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Lead Medical Affairs RIA

Ort Baar, Kanton Zug, Schweiz Anzeigen-ID R-085520 Veröffentlichungsdatum 06/30/2020

Medical Affairs Lead RIA

Baar, Switzerland

We are recruiting a Medical Affairs Lead within the therapeutic area of RIA (Respiratory, Inflammation and Autoimmunity), reporting directly into the Medical & Regulatory Affairs Director Switzerland.

In this position you have the medical lead within your assigned therapeutic area (TA) and you are managing the TA’s Medical Affairs team.  You are acting as the proactive strategic partner within the Business Unit BU for medical excellence in your assigned TA. You are the bridge between the CH and the WESE/EUCAN/Global Medical Affairs organization and you are building the BU’s strategy and providing Swiss level insights for the WESE/EUCAN/Global Medical Affairs strategy

The Medical Affairs Lead RIA has people management responsibilities, leading one (or more) Medical Advisors (MAs) and Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs). The Medical Affairs Lead RIA is the scientific partner to the business, thus supporting the overall company business goals. In this role you are expected to lead changes in organizational behaviors to successfully implement a medical deployment for a specific therapeutic area in line with BU’s expectations.

Your Tasks and responsibilities

  • Translate information and insights of the relevant TA treatment framework from internal and external stakeholders into strategy and plan for implementation
  • Build a wide network internally and thus contribute to multi-disciplinary (research & development, marketing, health economics/market access/reimbursement) strategies
  • Proactively explore needs for evidence generation, make strategic choices for delivery of evidence (outcomes, methods, internal & external collaborations) and apply insights for new value propositions for the therapeutic area and the business
  • Take on role of Study Responsible Physician/Scientist (SRP/SRS) where applicable
  • Represent the full medical domain (including Q&C, RA, PV, QA, Medical Information) within the BU for his/her TA
  • Ensure that the BU’s strategy is aligned with WESE/EUCAN/Global and adapted in the local strategy
  • Implement activities and measure performance based upon the predefined KPIs and

Your Profile / Qualifications / Experience

  • Extensive experience within Medical Affairs in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience in managing the organization and business operation in the division/department
  • Proven strong analytical, communication, influencing, decision-making and leadership skills for interaction with external and internal stakeholders
  • Deep understanding of local regulatory policy and industry’s code of practice related to drug registration, pharmaceutical promotion and clinical studies
  • Conceptual skills: able to have an integral view across different disciplines within the Medical domain for the therapeutic area
  • Able to represent the medical domain in its broadest sense (including Medical Education, Regulatory Affairs (RA), Pharmacovigilance (PV), Quality Affairs (QA); an orchestrator beside being an expert in his/her field
  • People management and team leadership skills: stimulate and motivate to develop and Execute medical excellence and medical leadership
  • Conceptual skills: able to have an integral view across different disciplines within the Medical domain for the therapeutic area
  • Languages: German, & English fluent (any additional local language is a plus)
  • Preferred Business acumen and relevant experience/ training in business administration for translation into strategy
  • Experience in managing professionals in the pharmaceutical or related industries
  • Knowledge of the therapeutic area

Develop and coach a high quality team

  • Build and manage a flexible multi-skilled team capable of delivering the group’s objectives
  • Develop the professional capability (relevant knowledge/skills) of the team and resource appropriately
  • Set a clear direction and ensure clarity on priorities 
  • Set objectives, coach and assess performance and address performance gaps

Leadership; skills and personal characteristics

  • Team player. Strong in decision making. Stimulating and contributing to the development of team members
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment
  • Ability to work independently as a hands-on manager, and proactively contribute as a resource when necessary
  • Flexibility to adapt and meet the changing/growing needs of our customers
  • Get energy from solving issues in a constructive and innovative approaches
  • High level of integrity, compliance, ethics and transparency


  • Scientific degree: Medical Doctor, pharmaceutical or biomedical degree or equivalent by Experience


Fluency in German and English is essential, any additional local language is a plus

We offer:

  • A lively, interesting and international environment.
  • An exciting opportunity in a successful pharmaceutical company with highly innovative product portfolio and many launches this year onwards
  • An opportunity for continued growth and career advancement
  • An attractive package rounds off this interesting offer.

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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