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Medical Lead Vaccines, Ireland



Dublin, Ireland
Posted on Friday, October 6, 2023
  • Location: Dublin
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Hybrid – Dublin office

About the job

The Sanofi Vaccines Medical lead is a non-promotional Head Office role and part of Medical Affairs, focused on Sanofi vaccines and associated products. The function of this role is to support the Head of Medical UK/IRE & Switzerland in the execution of Medical Affairs strategies in Ireland.

Main responsibilities

  • Keeping up to date with IPHA Codes/regulatory changes and processes.
  • Apply compliance expertise to the Sanofi medical activities to ensure business needs are meet.
  • To help ensure that all relevant Sanofi Vaccines materials has been vetted through promomats before use.
  • Assist in the development of new claims for key brands.
  • To provide medical review / approval/certification of promotional materials for scientific meetings, symposia and other medical education activities.
  • To be accountable for the medical strategy and tactics of new product launches.
  • Assist in the defence of key claims and activities upon challenge by competitor companies.
  • Challenge competitor advertising as appropriate and assist in the preparation claims against competitors.
  • Approve and supervise non-interventional Sanofi Vaccines studies.
  • Provide medical expertise, advice, and information across the Sanofi Vaccines portfolio.
  • To be the accountable medical lead and expert for the relevant franchises.
  • Keep up to date with relevant medical/scientific developments.
  • Develop individual professional relationships with top local External Experts through non-promotional scientific dialogue pertinent to Sanofi Vaccines interests.
  • Help coordinate and assist in the medical teams with external expert relationships.
  • Lead/participate in medical and scientific forums (e.g. Advisory Boards) that involve (as relevant) local/regional/national KEEs.
  • Actively work on pipeline strategies and engage with external stakeholders.
  • Develop relationships with key local/regional/national professional societies and organisations.
  • Provide accurate clinical/technical information for SP products as one of the points of reference.
  • Contribute to new product development including global collaboration for clinical trials.
  • Be proactive in the identification of emerging trends, integrating them into the business strategies for launch and life cycle and assessment of the SP vaccines portfolio.
  • Proactively identify cross functional projects and best practices across the medical functions and non-medical functions (local, regional) and SP business units.
  • Actively work on pipeline strategies and engage with internal stakeholders.
  • Identify and implement KEE event planning aimed at credible, non-promotional, and informed scientific dialogue with key KEEs.
  • Provide leadership, mentoring and coaching to team members across the medical team as required.
  • Lead data generation studies with a clear publication plan.

About you

  • UK/IRE Registered and Licensed Heath care professional desired but extensive medical affairs experience is preferred.
  • Extensive experience of working in Ireland and/or UK and knowledge of UK /IRE pharmaceutical environment.
  • With or working towards a higher Medical/Scientific Qualification.
  • Extensive experience working as a final signatory or code Knowledge – at least 2 years.
  • Minimum clinical experience of having completed Core Medical Training is desired.
  • Specialist accreditation and/or be undertaking Pharmaceutical Medicine Specialist Training is desired.
  • 2 years plus Pharmaceutical Industry experience covering the leadership of a broad set of medical activities including clinical trials, medical affairs, compliance/ final signatory and external engagement.
  • Experience of setting, balancing and managing a budget to target is required.
  • Line management experience is desired.
  • Ability to lead, manage and develop teams.
  • Detailed knowledge of Regulatory guidelines, Medicines Act and the Human Medicines Regulations, ABPI Code of Practice and IPHA Code of Practice and standard operating procedures, and experience of their implementation within the business environment including final signatory status.
  • Principles and practice of medical affairs including clinical trial design, management, analysis and reporting, including GCP.
  • Preferred knowledge of specific products and related therapeutic areas, including key opinion leaders.
  • Knowledge of the structure and management of the NHS and or HSE.

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