AstraZeneca – Global MSL Excellence Director
Job Type: Full time
Do you have expertise in, and passion for Medical Affairs in Oncology? Would you like to apply your expertise to impact the role in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? Then AstraZeneca might be the one for you!
Be part of fulfilling our ambition to be world leaders in Oncology. We are already the fastest growing team within AstraZeneca and across the industry, and there are countless new indications and targets in our game-changing pipeline. We deliver this value through launch excellence, commercial effectiveness and maximising the lifecycle. By leveraging our commercialised portfolio we are confident we can change the practice of medicine and redefine cancer treatment.
Join our globally-renowned Oncology area, which is leading the rapid business growth of our enterprise and ever-evolving industry. It’s an exciting time to join as we work towards our big ambitions with entrepreneurial thinking and innovation. It’s up to us to find solutions and act fast to make them happen.
Here we don’t just put the patient first – we put the patient and those affected by cancer at the very heart of everything we do. From families to caregivers, we make a positive difference for as many people as possible.
The Global MSL Excellence Director for Oncology is accountable for ensuring the strategic alignment of MSL activities and the development, delivery and reporting of prioritised MSL Excellence initiatives to strengthen MSL capabilities across AZ regions and affiliate organisations for the Oncology Business Unit.
Working in collaboration with the OBU Medical Excellence teams, Global Medical Affairs Leaders and Field Medical Leaders to provide strategic direction, implement programmes to build Oncology-specific MSL and MSL Leader capabilities, and shape the future field medical role in Oncology.
Lead the Oncology Field Medical Leadership Team (FMLT) to ensure strategic alignment of field medical affairs activities for Oncology and oversee the strategy for MSLs, including production of Field Medical Strategic Plans (FMSPs) and reporting of activity to OBU business partners
Ensure alignment of field medical affairs strategy, plans and activities in partnership with Global Medical Affairs Leaders (GMALs), Oncology Medical Excellence teams and Alliance partners
Ensure effective collaboration with Oncology R&D and Local Markets for field medical support of AZ’s clinical development program, including driving excellence in evidence & confidence generation through the AstraZeneca prioritised clinical trial programme (‘ECLIPSE’)
Monitor, evaluate and report MSL activities in the context of business impact/implications, and ensure alignment with agreed global Oncology key performance indicators (KPIs) and key quality indicators (KQIs)
Provide robust strategic guidance and insights to the GMALs regarding the diverse needs of Field Medical worldwide, to support alignment of initiatives with company priorities
Act as the MSL subject matter expert to all AZ global initiatives where Oncology MSLs are implicated. Provide insight, guidance, influence and expertise that ensures global vision for MSL role is well understood
Understand the broader therapy area picture, and evaluate company strategy and priorities in different disease areas, to inform Field Medical strategy and Global MSL excellence activities
Lead the identification and promotion of innovative and scalable Global MSL Excellence initiatives across the department, and that result in valued outcomes and maximum in-country impact
Conduct ad-hoc analyses on projects and initiatives to proactively escalate issues, propose solutions and modify strategies
Use business knowledge and customer-focused ethos to drive cross-project learning, and champion and embed effective and simplified ways of working within GMSLE
Advanced degree in scientific discipline or applicable Health Sciences field (e.g., PhD, PharmD, MD)
Experience (>5 years) in an MSL organisation, preferably in Oncology, including >3 years’ experience leading/managing Field Medical teams
Deep knowledge of oncology therapeutic area and implications for field medical teams
Strong knowledge of medical strategy, clinical development, MSL, and medical affairs areas
Experience and ability to provide strategic leadership across functional working groups and teams
Strong project management skills and ability to work effectively in a cross-functional environment
Experience in Global and/or Head Office Medical Affairs roles
Experience in MSL performance management and outcomes-based reporting
Design of programmes that focus on managing, leading and coaching high performing individuals and teams
Clear understanding of the compliance requirements and governing bodies for MSL programmes
Results-driven with customer-service orientation
Strong communication and collaboration skills, and ability to influence without authority
Are you ready to bring insights and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! We have one seat available, and we hope it’s yours. Apply today.
AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We follow all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.
AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.