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Country Medical Lead - Immunology/HAE

Apply Now Email Me Job ID SR0034231 Date posted 05/15/2019 Location: London, United Kingdom; Paddington, United Kingdom

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda. Join us as a Country Medical Lead in our UK office in Paddington

The Country Medical Lead will support the Country Medical Director with development and implementation of Global Medical Plans in focus disease areas at a country level Within the assigned disease areas, they will systematically lead identification of the scientific exchange needs of Key Opinion Leaders, investigators and other stakeholders in patient care and will establish strong professional relationships and provide credible scientific expertise The Country Medical Lead will manage the assigned disease area Medical Science Liaison team, including managing definition and implementation of field activity plans

Key Accountabilities

  • Lead the design and implementation of best-in-class scientific programs with external KOLs, investigators and Global Medical Affairs and Global Clinical partners
  • Lead specific projects per the Global Medical Plan
  • Oversee and directly participate in responding effectively to requests for scientific exchange
  • As delegated by the Country Medical Director, serve and the Medical representative on cross-functional local and Global teams
  • Support local team disease area and product knowledge through scientific training
  • Maintain personal and medical team expertise in relevant disease areas and Medical best practices

    Develop and implement Global Medical Plans in focus disease areas at the country level

  • Collaborate with Country Medical Director and Global Medical Team to provide country input into Global Medical Plans and translate Global Medical Strategy to in-year Country activity plans
  • Define specific medical programs and activities (e.g. medical meetings, disease state education, advisory boards) and associated resource requirements and budgets
  • Define key performance indicators and metrics to track progress against the activity plan

    Systematically lead identification of the scientific exchange needs of KOLs, investigators and other stakeholders in patient care, establish strong professional relationships, and provide credible scientific expertise

  • Develop and maintain “peer-to-peer” scientific relationships with key thought leaders in healthcare, academia and government organizations per KOL plans and as requested by KOLs, including the management of strategic scientific partnerships and scientific exchange
  • Facilitate 1:1 and group scientific interactions with healthcare professionals
  • Serve as Takeda´s presence at external meetings including scientific symposia and cooperative group meetings.
  • Participate in country-level KOL planning
  • Maintain KOL plans and timely, accurately and compliantly update medical customer relationship management system

    Leading the design and implementation of best-in-class scientific programs with external KOLs, investigators and Global Medical Affairs and Global Clinical partners

  • Collaborate appropriately with KOLs and Investigators to identify areas of shared scientific interest and advance partnerships per the guidance of the Country Medical Director
  • Support Country Medical Director in defining and leading local medical initiatives and KOL plans
  • As delegated by the Country Medical Director, serve and the Medical representative on cross-functional local and Global teams
  • Provide medical support to Takeda´s clinical research programs and registries
  • Serve as a bridge between as a bridge between HCPs and Shire medical, clinical and external partners
  • Maintain awareness of and access to internal and external information sources available to support best-in-class scientific exchange, and coordinate high-quality interactions between these resources and external customers

    Manage the disease area Medical Science Liaison team

  • Lead definition of and monitor execution against field medical activity plans aligned with the in-year medical plan
  • Work with Country Medical Director to secure required tools and resources for MSL effectiveness
  • Coach and mentor the MSL team, in coordination with the Country Medical Director and Shared Medical Services, ensure MSLs are trained and certified as required in terms of disease area, skills, and compliance expertise
  • Under guidance of Country Medical Director and per GMA standards, evaluate MSL performance and provide constructive feedback

    Oversee and participate in responding effectively to requests for scientific exchange

  • Coordinate response within defined timeline and quality standards to unsolicited inquiries from HCPs and other stakeholders received by Global Medical Affairs and referred to GMA by other Takeda functions
  • Develop appropriate responses to unique inquiries as required, such as the presentation of scientific evidence and medical education

    local team disease area and product knowledge through scientific training

  • Contribute to medical training of field-based commercial personnel as assigned
  • Track and record training activities per established SOPs

    Maintain personal and medical team expertise in relevant disease areas and Medical Affairs and Medical Research best practices

  • Maintain knowledge base and scientific expertise on all assigned disease areas and products
  • In coordination with Country Medical Director and Global Medical Training, train medical science liaison team on fundament disease area knowledge and emerging evidence
  • Develop and update knowledge of applicable pharmaceutical guidelines and regulations, including ICH, GCP, Rx&D Code of Ethical Practices and company policies
  • Develop/increase personal and team knowledge of medical literature and critical appraisal of scientific publications
  • Attend and report on relevant regional, national and international scientific and patient advocacy meetings as assigned

Key skills required

  • A medical degree (MD) is desirable; PhD or degree in life sciences is preferred,
  • UK Registered pharmacist or GMC registered physician,
  • Experience in the capacity of a Country Medical Lead (or equivalent),
  • Experience in biopharmaceutical medicine in Medical Affairs or Clinical Research is required,
  • Experience designing and leading clinical or research studies is preferred,
  • Experience in medical affairs is preferred,
  • Experience in customer-facing roles is preferred,
  • Experience in the assigned disease areas is preferred.
  • Desire to put people first and demonstrate the values of Takeda-ism

  • At Takeda, we are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through our R&D-driven market leadership and being a values-led company. To do this, we empower our people to realise their potential through life-changing work. Certified as a Global Top Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and strive for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world. Discover more at takedajobs.com.

  • What Takeda Can Offer You

    To further support and inspire our employees, our benefits include: Competitive basic salary, Car Benefit (if applicable to role), Annual Bonus, Contributory Pension Scheme, Private Health Cover and Life Assurance.

    Empowering Our People to Shine

  • Learn more at takedajobs.com


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