Medical Manager - Thrombosis

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Date: 04-May-2021

Location: Uxbridge , United Kingdom, UB8 1DH

Company: Daiichi Sankyo Europe

Legal Entity: Daiichi Sankyo UK Ltd


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 hypertension and thrombotic disorders, the Group’s 2025 vision is to become a “Global Pharma Innovator with Competitive Advantage in Oncology”. Our European headquarters are in Munich, Germany and we have affiliates in 12 European countries. For more information:

Salary: £80,000 - £100,000 per annum depending on experiance plus car allowance

Hours:  Full time, head office based (Uxbridge)

Location: Head Office based, with a need to travel to various locations across the UK and internationally depending on business need.


Purpose: To provide internal and external medical support by being an expert on product, patient treatment trends and scientific activities within the disease area, ensuring compliance with SOP’s as well as legal and ethical standards. 


Accountabilities / Measures:

Leading a brand aligned medical affairs team.

•    Ensuring close collaboration with the Marketing Brand team.
•    Participate and be an active member in the allocated Brand team in order to provide medical input into the development and execution of the brand strategy.
•    Ensure local strategies are aligned with European strategies.
•    Be an active member of the European medical team, thus ensuring that UK needs are represented at a European and Global level. 
•    Ensure appropriate participation in European/global studies.
•    Identify and follow up Post maketing trials., manage Investigator Initiated studies, co-ordinating budget and communication to the European medical team.
•    Manage and co-ordinate medical brand budgets liaising with finance as required.
•    Provide scientific support to marketing and regulatory plans based on analysis of medical literature and other information. 
•    Collaborate with other medical functions to ensure aligned strategy.
•    Maintain direct contact with external experts to gather insights and input on treatments/Disease Area and develop strong peer to peer scientific partnerships with them in order to assess unmet needs.
•    Provide medical input for compounds in development.


Provides expert support relating to product, patient treatment trends and scientific activities within disease areas. 

•    Continuously updates knowledge of products, patient treatment trends and scientific activities within the allocated disease area.
•    Provides clear, concise and appropriately tailored communications relevant to the audience and the subject matter to ensure a positive outcome. 
•    Communicate medical benefits for all products within the disease area in an accurate, balanced, fair objective manner. 
•    Maintain and upload appropriate news items on appropriate media. 
•    Provide timely and informative responses to scientific enquiries from external customers and internal partners which accurately reflect scientific data. 
•    Prepare and/or contribute as appropriate to the initial and ongoing medical/scientific disease area and product-specific training of employees (salesforce, MSLs etc) in collaboration with the CFR Development team, enabling the field sales teams to understand and convey the scientific benefits of a Brand appropriately in a medically accurate and compliant manner. 


Assess promotional materials to ensure that all claims are supported by scientific data and presented in an accurate, fair and balanced manner, ensuring compliance with SOP’s as well as legal and ethical standards.

•    Ensure compliance with SOPs, GCP, GMP and ICH as well as legal and ethical standards.
•    Assess and review all promotional materials to ensure that all claims are supported by scientific data and are presented in a fair, accurate and balanced way in compliance with the ABPI Code of Practice. 
•    Review European created materials/programmes, assess and ensure local applicability. 
•    Act as a role model who demonstrates consistent ethical and professional behaviour at all times.
•    Alert Medical Director and / or Compliance Director of any compliance issues.
•    Ensure all communications to sales force are accurate and approved in accordance with the ABPI code requirements.Record all deviations in the appropriate log, analysing tends and taking action to remedy.


Lead and manage the Brand Medical Advisors  to maximise engagement  and performance.

•    Constantly monitor, coach and develop the performance of each team member in an appropriate, effective and timely way, ensuring that high potential team members are identified and supported and any performance issues are addressed. 
•    Appropriate objectives and targets are agreed with team members in advance and are monitored and reviewed on a regular basis.
•    Ensure continuous development of own and team,  product and therapy area knowledge.
•    Responsible for maintaining your clinical knowledge and in doing so ensure that key information is communicated throughout Daiichi Sankyo UK accurately and timely.  


Technical/Professional Knowledge:



•    GMC Registered Physician or registered pharmacist with a higher degree. 
•    Significant experience of working as a medical signatory in the UK environment.
•    Evidence of gaining healthcare professional insight. 
•    Ability to quickly and comprehensively learn about new therapy areas and environments.
•    Knowledge of statistical methods.
•    Proven experience of the ABPI Code of practice and involvement in the copy approval process. 
•    Experience of working in cross functional teams and providing medical input into brand strategy.
•    Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships both internally and externally at all levels within the business. 
•    Demonstrated ability to write scientific publications. 
•    Knowledge of pricing issues and experience of contribution to HTA dossiers.
•    Complete knowledge of country regulations e.g. MHRA, Good Phamacovigilance Practice.
•    Advanced presentation skills.
•    Ability to travel within the UK. 


•    Previous experience of leading and managing teams.
•    Experience in the CV and thrombosis Disease Area.
•    Innovative approaches to managing external customers and internal partners.
•    Leading edge approaches to capturing customer insight.
•    Knowledge of key markets research terms and modes of analysis. 
•    Knowledge of clinical trial design and process. 

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.