Posted to MedZilla on 2/22/2020

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Global Medical Communications Expert SR0043281-MZ


Global Medical Communications Expert

Objective/Purpose: The Global Medical Communications Expert will contribute to building a best-in-class medical communications organization within Global Medical Affairs at Takeda. She/he will ensure that medical and scientific results from Takeda studies are communicated in an accurate, timely, compliant and compelling manner.

Scientific Communications: Develop the Medical Communications Strategy as part of the global medical strategy through implementation and maintenance of a scientific communication platform for assigned brands in collaboration with the medical affairs team, the publications lead and other stakeholders.

Scientific Content: Generate scientific content for internal and external medical communications-related activities such as scientific slide decks, digital assets, etc. for use during internal education, scientific symposia, medical affairs advisory boards, master classes, etc.

Congress Activities: Support congress planning and execution including oversight of content and design for the medical affairs booth, collection and generation of scientific insights, and planning of scientific symposia.

Scientific Review: Provides medical input for approval of promotional materials for global priority products and associated brands in collaboration with the cross functional International CMLR (Commercial-Medical-Legal-Regulatory) team. She/he may also serve as a Medical Approver for the Medical Affairs material review process.

Accountabilities: The person will stay up-to-date on the latest science and data in the field, on occasion engage with key thought leaders in the medical community, and contribute significantly to the creation, collection, and dissemination of business-relevant, actionable scientific insights to key stakeholders across the organization and key customer segments.

Develop and implement a medical communication plan for assigned brand(s):

  • Lead development of a Scientific Communication Platform and subsequent Core Communication Objectives in collaboration with a cross-function team
  • In strategic partnership with the medical affairs team, develop and ensure the implementation of the medical communications plan, leading/supervising activities such as generation of core medical communication documents, supporting the development of medical booths and other congress activities, satellite symposia, educational activities and scientific meetings with external experts.
  • Post-congress support including liaising with competitive intelligence and post congress integration of learnings into communication plans
  • Develop materials for use by the field medical team
  • Evaluate and recommend speakers for medical communication events
  • Develop materials related to publications of critical importance to the company
  • Ensure that all medical communication initiatives remain on strategy, within budget, and are executed in a timely manner

Participate in the International CMLR review process and ensure materials are medically sound and aligned with relevant company strategy:

  • Participate in CMLR meetings as required
  • Provide Medical Affairs representation during concept design of materials
  • Ensure materials adhere to the International CMLR standards and that data is communicated in an ethical, compliant and accurate manner
  • Liaise with global medical affairs colleagues for scientific discussion on specific materials, as needed

Decision-making and Autonomy:

  • Ability to seek diverse input from multiple constituents and stakeholders to drive innovative solutions
  • Ability to incorporate feedback and ensure decisions are made swiftly to yield flawless execution
  • Accountable for designing and implementing vision and strategy for designated scope

Education, Behavioral Competencies, and Skills:

  • Advanced degree (i.e., MPH, MS, PhD, MD or PharmD) in a biosciences discipline required
  • >5 years experience within medical affairs (Medical Scientific Liaison, Medical Information, etc.)
  • Direct experience in Medical Communication planning
  • Experience interacting with vendors and managing budget
  • Prior experience in the therapeutic area is an asset

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Equal Employment Opportunity

Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.

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