Director Medical Affairs Oncology (m/f/x)

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Date: 19-Oct-2020

Location: Munich, Germany, 81379

Company: Daiichi Sankyo Europe


Legal Entity: 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 headquarter in Munich we are seeking highly qualified candidates to fill the position:


Director Medical Affairs Oncology (m/f/x)


Purpose of the function:

The Director Medical Affairs Oncology maximizes Daiichi Sankyo‘s value proposition of in-line and pipeline products through development, management and delivery of medical and scientific activities. She/he is the key Daiichi Sankyo Europe expert to external and internal entities on medical and scientific issues related to Daiichi Sankyo’s products within her/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.


Role 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
  • Collaborate 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 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
  • Present and represent the established and newly developed evidence as well as Daiichi Sankyo medical-scientific concepts and beliefs with external and internal audiences
  • In close collaboration with relevant internal stakeholders, actively contributes to planning and execution of interventional and non-interventional studies to fully exploit the medical value of Daiichi Sankyo’s products.
  • Lead the crossfunctional European Medical Team with key representattives from European Affiliates
  • Provides strategic guidance and represents Eu medical affairs in the Global Medical Affairs Team 


Personal skills and professional experience:

  • University degree in Life Science or Medical Science
  • 2 - 3 years of experience in pharmaceutical or healthcare industry desirable
  • Experience of working in global environment
  • Excellent personal and intercultural skills paired with the ability to work cross functionally in a multinational organization
  • Ability to develop and maintain good relationships, gain the trust of others, challenge views and present and argue cases in a professional and respectful manner
  • Solution and detail-oriented; well organized and self-motivated 
  • Ability to work in English 
  • Negotiation skills in written and spoken English and one other European language


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.