Director Global Medical Affairs Oncology - Hematology (m/f/x)

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Date: 16-Feb-2021

Location: All Europe, Europe, 81379

Company: Daiichi Sankyo Europe

Affiliate: Daiichi Sankyo Europe GmbH



Passion for Innovation. Compassion for Patients.™


Daiichi Sankyo and its 15.000 employees in more than 20 countries are dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical products. In addition to a strong portfolio of medicines for cardiovascular diseases, 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. Our European headquarters are in Munich, Germany and we have affiliates in 13 European countries including Denmark, where Copenhagen acts as the Nordic headquarter. For more information:


For our Global Medical Affairs Oncology Team (GMA) team located in the US and in EU, we are looking for a


Director Global Medical Affairs Oncology - Hematology (m/f/x)


The Position:

The Director Global Medical Affairs Oncology, will report to the Senior Director GMA, Oncology and will support development of our hematology compounds. In this role, the Director will be responsible for assisting with the development of the compound/program medical strategies and will lead select medical affairs projects


Roles and responsibilities:

  • Leads the development of the GMA strategy and execution of the GMA tactical plan for cancer related to evidence generation, medical information and internal education, publications, scientific exchange and external data communication, and stakeholder scientific engagement
  • Responsible for managing budgets and resources for the assigned GMA plan activities, in collaboration with GMAT Lead
  • Leads medical readiness activities for market launches and life cycle management. Gains strategic and planning alignment across regions and functions and supports review of local country/regional medical affairs activities when applicable. Provide medical support/input into commercial and market access discussions
  • Serve as medical lead for select company-sponsored GMA evidence generating studies/projects, including real world evidence (retrospective and prospective studies). Manages all medical aspects such as study document development and drives execution for assigned projects in collaboration with GMA Clinical Operations and other cross-functional and regional stakeholders  
  • Provides support in review of investigator-initiated studies (IIS) and may serve as deputy compound lead in Global IIS Review Committee meetings
  • Collaborates cross-functionally to support Global Medical Information & Education activities such as medical information response documents, (non-) promotional materials, educational slide deck and other internal training resources, within legal and compliance regulations
  • Provide training or communication of emerging data (internal or competitive), such as congress updates and development program highlights
  • Provides medical leadership in interactions with key external stakeholders and lead Scientific Engagement and Exchange activities such as planning symposia, advisory boards, managing individual stakeholder interactions and peer to peer discussions, congress engagement activities, and collation of insights
  • Provides support in the review of GMA Publications (abstracts, presentations, and manuscripts) and may serve as deputy compound lead on internal publication planning teams



Required Experience and Skills

  • PhD and/or PharmD required, or MD
  • Minimum of 5 to 8+ years of relevant experience; 5 years of experience within pharmaceutical industry at either local, regional and/or global level. Oncology experience highly desirable
  • Must possess strong knowledge in and understanding of medical affairs activities relating to the commercialization of oncology products
  • Effectively manages activities and optimize resources and budget to meet business needs; have excellent project management skills
  • Build strong internal and external relationships with diverse stakeholders to maximize alignment and organizational effectiveness
  • Expertly manage ambiguity and highly complex situations
  • Ability to travel (20%)

Preference Skills

  • Knowledge of hematology products 
  • Clinical Trial design expertise strongly preferred
  • Expertise in Hematology and solid tumor
  • Global medical affairs experience



What we offer:


We offer an interesting, diversified and challenging position, good contractual conditions, flexible working models, all the social benefits of a modern company and a professional environment where you will have the opportunity for personal growth.


Please apply online at our Career Portal. We are looking foward to hearing from you.