Jazz Pharmaceuticals

  • Medical Director, Nordics

    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 4 months ago(8/3/2018 5:09 AM)
    # of Openings
    Min. Exp. (Yrs)
    Commercial - EU/RoW
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    Job Post Information* : External Company Name
    Jazz Pharmaceuticals
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  • Overview

    Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an international biopharmaceutical company focused on improving patients’ lives by identifying, developing and commercializing meaningful products that address unmet medical needs. We are continuing to expand our commercial product portfolio and our research and development pipeline in therapeutic areas that can leverage our unique expertise.

    Our therapeutic areas of focus include sleep and hematology/oncology – areas in which we have a deep understanding of the patient journey and a suite of products and product candidates to address critical needs.

    We are looking for the best and brightest talent to join our team.  If you’re looking to be a part of a company with an unwavering commitment to improving patients’ lives and being a great place to work, we hope you’ll explore our career openings and get to know Jazz Pharmaceuticals. 

    Position Profile

    This opportunity is available in Copenhagen, Denmark.

    Reporting to the GM Nordics, the Medical Director is responsible for the development and delivery of the Nordics medical strategy and programs that support the successful commercialization of in-market and future Jazz Pharma products. The Medical Director will lead the Medical Affairs department and be positioned as the Medical lead to both internal and external customers. 

    The role will demand strong leadership qualities, high levels of cross functional collaboration and the ability to influence across all levels of the organization. The incumbent will need to balance the requirement for strong strategic thinking with a need to execute in a fast moving organization.

    The incumbent is responsible for ensuring all activities are executed in accordance with regulatory and legal frameworks including but not limited to GCP, regional codes of practice, IFPMA, EFPIA, and local regulations as well as Jazz Pharmaceuticals Policies and Healthcare compliance procedures.

    Essential Functions

    Leadership of Medical Affairs Department

    • Lead, develop and build a high performing, fully integrated Medical Affairs Department
    • Manage, coach and develop Medical Affairs personnel (direct and indirect reports) and MSLs
    • Role model and exemplify Jazz Cultural values

    Strategic and Tactical Planning

    • Ensure development and delivery of the Nordics Medical Affairs strategy and country plan
    • Set SMART objectives and track, measure and report progress of plans and budgets
    • Ensure the needs of the Nordics markets are effectively communicated to partners in the EU/RoW and ensure alignment with the EU/RoW strategy

    Systems, Processes and Ways of Working

    • Ensure systems, processes and ways of working in place to facilitate:
      • Effective execution of country medical plan
      • Expert scientific knowledge of all Medical Affairs team members
      • Effective Key Account Planning with cross functional partners
      • Effective planning and utilization of  Key Opinion Leaders
      • Data generation activities including Investigator Research
      • Appropriate positioning of Jazz Pharmaceutical medicines in medical guidelines
      • High standards with regards to PV, compliance and SOPs
      • Review and approval of medical and marketing materials and activities in line with national regulations
      • Delivery of quality medical information to internal and external customers

    External Relationships              

    • Develop influential relationships with Key Opinion Leaders across all countries
    • Attend appropriate scientific congresses to stay abreast of developments and to support Regional and National KOL activities
    • Support development of Jazz positioning as the scientific authority on oncology and haematology and support KOL advocacy through provision of scientific and clinical information via the MSL team

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Significant proven Pharmaceutical Industry experience, ideally in a comparable role with experience of managing teams
    • Good understanding of the Nordics healthcare systems, markets and pharmaceutical codes in all countries.
    • Experience of launching new products, market shaping and launch readiness activities are a distinct advantage
    • Experience in establishing strong influential relationships with academic societies
    • Strong leadership skills with demonstrable ability to influence at all levels of the organization as well as with external customers
    • Excellent cross cultural awareness and ability to create a cohesive Nordics organization
    • Fluent in at least one local language and English (spoken and written)
    • Excellent communication skills, including strong presentation skills
    • Flexible, independent, and proactive working style.
    • Self-starter, hands on mentality and able to work in a team.
    • Willingness to travel frequently
    • Excellent work ethic
    • Proficiency in computer skills
    • Produce timely business management reports, budget tracking and audit data

    Required/Preferred Education and Licenses

    • A Medical degree is strongly preferred
    • Haematology/oncology experience are of distinct advantage
    • Rare disease experience is desirable

    Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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