Shire Product Medical Lead - Intuniv in Zug, Switzerland

Primary Duties

  • Work with the Franchise Medical Lead ADHD, to develop and execute multi-year global medical strategy for the specified Product/Disease Area, appropriately aligned with overall strategy and incorporating R&D functional strategies (clinical, regulatory, HEOR, PV, compliance)

  • Work with the Franchise Medical Lead ADHD, on the development and in-year implementation of the Global medical plan and/or support Regional/ Local implementation

  • Drives global execution of specific medical projects per global medical strategy

  • Serve as Global Medical representative on standing and project-based cross-functional teams

  • As needed, provide Medical review to Global promotional and non-promotional materials

  • Act as a company representative interacting with external scientific leaders and/or regulatory authorities

  • Establish appropriate strategic partnerships with centers of excellence and KOLs in areas of scientific interest


Job Function and Description

Support definition of global medical strategy and plans

  • Work with the Franchise Medical Lead ADHD and Global Medical Team (GMT) to develop medical strategy, including e.g. in-line R&D LCM strategy, publications strategy, congress strategy, customer interaction strategy, and the scientific communication platform for the disease area / brand(s), aligned with product strategy

  • Support development of the in-year medical tactical plan and budget for the global initiatives

  • As delegated by the Franchise Medical Lead ADHD, lead functional (e.g. publications, medical communications, medical training) and in-line R&D teams in developing plans supporting global medical strategy

  • As delegated by the Franchise Medical Lead ADHD, collaborate with commercial to ensure aligned and medically appropriate commercial strategy, planning and execution.

  • As delegated by the Franchise Medical Lead ADHD, participate in development of product strategy; provide medical affairs and R&D inputs for product(s) to Product Strategy Team

Work with Franchise Medical Lead ADHD on in-year implementation of global medical strategy

As delegated by the Franchise Medical Lead ADHD, directly support implementation of Regional / Local plans or provide guidance to implementation, potentially including:

  • Providing physician leadership for scientific communications, including standard responses and publications

  • Planning, designing and managing global and overseeing regional/local medical Advisory Boards

  • Providing medical review of Investigator Initiated Research (IIR) proposals and other grants through the grant approval process

  • Supporting the management, design and execution of clinical studies (phase IIIb/IV, disease registries, epidemiological studies, outcomes surveys, etc.) in close collaboration with Therapeutic Area Clinical Development head and Global Clinical Operations

  • Managing completion of regulatory obligations

  • Monitoring and communicating progress against medical plan; propose and initiate initiatives as need to adjust to disease area requirements

  • Conducting medical review and approval of promotional and meeting materials

  • Serving as Global Medical representative on standing and project-based cross-functional teams

Interaction with external stakeholders in alignment with customer needs and medical strategy

  • Act as a company representative with external scientific leaders, policy makers, and/or regulatory authorities

  • Per medical strategy, establish and/or enhance partnerships with key academic institutions and develop relationships with key thought leaders

  • Per medical strategy, establish appropriate partnerships with KOLs in areas of scientific interest

  • Represent Medical Affairs at internal and external meetings

  • Present data on product / therapeutic area

Maintenance of knowledge base

  • Serve as a key medical resource on the disease area and on specific products

  • Maintain a high level of expertise on the disease area

  • Develop and maintain knowledge of global pharmaceutical regulations, guidelines, codes of practices and Shire policies related to all medical activities

  • As directed by the Franchise Medical Lead ADHD, develop, conduct, or participate in therapeutic training programs for Shire internal departments

Education and Experience Requirements

  • A medical degree or scientific degree (PhD or Pharm D) is required

  • 2-3 years of experience in biopharmaceutical medicine, preferably within a matrix or franchise structure.

  • Experience in medical affairs is required

  • Experience leading project teams at the brand or disease area levels in country, regional or global organizations is preferred

  • Experience in field-based roles (e.g. Medical Director, Medical Science Liaison) is preferred

  • Experience in clinical development is preferred

  • Experience in the disease area of interest through clinical experience, biopharmaceutical experience or education is preferred

Key Skills, Abilities, and Competencies

  • Demonstrated business acumen and operational skills

  • Ability to think strategically and tactically from a medical perspective about how to medically appropriately support the growth of a brand

  • Ability to work in a Global environment, across diverse cultures

  • Ability to collaborate appropriately with Commercial functions

  • Ability to represent company’s interest in scientific forums as needed

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to manage teams and drive initiatives without direct line management authority

  • Results orientation and accountability

  • Good analytical skills as applied to medical, scientific and technical information

  • Unquestioned ethics are a must

Complexity and Problem Solving

  • Management of discrete medical projects

  • Representation of GMA and contribution to a range of internal functional groups

  • External stakeholder management and engagement

Internal and External Contacts

  • Position is accountable to Franchise Medical Lead ADHD

  • Internal: Member Global Medical Team, (AE)

  • Internal: Medical Science Liaison Lead and Team, International Medical Affairs team, Shared Service teams, Regulatory, Compliance, Legal, Product Strategy Team

  • External: Academic, professional, regulatory, policy, patient advocacy leaders, strategic vendor partners

Other Job Requirements

  • Availability to travel approximately 20-30% of time

  • Some activities may call for early or late meetings and attendances at scientific meetings on holidays and weekends

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Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.