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PW 6665 Head of Medical Excellence (UK and Ireland)

Company: AXESS
Location: Middlesex / London Bucks / Berks/ Surrey
Reference: PW 6665
Closing Date: 14 Dec 16
Type: Permanent
Salary (£): Competitive
Benefits: Competitive

Job Summary:

Exciting new opportunity to join this biopharmaceutical company as Head of Medical Excellence UK & Ireland. You will provide strategic direction and high level project management ensuring the development, implementation and measurement of excellence initiatives whilst building and strengthening UK and Ireland capabilities in medical information. You’ll need to be a first class pharmacist or physician with experience in the above for this pivotal role.



UK affiliate of a global biopharmaceutical company focused on areas of high unmet medical needs and is a leader in providing differentiated medicines to help improve patient outcomes in key areas such Oncology, Multiple Sclerosis and the fertility franchise.

Line management role, office based and offered on a permanent basis.

The position is located in our Client’s UK office based to the West of London. There will be travel required.



As Head of Medical Excellence you’ll oversee all medical activity including Medical Information, Medical Liaison, Medical Communication and ensuring consistency across signatories. In addition, you may be required to act as a deputy signatory as and when required. In essence this role is to ensure best practice, that processes are aligned to EU best practice and vice versa and to drive scientific and medical ideas and behaviours.

The Head of Medical Excellence provides strategic direction and high-level project management to ensure the development, implementation and measurement of prioritised Medical and Scientific Excellence initiatives to build and strengthen the UK and Ireland capabilities and scientific footprint.

Key responsibilities will include initial and on-going training and assessments for scientific and medical teams, field medical objectives and strategies, metrics/KPIs and competencies, team development with oversight of medical meetings and provision of a scientific service.

This role provides insight, guidance, influence and expertise to ensure that the UK and Ireland vision is well understood and accepted at regional and global level. The role will have a number of direct reports.

You will also provide expertise on the creation and development of activities (promotional and non-promotional) and ABPI/IPHA/ABHI Code of Practice review/certification also ensuring compliance with all applicable regulatory guidelines and company SOPs.

The Head of Medical Excellence reports to the UK Medical Director and works in a matrix environment with the medical and commercial teams. 



Pharmacist or Physician desired. Life Science degree will be considered with a background of considerable Medical Excellence / Management.

Previously led a medical excellence/ affairs / information function in a pharmaceutical company essential

Final Medical signatory status preferred.

Launch experience preferred

Experienced line manager

Before you apply for this position it is vital that you are in possession of an EU or UK passport or relevant visa to work without restrictions in the UK.



For a confidential discussion please telephone Jonathan Elliott at AXESS Limited on 020 8560 2300. To apply, please send your CV to quoting reference PW 6665.



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