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Sumitomo Pharma Director, Medical Strategy Team Lead (Women’s Health) in Raleigh, North Carolina
Director, Medical Strategy Team Lead (Women’s Health)
Sumitomo Pharma America (SMPA) is focused on delivering therapeutic and scientific breakthroughs in areas of critical patient need spanning psychiatry & neurology, oncology, urology, women’s health, rare disease, and cell & gene therapies. The company’s diverse portfolio includes several marketed products and a robust pipeline of early- to late-stage assets. Building on Sumitomo Pharma’s 125-year legacy of innovation, SMPA leverages proprietary in-house technology platforms and advanced analytics capabilities to accelerate discovery, development, and help bring novel therapies to patients sooner. SMPA is a Sumitomo Pharma company. [For more information, visit Sumitomo-pharma.com (https://myovant-my.sharepoint.com/personal/gina_cromwell_myovant_com/Documents/Documents/072023%20Transition%20documents/JDs/Sumitomo-pharma.com) ]
We are currently seeking a dynamic, highly motivated, and experienced individual for the position of Director – Medical Strategy Team Lead (Women’s Health). The Director will be a key member of the Medical Affairs leadership team reporting to the SVP, Head of Medical Affairs, Biopharma, Women's Health. They are responsible for alliance management for Women’s Health (WH) and set strategy for both internal company programs and external facing interactions. They will oversee the management of the Women’s Health Medical Strategy team and provide development to their direct reports. This individual will lead the coordination efforts with Commercial to ensure alignment between Medical Affairs and Commercial strategy and guide the tactical implementation of brand plans. The Director will also collaborate with company outreach and patient advocacy efforts to ensure that Medical Affairs activities align with these programs.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Provide leadership to the Medical Strategy Team focused on Women’s Health and support for other medical partners.
Serve as a Medical Strategy lead for the Pfizer alliance for Women’s Health.
Ensure coordination and alignment of all medical affairs activities and budget within SMPA and with alliance partners.
Oversee the strategy and development of Medical Affairs plans and scientific platforms for relugolix combination therapy.
Represent the Women’s Health Medical Strategy Team within the medical affairs leadership and executive leadership teams.
Develop the Medical Strategy Team within the US to provide medical training, evaluation, motivation, and control of activities in alignment with the company’s corporate strategies and objectives.
Ensure cross-functional medical alignment with the US MSL team, Medical Communications & Operations, RWE & HEOR and ex-US colleagues.
Direct the implementation of plans that will be executed through multi-modal medical education channels, including publications, presentations, congresses, advisory boards, CME, medical symposia and other channels in support of relugolix combination therapy commercialization.
Oversee the development and implementation of detailed scientific Publication Plans & Medical Advisory Board Plan.
Represent the Medical Affairs department on the lifecycle team for WH to provide medical affairs input to R&D.
Play a highly visible role during exchanges within the medical/scientific community to develop close relationships with a group of scientific key opinion leaders.
Work closely with the commercial organization to bring the medical perspective to commercial strategies and tactics, aligning with Marketing & Market Access to collaborate on the most efficient and effective ways for office and field forces to work together.
Partner with the Research & Development organization for ongoing and post-marketing clinical development activities.
Define and attend relevant medical and scientific conferences to support speakers and presenters, ensure the success of publication/communication goals, and participate in the collection and reporting of competitive intelligence within company guidelines.
Provide input into a long-term Medical Education program.
Provide strategy and oversight for the development of a supportive US Investigator Initiated Study program.
Define and develop the US Medical Strategy team in the creation of appropriate processes, standards, and policies.
Ensure that all interactions and activities in the US adhere to corporate and healthcare compliance guidance in all activities, including those related to clinical trials, scientific interactions with internal and external groups, and responses to unsolicited requests for medical/scientific information.
Provide detailed and compliant medical review and approval of external resources, communications, and publications – ensuring medical accuracy, relevance, and fair-balance.
Ability to travel (domestic and some international) to attend scientific congresses, participate in internal meetings, and meet key stakeholders in the development of medical activities -up to 50% travel.
Key Core Competencies
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as the position will interface with key opinion leaders and a wide range of internal employees.
Ability to effectively communicate, collaborate and deliver excellent work in a fast-paced, and rapidly changing dynamic company.
Must have excellent interpersonal skills, with experience in conflict management and relationship building.
Ability to analyze complex issues critically and develop realistic and accomplishable plans and solutions.
Mentorship attitude with the capability to develop direct reports and other colleagues, as appropriate.
Capable of translating broad corporate objectives into actionable medical and scientific strategies.
Proven track record of detailed, medically accurate, and scientifically relevant writing and review skills in line with compliance requirements.
Experience representing a broad range of stakeholders in the development and communication of medical activities and plans.
Education and Experience
Advanced degree in medical science (MD, PharmD, PhD) or equivalent is required.
5+ years of relevant experience in biotech or pharmaceutical industry, with prior Medical Affairs involvement required.
At least 2 years of direct experience in medical strategy strongly preferred.
Experience leading a team is considered a plus.
Strong familiarity working on PCs and the Microsoft Office Suite.
The base salary range for this role is $186,400.00 to $244,700.00. Base salary is part of our total rewards package which also includes the opportunity for merit-based salary increases, short incentive plan participation, eligibility for our 401(k) plan, medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurances and leaves provided in line with your work state. Our robust time-off policy includes unlimited paid time off, 11 paid holidays plus additional time off for a shut-down period during the last week of December, 80 hours of paid sick time upon hire and each year thereafter. Total compensation, including base salary to be offered, will depend on elements unique to each candidate, including candidate experience, skills, education and other factors permitted by law.
Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
Confidential Data : All information (written, verbal, electronic, etc.) that an employee encounters is considered confidential.
Compliance :Achieve and maintain Compliance with all applicable regulatory, legal and operational rules and procedures, by ensuring that all plans and activities for and on behalf of Sumitomo Pharma America (SMPA) and affiliates are carried out with the "best" industry practices and the highest ethical standards.
Mental/Physical Requirements : Fast paced environment handling multiple demands. Must be able to exercise appropriate judgment as necessary. Requires a high level of initiative and independence. Excellent written and oral communication skills required. Requires ability to use a personal computer for extended periods of time.
Sumitomo Pharma America (SMPA) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer
Sumitomo Pharma America (SMPA) is committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Sumitomo Pharma America (SMPA) is focused on delivering therapeutic and scientific breakthroughs in areas of critical patient need spanning psychiatry & neurology, oncology, urology, women’s health, rare disease, and cell & gene therapies. The company’s diverse portfolio includes several marketed products and a robust pipeline of early- to late-stage assets. Building on Sumitomo Pharma’s 125-year legacy of innovation, SMPA leverages proprietary in-house technology platforms and advanced analytics capabilities to accelerate discovery, development, and help bring novel therapies to patients sooner. SMPA is a Sumitomo Pharma company. [For more information, visit Sumitomo-pharma.com (https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/ENgOCyPOPLtrAy4kHMAry5?domain=sumitomo-pharma.com/) ]
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