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Medical Director

Apply Now Email Me Job ID R0010204 Date posted 08/30/2019 Location: Vienna, Austria

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Job Description

Role Objective

  • Provide strategic leadership of Medical personnel (e.g. Please select, adapt or add functions in the medical department, - Medical Advisors, Medical Scientific Liaison (Manager), Regulatory Affairs, Pharmacovigilance, Quality Assurance  and Clinical Operations personnel)
  • Manage and develop Medical personnel in order to achieve optimal performance
  • Contribute to the achievement of business success by putting the patient’s needs and safety into primary focus
  • Ensure compliance of Takeda <country> to relevant laws and regulations as well as internal standards and SOPs
  • Represent local medical functions in a professional and competent manner towards internal and external stakeholders; ensure alignment across all departments


  • Leadership:
    • Lead local processes to hire new medical personnel
    • Leverage of strong leadership culture in order to develop and bind highly qualified employees to the company and to offer stimuli for reaching ambitious objectives
    • Support on-boarding, training and knowledge transfer together with Regional Medical Affairs (RMA) within the medical department providing an upskilling on negotiations and networking
    • Planning and control of medical department plans and budget
    • Member of Takeda LOC Crisis Management Team
    • Member of Takeda LOC Management Team
    • Ambassador for Corporate Philosophy and Takeda-ism

  • Clinical Development
    • Final responsible person for the development of clinical research plan (including RWE) according to gap analysis and in alignment with Global and local functions (i.e. Market access)
    • Responsible for the scientific integrity, GCP adherence, (global) strategic alignment, safety, design, high quality and timely conduct of local clinical studies
    • Oversee the evaluation and support of local Investigator Initiated Sponsored Research (IISR) proposals to ensure global strategic alignment and execution in line with Takeda standards
    • Facilitate and support local GCP audits and inspections and oversee completion of GCP related commitments or CAPAs according to the agreed time lines.

  • Medical/Scientific Affairs
    • Ensure local medical activities are scientifically sound, within Guidelines/Directives and Takeda Standards / SOPs, within budget and of appropriate quality and aligned with Business strategy and customer and patient needs
    • Oversee development of local strategic medical plans in line with product Life Cycle Management plans and execution (including the production of local publications, planning and conduct of local Advisory Board meetings etc.)
    • Liaise with other Department Heads (Commercial, Market Access) in order to ensure common understanding of customer needs and alignment on applied strategy
    • Establish and maintain –in alignment with Regional and Global Medical Affairs-  strong relationships with Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs)
    • Establish network including medical, clinical and academic community, authorities, pharma industry, payers and other relevant stakeholders
    • Establish and develop Medical Liaison Managers in the country including territory alignment, targeting and segmentation
    • Provide medical contribution to Tender Business offers and negotiations
    • Anticipate or identify changes in the marketplace that may provide scientific, medical, regulatory and/or commercial opportunities for Takeda
    • Provide medical contribution to market access, reimbursement applications and negotiations
    • Support local Business Development/In-licensing activities with scientific evaluations
    • Act as media Spokesperson on medical topics
    • Act as Takeda representative in front of competent authorities for subjects under his/her responsibility
    • Expanding capabilities in Onco-hematology
    • Responsible for the timely and competent handling of all scientific/medical <add all other functional areas e.g. Pharmacovigilance, regulatory strategies> aspects related to all marketed and developing Takeda products in accordance with appropriate international and regional Guidelines/Directives, local law and Takeda standards/SOPs
    • Responsible for adherence to Global / EUCAN Compliance Standards for the Non-Commercial (Scientific) processes
    • Develop and oversee execution of medical training of LOC personnel
    • Guarantee scientific accuracy and adherence to ethical and industry standards regarding medical information, medical staff and sales force training, promotion of  products marketed by Takeda , in accordance with the   Drug Law and Takeda’s standards / SOPs
    • Act as communication link between local Departments and Regional and global medical functions
    • Establish a KPIs system for MSLs and operationalise in CRM
    • Develop HCP mapping and segmentation principles as basis of MSL territory alignment in coordination with commercial excellence where applicable; set standards for local/regional HCP mapping by MSLs

The minimum salary for this position, according to the collective agreement (chemical industry), is Euro 7.991,86 gross per month (full-time). Overpayment is possible.


Vienna, Austria

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