Senior Director Global Medical Affairs Oncology- TA Lead (m/f/x)

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Date: 14 Sep 2023

Location: All Europe, Europe, 81379

Company: Daiichi Sankyo Europe


Passion for Innovation. Compassion for Patients.


Daiichi Sankyo and its 16,000 employees in more than 20 countries are dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical products. In Europe, we focus on two areas: In the cardiovascular space, our strong portfolio of medicines reflects our long-standing commitment and shows that we care for every heartbeat; in oncology our goal is to become a global pharma innovator until 2025 by providing novel therapies to patients across the world. Our European headquarters are in Munich, Germany, and we have affiliates in 13 European countries. For more information:


For our headquarters in all Europe we are seeking highly qualified candidates to fill the position:


Senior Director Global Medical Affairs Oncology- TA Lead (m/f/x)


The Position:

The Senior Director, Global Oncology Medical Affairs is responsible for developing the Global Medical Affairs (GMA) strategy and tactical plan as part of the Global Brand Strategic Plan and leads the execution of the activities in the GMA plan including Launch Readiness and Life Cycle Management for the assigned compound and will report into the Global Oncology Medical Affairs Franchise Head.


Key responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the development of the Global Medical Affairs strategy and medical objectives for the assigned compound or therapeutic area and leads development, execution of the Global Medical Affairs plan and budget management including activities related to evidence generation, scientific engagement and communication as part of Launch Readiness activities and life cycle management from a medical perspective

  • Serves as Global Medical Affairs Team (GMAT) Lead, to gain strategic and planning alignment across the matrix team consisting of regional medical affairs and core GMA functions. Represents medical affairs function as a member of the various cross-functional forums including, Publications Planning, Clinical and Safety sub-teams, Global Brand Team, and Global Product Team to inform clinical development, commercialization, market access, and other cross-functional strategic discussions. Lead the team with sleeves rolled up, model the way and enable the team to act. 

  • Provides medical leadership to

    • GMA clinical operations teams as part of evidence generation forums and study teams for Local/Regional Medical Affairs company sponsored study concepts as needed. Partners with RWE strategy and Biomarker/CDx leads on related integrated evidence generation strategies and activities as part of the GMA Plan. Provides medical review of expanded access programs (EAP) and, investigator-initiated studies (IIS) as part of a Global IIS Review Committee, for assigned compound

    • Collaborates across GMA functions to develop, review, and align on key scientific communications and medical information response documents within legal and compliance regulations. Leads internal stakeholder medical education activities related to the compound data. In partnership with Medical Intelligence and Congress Planning leads, communicates and educates on related competitor data

    • Provides medical leadership in scientific engagement activities with key external stakeholders such as advisory boards, investigator interactions, congress activities, peer to peer discussions with key thought leaders. Provides medical support for scientific symposium and medical congresses within legal and compliance regulations

    • Works with Patient Advocacy leads and Grants office to incorporate the patient voice and define external medical education strategies for independent grants, respectively

    • Provides input into publication strategy, data gap analysis, and tactical planning as part of the overall GMA plan. Reviews and approves abstracts, manuscripts, and other data disclosure documents

    • Manage budgets and resources efficiently for GMA supported activities within the GMA plan, in collaboration with GMA Franchise Head


Personal skills and professional experience:

  • More than 10 years Pharmaceutical industry experience or commensurate healthcare or research experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of (in-house) medical affairs or related experience, global preferred

  • Must have oncology experience, specifically in solid tumors

  • Previous overall responsibility and accountability for multiple indications of one or more compounds and related GMA plan/budget for related MA activities

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and influence others internally and externally

  • Experience leading matrix medical teams (e.g. GMAT) and representing medical on cross-functional leadership teams (e.g. Global Product Team, Global Brand Team, etc.)

  • Relationships with  key external experts

  • Proven ability to manage multiple priorities at one time

  • Knowledge of ADC or other biologics, or small molecules

  • Demonstrated experience working with an alliance partner company

  • Experience in hemato-oncology

  • Ability to travel up to 20-25%



What we offer

Working at Daiichi Sankyo

At Daiichi Sankyo in Europe, we offer a workplace where your voice is heard. Everything we do, we do with a high level of commitment and a clear focus on patients’ needs. We know that our bold ambition to change patients’ lives for the better can only be achieved through the power of collaboration and the exploration of new approaches. Thus, we encourage our colleagues across Europe to be courageous, to bring their ideas to the table and to embrace opportunities to grow. When you join our European family, you will be a part of a dynamic company where everyone, no matter their role, rolls up their sleeves and gets things done.