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Senior Global Medical Director Lead- Upper Airways & Medical Evidence Generation

Company: Sanofi Group
Location: Lincoln
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Senior Global Medical Director Lead - Upper Respiratory & Medical Evidence Generation
Sanofi is recruiting a new Senior Global Medical Lead to support product development through medical strategy and guidance for dupilumab as the Senior Global Medical Lead for Upper Airways (CRSwNP, AFRS) in the Immunology Franchise (50%) along with heading up the Medical Evidence Generation team (50%). This role will have 1-2 direct reports over time.
Dupilumab has the potential to change the landscape of TYPE 2 diseases, particularly asthma, nasal polyposis and eosinophilic esophagitis management & treatment, The new Senior Global Medical Lead will report directly into Vice President, Global Medical Affairs, Respiratory Allergy and Gastroenterology, and will be responsible for medical affairs activities from late phase III development through post-launch activities.
With guidance from the Vice President, Global Medical Affairs, Respiratory Allergy and Gastroenterology, the new Senior Medical Lead will be an integral part of executing the global medical affairs strategy in line with the brand strategy supporting development and preparation for the launch of Dupilumab for airway indications in partnership with Regeneron. The exceptional new hire will either have strong content area expertise in respiratory diseases or a desire to work in the respiratory/pulmonary space with a solid working knowledge and background in medical affairs.
Summary of responsibilities include:

  • Support building and execution of the Global Medical Affairs strategy and plan for CRSwNP for Dupilumab

  • Work collaboratively with LCM Lead and ensure synergy of activities and collaboration for Integrated Evidence Generation Plan (IEGP) development.

  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with experts (ENTS, Allergists, Pulmonologists, Gastroenterologists, academics and professionals and/or patient associations

  • Prior knowledge of and established relationships with key opinion leaders in asthma considered an asset

  • Organize and lead advisory boards or roundtables for anti-IL-4/IL-13 and gain strategic insights for medical, scientific, and development strategy

  • Provide Medical Affairs support to the review of requests for CME, grants and sponsorships. Ensure that review and approval processes strictly follow compliance guidelines

  • Partner with Scientific Communications in the development of strategy and content for company-sponsored symposia and education modules for internal/external training

  • Give significant input to publications and co-author relevant abstracts.

  • Drive process of data dissemination and ensure that it is publicly presented in an appropriate and timely fashion and in a fair and balanced manner

  • Execute on Medical Evidence Generation plan demonstrating real world data to support dupilumab use in appropriate patients, increase scientific share of voice for dupilumab; define and prioritize the future needs including new study ideas and tactics to prioritize the best areas for clinical trial investment

  • Ensure the scientific integrity of sponsored and supported research, information, and relationships with healthcare providers and patient advocacy groups

  • Ensure a patient-centric approach to development of medical strategy both for product and device development as well as possible services which can enhance the value proposition of the product; Provide relevant feedback to market access teams to ensure optimal pricing and reimbursement strategy and inclusion of relevant endpoints in clinical trials

  • Provide medical support, education and guidance to commercial, marketing and sales teams

  • Provide medical support to promotional and legal review committees as needed

  • Coordinate the network of affiliate Medical Directors through regular contacts and meetings

  • Collaborate with alliance partners at Regeneron; take a team-oriented approach to making sure strategy is clearly defined and consistent with relevant stakeholders in Research and Clinical Development, New Product Planning, Commercial, Business Development, Health Economics and Value Access, Outcome Research and Product Management Functions

  • Maintain knowledge of asthma marketplace, stay current on leading edge products development efforts and provide perspective to the business on the treatment landscape

  • Travel required, comprising approximately 20%-30%

    Basic Qualifications:

    • Advanced degree (e.g. MD/DO, PharmD) ideally a physician is preferred for this role but if a PharmD then should be combined with significant industry experience working in related areas (e.g Global Medical Affairs experience in immunology, HEVA/HEOR, LCM, Clinical Development), preferably related to Immunology.

    • Minimum 8 years' experience in industry medical affairs and/or clinical development

    • Experience working within an international company with a complex organizational environment and/or with an alliance partner; able to operate in a matrix team-oriented structure

      Preferred Qualifications

      • Global medical experience is highly advantageous

      • Experience working in alliance environment to establish excellent working relationships and credibility

      • Able to work on projects in coordination with alliance partner, Regeneron

      • Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to present scientific data in a credible manner

      • Able to interface professionally with a wide spectrum of internal and external academicians, agencies, and industry executives in the scientific/medical arena

      • Strong understanding of the pharmaceutical/biotech drug development and commercialization process

      • Leadership skills, personal style that includes a sense of urgency, as well as flexibility and ability to respond to rapidly changing environments and circumstances

      • Collaborative and proactive, with a hands-on, roll-up-the sleeves style and attitude

      • Highest integrity; committed to ethics and scientific standards

        Sanofi Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.
        At Sanofi diversity and inclusion is foundational to how we operate and embedded in our Core Values. We recognize to truly tap into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our colleagues, patients and customers. We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all.

Keywords: Sanofi Group, Lincoln , Senior Global Medical Director Lead- Upper Airways & Medical Evidence Generation, Executive , Lincoln, Nebraska

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