Rare Disease Medical Manager-Neuro/Kose
AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of prescription medicines for some of the worlds most serious diseases. But were more than one of the worlds leading pharmaceutical companies.
AstraZeneca is accelerating the expansion of our geographical footprint in rare diseases following the acquisition of Alexion in 2021. Rare diseases is a high-growth therapy area with rapid innovation and significant unmet medical need. Over 7,000 rare diseases are known today yet less than 1% of them have an approved treatment.
As we begin to build our position as a Rare Disease leader, we seek a GCC Rare Disease Medical Manager to join our Medical Affairs team. The RD Medical Manager is a full-time position and is based in Dubai.
The RD Medical Manager will work closely with the GCC Medical TA Head for Rare Disease to deploy and adapt the AZ RD International Medical Affairs strategy to the local market(s) within the GCC cluster, including tactics and execution.
The GCC RD Medical manager reports to the GCC RD Therapeutic Area Medical Lead (Assoc. Dir).
The GCC RD Medical Manager leads a team of field-based RD medical science liaisons (MSLs) based in KSA and in Gulf.
What Youll Do
Line Management of Field-Based Medical Team
Ensuring value delivery of MSL team by creating strong engagement, robust KPI monitoring, feedback and performance management
Ensuring that MSLs activities are conducted in full compliance with all applicable governing local laws and regulations and in compliance with all AZ applicable global and GCC policies, SOPs and guidance.
Nurture culture of MSL mentoring and coaching and integrate seamlessly work of medical team with RD cross-functional brand teams efforts
Scientific Information Management and Dissemination and managing relationships with key stakeholders
Drive identifying and partnering with national, regional/local Key External Experts (KEEs) and influence, advocacy groups and PAGs.
Keep him/herself up-to-date in the therapeutic area and product knowledge (including competitors); Ensuring the MSL team and CF RD team is up to date in the RD therapeutic areas and products knowledge (including competitors).
Regular meeting with Key External Experts and Influence groups to build partnership, share data, request support and provide support including publications, slide sets;
Ensuring responding to unsolicited requests for information about unapproved AZ products or unapproved uses of approved products, presenting such information in an objective, well balanced, substantiated manner that is scientific in tone and content, free of promotional messages, truthful, and is not misleading.
Fulfil medical information request processes
Appropriately share data with HCPs discussing all aspects of the data in a scientific, objective and balanced way;
Facilitate continuous medical education events for HCPs;
Medical Value Access
Responsible for providing fair-balanced, objective, scientific/clinical information to external and internal customers across all the key products within our portfolio. External customers can include KEEs, Managed Care Organizations (MCOs), Private Health Insurance (PHI), healthcare decision-makers, and influencers in the country
Responsible for supporting and partnering with the Key Account Manager, ensuring to work on prioritized accounts
Responsible for the technical discussion of access by payers to generate value
Responsible for discussing access plans in key accounts and for ensuring that strategies and value propositions are being applied with assertiveness to customers
Bring insights from the field to the country access manager and the International network
Support the Country Access manager for proposing innovative access models for different payer models
Builds external relationships with recognized experts in managed markets/health care systems.
Participation in Market Access and Medical Affairs meetings, providing customer insights to shape current and future value propositions
Contribute to business planning and the Market Access strategy by providing strategic clinical input, Pharmacoeconomics/health outcomes input and customer insight.
Contribution to Brand Strategy by supporting cross-functional and regional team(s)
Provide AZ with an understanding of the local medical community landscape, clinical practice trends and real and/or perceived gaps in current scientific knowledge and medical treatment;
Support of pre-launch activities for new therapeutic area, products and line extensions;
Share HCPs insight and customer needs with cross-functional and the International team;
Share educational highlights and insight gathered while at scientific congress with colleagues;
Monitor the competitors activities.
Facilitate Local Clinical Research (as appropriate)
Participate in development and conduction of local/regional studies (incl. non-interventional studies);
Upon request, assist with various aspects of local clinical trials, including scientific support, site selection and operational issues or feasibility assessments.
Essential For The Role
MD, PharmD, or Ph.D. in a scientific discipline
Minimum of 4 years experience in a medical affairs or clinical role in the Pharmaceutical or Biopharmaceutical industry
Experience of working in rare diseases, paediatrics and/or paediatric oncology would be highly desirable (either clinically or in pharmaceutical companies)
Ability to understand and formulate plans in complex healthcare ecosystems
Proven ability to effectively build partnerships, and relationships and collaborate internally and externally.
Excellent presentation and written and verbal communication skills
Excellence in leadership, strategic mindset, project management, internal and external relationship management, analytical/problem-solving skills
Demonstrated ability to communicate and comprehend scientific, economic, and humanistic concepts effectively with sophisticated and technical audiences required.
Experience working in a managed care/ payer environment is highly preferred.
Training or experience in health economics, Pharmacoeconomics, or health care policy is highly preferred.
Advanced English for reading scientific articles.
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