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Head of Medical Affairs

Job ID R0043863 Date posted Aug. 19, 2021 Location Shanghai, China

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Job Description


1.To align with the organization’s business strategy and objectives, lead Medical Affairs department to develop China medical strategy and oversee the development and implementation in the fast growing market.

2.Manage a complex web of professional and business-related interactions with a variety of individuals both within and outside the company, including physicians, industry organizations and KOLs to achieve commercial objectives.

3.Provide medical and scientific support for all licensed pharmaceutical products based on customer needs, market goals, medical issues as well as the ongoing activities related to the efficacy and safety of these products.

4.Check and validate the scientificalness of information provided to the medical fraternity with the aim of maximizing their scientific and commercial impact.

5.Ensure compliance with global Takeda, FDA healthcare guidelines and local regulations in China.

6.Ensure compliance with local/global safety responsibilities.

7.Assist External Affairs in handling media issues, particularly those medical related.

8.Compose and publish high quality and impactful publications complying with the appropriate standards and regulations.

9.Provide medical support to pre-launch studies.

10.Ensure all products on Chinese market comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

11.Coach and develop team members.


Level of Education

Medical Doctor Degree or Master degree (or equivalent) majored in Science, Clinical, Medicine or business related.

Working Experience in Relevant Field

12+ years of medical affairs experiences in pharmaceutical companies, at least 5 years experiences in managing sizeable team, experienced in clinical trial and other medical affairs.

Professional Knowledge and Skills

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Strong interpersonal skills of interaction with physicians and clients.

Must be able to handle multiple projects and demands concurrently.

Has a proven track record of accomplishing objectives in a fast paced environment.

Good management skills.

Fluent in English both in oral & written.


Shanghai, China

Worker Type


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Time Type

Full time