Medical Science Liaison Manager - Central Italy (Florence - Based)

Location: Italy - Field based

Function: Medical Affairs

Company: Vifor Pharma

Vanessa Teotonio

Talent Acquisition Specialist

+41 58 851 89 02

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About You

We are growing our organization and are therefore looking for a Medical Science Liaison Manager for the region: Central Italy. Do you want to contribute to the growth of our Italian affiliate and join the local team? Then we are looking forward to your application.

You will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Represent Medical Affairs externally to establish and maintain medical relationships with Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs), HCPs and key accounts on behalf of Vifor Pharma Group
  • Execute country medical plans locally by representing the medical expertise in TAs and products and through scientific engagement with the medical community
  • Provide disease state education, medical information and research support
  • Share any relevant scientific insights from medical community with MSL lead
  • Train colleagues internally, all in accordance with global and local compliance and regulations
  • Develop and maintain scientific and medical expertise (TAs and products)
  • Identify, develop and maintain relationships with KOLs, HCPs and professional organisations
  • KOL engagement, key account medical support, training and other appropriate activities
  • Facilitate scientific engagement, scientific exchange and medical information
  • Provide Disease State Education, clinical presentations and respond to medical requests
  • Update medical team and other internal stakeholders on medical community interactions 
  • Provide medical support for formulary access products following global and local policies and procedures
  • Support the development, implementation and completion of medical activities (advisory boards, congress symposia, hospital meetings and speaker programs)
  • Serves as a medical resource for internal medical and sales training
  • Support company sponsored clinical research and IIS process 
  • Attend relevant scientific meetings and conferences and support development of summaries of key data, presentations or symposium
  • Ensure compliance with applicable local and global laws, regulations, guidelines and company policies and procedures
  • Develop personal and professional capabilities to improve skills and professional capabilities

For this role you will need to bring the following requirements:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in TAs and products through KOL engagement, presentations, education and training
  • Strong relationships with KOLs, enhancing scientific engagement and strong medical support
  • Doctoral level degree (MD, PharmD or PhD) or MSc in Medical Field (e.g. Pharmacy, Nursing, Chemistry or Biology) 
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience research or pharmaceutical medical affairs
  • Demonstrated experience in KOL, HCP or medical community engagement
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in <<local language>> and good oral and written communication skills in English
  • Experience in public scientific presentations
  • Experience in literature review and analysis
  • Experience in planning and delivering Medical TrainingsGCP trained
  • Ability for overnight travel, up to 50%
  • Clinical and/or research experience in Internal Medicine or Cardiology

We are looking for a strong team player with good communication and networking skills. An entrepreneurial spirit with a humble approach and the ability to influence and persuade stakeholders are important competencies for this role.

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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