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RD Medical Lead Eurasia



Istanbul, İstanbul, Turkey
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

Job title: RD Medical Lead Eurasia

About the job

Our Team:

The Medical Team Eurasia at Sanofi is a high-performing team of Medical leaders who are a trusted source of scientific and Medical information and shared insights; effective and innovative strategic partners to our internal and external stakeholders; and dedicated to public health. We represent diverse experiences and backgrounds which strengthens our team and mirrors the healthcare communities we engage.

Main Responsibilities:

The RD Medical Lead Eurasia will lead the Medical and scientific (non-promotional) strategy for the RD Eurasia portfolio/therapeutic area in close partnership with the other functional franchise leads and in alignment with the overall franchise strategy.

  • Strategy
    • Be accountable for the development and execution of the RD Medical Eurasia Roadmap, integrated Medical Action Plan and integrated Evidence Generation Plan (iEGP)
    • Provide strategic leadership and oversight of projects and activities for the Medical team and work in close collaboration with other departments including Brand Teams, Market Access and Public Affairs
    • Work with various internal stakeholders to align on strategy including:
      • Field Medical to ensure alignment of office-based and field-based activities as part of the RD Medical Eurasia Roadmap
      • MCO/Country Medical Heads
      • Global Medical team to ensure alignment of the RD Medical Eurasia strategy
      • Additional cross-functional internal stakeholders to develop strategic imperatives and downstream strategies and tactics to support franchise goals.
    • Maintain portfolio mindset, serving as primary point of contact for near-term business and development licensing opportunities for the franchise
    • Provide strategic guidance and insights on complex product and Medical issues
    • Lead and drive the development of advanced Medical and scientific strategies for the portfolio therapeutic area, incorporating franchise-specific details and increased complexity
    • Participate in the co-creation of the global Medical evidence generation plan and ensure Medical needs are accounted for and addressed
    • Closely collaborate with evidence generation advisor and cross-functional partners to generate a large and complex evidence portfolio to support products in pre-/peri-launch phases
    • Cultivate innovation mindset in supporting evidence generation plans for candidates in early development and providing country level insights for the long term portfolio / franchise strategy
    • Translate the global franchise and medical strategies into local context to support the execution of the RD medical plan in the different countries within the MCO.
    • Leverage patients and HCP insights to ensure transforming patient journey through diagnostic projects by collaborating with diagnose team
    • High ability to lead RD pre-launch activities successfully understanding and preparing the medical communities and the ecosystem
  • People Leadership
    • RD Medical Lead Eurasia team (office-based and field-based medical) and build an agile team in the MCO where the expertise is shared across the countries
    • Create a best-in-class talent pipeline by developing, identifying, and attracting talent
    • Serve as a role Model that embodies Sanofi’s culture
    • Provide mentorship and guidance for those overseeing the development of advanced educational materials and presentations for use by the Medical team
    • Foster growth and development through clear performance expectations and regular coaching/feedback, encouraging a culture of continuous learning, and improvement
    • Facilitate a positive and inclusive team culture that values diversity, excellence, and collaboration
    • Collaborate with internal partner to acquire, retain, and develop talent
  • External Stakeholder Engagement
    • Conduct and maintain in-depth stakeholder engagement plan
    • Identify and address challenges to optimal patient care through partnership with Systems of Care, Academic Medical Centers, HCPs, and other Professional Societies
    • Provide a high scientific level of expertise within the RD Eurasia team; develop and lead collaborations with key experts in the field
    • Maintain relationships with key professional societies and key experts
    • Provide guidance on RD products and related Medical issues and seek impactful insights
    • Provide scientific education on disease states, epidemiology, and clinical trials of RD products when relevant
    • Lead external advisory boards focused on RD products and pipeline
    • Foster collaborations with key experts in the field, leveraging advanced scientific expertise
  • Data Generation
    • Empower Medical team to oversee the design and execution of Sanofi-sponsored studies, including Ph 4 post-marketing and observational studies
    • Coordinate investigator-initiated study (IIS) progress with Evidence Generation Advisor and Country Study Lead
    • Work with R&D and Clinical Development teams to provide Medical input to design integrated evidence generation plans (iEGP) encompassing clinical development (Ph1-3) and post-marketing clinical trials (Ph4)
  • Medical Operations
    • Provide Medical guidance to internal Sanofi customers, including contribution of Medical information and clinical trial data for pharmacovigilance (PV) reports to health authorities
    • Oversee creation of educational materials and presentation for use by the Medical team, development scientific communication and education initiatives using scientific/Medical expertise, customer insights, and understanding of launch strategy; train and educate internal and external stakeholders
    • Develop and oversee the franchise budget, ensuring optimal resource allocation and cost-effective approaches are used to achieve strategic objectives

About you


Basic Qualifications:

  • Doctorate level education: MD or equivalent Medical degree preferred, PhD or PharmD
  • 5+ years experience in Medical Affairs, ideally with relevant RD experience
  • 3+ years' experience in managing teams
  • Ability to travel up to 20-30% of the time
  • Fluent in English, written and oral communication

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Clinical experience
  • Ideally recognized by TA experts as being expert in the TA or a related discipline
  • Experience either from academia/research and/or preferably from the pharma industry with relevant customer and patient journey knowledge
  • Experience in Medical Affairs Launch and Life Cycle Management activities
  • Strong understanding of the MCO’s Healthcare system

Soft & Technical Skills:

  • Strong business acumen to create compelling and effective Medical strategies that serves to benefit patients, HCPs, and other key external stakeholders
  • Ability to effectively manage a team
  • Ability to understand and effectively communicate clinical studies, both interventional and observational
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, influencing, negotiation, conflict resolution and networking skills with an ability to work as part of a cross-functional and multicultural team
  • Crisis Management
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously; plan, prioritize and implement actions using a self-dependent and structured working style
  • Ability to effectively engage with key external stakeholders and build long-term partnerships with Medical authorities, hospitals, physicians/specialists, opinion leaders and pharmacists
  • Ability to embrace innovation and analyse information and emerging trends, including social, policy and access-related information, incorporate them into the MCO Medical Plans

Pursue progress, discover extraordinary

Better is out there. Better medications, better outcomes, better science. But progress doesn’t happen without people – people from different backgrounds, in different locations, doing different roles, all united by one thing: a desire to make miracles happen. So, let’s be those people.

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