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Medical Manager, Neuroscience

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Req ID 2206225 Category Sales Division AbbVie

Medical Manager, Neuroscience (Australia)

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

Represent the affiliate’s medical/scientific voice of expertise for assigned marketed and pipeline product(s) and relevant therapeutic area(s).  Provide medical / scientific expert advice / guidance to key customers for assigned products and relevant therapeutic areas, including scientific exchange and professional relationship development with key thought leaders / external experts.  Provide medical / scientific input into Medical Affairs strategies for the affiliate medical department and commercial plans, as required, and medical / scientific support for medical department activities under the overall direction of the Affiliate Medical Director.  Provide medical affairs support to cross-functional affiliate teams.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and maintain in depth knowledge for assigned product(s) / relevant therapeutic area(s) through attendance / participation at key internal meetings/training sessions, relevant congresses, and seminars and by regular self-study of the national/international literature.
  • Provide expert medical/scientific advice for assigned products and related therapeutic areas, including responding to requests for scientific/technical information; contribute to the development and medical and scientific accuracy of core dossiers generated by the medical department (i.e. pricing and reimbursement dossiers, HEOR dossiers, medical information packs, clinical expert reviews etc.).
  • Establish and maintain professional and credible relationships with key thought leaders / external experts and academic centers; this will involve participating in scientific congresses, coordinating advisory boards, round-table meetings, discussion fora etc.
  • Deliver scientific presentations and medical education programs to healthcare professionals individually or in groups (meetings, clinical sessions, etc.), where appropriate.
  • Screen relevant literature and other information from relevant scientific societies meetings and conferences and develop summaries of key messages for use within the Company (e.g. key areas of scientific/company interest, new trends in diagnosis, monitoring and treatments in the therapeutic area, etc.)
  • Deliver training to sales forces and other departments; develop and update relevant training materials.
  • Clinical Research Activities:
    1. Design and implement clinical research projects within defined standards and budgets (e.g. Phase IV, post marketing clinical activities such as registry/database projects, epidemiological surveys, and PMOS studies).
    2. Provide the required oversight to manage review, approval and conduct of IIS studies.
    3. Support the affiliate Clinical Research Department in the management of clinical studies, as appropriate (e.g. review new clinical study protocols, identifying potential investigators/sites, conducting feasibility surveys).
  •  Review and preparation of promotional material. Ensure the medical/ scientific content is correct and fully compliant with Abbvie’s internal policies and guidelines
  • Provide medical/scientific input into marketing strategy and key commercial initiatives, as required. Monitor the environment for competitive intelligence (e.g. product strategies, studies, commercial messages, positioning, etc.) and communicate, where appropriate, within the Company.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable national laws and regulations, guidelines, codes of conduct, AbbVie’s policies and procedures and accepted standards of best practice.


ACCOUNTABILITY & SCOPE: 

  • Provide input, as required, into the development of product or TA specific strategic medical affairs plans for the affiliate medical department and local commercial plans; collaborate and partner with local business partners to ensure that medical activities for assigned products / therapeutic areas are aligned with local business-related strategic plans.
  • Ensure that local medical affairs implementation plans for assigned products / therapeutic areas are executed efficiently.
  • Ensure adherence to all applicable national laws and regulations, guidelines, codes of conduct, AbbVie standards, policies and procedures.
  • Operate as a scientific interface and resource to HCPs/Customer(s), Health Care Institutions, External Experts, and professional associations regarding assigned AbbVie Products or Products in Development.
  • Provide specialist medical/scientific strategic input and operational support of core activities such as local clinical research, HCP/Customer interactions, generation and communication of clinical and scientific data, educational initiatives and patient safety for assigned products / therapeutic areas.


INTERNAL / EXTERNAL CONTACTS AND INTERACTIONS:

  • Affiliate medical personnel:  Clinical Research Manager, Clinical Operations Manager, Medical Advisers; Medical Information team / specialists; affiliate pharmacovigilance / drug safety personnel; Scientific Project Managers.
  • Marketing and Sales personnel for assigned product and therapeutic area; Market access teams; Affiliate Brand teams Leads and members.
  • Affiliate Government Affairs; Affiliate Public Affairs; Regulatory Affairs.
  • Global Medical Information; Global HEOR.
  • Library Information Resources.
  • Regionally and HQ based Therapeutic Area medical affairs teams
  • Area/Regional commercial Staff / Brand Team members
  • International Medical Affairs teams.
  • Project/Medical Directors and Clinical Teams within Clinical Development and Global Medical Affairs.
  • Healthcare personnel, Investigators, External Experts.
  • Institutions and Scientific or Medical Societies.
  • Hospitals and Local Regulatory Authorities.
     

AUTHORITY AND REPORTING LINES:

  • This position typically reports into the Associate Director, Medical Affairs

LOCATION:

  • This function is based in the Sydney office.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Medical Degree or Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline or higher.
  • Experience working in a pharmaceutical industry and general knowledge on drug development and clinical research an advantage.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Keen interest in developing and maintaining expert knowledge for assigned therapeutic area/product and in medical research in general.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication and presentation skills.
  • Fluency in written and oral English is highly desirable in order to facilitate communications between the affiliate medical department, Regional and International Medical Affairs and other AbbVie functional staff.
  • High customer orientation
  • Strong commitment to compliance with the relevant rules and procedures, and to scientific quality and integrity
  • Collaborative, team-oriented approach, able to develop and support relationships across an organization as well as with key external stakeholders and the healthcare community at large. Experience being an active contributor to cross-functional teams and/or working in matrix organizations will be an advantage. Works independently: limited guidance/oversight. Works broadly across functions to facilitate and support the affiliate’s medical and clinical activities, as necessary.
  • Sound judgment, strong planning and organizational skills, and the ability to get things done. Demonstrated strong sense of urgency.

LEADERSHIP ATTRIBUTES:

  • All for One AbbVie
  • Clear and Courageous
  • Decide Smart and Sure
  • Agile and Accountable
  • Make Possibilities Real
Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time
Job Type: Experienced
Schedule: Part-time
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