Join a Legacy of Innovation 110 Years and Counting!
Daiichi Sankyo Group is dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical therapies to improve standards of care and address diversified, unmet medical needs of people globally by leveraging our world-class science and technology. With more than 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. Under the Group’s 2025 Vision to become a “Global Pharma Innovator with Competitive Advantage in Oncology,” Daiichi Sankyo is primarily focused on providing novel therapies in oncology, as well as other research areas centered around rare diseases and immune disorders.
This position oversees and manages US Medical Affairs activities including strategy, communications, and medical affairs directed clinical activities across the oncology portfolio. The position has leadership responsibility for Medical Affairs personnel working on Oncology products that can range from late clinical phases through launch and post-approval. In partnership with the New Product or Commercial Brand Teams, the Medical Affairs lead develops the medical/commercial strategy based on the scientific development and appropriate communication for the products. The position must effectively collaborate with Clinical Research and with co-promote or co-development partners to effectively guide the scientific efforts needed in support of Daiichi Sankyo brands. Additionally, the Executive Director contributes to excellence in clinical research by developing strategies for lifecycle management, IIS programs and post approval clinical programs in consultation with commercial, development and outside experts, and by building the image of the company as a partner in research projects.
- Serve as the face of Daiichi Sankyo US Medical Affairs to external stakeholders. Oversee a Medical Affairs oncology team that works alongside Oncology Field Medical Affairs for interactions with Key External Experts in Oncology including advisory boards, Congress activities, and investigator initiated studies, advocacy and sponsorships. Interact with investigators and members of the medical community to assist in understanding current academic, clinical trial and practice issues related to DS Oncology development and therapeutic strategies.
- Partner with the commercial teams to oversee and assume responsibility for brand plans, including Medical objectives, strategies and tactics leading up to launch and carrying through to later stages of commercialization.
- For Oncology portfolio serve as the US Medical Affairs lead or Global lead in development committees and global medical affairs activities. Represent Medical Affairs in new product planning, life cycle management, co-development and co-promotion discussions. Foster bidirectional communication and alignment between US and Global Medical Affairs.
- Oversee the interpretation, publication/ public disclosure and interpretation of scientific data generated by studies conducted by the Oncology teams. Oversee the development of scientific content for medical communication and scientific education initiatives that occur as a result of studies conducted by the Oncology teams.
- Attract and develop US Medical Affairs talent in oncology. Oversee the team, as well as, develop and effectively manage annual operating plan and budget for the Oncology Medical Strategy Group. Support the US Medical Affairs department through participation on the Medical Affairs Leadership Team and serve as the voice for oncology within the department.
Successful candidates will be able to meet the qualifications below with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Education Qualifications (from an accredited college or university)
- MD or PhD preferred
- Board Certified/Eligible in Oncology or related specialty or equivalent clinical or research experience preferred
- 10 or More Years of experience in clinical / research / academic medicine or equivalent pharmaceutical industry experience preferred
- Proven track record of working successfully with cross-functional internal teams as well as external stakeholders to achieve goals preferred
- Experience with oncology medical strategies and clinical trial implementation required
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.