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Director Medical Affairs, CVMD

Plats Wilmington, Delaware, USA Jobb-id R-100063 Datum inlagd 02/09/2021

At AstraZeneca, we turn ideas into life changing medicines. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. We’re focused on the potential of science to address the unmet needs of patients around the world. We commit to those areas where we think we can really change the course of medicine and bring big new ideas to life. As a Director Medical Affairs - CVMD, you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives.

The Director Medical Affairs (DMA) is a member of the CVMD Brand Core Medical Teams, and is responsible for the development and execution of the Brand Medical Plans. The DMA is accountable for all Medical Affairs components of the Brand and Therapeutic Area Medical Plans, and for ensuring alignment of US Medical Affairs Customer Facing Role scientific activities in support of the brand and therapeutic area objectives.

You will be accountable for the design and execution of the Medical Affairs components of the dapagliflozin and exenatide once weekly Medical Plans. Define Medical Affairs Customer segmentation, targeting, and deployment. Responsibilities include development and delivery of appropriate scientific messaging and education to key customers and professional organizations; development and execution of scientific and educational programs aligned with the Brand Medical Plan; delivery of medical and scientific insight back to the CVMD Brand Teams; and identification and targeting of key clinical investigators for key clinical trials.

You will forecast and coordinate Medical Affairs resources and services. Represent the key interface between the needs of the US KOLs and other clinical decision makers and Brand Team through interactions with all Medical Affairs functions.  Plan and manage Medical Affairs budget allocated by Brand Team (travel, training, vendor management, etc). Lead the Customer Engagement Team for the brand Core Medical Team prioritize and focus Medical Affairs resources on key deliverables. Accountable for the optimal strategy for appropriate use of medical information by the Medical Affairs team. Accountable for providing U.S. customer view to Brand Teams in order to develop customer-led strategies and development plans.

Key strategic areas involve dapagliflozin HF and renal initiatives and strategic preparation for upcoming data in HFpEF.

Essential Requirements:

o Advanced degree in science-related field, such as Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Medicine, or equivalent

o >5 years managing programs in a team environment

o Strong knowledge of medical strategy, clinical development, and medical science liaison areas

o Ability to manage a diverse group of responsibilities

o Ability to work effectively in a cross-functional team environment

o Leadership abilities

o Expert technical depth in disease area

o Strategic influencing skills

o Highly developed written and verbal communication skills

o Well-developed initiative ability

o Excellent project management skills

o Strong organization and time management skills

o Strong analytical and problem solving skills

Desirable Requirements:

o Doctorate in Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Medicine, or equivalent


o Cardiovascular/Metabolic disease experience

o Minimum 5 years experience in a strategy-setting role within Medical Affairs

o Global experience within the pharmaceutical industry

o Working knowledge of FDA requirements

o Excellent computer skills (Excel, Word, Power Point, etc.)

o Knowledge of information/technology systems

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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