Director Medical Affairs CV (Bempedoic Acid) (m/f/x)

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Date: 11-Feb-2019

Location: Munich, Germany, 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. The Group’s 2025 Vision is to become a “Global Pharma Innovator with Competitive Advantage in Oncology”. Our research and development is primarily focused on bringing forth novel therapies in oncology, including immuno-oncology. Our European headquarters are in Munich, Germany and we have affiliates in 12 European countries. For more information:



For our European headquarters in Munich we are seeking highly qualified candidates to fill the position:


Director Medical Affairs CV (m/f/x)



The Position:

The Director Medical Affairs CV (Bempedoic Acid) maximizes Daiichi Sankyo‘s value proposition of in-line and pipeline products through development, management and delivery of medical and scientific activities. His/her key responsibility will be the medical/scientific support of all launch activities regarding Bempedoic Acid, including giving input into developing and implementing pre launch and launch strategy as well as working closely with the market access function on the European value proposition. He/she is the key Daiichi Sankyo Europe expert to external and internal entities on medical and scientific issues related to Daiichi Sankyo’s products within his area of responsibility and ensures that all medical affairs activities are planned and conducted in an excellent manner contributing to Daiichi-Sankyo's goals.


Roles and responsibilities:

  • Plans and conducts medical and scientific activities according to all relevant rules, regulations and SOPs
  • Uses medical and scientific insight to support the development of regional and global strategies, plans and tactics
  • Collaborates effectively and efficiently across functions and provide medical-scientific input and judgment where appropriate
  • Co-develops affiliate guidance specifically on Medical Affairs topics in close cooperation with cross-functional international teams and lead/monitor the implementation
  • Drives management of KOL, professional societies and other key external stakeholders
  • Establishes a close, effective and efficient network of external and internal contacts to monitor and influence the development of medical-scientific opinions and beliefs as well as medical practice
  • Function as primary expert Medical Affairs contact for affiliates and external experts/customers
  • Presents and represents the established and newly developed evidence as well as Daiichi Sankyo medical-scientific concepts and beliefs with external and internal audiences
  • Provides critical scientific input to regional & local market access teams for value dossiers/HTAs of new cardiovascular drugs (i.e. Bempedoic Acid) to support reimbursement and launch in EU.


Professional experience and personal skills:

  • University degree in Medical Sciences or Life Sciences
  • At least a minimum of 5-8 years' working experience in Medical Affairs and working in an international matrix organization
  • Excellent English skills in written and spoken; fluency in a second major European language would be an advantage
  • Proven track record to manage multiple projects
  • Relevant experience in developing scientific material, the review processes, planning and organization of training and scientific exchange meetings
  • Experience in Cardiology/Thrombosis
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrable intercultural competency and ability to build effective working relationships (internal/external)
  • Proven track record of leadership skills, also in matrix organizations
  • Strong and proven willingness to perform
  • Strong analytical and cross-functional collaboration skills as well as passion for science


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.