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Medical Advisor GI

Zurich, Switzerland, Pfaeffikon, Switzerland


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Medical Advisor GI

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Job ID R0015611 Date posted 01/12/2020 Location Zurich, Switzerland; Pfaeffikon, Switzerland

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Job Description


  • Support the local MA strategy for GI (gastrointestinal) to successfully deliver the integrated brand plan objectives in accordance with agreed business priorities
  • Develop medical strategies which continuously & efficiently support value demonstration throughout the lifecycle of our medicines
  • Build and maintain strong strategic partnerships with external stakeholders, above all with national KOLs and drive and implement the KOL engagement/medical plans in order to strengthen trust in and reputation for Takeda
  • Provide medical advice and scientific expertise to support the GI unit


HCP interactions/external activities:

  • Develops and fosters professional long lasting peer-to-peer relationships with key physicians, key opinion leaders (KOL) and academic centres and ensures ethical and high level exchange of scientific information in GI
  • Maintain relationships with scientific/medical societies. Reports customer visits/activities to defined interfaces to ensure appropriate exchange of information and develops potential projects in cooperation with commercial team (Business Unit GI)
  • Participates at national and international meetings and congresses
  • Plans and executes advisory boards, scientific publications and medical symposia

Cross-Functional Responsibilities:

  • Works collaboratively with cross-functional colleagues (Marketing and Market Access) to define / implement the local medical strategy for GI and ensure alignment with the global medical strategy and the brand strategy
  • Supports the content development and manages – in cooperation with Business Unit GI – the execution of continuous education programs for medical professional’s incl. symposia, congresses, online programs.
  • Provides medical education via presentation of scientific content to internal and external customers
  • Develops and executes – in cooperation with marketing & sales - KOL engagement plans
  • Reports emerging medical/clinical trends, identifies new opportunities and communicates them to commercial team as appropriate

Scientific Programs/Trials:

  • Provide support for the integration of new clinical results into the brand strategy and product launch plans
  • Responds to requests and supports investigator initiated sponsored research (IISRs) according to company procedures; foster the implementation as collaborative research projects
  • Supports local projects to generate evidence to ensure access to our innovative treatments


  • Medical Clearing: adhere to compliance to law (HMG / Pharmakodex), local & company requirements and processes on all promotional activities together with the larger medical team, review of promotional and non-promotional material in the context of medical clearing

Pharmacovigilance & Quality Management:

  • Documents and reports AE and quality deficiencies for all products in line with internal and external regulations to local PV department/TPDE, Drug Safety according to PV obligations
  • Supports compliance/quality assurance manager in case of audits together with Medical Director


Critical Skills and Competencies

  • Identification with Takeda-ism values
  • Understanding and experience of the GI environment and business model where the brand/s operate including working with an account model
  • Able to lead the medical strategy for key opinion leaders
  • Strong knowledge of applicable laws, regulations and codices for pharmaceutical industry
  • Project management skills – to deliver within set time frames
  • Excellent presentation and teaching skills
  • Able to represent the company in a professional manner at medical, scientific and public events
  • Mindset of continous improvement
  • Innovative, develops new ways of working and uses these to differentiate from competition
  • Strong communicator and has an ability to engage both external and internal stakeholder
  • Strong ability to assimilate information (technical, clinical, medical, scientific) quickly, present clinical data and it`s implications clearly & concisely and discuss the statistical and clinical relevance in line with key messages
  • Understanding the decision making units and an ability to manage complex networks
  • Mature professional presence & credibility
  • Passionate & self-confident
  • Ability to work under pressure

Experience and Education

  • Physician (MD), veterinarian physician, PharmD, natural scientist (PhD)
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in pharmaceutical industry, 2 years of which in Medical
  • Experience in GI
  • Experienced in working with MS Office
  • Fluent written & spoken German & English / French is a strong advantage



Pfaeffikon, Switzerland

Zurich, Switzerland

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Job ID R0015611

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