Medical Lead Rare Diseases - DACH Region

Ort: Germany - Munich

Senioritätslevel: Senior Manager

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CSL Vifor is a global partner of choice for pharmaceuticals and innovative, leading therapies in iron deficiency, dialysis and nephrology & rare disease. We specialize in strategic global partnering, in-licensing and developing, manufacturing and marketing pharmaceutical products for precision healthcare, aiming to help patients around the world lead better, healthier lives. Headquartered in St. Gallen, Switzerland, CSL Vifor also includes the joint company Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma (with Fresenius Medical Care). 

The parent company, CSL (ASX:CSL; USOTC:CSLLY), headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, employs 30,000 people and delivers its lifesaving therapies to people in more than 100 countries. 

At CSL Vifor Germany, we have an opportunity for an experienced medical affairs professional to join our global medical affairs team for our rare diseases business unit in Germany covering the DACH region.  

The position will offer you unique opportunities launching innovative drugs in kidney diseases and build your network in the rare disease area. You will be part of a dynamic team allowing you to further grow your professional career. 

As a Medical Lead for disease, the incumbent would lead a team of MSLs. In addition, you will  ensure the development of the medical affairs strategy of the rare disease drugs portfolio and operationalization of this strategy in region DACH

This position reports to our Global Medical Affairs function based in Switzerland but you will ensure close collaboration with our German affiliate. 

Your responsibilities will include:
  • Provide medical affairs leadership for the rare disease drug therapeutic area in DACH
  • Ensure the development and execution of the DACH medical plan in support of best clinical practices and overall objectives aligned with Global
  • Medical Affairs plans and brand strategic plan (developed jointly with Medical, Marketing and Market Access)
  • Provide medical leadership, insight and strategy to all medical activities, collaborating across functions
  • Lead the implementation of medical affairs practices to assess new indications, the treating community, patient pathways, identifying patients for clinical research and to develop a thorough understanding of the disease area
  • Support and advise cross-functional teams to ensure patient-focused activities at all times
  • Initiate and support medical affairs activities, such as KOL engagement (advisory boards, professional organizations), medical education, medical publications and new data generation including investigator initiated research
  • Medical leadership of early access programs in DACH region including liaison with KOL experts and program design, implementation and analysis
We would like to welcome the following experience and skills for the role:
  • Medical (M.D.) or Scientific education (Ph.D., Pharm. D.)
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry (Medical Affairs or Clinical Development)
  • Medical experience with Orphan Drugs/specialized technologies
  • Previous direct experience with health technology applications and management of early access programs in DACH
  • Previous experience in dealing with G-BA and/or AMNOG
  • Demonstrated availability to accurately and effectively evaluate medical scientific literature. Knowledge of study design and conduct
  • Proven relationship building skills with key opinion leaders
  • Understanding of medical aspects of therapeutic area along with willingness to develop in-depth expertise
  • Experience of working with commercial and market access teams as well a strong focus on patient centricity and safety
  • Professional level in German and English, both in oral and in written communications
  • Excellent user of Office Programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

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