Knowledge Transfer, Associate Director
Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Inc.
Knowledge Transfer Associate Director
Ipsen is a dynamic and growing global specialty-driven biopharmaceutical company, focused on innovation and specialty care. At Ipsen, we’ve created a workplace that recognizes and promotes an entrepreneurial spirit in our employees and are building a strong legacy of helping patients with difficult-to-treat diseases across oncology, neurosciences and rare diseases. We know we can only be better and smarter if we work diligently together as ONE Ipsen, across all functions and geographies. We strive to break down silos and empower teams to deliver effective therapeutic solutions through highly differentiated medicines for patients with unmet needs.
We take pride in our culture, which is rooted in collaboration, to deliver results for our core customer – the patient. This level of involvement by cross-functional teams promotes a strong sense of unity and pulls together all colleagues locally and across our key geographies, which span 115 countries across North America, Europe and Asia. As a growing organization, Ipsen North America is comprised of our United States and Canada locations, with employees supporting functions including Commercial Operations, R&D, Business Development and Technical Operations.
Our employees are the driving force behind our mission at Ipsen, and to sustain their passion and focus every day, we offer a wealth of fulfilling challenges and growth opportunities through unique leadership and training programs. At Ipsen, you will work alongside industry leaders and contribute within a fast-moving and truly game-changing global organization, recognized for its talent and patient solutions. At Ipsen, we’re making hope a reality for the patients we serve.
The Knowledge Transfer Associate Director in US Medical Affairs will drive development and implementation of educational initiatives in a manner consistent with best practices, applicable laws, regulations and relevant SOPs. They will collaborate with internal stakeholders to identify training needs and opportunities to ensure best-in-class technical and skills training for the Field Medical team. The candidate in this position will take a leadership role in the development and execution of the U.S. Medical Affairs strategy plan through scientific and skill-based education in collaboration with home office and field-based team members, and monitoring training outcomes.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
- Create and maintain streamlined local medical affairs training curriculum per function, in agreement with Global TCME
- Ensure all medical affairs members complete GMA onboarding and US onboarding as applicable
- Support development of annual training plan and curriculum aligned to Ipsen’s product portfolio, life-cycle management (LCM), and therapeutic areas of interest.
- Collaborate with internal stakeholders (including US Medical Affairs, Global Medical Affairs, Training & Development, Clinical, and R&D) to identify training opportunities.
- Collaborate with Global KTADs on training content development and localize materialize when applicable.
- Lead development of new US-focused Oncology training content to meet evolving knowledge and capability requirements of field medical team.
- Drive the development and implementation of educational initiatives in a manner consistent with best practices, applicable law, regulations, and relevant SOPs.
- Serve as a key clinical/scientific resource to field medical team and other internal colleagues by providing ongoing product and disease state education training.
- Implement innovative training curriculum using blended approaches (eg, live training, interactive workshops, podcasts, virtual learning, expert led workshops, peer-to-peer sessions).
- Collaborate with Global Medical Excellence on tools and systems to support field medical activities and training.
- Work with external vendors on materials development.
- Communicate with team members and leadership to ensure all needs are met.
- Create and monitor key performance indicators to track progress and outcomes.
- Maintain records of internal training, testing/certifications and assessments.
- Continually provide feedback on ways to improve Medical Learning & MSL Capabilities Continuum.
- Monitor program budgets and project scope.
- Comply with all laws, regulations and policies that govern the conduct of Ipsen U.S. staff.
- Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred
- Degree in Life Science preferred
- Demonstrated 5-10 years of Medical Affairs experience, ideally as a Medical Science Liaison, Field Medical Trainer/Content Developer or Field Director in the U.S.
- Strong, broad-based scientific and pharmaceutical knowledge
- Knowledge of PhRMA, OIG & other guidelines relating to compliant medical communications.
Core Competencies (Specific knowledge, skills and abilities that enable an individual to effectively perform the job)
- Strong understanding of adult learning principles and how to maximize impact of training content; established track record of effective oral presentations.
- Strong communication skills demonstrating executive presence.
- Experience collaborating with cross-functional groups (Regional & Global)
- Excellent quantitative abilities and excellent communication skills (written, verbal and presentation).
- Strong project management skills.
- Expertise in critically evaluating scientific literature.
- Exceptional organizational & time management skills.
- Demonstrated ability to be a strong leader and internal partner.
- Highly developed interpersonal skills and ability to function on a cross-functional team.
- Demonstrated expertise to synthesize & communicate medical information clearly.
- Thorough knowledge of Excel, Word and Power Point
- Vendor management experience
- Ability to travel up to 25% to attend medical congresses and other company meetings
IPSEN is an equal opportunity employer that strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.