  • Prior experience as a field based Medical Science Liaison required 
  • At least 10 years of experience in medical affairs, including field-based assignments and management of field-based staff with a track record of success  
  • Prior applicable therapeutic area experience (clinical or industry) required, 2-5 years 
  • Proven record of product launch
  • Proven record of field based MSL team development
  • Proven record of thought leader engagement
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, organization, and cross-functional collaboration skills 
Physical Requirements:
  • Overnight travel (up to 50%) is required, both domestic and international
  • Frequent talking, hearing, visual acuity (detail/accuracy), walking, and repetitive motion
Equal Employment Opportunity and Employment Eligibility 
Mayne Pharma provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.  Mayne Pharma also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA.  Mayne Pharma is an E-Verify employer.

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