Associate Director/ Director, GMA Oncology, Scientific Engagement in Basking Ridge, NJ at DSI

Date Posted: 4/30/2021

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Join a Legacy of Innovation 110 Years and Counting!

Daiichi Sankyo Group is dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical therapies to improve standards of care and address diversified, unmet medical needs of people globally by leveraging our world-class science and technology. With more than 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 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, as well as other research areas centered around rare diseases and immune disorders.

Job Summary:
The Associate Director/ Director , GMA Oncology, Scientific Engagement is responsible for the execution of activities in support of Global Medical Affairs Scientific Engagement strategies and plan for the assigned compound and therapeutic area (TA), under the guidance of the Director, GMA Oncology Scientific Engagement, Global Medical Affairs Team (GMAT) Lead, and/or relevant Heads of Scientific Engagement & Communications/Franchise.
Oversee the management and execution of activities in support of Scientific Engagement strategies and plans for the respective compound and Solid Tumor therapeutic area (TA). This position is responsible for combining understanding of the medical landscape and insights from key external healthcare stakeholders to create comprehensive scientific engagement plans to support the overall business strategy. Leverages in depth medical knowledge to provide insights and support to the cross-functional Global Medical Affairs team including TA lead, medical information & education, patient advocacy, and publications, as well as other internal partners. Provide management support to junior team members. Establishes key strategic relationships and partnerships with the external healthcare community to enable flow of information from/to medical community. Responsible for Scientific Engagement strategies for the TA, in alignment with the GMA Oncology TA strategy.

  • Development and execution of Global Key External Experts (KEE) engagement strategy and operational plan. Management and updating of KEE mapping and engagement plans, and related systems used for global coordination of medical activities.
  • Support coordination of Global scientific engagements (KEE, patient advocacy, professional society, and other HCP stakeholders) at major congresses, in collaboration with Global Medical Affairs Team leads, regional and country medical leads, and other relevant internal cross-functional stakeholders. This includes alignment with Global Marketing, R&D, and Cancer Enterprise stakeholders.
  • Support management of Vendor activities and tracking of milestones for payments of activities related to these GMA scientific engagement projects.
  • Management of activities supported by grants & sponsorships, such as external medical education (CME, standalone or industry-sponsored symposia). Completion and submission of related legal and compliance applications and associated follow up with requestors.
  • Responsible for the execution of global medical Advisory Boards and/or other input-seeking medical activities in alignment with GMAT lead.
  • Support management of Vendor activities and tracking of milestones for payments of activities related to GMA input-seeking projects.
  • Manage consistent collection of medical insights from key global/regional/local medical activities for assigned TA in coordination with GMAT lead and other relevant cross-functional stakeholders and collate for reporting to key stakeholders and to help inform the overall medical plan for the respective TA.
  • Support creation of standard operating procedures as it relates to Global Medical Affairs Scientific Engagement activities across the Oncology therapeutic area. Ensure all strategies, tactics, and activities are compliant with DS policies.
Qualifications: Successful candidates will be able to meet the qualifications below with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Required Experience and Skills
Associate Director: Minimum 4 or more years in pharma at local, regional and/or Global level with BS/MS
Director: PhD/PharmD, minimum 5 years’ experience in pharma at local, regional and/or of global pharmaceutical (or equivalent) industry experience in a project lead or program management. Minimum of 7 years required. in global pharmaceutical (or equivalent) industry experience in a project lead or program management.
Both should have experience working extensively with the MS suite of products (Project, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, and Word)

Preference Skills
  • Strong knowledge of current clinical practice in Oncology / Hematology / Solid Tumor other relevant disease areas
  • Strong knowledge in and understanding of scientific engagement activities (including advisory boards, symposia, etc.)
  • Ability to effectively engage external stakeholders across a broad range of audiences and activities
  • Ability to manage and optimize resources and budget to meet business needs; have excellent project management skills
  • Provide medical expertise to ensure successful product launches across functions
  • Lead and manage different activities
  • Build strong internal and external relationships with diverse stakeholders that maximize alignment and organizational effectiveness
  • Display enterprise leadership in all aspects of the role by gaining alignment across functions and divisions
  • Integrate medical expertise with commercial perspective Expertly manage ambiguity and complex situations
  • Internal Budget Accountability, strong collaboration/relationship management skills, organizational/planning skills, presentation skills (oral/written), ability to prioritize and influence without authority, customer focused and results oriented

    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.