\"Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.\"

Vice President, North America Medical (NA), Pfizer Oncology is responsible for leading the North America Medical team including both the US and Canada, for both ~50 home office medical teams in multiple oncology therapy areas, and a region wide field medical organization of ~80 MSLs.

The NA medical lead works highly collaboratively with Global Medical leads, other Regional Heads, publications, Medical Excellence, Global Development, and Commercial leads. The NA leader is an integral member of the Medical Leadership Team for Oncology and North America Leadership Team. He/She partners with the NA leads of other BUs on cross-BU medical initiatives. The NA Oncology lead is responsible for regional strategy and all NA related medical activities inclusive of data generation and dissemination and education of key stakeholders and medical experts in the use of our oncology medical products and therapy areas. He/She is expected to build and maintain strong opinion leader relationships engaging in external collaborations in order to gain insight and to facilitate clinical development and life cycle plans.

The leader will ensure a world class team with exceptional regional understanding of the most important global market, exceptional peer and KOL relationships and a deep understanding of the competence and regional access environment. With exceptional asset knowledge this will contribute to the global asset strategy.

The head will also work with partners to leverage operational excellence in the region to ensure timely delivery of major clinical trials, IIRs, RWE and core dissemination activities. Accountable to build regional medical budget and spend on target.

1) Lead NA medical organization
Lead a team to envision a future state of medicine within both oncology and treatment within the United States and Canada.
Innovate and execute within medical affairs organization to meet that vision
Represent the major market for oncology innovation on the CMOs Medical Leadership Team (MLT).
Contribute to, and collaborate with all global oncology activities as part of MLT
Develop and coach medical affairs colleagues to ensure leading performance in medical affairs across North America exceeding benchmarks

2) Develop a Medical Affairs strategy for the region closely partnered with global and Medicine Team Leads (ATL's). Key deliverables include:
Medical Affairs Strategy & Plan for all oncology assets in the region including Investigator Sponsored Research (ISR) strategy, key data generation and dissemination plans
Strong external engagement to help team succeed

3) Support clinical development plans
Provide with input from the region and collaboration with the following cross functional stakeholders:
  • Global Medical Affairs
  • Global publications
  • Patient Health and Impact (PHI)
  • Medicine Team leads
  • Global Clinical Leads
  • Regional Leads
  • Commercial Leads

4) Support the development of the global asset life-cycleplans and strategies
Provide input to clinical leaders on paradigm shifts in regional treatment and key competitor activity to guide clinical and commercial development plans in North America
Support commercial teams to ensure business strategies reflect product attributes, projected treatment paradigms and unmet medical needs.
Ensure adherence to global policy and procedures for publications.
Focus on patient experience and outcomes.

  • Requires a terminal doctorate degree. PhD/PharmD in Oncology Strongly preferred
  • 10+ years' experience in the pharmaceutical industry; 5+ years in oncology
  • Strong oral and written communication skills to interact with internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong interpersonal skills to quickly build rapport and credibility with Pfizer leaders and key external stakeholders
  • Scientific/ translational research background and ability to understand, interpret, and communicate scientific literature
  • Management and leadership skills, with ability to lead matrixed, cross- functional work teams
  • Ability to partner cross culturally/regionally
  • In-depth understanding and experience with study methodology, protocol design, safety evaluation, and data analysis
  • Ability to evaluate budget requests
  • Strong people leadership and experience in management of 25+ medical organizations
  • Proven success leading an Oncology medical affairs organization
  • Expert in oncology market dynamics, current treatment landscape across multiple tumor areas and Immuno-oncology
  • Knowledgeable on clinical trial design and execution
  • Strong relationships established with current oncology KOLs and key customers

Other Job Details:
  • Additional Location Information: United States- Virtual, New York, NY
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus
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