The US Field Medical organization embodies our medical mission in becoming a trusted, agile partner who engages in relevant dialogue and delivers timely, high impact data and insights that advance the science or accelerate access, optimize medical practice, and drive appropriate adoption of Client medicines.
The Director, US Field Medical (FM) Neurology role is field based and focused on leading a team of Field Medical professionals. Direct reports will include field-based Region Directors (RDs) who manage a team of field-based Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs). The Director, US FM Neurology will be responsible for oversight of RDs and MSLs in support of our client's product.
External Environment and Customer Focus
Ensure team’s ability to develop and maintain interactions with Thought Leaders, appropriate HCPs, and access stakeholders, within a given geography to answer scientific, unsolicited product and HEOR related questions.
Support and evaluate the MSLs ability to effectively present information to HCPs and ability to respond to questions, ensuring medical accuracy and compliance with local procedures, ethical and legal guidelines and directives.
Actively assess the medical landscape by meeting with Thought Leaders to understand their needs and expertise. Continuously update own knowledge in treatment strategies, products, unmet medical needs, clinical trials and scientific activities. Understand the competitive landscape and actively prepare to address informational needs of customers.
Ensure MSLs capability to collect and provide meaningful medical insights back to the medical and commercial organizations to be actioned in support of the strategy development.
Provide direction to overall execution of the Field Medical plan.
Ensures FM team activities are aligned with the US Medical Strategy Plan.
Ensure matrix engagement.
Support Clinical Trial Activities
Ensure active support for CRO sponsored studies as agreed with medical management and as defined by the study scope document.
Oversee appropriate support (e.g. identification and assessment of potential study sites for Client sponsored trials) of patient recruitment and/or discussions around the safe and effective use of Client investigational products, as agreed with local medical management and as defined by the study scope document.
Oversee recommendations and insights to clinical development team on study and site feasibilities for Client sponsored trials within the therapeutic area based on knowledge of the field and through direct contacts with potential investigators, as agreed with local medical management.
Ensure appropriate support of HCPs in the ISR submission process as agreed with local medical management.
Contribute to the Medical Plan
Develop and oversee national Field Medical plan.
Actively participate in the cross-functional Medical Matrix Teams.
Ensure adoption of cross-functional institution/account planning approach.
Contribute to development and delivery of scientifically meaningful medical programs/projects in line with the local Medical and Field Medical plan.
Provide Medical Support
As necessary and appropriate, support the initial and ongoing medical/scientific area and product specific training and provide key scientific updates to internal stakeholders (e.g. Commercial, Regulatory, Pharmacovigilance, Legal, HEOR, Value Access & Payment).
Management and Development
Actively manage Region Directors within assigned disease space.
Oversee MSLs activities directly and through RDs and ensure strategically aligned with Medical Plan.
Ensure compliance with all local laws and regulations as well as Client policies and procedures.
Support employee development.
Provide coaching and direction as part of active management.
Ensures all employees understand and act within local business processes, including compliance guidelines, relevant FDA regulations and legal and ethical standards.
Reports to Executive Director, US Field Medical Immunology.
MD, PharmD or PhD, with experience in Neurology or Science Graduate with relevant pharmaceutical experience. MBA a plus.
A minimum of 4 years working in a field-based Medical Management role.
Demonstrated record of accomplishment in identifying talented people and developing a high performing organization.
Strong interpersonal and critical thinking.
Strong organization, time-management and strategic planning.
Extensive experience working in cross-functional teams.
Demonstrated leadership behaviors, including innovation, passion, speed and accountability.
Strong communication and presentation skills to present scientific and/or clinical data to research or healthcare professionals as well as executive leadership.
Proven ability to effectively manage risk and compliance within an organization.
Experience in budgeting, aligning medical plans, and monitoring/reporting of metrics.
Demonstrated ability to translate scientific or clinical data into an understandable and valuable format to help physicians best serve their patients.
Proven ability to develop peer-to-peer relationships with TLs, scientists and other healthcare professionals.
Demonstrated ability to quickly and comprehensively learn about new subject areas and environments.
Knowledge/ Experience Desired:
Broad Immunology and specifically Neurology knowledge.
Understanding of scientific publications.
Knowledge of clinical trial design and process.
Knowledge of the national healthcare and access environment.
Knowledge of HEOR core concepts.
Excellent English language skills, spoken and written.