Senior Director Global Medical Affairs Oncology (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:


We are seeking highly qualified candidates to fill the position of


Senior Director Global Medical Affairs Oncology (m/f/x)


The Position:

For our Global Medical Affairs team located in the US and in EU, we are looking for a Medical Affairs leader for an assigned compound under the supervision and leadership of the Global Medical Affairs (GMA) Franchise Head.

The Senior Director Global Medical Affairs Oncology develops the GMA strategy and tactical plan as part of the Global Brand Strategic Plan and leads the execution of the activities in the GMA plan including Launch Readiness and Life Cycle Management. The position may have direct reports.


Roles and responsibilities:

Responsible for the development of the Global Medical Affairs strategy and medical objectives for the assigned compound and leads development, execution of the Global Medical Affairs plan and budget management  including activities related to evidence generation, scientific engagement and communication as part of Launch Readiness activities and life cycle management from a medical perspective.
Serves as Global Medical Affairs Team (GMAT) Lead, to gain strategic and planning alignment across the matrix team consisting of regional medical affairs and core GMA functions. Represents medical affairs function as a member of the various cross-functional forums including, Publications Planning, Clinical and Safety sub-teams, Global Brand Team, and Global Product Team to inform clinical development, commercialization, market access, and other cross-functional strategic discussions. Lead the team with sleeves rolled up, model the way and enable the team to act.


Provides medical leadership to

  • GMA clinical operations teams as part of evidence generation forums and study teams for Local/Regional Medical Affairs company sponsored study concepts as needed. Partners with RWE strategy and Biomarker/CDx leads on related integrated evidence generation strategies and activities as part of the GMA Plan. Provides medical review of expanded access programs (EAP) and, investigator-initiated studies (IIS) as part of a Global IIS Review Committee, for assigned compound.
  • Collaborates across GMA functions to develop, review, and align on key scientific communications and medical information response documents within legal and compliance regulations. Leads internal stakeholder medical education activities related to the compound data. In partnership with Medical Intelligence and Congress Planning leads, communicates and educates on related competitor data.
  • Provides medical leadership in scientific engagement activities with key external stakeholders such as advisory boards, investigator interactions, congress activities, peer to peer discussions with key thought leaders. Provides medical support for scientific symposium and medical congresses within legal and compliance regulations.
  • Works with Patient Advocacy leads and Grants office to incorporate the patient voice and define external medical education strategies for independent grants, respectively.
  • Provides input into publication strategy, data gap analysis, and tactical planning as part of the overall GMA plan. Reviews and approves abstracts, manuscripts, and other data disclosure documents.
  • Manage budgets and resources efficiently for GMA supported activities within the GMA plan, in collaboration with GMA Franchise Head.



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


Required Experience and Skills

  • Doctorate required, PhD, PharmD, or MD 
  • Must have oncology experience, specifically in solid tumors 
  • 10+ years pharma, minimum of 5 years of (in-house) medical affairs experience, global preferred
  • Previous overall responsibility and accountability for multiple indications of one or more compounds and related GMA plan/budget for related MA activities 
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and influence others internally and externally 
    • Experience leading matrix medical teams (e.g. GMAT) and representing medical on cross-functional leadership teams (e.g. Global Product Team, Global Brand Team, etc.)
    • Relationships with key opinion leaders
  • Proven ability to manage multiple priorities at one time
  • Fluent in English
  • Ability to travel within EU and the US

Preference Skills

  • Knowledge of ADC or other biologics, or small molecules
  • Demonstrated experience working with an alliance partner company 



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.