International Medical Manager Nephrology - Zurich

Location: Switzerland - Glattbrugg/Zurich

Function: Medical Affairs

Company: Vifor Pharma

Darya Koblik

International Talent Acquisition Specialist

+41 58 851 89 22

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Our global brand team is growing and we are seeking a International Medical Manager Nephrology who will be based at our operational headquarters in Zurich. Working within a cross-functional, global team, you will work collaboratively with other Vifor Pharma functions, the Vifor Pharma country organisations and our development partner to shape and execute the medical strategy. Reporting directly to the Medical Lead Nephrology, your tasks and responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:
  • Creating awareness around unmet needs in management of chronic kidney disease–mineral and bone disorder (CKD-MBD)
  • Developing medical communication and education programs and materials according to international brand plan
  • Developing medical and scientific presentations and training material for internal and external stakeholders
  • Incorporating main communication messages into respective programs based on the results of clinical studies, published data and data presented at the congresses
  • Planning and executing satellite symposia, workshops and medical educational events
  • Contribute to strategic medical planning, shaping brand strategy
  • Contributing to the development and implementation of global KOL plans, achieving sustainable interaction with global KOLs and other important external audience
  • Supporting the development of publication outlines and abstracts
  • Partnering with other medical affairs colleagues to plan and execute advisory boards and expert meetings
  • Be up to date on relevant publications within CKD-MBD therapy area
  • Supporting the development and implementation of the publication plan, including gap analysis and maintenance of tracker
  • Medical contribution to clinical trial activities: phase 4 program, ISS, NIS
  • Ensure highest scientific standards and alignment with national and international strategies, guidelines and legal regulations
  • Ensuring compliant review and approval of all materials in accordance with Vifor Pharma SOPs and legal regulations

The ideal candidate is bringing a degree in Science (Ph.D., Pharm. D.) or Medicine (M.D.) , in addition to the following experience:
  • Minimum 6 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, majority in Medical Affairs
  • Experience with regulatory, safety and legal implications of Medical Affairs activities
  • Experience with educational programs and communication tools 
  • Proven relationship building skills with key opinion leaders
  • Strong Medical Affairs skills (e.g. study design, study evaluation, medical writing, expert panel conduct, symposium and workshop management, KOL management, benefit/risk management)
  • Demonstrated ability to accurately and effectively evaluate medical scientific literature
  • Track record of scientific and medical publications
  • Medical experience in relevant therapeutic areas (e.g. Nephrology or similar field) would be of advantage
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Solid experience of working with commercial and access teams and experience of managing cross-functional projects
  • Experience launching new specialty medicines is preferred
  • Ability to travel
  • Fluent in English, both in oral and in written communication
You are a confident and entrepreneurial professional with excellent medical affairs skills. You have a strong customer orientation with the ability to continuously expand regional disease area knowledge. You continuously expanding medical and scientific knowledge. You are able to convince and be credible to external opinion leaders. You have the ability to prioritize and operate under pressure. You are results-oriented, yet flexible and sensitive to the needs of others in handling conflicting priorities. You act as a role model for others in line with Vifor Pharma values.

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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