National Liaison Lead - Respiratory
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Wilmington, DE 19806
At AstraZeneca we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the utmost integrity even in the most difficult situations because we are committed to doing the right thing. We continuously forge partnerships that help pursue world-class medicines in new ways, combining our people’s exceptional skills with those of people from all over the globe.
As a National Liaison Lead – Respiratory, you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives. AstraZeneca holds a unique position in respiratory disease, including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), with a range of differentiated potential medicines in development, and by leveraging novel combinations, biologics, and devices. The pipeline also has a number of promising assets in inflammatory and autoimmune diseases within areas such as systemic lupus and eosinophilic inflammation.
The National Liaison Lead – Respiratory is responsible for the development and execution of the field Medical Affairs strategy in support of the organization’s business strategy and objectives, working closely with the Therapeutic Area VP. The National Liaison Lead – Respiratory is also accountable for leading and managing Field Medical Affairs resources in collaboration across the Respiratory Therapeutic Area (TA), and delivering on the Medical Plan for Respiratory marketed products and medicines in development.
As National Liaison Lead – Respiratory, you are accountable for leadership and direction of a Respiratory Field Medical Team, including leadership of a therapeutic area strategy, leadership of first-line managers, optimization of resources, best practice sharing, planning and alignment of priorities. As a member of the Medical Affairs Therapeutic Area Leadership Team, you will contribute to the development of the Therapeutic Area strategy and objectives. You will represent the Field Medical Team on the Medical Affairs Therapeutic Area Leadership Team to ensure Field Medical Objectives are incorporated into the Therapeutic Area Strategy.
Additionally, you will be accountable for the integration and management of to ensure that Field Medical deliverables are met or exceeded based on predefined quantitative and qualitative metrics. You will enable best practice sharing and consistent use of commonly defined processes, tools, and templates across the other Therapeutic areas and ensure the team is compliant with all guidelines and policies.
In this exciting role, you will facilitate timely and effective decision-making within the Therapeutic Area Team; support the collaboration with key stakeholders to identify creative and innovative approaches to scientific information delivery; lead and manage change initiatives to enable positive business outcomes; and serve as a role model fostering personal accountability and ownership of individual and team success.
As National Liaison Lead – Respiratory, you will demonstrate broad business acumen by effectively analyzing the evolving landscape and utilizing timely insights to inform Field Medical resource needs. You will effectively manage change through ongoing strategic planning and effectively anticipate and resolve risks/issues that can impact the business.
The National Liaison Lead – Respiratory is the key interface between the needs of the US Health Care Practitioners, other Clinical Decision Makers, and Brand Team through interactions with all Medical Affairs functions; works with BioPharmaceuticals Medical colleagues to ensure US alignment on global strategy, execution, and best in class practices.
As a People Manager, in this role you will be expected to create a motivating team culture that encourages continued growth and provides consistent recognition while challenging the team for continuous self-development in their current role and for future opportunities.
+ Doctorate in Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Medicine, or other relevant scientific discipline
+ Minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in pharmaceutical industry, preferably in Medical Affairs or Clinical Development
+ Experience leading Field Medical teams
+ Experience with product medical strategy development and execution
+ Demonstrated experience in drug information communication
+ Thorough knowledge of FDA requirements
+ Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
+ Strong knowledge of medical strategy, clinical development, and Field Medical areas
+ Knowledge of health outcomes
+ Ability to manage a diverse group of responsibilities
+ Ability to work effectively in a cross-functional team environment
+ 3+ years of pharmaceutical Field Medical experience
+ 3+ years of experience in a strategy-setting role within Medical Affairs
+ Strong experience/knowledge in Respiratory therapeutic area
Primary Location: Wilmington, DE (Headquarters), with 25-50% travel
Secondary Location: Field-based (will result in >50% travel)
Travel Expectations: Due to the large number of HQ-based interactions demanded of the National Liaison Lead, this role will ideally be HQ-based (Wilmington, DE), however, field-based candidates will be considered.