Associate Director, US Medical Affairs, Office of Grants & Education in Basking Ridge, NJ at DSI

Date Posted: 9/19/2020

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Join a Legacy of Innovation 110 Years and Counting!

With over 100 years of scientific expertise and a presence in more than 20 countries, Daiichi Sankyo and its 15,000 employees around the world draw upon a rich legacy of innovation and a robust pipeline of promising new medicines to help people. In addition to a strong portfolio of medicines for hypertension and thrombotic disorders, under the Group’s 2025 Vision to become a “Global Pharma Innovator with a Competitive Advantage in Oncology,” Daiichi Sankyo research and development is primarily focused on bringing forth novel therapies in oncology, including immuno-oncology, with additional focus on new horizon areas, such as pain management, neurodegenerative diseases, heart and kidney diseases, and other rare diseases.

Job Summary:

The Associate Director (AD) for Independent Medical Education (IME) will work within the US Medical Affairs organization, empowered to develop the Therapeutic Area (TA) medical education strategies and objectives in close collaboration with Medical Information & Education and Medical Research & Strategy teams (including but not limited to medical team leads and their functional representatives). The AD will contribute to Daiichi Sankyo’s mission by leading conversations across functional teams (i.e. Grant Review Committees) around the grant and/or project decisions that meet the strategies and objectives created to address the needs of the medical and scientific community.


Internal Strategy and Operations
  • In conjunction with the Director OG&E develop the annual TA educational strategy and grant budget
  • Lead all TA educational needs assessment projects including developing the strategic goals, vendor selections and any internal reporting of needs assessments across the organization
  • Lead the development of Request for Proposals (RFPs) seeking input from TA medical and scientific team leads, and various other Medical Affairs members as determined appropriate
  • Design and implement internal communication plans to share educational and project outcomes metrics for the assigned therapeutic area(s)
  • Manage the strategic review, approval, and evaluation of educational grants, implementing decisions in a fiscally responsible manner, ensuring alignment with strategy and objectives, and making budget adjustments in response to changing business needs
  • Closely track and observe key IME initiatives
  • Analyze the final evaluation reports from grant recipients, effectively translating and communicating results across the organization
External Strategy and Operations
  • Serve as the IME TA strategic point-person for interacting with grant requestors (i.e. academic institutions, professional societies, medical education providers) and internal partners including grant review teams
  • In partnership with the Director, represent Daiichi Sankyo at the appropriate educational conferences
Successful candidates will be able to meet the qualifications below with or without a reasonable accommodation.

  • Must have a BA/BS with a preference toward a master’s in arts, Business, or Sciences, a PharmD, PhD, or MD, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of 5+ years of experience in Medical Affairs (or a direct relevant comparison) with expertise in Oncology and Medical Education a plus. Proven track record of working successfully with cross-functional teams, as well as collaborating with/and influencing leadership.
  • Ability to travel domestically.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Firm grasp of pharmaceutical industry and relevant areas that impact it
  • Results-driven, strong analytical skills, strategic thinking, and possessing good business acumen
  • Experience in collaborating with others to bring tasks/projects to completion
  • Highly proficient in recognizing learning needs, prioritizing work, multi-tasking and working in fast‑paced environment
  • Knowledge in standards (ACCME and otherwise) that regulate IME; Knowledge of all applicable regulations and laws, including OIG, PhRMA Code, FDA/OPDP etc.
  • Knowledge of the context in the changing healthcare marketplace, including depth of understanding in Quality Payment Programs and other health system measures
  • Skilled and open to further development in coaching, mentoring and developing others around the mission and vision of this role; building organizational capabilities; advancing organizational effectiveness; and setting future direction.
  • Must be adept at relationship management, negotiating, influencing without authority
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with, and positively influence leaders across functions
Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.