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


The Position:

The Director Global Medical Affairs Oncology (GMA) Rare Disease will work under the direction of the Senior Director, and will be responsible for supporting a dedicated product supporting activities on new indications, assisting with defining compound/program medical strategies and for leading select medical affairs projects within a specific compound or indication.


Roles and responsibilities:

  • Provide clinical/scientific and Medical Affairs expertise to a specific therapeutic area/program, the Medical Affairs team, and to the organization generally
  • Partner effectively with functions within Global Medical Affairs, including medical information; field medical; patient advocacy; health economics and outcomes research; medical education and grants; scientific and medical communications; and operations 
  • Establish and maintain productive relationships with critical cross-functional partners including Research and Development; Biostatistics/Data Management; Regulatory and Marketing  
  • Serve as a key contributor to develop and execute strategic and tactical medical plans that comprise an important part of the brand strategy and are aligned with the overall program and corporate objectives 
  • Develop and maintain disease area expertise to enable meaningful contributions to scientific engagements, evidence generation, medical information and publication planning and execution 
  • Contribute and provide expert review of medical content for medication information and medical education 
  • Contribute to the development and execution of a strategic and robust Global Medical Advisory Board Plan to inform disease burden, knowledge gaps and clinical practice patterns 
  • Develop and cultivate productive partnerships with relevant professional societies, key opinion leaders and patient groups 
  • Develop and drive Phase 3/4 studies and registries, as appropriate 
  • Review and approve Investigator-initiated studies 
  • Represent Daiichi Sankyo Global Medical Affairs both internally and externally through presentations at key internal meetings, presentation and/or support of presentations at Congresses and Medical Advisory Boards, and interactions with key investigators 
  • Perform all work with the commitment to compliance with relevant Codes of Practice, relevant SOPSs, and local regulations
  • Participate in a dynamic, interactive, team-oriented culture



Successful candidates will be able to meet the qualifications below with or without a reasonable accommodation.


  • PhD, PharmD or MD degree in a relevant scientific field
  • Minimum 5 to 8 years of professional medical affairs experience at Director level
  • Must have clinical trials expertise
  • Excellent knowledge of current clinical practices and therapeutic area background in Rare diseases, Oncology, Endocrinology, or other relevant area
  • Outstanding communication skills; able to Lead, influence and motivate others; show strategic ability to interface with multiple stakeholders
  • Able to navigate complex and difficult situations and exhibit solution-oriented approaches to challenges 
  • Possesses strong knowledge in and understanding of medical activities (including scientific communications, medical information, evidence generation), relating to the commercialization of rare diseases
  • Ability to travel (20%)



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.