Director, Scientific Services

Location Buckinghamshire
Discipline: Agency Communications
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £Competitive + bonus + benefits
Contact name: Scott Marshall

Contact email: scott.marshall@rbwconsulting.com
Contact phone: +44 1293 584 300
Job ref: 25776
Published: 28 days ago
Expiry date: 09 Feb 2023 11:59
PURPOSE
The Medical Director will oversee the output of the writing and editorial teams, lead the development of medical and scientific strategies for key accounts, will define the scientific strategy for key business development activities and assist the Managing Director in planning the company’s scientific and strategic consultancy services.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Work with the MD and senior leadership team to build on the strategic plan for the business in terms of developing scientific services and enabling the winning of more strategic pre and peri launch accounts in line with the Company’s business plan.
  • Manage the medical writing and editorial teams, line managing senior members, supporting them to grow and develop their teams and the systems and processes to ensure that the writing outputs are of the highest quality.
  • Provide scientific oversight across named accounts offering clients at a senior level strategic advice relating to communications planning pre, peri and post launch and help clients get internal buy in for their plans and strategies
  • Design and run strategic workshops with clients to help them in the strategic communications planning process
  • Develop and facilitate external workshops and expert panels and meetings related to scientific communications.
  • To act as a mentor and coach for developing team members to develop their strategic abilities and knowledge.
  • Work on new business proposals and pitches, ensuring the team understands the client challenges, overseeing data and insights gathering and leading on the scientific strategy and overall communications plan put forward. Take a lead role in proposal writing and pitches. 
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
  • Ability to motivate, mentor and train other team members
  • Expertise in communication, collaboration and negotiation.
  • Expertise in medical writing within both medical and marketing contexts.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the healthcare / pharmaceutical industry, trends and processes.
  • Knowledge or direct experience of Medical Affairs roles, challenges and priorities within a pharma company
  • Knowledge of industry regulations, guidelines, policies and protocols.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with senior level Medical Affairs clients.
  • This role may require domestic and international travel
  • Expertise in medical communications strategy in the pre, peri and post launch phases