Medical Director Benelux

Location: Netherlands - Breda

Function: Medical Affairs

Company: Vifor Pharma

Elena Voigt

International Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant

+41 58 851 80 40

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As the Medical Director for Benelux, you will report to the General Manager Benelux this important function, you will establish and maintain medical relationships with Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs), HCPs and key account on behalf of the Vifor Pharma Group. As part of the Benelux management team, you will lead local Medical Affairs team of ten. You will collaborate closely with the Business Unit Heads as well as the Patient Access direct and be responsible for all Medical Activities in the Benelux and overall responsibility for the local Quality Assurance system. Your tasks and responsibilities will also include, but not be limited to:
  • Provide regulatory, quality assurance, scientific and clinical support to the commercial activities of Vifor Pharma Benelux, ensuring the ethical reputation of the company is never breached, only enhanced
  • Support and contribute to the successful launch of a key new Vifor Pharma product in Belenux
  • Coordinate the clinical development activities for all new and existing medicines to support the development of Vifor Pharma business in the Benelux
  • Ensure that the contribution from the Benelux to the development of new Vifor Pharma products is appreciated and in accordance with the funding and expectations from the R&D organization
  • Responsible for local trial activities, mainly Investigator Initiated Trials
  • Ensure timely regulatory approval of new medicines, dosages and forms, plus the maintenance of existing marketing authorizations in line with the business needs
  • Oversight of a well-functioning Pharmacovigilance system including a timely and appropriate reporting to authorities regarding any changes in prescribing data and adverse events
  • Ensure medical/scientific approval of all promotional materials and communications
  • Provide medical support and leadership for market access initiatives including assessments / reviews from local pricing and reimbursement boards
  • Act as a spokesperson for Vifor Benelux with regard to medical/regulatory questions in relation to external communication
  • Create alignment and support for local plans with Global Medical Affairs and other HQ resources
  • Develop and implement local key opinion leader plans in close cooperation with Global Medical Affairs and partners
  • Develop strong relationships with key opinion leaders and agree on mutually beneficial agendas
  • Act as back-up for Responsible Person wholesale and local Drug Safety Responsible
  • Ensure that Vifor Benelux have appropriate procedural documents and policies in place and that they are maintained and implemented
  • Ensure that the Vifor Pharma Benelux staff is properly trained in all relevant procedural documents
  • Keep tracking list of CAPA:s including assessment of severity
  • Prepare safety training material and ensure that all staff and contractors are trained on a regular basis
For this important leadership role within the Benelux management team, we are looking for an experienced and qualified professional with the following qualifications, background and experience:
  • Qualified Medical Doctor (MD)
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in clinical practice, research or pharmaceutical medical affairs
  • Previous leadership experience as a Medical Director in another position within medical affairs
  • Experience with pharma industry and healthcare compliance requirements within the Netherlands and Belgium
  • Experience in clinical research and GCP trained is desired
  • Required experience in public scientific presentations
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in Dutch and good oral and written communication skills in English, with knowledge of French being a strong advantage
Your previous experience within both small and large Pharma will support your success in this multifaceted role. Your motivation and drive of your team with ensure your success within this leadership function. Finally, your customer orientation will round out your skills.

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.

For more information, please visit: http://www.viforpharma.com/en/about-vifor-pharma/who-we-are.

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