Manager, US Medical Affairs Oncology

Basking Ridge, New Jersey, United States
Jun 19, 2019
Pharm Country
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Join a Legacy of Innovation 110 Years and Counting!

With over 100 years of scientific expertise and a presence in more than 20 countries, Daiichi Sankyo and its 15,000 employees around the world draw upon a rich legacy of innovation and a robust pipeline of promising new medicines to help people. In addition to a strong portfolio of medicines for hypertension and thrombotic disorders, under the Group's 2025 Vision to become a "Global Pharma Innovator with a Competitive Advantage in Oncology," Daiichi Sankyo research and development is primarily focused on bringing forth novel therapies in oncology, including immuno-oncology, with additional focus on new horizon areas, such as pain management, neurodegenerative diseases, heart and kidney diseases, and other rare diseases.

Job Summary:

The Manager, Medical Affairs Oncology, in alignment with leadership, internal teams and brand needs, will contribute to development of the US medical affairs plan for assigned product(s) and ensure optimal execution of planned activities. In a matrix environment, this role will be responsible for representing US interests and business needs in shaping development and life cycle management strategy. This includes strategic partnerships with the brand team, NPP (New Product Planning), HEOR (Health Economics Outcomes Research), R&D (Research and Development), FMA (Field Medical Affairs), MI&E (Medical Information and Education) and global functions as necessary to create and implement strategies that support launch and post-approval activities. The role will be responsible for advisory activities to obtain feedback; identification and management of key external stakeholders including scientific leaders, payers, and societies; providing US input into global development strategy, design, and deliverables, including scientific communications and publications; scientific engagement planning and coordination; interpretation of clinical data; ensuring consistency of clinical content and scientific statements across materials; training and education of cross-functional internal colleagues; and budget and forecast accuracy.


  • Cross-functional collaboration to ensure strategic, timely and appropriate scientific communication and engagement activities at major congresses, medical meetings, and other venues; ensure timely release of data supporting core development areas; assure high quality outputs as well as compliance with appropriate internal and external publication practices.
  • Responsible for execution (in collaboration with stakeholders as appropriate) of advisory meetings to enhance life cycle management and contribution of the Oncology portfolio to patient care and corporate presence.
  • In collaboration with Global and R&D, support assessment of brand IISs as needed for clinical and functional appropriateness. Provide guidance to Office of Grants and Education regarding priorities for CME and non-CME educational grants.
  • In collaboration with cross-functional stakeholders, develop and implement thought leader engagement plans and ensure the tactical implementation is consistent with company SOPs, rules and regulations.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders such as development and Global functions in the execution of appropriate Medical Affairs plans to support DSI Corporate, oncology and Brand strategies (including New Product Planning, Marketing, Clinical Development and Sales, as well as, Health Outcomes Research and Legal). Also responsible for therapeutic area training needs of field-based Medical Science Liaisons including the development of training materials and appropriate sessions to maintain high level of clinical expertise in the field of oncology.

Successful candidates will be able to meet the qualifications below with or without a reasonable accommodation.

  • Advanced degree in the Health Sciences, such as PharmD or PhD is required; training or experience in a relevant therapeutic area is preferred.
  • Minimum of 1 to 2 years of relevant pharmaceutical industry, clinical, and/or academic experience. Proven track record of working successfully with cross-functional teams to achieve goals. Experience with medical strategies and scientific research/communication plans is required.
  • Additional Training or Qualifications:
    • Familiarity with clinical research in therapeutic area is highly desirable.
    • Cross functional corporate experience.
    • Ability to triage and handle multiple priorities in an effective manner.
  • Understanding of pharmaceutical business, drug development and regulatory process.
  • Demonstrated understanding of legal and regulatory guidelines of pharmaceutical industry. Familiarity with FDA breakthrough designation or orphan drug status desired, but not required.
  • Independent thinking, creativity and innovation. Ability to deliver high quality products.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interface effectively with multinational development teams in a multicultural working environment.
  • Excellent communication, presentation and negotiation skills with emphasis on building consensus.
  • Ability to effectively develop relationships with academic thought leaders ensuring optimal cooperation for achieving program and department goals.
  • Ability to understand different business models and matrix structures to maximize translation and effective execution of business plans to enhance brand and corporate strategies and tactics.
  • Proven track record of strong strategic leadership, teamwork, innovation, project management and demonstrated ability to manage cross-functional colleagues in a matrix environment.
  • Specific Skills:
    • Expertise in interpretation of scientific data, publication strategies and GPP guidelines.
    • Understanding of the breast cancer clinical landscape desired, but not required.
    • Ability to anticipate and facilitate issue resolution.
    • Ability to prioritize and maximize cross functional opportunities.

Ability to travel up to 35%

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Title
Manager, US Medical Affairs Oncology

Basking Ridge

Functional Area
DSUSB Medical Affairs

New Jersey