Job Description

Senior Medical Manager - Speciality Care

Australia, New South Wales, Sydney


Requisition #1905830

Represent the affiliate’s medical/scientific voice of expertise for assigned product(s) within Specialty Care, across Virology and Neuroscience TAs.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  1. Develop and maintain in depth knowledge for assigned product(s) / relevant therapeutic area(s) through attendance / participation at key internal meetings/training sessions, relevant congresses, and seminars and by regular self-study of the national/international literature.

  2. Ensure provision of expert medical/scientific advice for assigned products and related therapeutic areas, including responding to requests for scientific/technical information; contributions to the development and medical and scientific accuracy of core dossiers generated by the medical department (i.e. pricing and reimbursement dossiers, HEOR dossiers, medical information packs, clinical expert reviews etc.).

  3. Ensure professional and credible relationships with key thought leaders / external experts and academic centers are established and maintained; this will involve scientific congresses, coordinating advisory boards, round-table meetings, discussion fora etc.

  4. Ensure appropriate medical input into scientific presentations and medical education programs to healthcare professionals individually or in groups (meetings, clinical sessions, etc.), where appropriate.

  5. Oversea screening of relevant literature and other information from relevant scientific societies meetings and conferences and develop summaries of key messages for use within the Company (e.g. key areas of scientific/company interest, new trends in diagnosis, monitoring and treatments in the therapeutic area, etc.)

  6. Ensure coverage for training to sales forces and other departments; development and updating of relevant training materials.

  7. Clinical Research Activities:

a. Provide the required oversight to manage review, approval and conduct of IIS studies.

b. Support the affiliate Clinical Research Department in the management of clinical studies, as appropriate (e.g. review new clinical study protocols, identifying potential investigators/sites, conducting feasibility surveys).

  1. Ensure the medical/scientific content is correct and fully compliant with AbbVie’s internal policies and guidelines as part of local review and preparation of promotional material.

  2. Provide or ensure medical/scientific input into marketing strategy and key commercial initiatives, as required. Monitor the environment for competitive intelligence (e.g. product strategies, studies, commercial messages, positioning, etc.) and communicate, where appropriate, within the Company.

  3. Ensure compliance with all applicable national laws and regulations, guidelines, codes of conduct, AbbVie’s policies and procedures and accepted standards of best practice.


  • Provide input, as required, into the development of product or TA specific strategic medical affairs plans for the affiliate medical department and local commercial plans; collaborate and partner with local business partners to ensure that medical activities for assigned products / therapeutic areas are aligned with local business-related strategic plans.

  • Ensure that local medical affairs implementation plans for assigned products / therapeutic areas are executed efficiently.

  • Management of medical affairs staff, including Medical Science Liaisons, MedicalManagers and Specialist Educators;appropriate review of tactical plans, implementation of progress review measures, coaching of in-field teams, effectives use of Medical Challenger and attainment of metrics agreed with Affiliate management.

  • Manage and lead the team to ensure their professional development and achieve businessobjectives.

  • Ensure Brand teams are appropriately resourced with medical staff for the assigned Therapeutic Area.

  • Ensure adherence to all applicable national laws and regulations, guidelines, codes of conduct, AbbVie standards, policies and procedures.

  • Operate as a scientific interface and resource to HCPs/Customer(s), Health Care Institutions, External Experts, and professional associations regarding assigned AbbVie Products or Products in Development and where appropriate, delegate.

  • Provide specialist medical/scientific strategic input and operational support of core activities such as local clinical research, HCP/Customer interactions, generation and communication of clinical and scientific data, educational initiatives and patient safety for assigned pr

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