Product Medical Lead IG, Global Medical Affairs Immunology IG

  • Takeda
  • Zürich, ZH, Switzerland
  • 14/08/2020
Full time Data Science Data Analytics Big Data Statistics

Job Description

To Note: This role will start in Zurich and relocate to Boston, USA by 1st Jan 2022. Further information available on this.


  • Work with the Global Medical Unit Head (GMUH), Immunology IG to develop and execute multi-year global medical strategy for the specified Product/Disease/Development areas, appropriately aligned with overall strategy and incorporating R&D functional strategies (Clinical, Regulatory, GOR/E, Global Drug Safety, Compliance)
  • Work with the GMUH Immunology IG on the development and in-year implementation of the global medical plan and/or support in-year plan definition and implementation by Regional Medical Affairs (EUCAN-Europe/Canada, GEM-Global Emerging Markets, Japan, US)
  • Drives global execution of specific medical projects per global medical strategy
  • Serve as Global Medical representative on standing and project-based cross-functional teams (e.g. GPT, GPT-associated project teams and sub teams)
  • As needed, provide Medical review to Global promotional and non-promotional materials
  • Act as a company representative interacting with external scientific leaders, patient advocacy groups and/or regulatory authorities
  • Establish appropriate strategic partnerships with centers of excellence and KOLs in areas of scientific interest
  • Support driving the integrated RWE data generation plan in cross functional collaboration with key stakeholders (TAU, PVPA, RWE lead, Regions etc.)
  • To be a key contributor for the cross-functional development of the Asset Strategy and Target Product Profile, its implementation and delivery for the Assets within the Global Project Teams and Immunology Medical Franchise.


  • Is a core member of the Global Project Teams for the In-line IG assets, represents the Medical function in selected GPT project and sub teams
  • Work with the GMUH to develop medical prelaunch strategy, including e.g. publications strategy, congress strategy, customer interaction strategy, and the scientific communication platform for the disease area, aligned with overall product strategy
  • Works cross-functionally to develop and implement significant Global Medical Affairs (GMA) activities for strategically assigned assets.
  • Partners with the Commercial and Clinical stakeholders in establishing a medical strategy which is wholly aligned with the overall asset strategy.
  • Drives, articulates and socialize an ongoing data driven “context check” to frame key data releases, extract and exploit value and pre-identify and address data gaps supporting both assets and disease area assumptions (related to the context)
  • Responsible for driving alignment on medical content/messaging within the organization to ensure maximal functional and regional input as needed.
  • Represents GMA supporting "Disease Area Strategies"
  • Supports Market Access and Data Science teams with medical/scientific expertise.
  • Contributes to creating the Medical Strategy document with input from the Regional/Local Operating Company Medical Directors
  • Provides functional leadership to contribute to successful advancement through development stages and seamless transition to Product Medical Units when Phase III ready.
  • Provides medical leadership for external interactions with stakeholders including key opinion leaders, advisory boards, academic groups, scientific societies, and patient advocacy groups.
  • Drive the development of the cross-functional data generation plans
  • Takes the lead on drafting and final writing of protocols for Medical Affairs Company Sponsored studies and Collaborative research projects.
  • Contributes to the delivery and alignment of the GMA medical strategy plan in collaboration with Regional MDs and relevant LOC´s.
  • Responsible for review of assigned asset-related clinical content material development for medical education, medical communication, publications and Key Opinion Leader (KOL) engagement plans
  • Provides medical-scientific training to internal/external stakeholders as required
  • Supports the MUH or the Global Medical Franchise Head by providing input into the Medical Franchise Strategy document. As needed, contributes to consultation/evaluation of business development activities in the therapeutic area.



  • MD, PharmD, PhD (MBA is a plus), at least 3 years of demonstrated leadership in a pharmaceutical Medical Affairs role and preferably a minimum of 5 years total pharma industry experience
  • Experience working on Global Products engaging with International KOLs and delivering on a multinational value-proposition for the assigned product
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in complex matrix environments
  • Deep knowledge of pharmaceutical industry dynamics and trends including a good understanding of the life cycle of a brand from cross-functional perspectives (e.g. marketing, pricing and reimbursement, supply chain).
  • Demonstrated business acumen and operational skills
  • Ability to think strategically and tactically from a medical perspective about how to medically appropriately support the launch and growth of a brand
  • Ability to work in a Global environment, across diverse cultures
  • Ability to collaborate appropriately with Commercial functions
  • Excellent oral, written and presentation skills, including proven success in communicating ideas to build collaborative work relationships
  • Advanced interpersonal and negotiation skills including clear achievements in positively influencing key stakeholders
  • Fluency in English


  • At least 3 years’ experience working in the area of immune deficiencies, autoimmune dysregulation, neuro-immunology or plasma-derived therapies is desirable.
  • Direct experience in drug development and/or good understanding of development techniques
  • Proven experience in and understanding of multiple regional/country markets
  • Deep understanding of the brand(s)/therapeutic area and the stakeholders’ needs
  • Fluency in more than one language


  • MD or PhD, PharmD essential


  • The position will require some local and international travel

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