Medical Director. Dermatology & Respiratory

Workday (Mississauga ON, Canada) 15 days ago

Job Title: Medical Director Dermatology & Respiratory

Reference No: R2570462

Location: Mississauga, Ontario

Job Purpose:

The Medical Director  is accountable for defining the strategic alignment and execution of medical activities related to investigator and expert outreach, investigator sponsored trials, company sponsored non-registration trials, publication planning, CME, and grants, related to assigned Therapeutic Area products, including:

  • Cultivating current and future experts in academic and clinical medicine at regional and national levels. Through these relationships, the Medical Director will gain meaningful expert insights which influence clinical, scientific and business strategy
  • Ensuring the dedicated medical team provides medical support, education and guidance to commercial, market access and regulatory teams, and provides medical support to promotional and legal review processes as needed.
  • Representing Sanofi Genzyme at related medical meetings, conferences, advisory boards, outreach meetings at key institutions, and in interactions with thought leaders
  • Managing the field regional Medical Science Liaisons (MSL).  Together with the MSL team, provide updated clinical data in response to unsolicited requests from HCPs and provide relevant strategic disease state education.

Key Results/Accountabilities:

Job Description

1. Medical affairs leadership

  • Lead and develop a high calibre Medical Team for establishing a culture of collaboration, networking and immediacy of support within the cross-functional team to ensure efficient and dynamic ways of working within the Global Business Unit and with other relevant internal colleagues eg Compliance, Regulatory and PV.
  • Offer leadership to the Medical Team to ensure high quality delivery of medical activities to internal and external customers.  Ensure the team is educated on TA diseases, the competitive landscape and the company’s products and has the tools and resources to provide relevant updates and responses to unsolicited requests.  Oversee implementation of medical tactics and scientific programs.
  • Ensures proactive and high quality input by the Medical Team into integrated brand plans and strategic plans to ensure cross-functional efforts are coordinated and aligned.
  • Lead by example through setting and monitoring robust objectives and establishing personal development plans
  • Bring to life a proactive development and retention strategy for staff within the scope of the company career and talent development policy.
  • Serve as the Rare Diseases and Rare Blood Disorders representative on the  Canadian Medical Leadership Team

2. Lead the local evidence generation strategy, plan and execution

  • Lead the gap analysis and development of innovative approaches for evidence generation and clinical plans to meet the needs of the local and GBU including new study designs and alternative methodologies.
  • Support the implementation of clinical programs.
  • External Interactions
  • Maintain proactive and broad relationships with key contacts in the Canadian healthcare environment (eg KOLs, clinics, related groups) as part of a co-ordinated stakeholder plan in order to secure involvement in stakeholder discussions and position Sanofi Genzyme as a leaer within key healthcare initiatives.

4. Internal Interactions

  • Provide medical support, education and guidance to the TA franchise strictly following corporate compliance guidelines. Ensure appropriate resource (eg signatories, technical check) is in place, co-ordinated and developed within the Medical Team to complete the required review and approval of promotional and non-promotional activities as required
  • Provide medical input  for advisory boards and other scientific programs in line with global and local policies and procedures.   
  • Support the Medical Information service with relevant medical expertise for the TA Franchise in relation to defined prescription medicines in order that customer queries, internal and external, can be answered accurately and promptly.
  • Develop relationships with internal key contacts  (other affiliates, Regional, Global, International Medical Affairs and R&D) in order to share best practices; take part in cross-functional transformation programs; obtain acceptance of and approval of Canadian projects; influence global Sanofi Genzyme medical strategy.
  • Support the medical review of suspected adverse reaction reports associated with prescription medicines in conjunction with the Pharmacovigilance function, enabling  PV to report appropriately to the regulatory agencies and Corporate PV so that prevailing legal and Corporate requirements are met.
  • Provide TA medical opinion to Regulatory Affairs so that regulatory strategies can be developed.
  • Maintain knowledge of the TA market place, stay current on leading edge product development efforts and provide perspective to the business on the treatment landscape.

5. Management of Resources

  • Adheres to company-defined processes for the selection of and agreement of commercial terms with vendors
  • People Leadership
  • Performance manage the team through setting and reviewing priorities.  Provide appropriate and timely feedback about performance and coach team members to help them achieve their goals
  • Support the professional and career development of the team by identifying the skills and competencies that employees need for their current and prospective roles and provide opportunities to learn and practice new skills
  • Lead the building of a motivated and engaged team through the use of formal and informal recognition, regular communications and the encouragement of cooperation between individuals and teams

7. Ethical Leadership

  • Takes personal accountability to use personal experience and knowledge, as well as the training and tools provided by Sanofi, to maintain a good knowledge and understanding of all ethics and governance relevant to the role (including the Industry Code of Practice, Sanofi Policies and Procedures and any relevant legal requirements) and demonstrate personal leadership in applying these to all work undertaken.

8. HSE

  • Demonstrate commitment, leadership and continuous support for the Road Safety Program and their working environment and assure compliance with this program for drivers under their supervision.
  • Show support for the protection of health, safety and the environment by presenting exemplary behavior and by contributing to the HSE objectives achievement. 

Internal Contacts:

  • Therapeutic Area Franchise Head & Commercial Team
  • GBU TA Medical Directors
  • North America TA Medical Head
  • CSU, PV, QA teams
  • Regulatory team
  • PSP team
  • Market Access
  • PA/Public Affairs Leads
  • Communications team
  • Finance Head

External Contacts:

  • HCPs
  • Academic research centres
  • Health Canada
  • Public and Private Payers

Preferred Skills, Experience & Knowledge:

  • MD, PhD or PharmD
  • 5 years pharmaceutical industry experience covering the leadership of a broad set of medical activities including clinical trials, medical affairs, compliance and external engagement
  • Experience of setting, balancing and managing a budget to target
  • Ability to lead, manage and develop teams.
  • Principles and practice of medical affairs including clinical trial design, management, analysis and reporting, including GCP
  • Knowledge of therapeutic area, including solid relationships with key opinion leaders
  • Knowledge of the structure and management of the Canadian health system
  • Bilingual in written and oral English and French languages

Competency Requirements:

  • Act for change
  • Strive for results
  • Co-operate transversally
  • Commit to customers
  • Think Strategically
  • Lead teams
  • Develop people
  • Make Informed Decisions

About Sanofi – www.sanofi.ca

Sanofi is dedicated to supporting people through their health challenges. We are a global biopharmaceutical company focused on human health. We prevent illness with vaccines, provide innovative treatments to fight pain and ease suffering. We stand by the few who suffer from rare diseases and the millions with long-term chronic conditions. With more than 100,000 people in 100 countries, Sanofi is transforming scientific innovation into healthcare solutions around the globe.     

Sanofi entities in Canada include the Diabetes and Cardiovascular Care Business Unit, the General Medicines and Established Products Business Unit, Sanofi Pasteur (vaccines), Sanofi Genzyme (specialty care) and Sanofi Consumer Health. Together they employ close to 1,900 people. In 2015 Sanofi companies invested $133.3 million in R&D in Canada, creating jobs, business and opportunity throughout the country.

Sanofi is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified applicants.  Accommodations for persons with disabilities required during the recruitment process are available upon request.

Thank you in advance for your interest.

Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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