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National Director, Field Medical Affairs

Company: Horizon Pharma
Location: Springfield
Posted on: December 8, 2018

Job Description:

Working at Horizon Pharma is more than a job ? it's personal. We define success by a different set of numbers: the number of lives touched, the number of lives changed, the number of lives saved. We're a team of agile, out-of-the-box thinkers who are inspired to do more because we know we're a part of something bigger. We strive to build meaningful careers at a company whose values we share because when we live up to our potential, we help patients live up to theirs. The National Director, Field U.S. Medical Affairs directs, develops and supports the activities of Regional Medical Directors (RMD) within their assigned region and is accountable for the attainment of clinical and business objectives for the marketed and pipeline compounds they represent. In collaboration with the Vice President, Global Clinical Science the Field Director, U.S. Medical Affairs works with Medical and Clinical Affairs to identify, develop, and execute RMD strategies, tactics and monitors results. This position requires the integration and cross-functional collaboration with Horizon internal stakeholders including Clinical Affairs, commercial and all functional areas that support our products. Responsible for quantification and reporting of RMD impact on functional goals, business objectives and insights obtained from Thought Leaders (TLs)/Health Care Professionals (HCP). Responsible for performance management of RMDs representing Horizon Science at the local, regional and national level with TLs and HCPs. Responsibilities: * The Field Director, U.S. Medical Affairs is accountable for the direction, and successful execution of the RMD goals and clinical/business objectives for the orphan drug therapeutic area and will lead two separate teams: RAVICTI and PROCYSBI. * Accountable for strategic planning, financial management, personnel management, performance management, professional development, training and execution of organizational goals and objectives. * Responsible for competitive business analysis and clinical positioning of a designated product line in designated region. * Ensures field medical team adheres to corporate guidance on compliant ways of working with the commercial organization and other relevant internal stakeholders. * Collaborates with and assists the Vice President, Global Clinical Science and Senior Director, Medical Affairs Operations with clinical/business strategy, tactical planning, impact goal development, and quantification of impact of field medical team. * Takes initiative and innovates to enhance the effectiveness of the RMD role and U.S. field medical function. * Maintains clinical and business knowledge of designated therapeutic area/product(s), including current treatment strategies, competitive marketplace, and new therapeutic developments. Continually educates self on market issues / trends and product knowledge. * Proactively analyzes local and regional business needs by working with the clinical and commercial organizations, as appropriate, to identify opportunities where the RMD function can collaborate. * Ensures that RMD team members maintain adequate communications and interaction with the in-field commercial organization, which consists of the District Managers (DM), Regional Managers (RM) and Specialty Account Managers (SAM), when appropriate. * Ensures RMDs have the necessary tools, training, and materials to perform their responsibilities effectively. * Accountable for the RMD team member to adhere to regulatory and compliance guidelines in all aspects of scientific dissemination of information. * Works collaboratively with other Field Director, U.S. Medical Affairs to ensure standardization and consistency of RMD role as well as sharing successes and challenges to learn from. * Responsible for providing consistent and timely feedback to RMDs regarding their individual performance and progress. * Establishes a productive work environment by consistently demonstrating and instilling Horizon's core behaviors of Integrity, Trust, Composure and Standing Alone. * Ensures RMD team members update and maintain all required databases with current and complete information. Ensures appropriate documentation of external customer interactions and responses to unsolicited requests in CRM (Veeva). Qualifications and Skills Required: * Advanced scientific or clinical degree (MD, PhD, or Pharm D) preferred. * Minimum of 3 years direct supervision successfully leading a biopharmaceutical field-based MSL team. Greater than 3 years successful experience preferred. * At least 5 years previous biopharmaceutical industry experience as an MSL or other Medical/Clinical Affairs role is required. * Exceptional oral and written communication and interpersonal skills. * Demonstrates strong leadership through building and maintaining effective teams. * Ability to work effectively in a matrix environment and develop strong relationships with a broad range of internal stakeholders (including commercial, clinical, regulatory, legal, compliance) * Deals with ambiguity and uncertainty in a calm, thoughtful and professional way. * Understands the changing healthcare environment and thinks strategically to suggest and develop new scientific approaches to meet the needs of customers. * Knowledge of treatment guidelines, clinical research processes, FDA regulations, OIG guidelines and research or clinical experience in the management of pain and/or rheumatic disease is desired. * Knowledge and understanding of clinical and regulatory guidelines. * Understands and demonstrates compliant ways of working with the commercial organization. * Ability to travel up to 75% for personnel management, observing RMD scientific interactions, understandings customer perceptions and needs, attend regional and international conferences/workshops, and internal meetings. * Ability to respond appropriately to needs of customers, key stakeholders and manage expectations. * Demonstrated excellent project management skills and follow through. * Ensure appropriate utilization of field resources and that they are compliant with Horizon legal and all applicable regulatory guidelines to ensure medical and scientific accuracy and fair balance. * Builds strong relationships with peers and cross functional partners outside of team to enable higher performance * Learns fast, grasps the 'essence' and can change the course quickly when necessary. * Raises the bar and is never satisfied with the status quo. * Creates a learning environment, open to suggestions and experimentation for improvement. * Embraces the ideas of others, nurtures innovation and manages innovation to reality. Horizon Pharma plc does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. It is our intention that all qualified applications are given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors. Any individual, who, because of a disability, needs accommodation or assistance in completing this application or at any time during the application process, should contact the Human Resources Department.SDL2017

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