Pfizer Senior Medical Manager // Country Lead (Belux) in Brussels, La Plaine, Belgium

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE

  • Lead local medical team within the respective BU, aligned with the BU business goals and customer needs in order to maintain a therapeutic leadership position and drive business needs at a country level

  • External face of the company for BU medical issues

  • May represent Pfizer in high-level interactions with authorities as required

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

  • Direct reports: Medical Advisor/ MSL Oncology Belgium

  • Reporting line into Sr. Medical Director Oncology Mid-Size Markets Western Europe

  • Member of BULT

RESPONSIBILITIES

Development, Implementation and Communication of the BU MA strategies and of the MA Function in Country

  • Business Unit Leadership

  • Take collective responsibility with other Leads for the shape and direction of the BU by actively participating in the development of BU business strategy and objectives

  • Oversee recruitment, training and development of BU Medical Affairs team

  • Establish vision, direction and role purpose for the team

  • Plan and execute the respective BU KOL strategy for the respective country on highly ethical and medical professionalism grounds and bring their input into the medical strategies and plans .

  • Devise country medical plans on scientifically sound principles that will bring benefits to the patients, working in close collaboration with the Regional Teams and in accordance to the overall brand and portfolio strategy.

  • Allocate financial and medical FTE resources to each brand as per the operating plan provisions/ according to business needs.

  • Implement medical strategies according to the medical plans, across the BU portfolio of medicines, with emphasis on the data generating and the data communication activities.

  • Provide medical support and guidance to country BU to ensure that the commercial objectives of each medicine are realized through adherence to the highest ethical, legal, regulatory ethical standards.

  • Provide scientific input to the Market Access strategies and tactics in the respective country.

  • Communicate the value of the MA function to internal stakeholders (championing cross functional working, and working with the Regional Medical Teams and Country Leads)

  • Communicate the value of the Medical Affairs function to external stakeholders, aligning with customer needs, enhancing reputation and bringing medical insights into the organisation.

Compliance

  • Ensure consistent application of Pfizer internal standards and local regulations in BU medical affairs including those related to promotional material, medical and scientific relations, GPIHP, transparency of grant payments and FCPA in the respective business unit

Medical Strategic Development

  • Participate in Strategic Customer Planning Process to provide insight, expertise and medical support to the business.

  • Ensure that processes and procedures within BU medical are continuously reviewed and updated to meet current and future business needs.

Management of People

  • Lead, motivate and enhance the performance of the BU Medical Affairs team to achieve agreed objectives

  • The BU Medical Lead is responsible for talent management within the BU Medical function ensuring that Pfizer staff in BU organization are aware of opportunities and are encouraged to move across business units and platform functions in order to ensure that colleagues gain the necessary experience to function optimally within the organization

Resource Management

  • Ensure appropriate resource/people to fulfil objectives.

  • Achievement of budget plan.

  • Agreed contracts and processes in place with outsource partners.

  • Recruitment and retention of talented and capable staff.

REQUIREMENTS

  • MD or higher scientific degree

  • Line management experience in Medical Affairs or similar role

  • Education with solid experience, minimum of 5 years' experience in pharmaceutical industry preferable oncology

  • Gravitas, seniority, credibility, impact and influence

  • Good communications and presentation skills

  • Ability to lead toward alignment in a matrix organization

  • Well-organized with the ability to be flexible, prioritize multiple demands

  • Customer focus and business acumen

  • Convincing personality for our business model (value of innovations etc)

  • Medical Affairs Experience, including familiarity with Market Access issues.

  • Knowledge of local regulations in promotional conduct, safety reporting and clinical research and deep understanding of the Country health environment including its structure, policy, key members and scientific societies.

  • Language skills: a good command in country specific and in English is a must

  • General business management experience

  • Broad therapeutic area experience but focus on the respective BU portfolio

Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.