Head of Medical Affairs Specialty Medicine (m/f/x)

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Date: 27-Apr-2021

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. 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: www.daiichi-sankyo.eu.


For our headquarter in Munich we are seeking highly qualified candidates to fill the position of


Head of Medical Affairs Specialty Medicine (m/f/x)


Purpose of the function:


The Head of Medical Affairs Specialty Medicine (m/f/x) leads the development and execution of the European medical strategies for Daiichi-Sankyo’s cardiovascular portfolio. Responsible for maximizing Daiichi Sankyo‘s value proposition of in-line and pipeline products through development, management and delivery of medical and scientific activities. 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, and also is accountable/responsible for leading implementation and overseeing the execution of CV medical strategies.


Key responsibilities:


  • Plans and conducts medical and scientific activities according to all relevant rules, regulations and SOPs
  • Manages indirectly the European medical affairs organizations in the countries
  • Integrates medical and scientific insight into 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
  • Leads the European Medical Affairs Organization in the Antithrombotic & CV environments


Personal skills and professional experience:


  • We are looking for someone who has a Medical Degree, ideally additional training and board certification in Cardiology
  • The successful candidate will have a minimum of 11 years' experience within the pharmaceutical and/or clinical research industry, and minimum 5 years' experience in a Medical Director, ideally in the cardiovascular area
  • Candidate needs to be able to communicate fluently in both written and spoken English and one other European language
  • IT literacy (standard applications) is required
  • A pro-active Medical Affairs professional and understand Medical Affairs as a function which is predominantly focused on patient access to our products is required  
  • The values Integrity, Accountability and Team Work are integral part of the candidate professional attitude. You have excellent listening and communication skills


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.