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Global Medical Leader

Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd

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Global Medical Leader

Global Medical Leader - (1700007H)

Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd., a Janssen Pharmaceutical Company of Johnson & Johnson, is recruiting for Global Medical

As part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, we are working to create a world without
disease. Transforming lives by finding new and better ways to prevent, intercept, treat and cure disease inspires us.
We bring together the best minds and pursue the most promising science. We collaborate with the world for the health of
everyone in it.

Actelion is a leader in the field of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Our portfolio of PAH treatments covers the
spectrum of disease, from WHO Functional Class (FC) II through to FC IV, with oral, inhaled and intravenous medications.

Job Responsibilities

The Global Medical Leader (GML) is a central medical affairs function and acts as the leader for a priority brand. The
GML reports into the global medical leader PH franchise and ensures information and alignment on all key aspects. The
GML will work closely with Commercial teams, Research and Development (R&D), life cycle team to develop and execute an
aligned priority brand strategy to optimize the brand value.

Key responsibilities

- Provide strategic direction to the further development and commercial activities for the assigned priority brand in
close collaboration with internal stakeholders (Clinical Development, Life Cycle Team, medical affairs cross-functions
and Global Strategic Marketing (GSM) for the life cycle planning and brand value optimization
- Develop and maintain robust strategic relationships/cooperations with leading external experts to build and maintain
external expertise for the priority brand and consequently advocacy consistent with Actelion strategies and initiatives
- Provide medical leadership in interactions with external stakeholders (HA bodies, external experts, advisory boards)
- Responsible for the Global Medical Affairs plan for the priority brand
- Work in close collaboration with GSM leaders for the elaboration of the brand strategy
- Provide scientific input and guidance for the development and execution of the publication plans
- Provide scientific input to the development and implementation of the post-approval clinical trial plan
- Provide leadership, scientific input and guide the development of key medical affairs deliverables (eg. medical
platform, training modules, advisory boards, local and global scientific symposia)
- Provide scientific support and medical affairs task related guidance to local affiliates specifically in executing
on agreed pre-launch and launch plans.
- Ensure the leadership of the GML for brand related scientific topics
- Foster a productive and close collaboration between GMA and the MSL function in the countries
- Oversee and manage the assigned brand GMA budget
- Foster adherence to compliance and promotes cross-functional communications
- Support adequate internal control over financial reporting related to the assigned brand
- Conducts business in compliance with all applicable laws and internal directives and according to generally accepted

Candidate Requirements

- University degree as Medical Doctor or University degree in a life science (only if together with substantial
industry experience in a medical function)
- Advanced knowledge in medical/scientific area required
- Minimum of 5 years of pharmaceutical industry experience spanning medical affairs activities from phase II to IV
including post-approval clinical trials
- At least 2 years of demonstrated leadership and accomplishment in all aspects of medical affairs activities in a
local country or global/matrix environment
- Medical affairs experience on affiliate level desirable
- Ability to foster scientific exchange, and engage in profiling and outreach to external experts in relevant
therapeutic areas
- Strong personal integrity and sense of urgency with clear customer focus
- Excellent understanding of medical communications including publication planning
- Medical/scientific and operational expertise specific to the indication area; including experience in the design,
execution and publication of clinical trials
- Excellent and up-to-date knowledge of the ICH and Good Clinical Practice standards
- Strong understanding of the clinical development activities and global regulatory requirements
- Good understanding of basic research, pharmacovigilance processes and reporting requirements
- Ability to build and foster global relationships with physicians and thought leaders
- Several years of people management experience preferable
- Ability to effectively work in and contribute to multi functional teams as well as in international environments
- Innovative, critical and entrepreneurial thinking with ability to organize and prioritize and to motivate teams
- Strong business acumen, excellent interpersonal, communication, negotiation and advanced presentation skills
- Fluent in English, oral and written

If you are interested in making an impact by working in a culture of innovation, trust and teamwork, we welcome your

Primary Location

: CH-BL-Allschwil


: Medical Affairs


: Full-time

Job Type

: Standard

Job Posting

: Mar 2, 2018