Hospital Products and Sterile Injectables Global Medical Affairs Lead

New York City, New York
Jul 30, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

The Hospital Products and Sterile Injectables (SI) Global Medical Affairs (MA) Lead reports to the Hospital BU CMO and collaborates closely with the commercial, clinical, development and regulatory counterparts.  S/he leads a team of up to 7 medical experts.

S/he drives the medical strategy for Global Hospital Products and SI Portfolio strategy, lifecycle opportunities and planning across the HBU and Emerging Markets BU in partnership with commercial and other relevant partners for this 4.5 Billion US$ portfolio consisting of over 300 products in 14 different Therapeutic Areas, over half of HBU sales.

S/he is responsible for the Hospital Products and SI Portfolio strategy and planning in partnership with Regional Medical Affairs Leads, GPD, External Medical Engagement, Commercial Development, Business Development, Commercial and Platform functions and the medical input in the Customer Centric Innovation Engine, which is responsible for identifying and developing breakthroughs to change the standard of practice and addressing challenges customers face. 

S/he is accountable for delivery of the Hospital Products and SI Global Medicines Team plans and for all knowledge generating activities on the disease area assets – including medical lifecycle planning and execution and identifying growth opportunities and accountable for medical leadership for his/her Portfolio. As such the Hospital Products and SI MA Lead plays a unique role that spans Medical Affairs and Clinical and Commercial Development.

The Hospital Products and SI Global MA Lead is the single point of accountability for medical in the Hospital and SI product portfolio across all markets.  A very important aspect of this role is providing medical input in commercial development activities in order to identify and develop new multi-source, value-added and novel Hospital and SI product opportunities and help bring them to market.

S/he will be expected to represent Hospital BU on issues relating to assets within the portfolio at the highest levels of the organization.  The Hospital Products and SI Global MA Lead will be responsible for ensuring that all processes & activities are fully aligned with local, regional and Hospital BU priorities, strategies and needs, as well as, in compliance with corporate policies & guidelines. The Lead is expected to lead and display an innovative approach to the unique challenges of a post patent market.

The Hospital Products and SI Global MA Lead is a member of the Hospital BU CMO Leadership Team and will work closely with the team to ensure functional excellence. Strong teamwork and the ability to work effectively in a matrix environment are essential to the success of the role. Ability to travel extensively across the regions is a requirement.


  • Hospital and SI Products Portfolio Strategy & Planning

    • Accountable for setting Hospital and SI Products portfolio goals globally in partnership with regional medical affairs, GPD, External Medical Engagement, commercial development, commercial and platform functions.

    • Approves Lifecycle Plan initiatives.

    • Monitors global trends to identify opportunities for assets with potential to change the standard of care.

    • Coordinates global KOL interactions and activities across the portfolio.

    • Develops and coordinates patient engagement strategy and programs

    • Manages the peri-LoE strategy for products entering the portfolio constructively engaging other business units as required

    • Ensures alignment and resolves issues within portfolio across regions.

    • Manages interdivisional interfaces on portfolio and asset issues including Safety, Regulatory, other BU’s, commercial, and manufacturing as appropriate.

  • Portfolio Innovation and Maximization

    • Shape and refine the disease area strategies in partnership with Commercial Development

    • Drives the medical input and decision making in the Customer Centric Innovation Engine, which is responsible for identifying and developing new breakthrough products and devices to change the standard of practice and addressing challenges customers face

    • Drives the medical input and decision making for a total of 1.5 Billion US$ in Business Development opportunities within the portfolio.

    • Co-develops clinical plans with GPD.

    • Partners with regulatory affairs leadership to develop regulatory strategy.

  • Pipeline Idea Generation

    • Identify and evaluate BD opportunities in alignment with HBU strategies; provide recommendations to the commercial development team on medical unmet needs and participate in go/no go decisions.

    • Lead the generation of medical insights and ideas from engagement with key stakeholders to identify new pipeline opportunities for CCI and BD.

    • Ensure full evaluation of each promising medical insight by engaging with a variety of internal medical and other experts.

  • Team Leadership

    • Leads a team of medical experts

    • Provides oversight of medical and scientific activities of Global Medicines Teams.

    • Determines leadership and staffing of the Global Medicines Teams.

    • Creates and leads a motivated, committed, and engaged Global Hospital and SI Products Portfolio team.  Models, expects, and ensures effective team behavior to achieve the Hospital Product Portfolio goals.

    • Co-chairs MSC and PSC

  • Medical Expertise & Excellence

    • Serves as medical, clinical, and scientific expert for the portfolio which spans 14 different Therapeutic Areas and its development.

    • Embeds medical professionalism both in HQ and in the regions and enhances the formation of a medical community across Hospital BU

    • Responsible for the quality and compliance of the global Hospital and SI Products Portfolio teams.

    • Leads a Medical Team with broad expertise in Hospital care, alternative sites of care, SI products, innovation, and development, while partnering with CCI and BD colleagues, device teams, digital teams, GMAIST and medical excellence leads.


  • M.D.; Specialty or additional degree in disciplines such as Surgery, Dentistry or Nursing preferred

  • Clinical or other scientific training specifically in relevant disease areas

  • A minimum of 15 years pharmaceutical industry experience

  • Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.

Technical and Managerial

  • Significant experience in patient care

  • Demonstrated expertise in global medical affairs programs in late phase development or post-approval in the pharmaceutical industry

  • Demonstrated experience in clinical development and safety and safety policy in a multidisciplinary context

  • Demonstrated expertise in initiating and advancing innovation programs for existing drugs and devices

  • Expertise and industry experience in the disease areas of relevance with an established KOL network

  • Successfully initiated and executed a major post approval medical program

  • Successfully interacted with regulatory agencies regarding indication and/or labeling issues

  • Significant cross-functional leadership/management experience

  • Demonstrated excellence in leadership behavior

  • Demonstrated experience in successfully leading teams:  running them effectively, efficiently, and on target.  Capable of recognizing when team interventions are required to enhance team effectiveness and utilizing a variety of management and influencing techniques to ensure delivery of the program

  • Knowledgeable of the commercial and environmental issues that drive asset success

  • Experienced in managing projects to completion including management of people and budgets (with demonstrated fiscal responsibility)

  • Experience in leading a team of direct reports

Senior Leader Competencies:

  • Track record of achievement in pharmaceutical medical affairs, with a preference for exposure in the Hospital Products and SI area.  Able to independently formulate development or lifecycle strategy.  Demonstrated understanding of the complexities and recent developments in the disease areas

  • Confident discussing scientific/mechanistic aspects of drug development, also comfortable discussing commercial and regulatory issues. Demonstrated ability to present data, plans, and strategies clearly and accurately to relevant audiences in order to obtain decisions

  • Strong understanding of the elements of medical affairs in a global context including lifecycle planning, healthcare professional interaction, quality & compliance, and clinical affairs as applicable

Other Job Details

Last Date to Apply for Job: August 4, 2021

Not Eligible for Relocation Package

Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

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