Vice President, Global Medical Affairs Franchise Head - Oncology

Basking Ridge, New Jersey, United States
Sep 08, 2019
Pharm Country
Required Education
Associate Degree
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:

Senior Medical Affairs leader for assigned Franchise Oncology including rare disease and Hematology compound(s) reporting to the Head of GMA Oncology. Responsible for the development and execution of the strategy of the Global Medical Affairs program(s) and plans for the assigned Franchise, compound(s) and /or project(s). May also have significant global line function responsibilities, site-head responsibilities, leadership of key initiative, or other decision bodies.

  • Lead within the GMAT (Global Medical Affairs Team) of Franchise, for Oncology including rare disease and Hematology for the development of an integrated Medical Affairs strategy and plan. Encompass complementing registration, launch strategies and plans, and life cycle management strategies and plans for the assigned compounds.
  • Leads strategic and planning discussions with regional MA franchise lead and Key Markets medical associates, and gains alignment to deliver a robust GMA plan. Accountable to efficiently manage all operational aspects, including managing budgets and resources, including budget planning for future activities.
  • Drives execution of all Global Medical Affairs Oncology activities as a member of GPT (Global Project Team) including giving medical inputs to TPP (Target Product Profile) and sponsored clinical trials in partnership with assigned Clinical Leader, and regional/country medical associates. Accountable for Review of Investigator-Initiated Study (and Local/Regional Medical Affairs trials for assigned product(s) for the oncology and Hematology Franchise. Monitoring timeline and budget of IIS.
  • Responsible and accountable for review and approval of key scientific communications, medical information documents and commercial documents within policies, legal and compliance regulations.
  • Provides medical input on overall publication strategy and is a key member of publication planning team providing GMA medical input on individual publication plans
  • Define the Medical Expert Engagement Strategy and plan and Provides medical leadership in interactions with key external stakeholders e.g. leads advisory boards. And in close coordination internally with Regions and Key Markets
  • Define the Patient Engagement Strategy and Plan for the Franchise and ensure implementation in close coordination with Regions and Key markets
  • Active lead of Global Medical Affairs Team (GMAT); accountable for developing functional strategy and implementation of initiatives to build line function as a Center of Excellence (e.g. line-function initiatives, etc.); Support Head of GMA Oncology in all discussions and decisions related to Strategic and Operational excellence for Global Medical Affairs Activities
  • Accountable for developing clinical components of key documents - regulatory & safety - from GMA studies supporting submissions and post-marketing commitments to-Health Authority`s, when applicable.
  • May play a leadership role for the GMA Line function to drive an initiative or a project of importance for GMA
  • May play site administrative or leadership role for GMA line function (i.e. Talent recruitment, forming Franchise for Oncology and Hematology team)
Successful candidates will be able to meet the qualifications below with or without a reasonable accommodation.

  • MD Required. More than 12 years advanced knowledge in medical/scientific area (Oncology and Hematology), preferred
  • Organizational Leadership and Matrix Management
  • Minimum 7 years' experience in clinical / research/ academic medicine and minimum 7 years of pharmaceutical industry experience.
  • Writing skills of scientific publications evidenced by a track record of peer-reviewed publications
  • Organizational Leadership and Global Matrix Management experience
  • Experience in setting and adhering to departmental budgets
  • Knowledge of scientific methods, research design and medical practices and procedures that would be acquired through clinical experience and clinical research studies is required.
  • Basic knowledge and appropriate application of biostatistics;
  • Proficiency using standard office software suites.
  • Needs to have extraordinary level of leadership to bring the different functions of people in different countries come together to achieve the common goal
  • Even though the frame work, i.e. governance, role and responsibility, and process must be always respected, ideally has experienced complicated situations that true leadership was necessary to manage through such a situation successfully
  • In the course of achieving the goals, must have demonstrated a high level of capability to coach, train and develop talents.
Problem Solving:
  • Must demonstrate high level of skills to solve complicated and abstract issues, not only from the logical perspective, but holistic perspective, i.e. emotion and politics in organization well considered, but not used as source for undesired compromise.
Interpersonal Skills:
  • Must be highly skillful to manage people, for negotiation and convincing, leading by vision.
  • Open-minded and able to understand market differences yet focus on what is best globally.
  • Able to collaborate well internally (master the matrix) and externally (with partners and key stake holders).
  • A good listener, tuned-in to cultural differences, able to manage conflict and facilitate consensus.
  • Team leadership: can create and lead teams in matrix structure as a good team player
  • Ideally understands the pharmaceutical value chain (from research and development, medical affairs, regulatory affairs, quality, production, to sales) in multiple countries.
Ability to travel up to 30% with up to 15% international travel.

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
Vice President, Global Medical Affairs Franchise Head - Oncology

Basking Ridge

Functional Area
Global Medical Affairs Oncology

New Jersey