Location: Switzerland - Glattbrugg/Zurich

Function: Medical Affairs

Company: Vifor Pharma

Carolina Ponchione

Deputy Head of International Talent Acquisition

+41 58 851 82 97

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We are currently looking for a Global Medical Lead Iron Deficiency who will be based in our operational HQ in Glattbrugg/Zurich and will be the medical lead for the brand in order to maximize the global brand value proposition and fully implement the global brand plans & medical affairs strategy. This person will report to the Global Head of Medical Affairs and will be accountable for the following tasks:
  • Lead the Global Medical Affairs Team for the assigned brand and therapeutic area
  • Support the Head of GMA in achieving the company’s and department’s strategic and operational objectives
  • Attract, retain and develop key personnel
  • Represent GMA Brands/TA interfacing with all other global functions: Legal, Compliance, Marketing, Global Business Operations, and with other CMO functions
  • Coordinate activities with MA Directors and affiliate Med Directors where applicable
  • Represent the MA function in cross-functional teams related to the brand
  • Partner with the Global Brand Director to lead the development and execution of the Global Brand Plan
  • Supervise the development of Medical Affairs Plan
  • Drive Medical Brand strategies and activities through the GBT
  • Provide medical and scientific expertise and leadership for the Development and Commercial organization
  • Develop MA data generation activities aligned with Global Brand strategy
  • Supervise the development and implementation of global KOL plans by the team in cooperation with regional and local medical teams
  • Develop sustainable interaction with global KOLs and critical external audience
  • Manage Medical Affairs performance metrics for the brands / therapeutic area and reports regularly on achievements throughout the year
  • Sign off Medical Affairs activities for the brands (when not within other Therapeutic area)
  • Review country Brand performance in key markets
  • Responsible for ensuring development and maintenance of expertise within the Medical Affairs Team
  • Organize regular meetings with team members to review activities, coach and evaluate their contributions
  • Coordinate with Medical Information, Compliance, Medical Trials, MSL excellence, Publications, Medical Education

For this role, we are looking for an experienced candidate who is able to works effectively in cross-functional teams and applies entrepreneurial thinking and spirit in developing brand. The ideal candidate is also able to analyze and understand issues from multiple perspectives or points of view and readily sees interconnecting and cause-and-effect relationships and takes a systematic approach to successfully resolve issues. Furthermore, you should have the following competencies:

  • MD/ PhD in a relevant field (preferably MD)
  • Minimum 15 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, preferably HQ experience
  • Minimum 3 years in clinical medicine or scientific research
  • Extensive experience in international markets including the USA.
  • Experience in affiliate Medical Department or Clinical Development
  • Experience with clinical study management and conduct
  • Leadership experience from previous positions
  • Proven relationship building skills with key opinion leaders
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both in oral and in written
  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical commercial and business practices
  • Knowledge of Regulatory Affairs and Drug Safety
  • Medical experience in assigned therapeutic areas (e.g. obstetrics, gynaecology, nephrology, cardiology, oncology, PBM or gastroenterology)
  • Documented track record in Medical Affairs or Clinical Development
  • Experience managing cross-functional projects and teams
  • Finance and budgeting experience

About Us

Vifor Pharma Group, formerly Galenica Group, is a global specialty pharmaceuticals company that researches, develops, produces and markets its own pharmaceutical products and is the partner of choice for innovative, patient-focused solutions. The company’s goal is to be a global leader in iron deficiency, nephrology and cardio-renal therapies and strives to help patients around the world with severe and chronic diseases to lead better, healthier lives. Vifor Pharma Group has production sites in Switzerland and Portugal as well as a dynamic network of affiliates and partners offering broad market coverage all over the world. The company has an ever-growing global presence while at the same time remaining firmly rooted in its home market, Switzerland.

Vifor Pharma Group consists of Vifor Pharma; Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma, its joint company with Fresenius Medical Care; Relypsa; and OM Pharma.

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