Director, Global Medical and Scientific Affairs Operations

Medical Affairs United States


Why Work for Us?

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We offer challenging career opportunities, competitive benefits and an environment that recognizes and rewards performance.

Company Description

Zymeworks is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery, development and commercialization of next-generation bispecific and multifunctional biotherapeutics, initially focused on the treatment of cancer.  Zymeworks’ suite of complementary therapeutic platforms and its fully-integrated drug development engine provide the flexibility and compatibility to precisely engineer and develop highly-differentiated product candidates.

 Zymeworks is seeking a highly motivated Director, Global Medical and Scientific Affairs Operations who is looking to grow their career with our company. This is an essential position focused on planning, budgeting, and facilitation of critical medical plan activities across marketed and pipeline products to ensure highest value deliverables and internal stakeholder satisfaction.   

This position will report to Vice President, Medical and Scientific Affairs and will be remote within the US.

Job Description and Responsibilities

  • Facilitate and/or execute a diverse range of projects in partnership with Medical Affairs staff, leveraging external vendors, and effective use of systems and platforms.
  • Establish process for tracking top KOL engagement across Medical Affairs and coordinate with other functions to track overall spend and ensure balanced approach.
  • Partner with internal stake holders to implement compliant cross functional strategic initiatives, ultimately increasing efficiencies and driving system adoption and utilization.
  • Maintain compliant alignment between medical and commercial functions in a way that achieves collective goals and respects/maintains compliance with corporate policies and regulations
  • Support Medical Affairs planning and activities, including management and coordination of KOL engagements, scientific coverage, report templates, and scheduling.
  • Direct the annual strategic planning process to ensure projects are aligned with company priorities and resource allocation reflects the relative importance of therapeutic areas and products.
  • Assist with congress activities from planning, coverage, booth design/scheduling and any other related duties as needed.
  • Coordinate CRM (Veeva, etc.) updates to ensure seamless automated report generation, ability to adapt to changing environment, and end user support.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to ensure processes/SOPs support program/department/company needs.
  • Organize insights reporting, across field-based and internal medical activities.
  • Coordinate and monitor vendor managed projects such as MSL discussion groups, advisory boards, and other projects.
  • Support development of framework for Medical Society engagement across functions to ensure strong collaboration and thoughtful use of budgetary support.
  • Resolve administrative problems by analyzing information, identifying, and presenting solutions
  • Craft and revise systems and procedures by analyzing operating practices and implementing changes
  • Guide department employee actions by researching, developing, and updating administrative policies, procedures, methods, and guidelines; presenting developments to management.
  • Prepare and distribute monthly management reports, ad hoc reports, summaries, or analyses as required
  • Develop Medical Affairs operational reports identifying operations team accomplishments, areas of focus, process improvements and issue resolution, to assist leadership team decision making


  • BA/BS or higher in life or health sciences preferred.  Certificates or other education in operations excellence, project management, regulatory compliance, or financial management preferred.
  • Project management experience required
  • A minimum of 7 years of pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry experience required; previous experience in Medical Affairs strongly preferred
  • Knowledge, understanding and adherence to global regulatory guidelines (e.g. FDA, PDMA, JPMA, PhRMA, etc.)
  • Exemplary interpersonal communication skills, both oral and written, and strong presentation skills
  • Outstanding organizational skills, with a meticulous attention to detail
  • Proven track record of multi-tasking in a complex business environment, with an ability to prioritize
  • Previous experience managing databases or digital projects required
  • Strong computer skills required, including advanced Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Smartsheets, PowerPoint, Visio and Excel) and other applications
  • Business analytics experience is a plus
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Adhere to the highest degree of professional standards and strict confidentiality on matters that require discretion. 

Additional Information

  • Ability to work in a remote office setting; availability to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% of the time 

NOTE TO EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES: Zymeworks values our relationships with our Recruitment Partners. We will only accept resumes from those partners whom have been contracted by a member of our Human Resources team to collaborate with us. Zymeworks is not responsible for any fees related to resumes that are unsolicited or are received without contract.