Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an international biopharmaceutical company focused on improving patients' lives by identifying, developing and commercializing meaningful products that address unmet medical needs. We are continuing to expand our commercial product portfolio and our research and development pipeline in therapeutic areas that can leverage our unique expertise.
Our therapeutic areas of focus include sleep and hematology/oncology areas in which we have a deep understanding of the patient journey and a suite of products and product candidates to address critical needs.
We are looking for the best and brightest talent to join our team. If you're looking to be a part of a company with an unwavering commitment to improving patients' lives and being a great place to work, we hope you'll explore our career openings and get to know Jazz Pharmaceuticals.
Reporting to the GM Germany/Austria, the Medical Director is responsible for the development and delivery of the German/Austrian medical strategy and programs that support the successful commercialization of in-market and future Jazz Pharma products. The Medical Director will lead the Medical Affairs department and be positioned as the Medical lead to both internal and external customers.
The role will demand strong leadership qualities, high levels of cross functional collaboration and the ability to influence across all levels of the organization. The incumbent will need to balance the requirement for strong strategic thinking with a need to execute in a fast moving organization.
The incumbent is responsible for ensuring all activities are executed in accordance with regulatory and legal frameworks including but not limited to GCP, IFPMA, EFPIA, and local German/Austrian regulations as well as Jazz Pharmaceuticals Policies and Healthcare compliance procedures.
Leadership of Medical Affairs Department
Lead, develop and build a high performing, fully integrated Medical Affairs Department
Manage, coach and develop Medical Affairs personnel (direct and indirect reports) and MSLs
Role model and exemplify Jazz Cultural values
Strategic and Tactical Planning
Ensure development and delivery of the German/Austrian Medical Affairs strategy and country plan
Set SMART objectives and track, measure and report progress of plans and budgets
Ensure the needs of the German market are effectively communicated to partners in the EU/RoW and ensure alignment with the EU/RoW strategy
Systems, Processes and Ways of Working
Ensure systems, processes and ways of working in place to facilitate:
Effective execution of country medical plan
Expert scientific knowledge of all Medical Affairs team members
Effective Key Account Planning with cross functional partners
Effective planning and utilization of Key Opinion Leaders
Data generation activities including Investigator Research
Appropriate positioning of Jazz Pharmaceutical medicines in medical guidelines
High standards with regards to PV, compliance and SOPs
Review and approval of medical and marketing materials and activities in line with national regulations
Delivery of quality medical information to internal and external customers
Develop influential relationships with National Key Opinion Leaders
Attend appropriate scientific congresses to stay abreast of developments and to support Regional and National KOL activities
Support development of Jazz positioning as the scientific authority on oncology and haematology and support National KOL advocacy through provision of scientific and clinical information via the MSL team
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Minimum of 5 years Pharmaceutical Industry experience, ideally in a comparable role with experience of managing teams
Good understanding of the German (and preferably Austrian) healthcare systems. Knowledge of the German market and pharmaceutical codes in Germany and Austria
Experience of launching new products, market shaping and launch readiness activities are a distinct advantage
Experience in establishing strong influential relationships with academic societies
Strong leadership skills with demonstrable ability to influence at all levels of the organization as well as with external customers
In addition to German fluent knowledge of English language (spoken and written)
Excellent communication skills, including strong presentation skills
Flexible, independent, and proactive working style.
Self-starter, hands on mentality and able to work in a team.
Willingness to travel frequently
Excellent work ethic
Proficiency in computer skills
Produce timely business management reports, budget tracking and audit data
Required/Preferred Education and Licenses
A Medical degree is strongly preferred
Haematology/oncology experience are of distinct advantage
Rare disease experience is desirable
Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an Equal Opportunity Employer.