Reference Number: JO-2010-455707
Medical Director UK & Ireland
Rate: Negotiable
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Cambridgeshire

Medical Director UK & Ireland
Location: Cambridgeshire (home working flexibility available)
Salary: Executive level basic salary
Benefits: Shares, flexible bonus, car allowance and more

Only Medics are currently partnered exclusively with a global biopharmaceutical company in the source for their UK Medical Director for Rare Diseases. Working closely with the UK General Manager you will be the second most senior individual in the UK and the most senior Medic in the UK. Line managing a large Medical Affairs team directly and indirectly you will lead both office and field-based staff with headcount to increase the team size over the next 18-24 months. Sitting on the Leadership Team, our client is seeking an agile and intellectual Medical Director to lead the function through an exciting few years involving the launch of several Rare Disease products. With responsibility of the entire product portfolio this individual will need to come on board with a broad therapeutic background

Not only will this individual be responsible for executing Medical Affairs strategy but also to get involved with Digital Platforms and Real-World Evidence. With several launches on the horizon, the portfolio includes Immunology, Haematology & Haemophilia. Although this position is working at UK level a large portion of the role will be focussed on inputting and working closely with your global counterparts. A highly visible role in the organisation it is essential for this individual to have a strong leadership background.

Responsibilities will include:
– Direct and indirect line management of the large Medical Affairs team consisting of Associate Medical Directors, Medical Advisors, MSLs and more
– Working closely with the General Manager to implement and execute Medical Affairs plans at a local level
– Sitting on the Rare Diseases Leadership team, you will provide strategic expertise and input at a global level
– Ensure cross functional teams are working collaboratively, partnering with the commercial, regulatory, market access and clin ops teams
– Develop the Medical Affairs team, formulating a plan for the Medical business unit
– Medical Leader for the upcoming launches, responsible for all pre and post launch activities
– Budget management working in close collaboration with the GM to forecast accurately
– Affiliate portfolio life cycle management integrating medical perspective into above country teams

– GMC registered Medical Doctor with prior experience in the NHS essential
– Proven leadership experience in a dedicated Medical Affairs function
– Minimum 8 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry
– Broad therapeutic background having worked across several different portfolios
– High level of commercial acumen with excellent communication skills
– ABPI Final Signatory
– In depth knowledge of other functions Clinical Development, Commercial, Regulatory and Market Access


The successful candidate will receive an extremely competitive salary with an industry leading package to include the likes of a flexible bonus scheme, shares, car allowance, pension scheme, private healthcare and much more.
Contact/How to Learn More:
To find out more information or apply, contact Jacob Burrows on 01189 522 799 or email jacob@onlymedics.com

Only Medics Recruitment Ltd specialises solely on the recruitment of medics within the pharmaceutical industry across the UK and mainland Europe. We work with large, medium-sized and small pharmaceutical organisations as well as clinical research organisation and medical device companies.

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