Head of Medical Affairs Oncology - Germany (m/f/x)

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Date: 04-Jul-2019

Location: Munich, Germany, 81379

Company: Daiichi Sankyo Europe

Affiliate: Daiichi Sankyo Deutschland 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: www.daiichi-sankyo.eu.



For our German Daiichi Sankyo Organization we are seeking highly qualified candidates to fill the position:

Head of Medical Affairs Oncology - Germany (m/f/x)



The Position:

The Head of Oncology Medical Affairs – Germany’s primary role is the leadership, management, and accountability of the oncology Medical Management and Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs) team.

He/she will ensure the implementation of the regional oncology medical affairs strategy(s) to support the business plan and conduct all relevant medical affairs activities within the proper compliance law, ethical standards and company procedures.


Key responsibilities:

  • Recruit, develop and lead a team of Medical Science Liaison Manager (MSL) and Medical Manager/Advisor in line with company strategies, procedures and specifications, in order to enhance individual/team performance and team spirit
  • Develop and support a network of key opinion leaders and key decision makers in hospitals and assure appropriate follow-up in order to enhance visibility of the company and realize product acceptance and use; influence KOLs in preparing and delivering presentations and scientific contributions upon request, e.g. accompanies to international and national congresses and scientific events
  • Establish and maintain scientific relationships with local MSL teams and develop a strong understanding of territory specific healthcare systems and clinical practices related to patient care, disease management, treatment protocols, and research interests
  • Provide the appropriate scientific and medical affairs training to ensure high educational value
  • Act as a scientific resource for the local teams to support the Key Account teams when requested
  • Collaborates with the MSL teams, appropriate KAMs and the broader organization – in a seamless and efficient manner
  • Responsible for planning, execution, sharing of best practices, and insight generation related discussion in order to understand the breadth of insights, potential impact, and to encourage scientific exploration
  • Responsible and accountable for all budget activities of the team together with line & matrix managers
  • Develop and implement medical education programs across the scientific community
  • Support the development and implementation of clinical trials and registries as planned by the medical team at a local stage
  • Continuous engagement to improve Daiichi Sankyo capabilities building scientific knowledge and gathering competitive intelligence to enable effective decision-making, customer engagement and brand performance


Professional experience and personal skills:

  • Medical Doctorate (M.D.) degree “preferred” or advanced scientific training such as Ph.D. or PharmD. with appropriate therapeutic specialty in an academic or hospital environment in oncology. Completion of residency and/or fellowship in oncology area is highly preferred
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience as MSL lead in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Proven leadership skills in a cross-functional team environment
  • Good knowledge of clinical trial methodology, regulatory requirements, clinical trials such as Phase IV, IIS, IIT, EAP, etc.
  • Strong understanding of the pharmaceutical business
  • Must possess good oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills by acting as a role model for implementation of plans and tasks on commitment in time
  • Ability to build effective working relationships (internal/external), experienced in matrix work
  • Willingness to travel according to business needs
  • Fluency in English, oral and written communication



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.