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Senior Director, Global Medical Communications

Department: Global Medical Affairs
Location: Incyte Corporate Headquarters

Job Summary  (Primary function)
This position is responsible for the creation and oversight of scientific and medical content, as well as provision of international (non-US) Medical Communications leadership within the Global Medical Affairs (GMA) Department, ensuring the timely and high-quality delivery of medical, scientific and technical information and data to a wide variety of external customers across all approved and investigational products in the company portfolio. The position reports directly to the VP & Head, GMA.

Preference will be given to a US based HQ candidates; Geneva based candidates will be considered

Essential Functions of the Job  (Key responsibilities)
• Ensuring high quality and expediency in the development and distribution of medical, scientific and technical information to both internal and external customers to provide accurate, useful and timely information, while meeting appropriate legal, regulatory and other company requirements
• Ensuring access to a wide array of established scientific and medical information resources within company electronic document repositories and data-banks (incl. data on file [DOF], technical dossiers, study protocols, publications and scientific communications/ presentations, Company Core Data Sheets [CCDS], investigator’s brochures [IB’s], etc.); also, maintaining, updating and managing such repositories/ data-banks, as pertinent to the needs of internal and external customers
• Setting and managing a Global Medical Information System (contracted resource) and providing leadership and oversight for its optimal function
• Setting and managing an appropriate budget for Global Scientific Content Creation & management as well as Global Medical Information/ External Communications activities.

Internal Scientific & Medical Content Leadership
• Leads Scientific & Medical Content planning, implementation and & operational oversight to support Global Medical Leads and appropriate internal stakeholders (e.g. IR, Corporate Comms, Clinical Development, Regions)
• Ensures quality and consistency of Scientific & Medical Content deliverables through shared best practices, standardization of processes and systems and judicious resource allocation
• Anticipation, resource planning and preparedness for future departmental needs.
• Leads Scientific & Medical Content support for scientific communications related to new products/ pipeline (incl. mechanism of action/ mechanism of disease data, translational research results, etc)
• Works closely with the Publications GMA team, clinical research scientists & program leaders (M.D.s) in Clinical Development, basic/ translational scientists in Discovery/ Biology, product leads in Global Product Strategy (GPS), as well as engaged scientific communications agencies/ vendors to ensure alignment of Scientific & Medical Content with scientific/ medical ‘statements’ and new product ‘narratives’

Global Medical Information System Leadership
• Ensures the delivery of up-to-date, relevant and accurate medical, scientific and technical information to a wide variety of internal stakeholders, including the Clinical Development (both HQ- and EU-based), GPS, Business Development & Licensing, IT, Regulatory Affairs, Corporate Communications, HEOR, Investor Relations and Legal, country- or region-based colleagues (both commercial and medical), as well as various external customers
• Is capable to interact directly or indirectly professionally with a wide spectrum of external customers, including Key External Experts (KEEs), academic and medical/scientific professionals, patient advocacy groups, CROs, medical education & med info system (MIS) vendors, information product and services suppliers, advertising and PR agencies, recruitment agencies, as well as professional bodies focused on information professionals within the pharmaceutical industry (e.g., Drug Information Association [DIA] and Pharmaceutical Information and Pharmacovigilance Association [PIPA])
• Leads Global Med Info participation in medical/ scientific exchange material review process
• Leads Global Med Info participation in Global promotional material review process
• Maintains expertise in relevant national promotional review guidelines and regulatory standards
• Leads Med Info interaction with other Global Medical, Legal and/or Regulatory stakeholders and leads formulation of Global Medical position in promotional review process in collaboration with GMA leadership
• Provides leadership in Med Info participation in issues management and external communications, including congress/ conference-associates Q&A/ FAQ documents, press releases and investor communications - as necessary
• Oversees Med Info support for Global Value Dossier review & maintenance - as necessary
• Benchmarks Global Med Info services and resources against industry standards
• Creates a functional culture and positive working environment that develops staff proficiency and potential through proactive identification of training and developmental opportunities
• Ensures consistency in statements within Medical Info material through the development of such documents, so that they are a. aligned with pipeline scientific statements and new product profiles (as applicable) and b. optimally designed to answer medical questions/ queries on products from ex-US (international) customers
• Holds a strong working knowledge of all legal and regulatory requirements, Codes of Practice and company policies and guidelines, relating to the provision of an Global Medical Information Service (G-MIS)
• Collaborates seamlessly with US Medical Information Services (US-MIS) to ensure maximal alignment

Being a Scientific Resource and Strategy Implementation Partner within GMA
• Develops, applies, monitors, collates and reports all necessary metrics for deliverables under own purview
• Evaluates, leads, and demonstrates Medical Information services and products to maximize value-added support and raise awareness of services to all stakeholders
• Prioritizes the purchase of information products and services to ensure alignment with business needs and effective use of budgetary resources
• Prepares, justifies, and delivers Medical Information & Scientific Content Management annual budget and personnel/ agency-vendor support requirements in order to meet annual objectives
• Has the ability to mentor, train, and supervise Global Medical Information System agency/ vendor personnel, and other Medical Info associates, as well as has the capacity to delegate projects and work-streams to future direct report(s) for essentially all areas of own responsibility

Qualifications (Minimal acceptable level of education, work experience, and competency)
• Advanced degree in Life Sciences (e.g., Ph.D.) or Pharmacy sciences (e.g., Pharm.D.), or equivalent is required
• Minimum 7 years’ experience in the field of Scientific Content and Medical Information & Communications is required
• Minimum 3 years’ experience in management/ being team leader strongly preferred
• Experience in Global/ International Medical Information System/ Service (G-MIS) operational management and strategy development and execution
• Experience in medical scientific exchange (e.g., MSL slide decks) material review management and execution at a global level
• Experience in promotional material (e.g., Global Master Visual Aids, Global Promotional Data Slides) review management and execution at a global level
• In-depth understanding of legal requirements, regulatory issues, codes of practice and guidelines as relevant to: a. the provision of Medical Information and medical data communication and scientific exchange, as well as b. the provision of promotional material review services
• In-depth understanding of the specialized databases for the scientific community
• Proven high level of competence with computers as well as document management, storage and retrieval systems (such as internet-residing databases/ data-banks) is essential
• Demonstrated success in developing effective solutions to complex problems is required
• Demonstrated ability to understand the operating principles of the various functions within a GMA organization, and the prerequisites and implications of successful medical support of global-scope projects and initiatives
• Recognized ability to respond to urgent timelines is essential
• Documented skills of interaction with external collaborators/ agencies/ company customers are a must
• Superior adoption of techniques and demonstration of skills aiming to maximize customer-centricity are essential
• Must have demonstrated success in establishing successful working relationships with a diverse range of internal and external key stakeholders
• Must be a dependable self-starter; must be capable of working independently on multiple projects and prioritize tasks
• Must possess excellent organization skills, and be able to operate effectively in a heavily metricized, matrix-type organization, where a demanding workload requires balancing multiple responsibilities simultaneously
• Must possess excellent communication and interpersonal interaction skills.

If based in the US, travel is estimated up to approximately 30-40%. If based in Geneva, travel is estimated at 20-25%.

Travel will include – but will not be limited to: major U.S. and international conferences (to support Global Medical Information activities), global advisory boards, as well as annual internal company meetings (e.g., GMA training sessions and Departmental Summits)

Disclaimer:  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications.  Management reserves the right to change or modify such duties as required.

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