Country Medical Director, Nordics

Country Medical Director, Nordics

Moderna

Basel, Switzerland

The Role:

Our Medical Affairs organization advances public health by engaging in scientific dialogue with national immunization technical advisory groups and other relevant institutions, health care authorities and regulators to ensure the scientific value of Moderna’s licensed vaccines and candidate therapies is fully realized, understand further unmet medical needs and foster collaboration to further differentiate our portfolio of vaccines. This role is an exciting opportunity to be a critical part of the EMEA Medical Affairs leadership team. Reporting to the VP Medical Affairs, EMEA, the Country Medical Director will be accountable for the proactive and continuous assessment of the dynamics of the external and internal environment, informing and delivering strategic plans to establish and evolve country Medical Affairs teams and ways of working in support of Moderna’s portfolio of licensed vaccines and candidate therapies still in development.

The Country Medical Director is the Senior Medical Leader for Moderna in a cluster of countries typically integrated by a core market (i.e. Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Spain) and a small number of neighboring mid- or small-size markets. (S)he will be responsible for the development and execution of the Medical Affairs strategy for Moderna’s Infectious Disease franchise for the countries in the cluster. (S)he will represent local opportunities, requirements and needs at the regional and/or headquarter level, as appropriate. The Country Medical Director will also drive scientific leadership within the cluster of countries for Moderna’s vaccine portfolio. As part of this effort, (s)he will represent Moderna in external activities and ensure effective interactions with key scientific leaders, public health experts, scientific and medical associations, and health care authorities at national level. To that end, (s)he will coordinate with the European Scientific Director and the VP Medical Affairs EMEA, as appropriate. (S)he will also be accountable for Medical Affairs’ contributions on the medical aspect of submissions for reimbursement, tenders or procurement agreements for Moderna’s portfolio of vaccines across the cluster.

The Country Medical Director will work closely with Pharmacovigilance and Regulatory Affairs to ensure due diligence in these areas in relation to Moderna’s portfolio of licensed vaccines and candidate therapies in development, as needed. To fulfill these objectives, the Country Medical Director will partner and work closely with numerous external and internal stakeholders across Moderna, including global and regional Medical Affairs colleagues, commercial and clinical development.

Here’s What You’ll Do:

  • Provide scientific and technical leadership within the cluster of countries for our COVID 19 vaccine and future vaccination programs
  • Develop and foster relationships with external stakeholders to ensure that robust insights from healthcare practitioners and patients are gathered into local and regional plans and tactics, enabling the generation of data that are needed by payers, physicians and patients to properly understand and value our innovative medicines and vaccines.
  • Develops strong relationships with health care and regulatory authorities and related technical organs in support of the adoption and implementation of Moderna’s innovation.
  • Drives country insight gathering activities (e.g. advisory boards, expert meetings) to meet the company needs around the clinical development and implementation of innovation in the field of vaccination.
  • Enhances Moderna’s reputation and profile through a clear external focus, representing the company in industry associations and in front of general and specialized media (in collaboration with Public Relations).
  • Provides clear understanding of how countries’ health care systems, national immunization plans and guidelines need to change to introduce and maintain innovations around vaccination.
  • Partners with regional Medical Affairs teams to help develop country medical affairs strategies for assigned products.
  • Partners with the local commercial organization to ensure the full alignment of country Medical Affairs strategies with brand strategies.
  • Identifies opportunities at country level for innovative research concepts for clinical data generation that support the benefit/risk profile of Moderna’s vaccinations.
  • Ensures that medical information requests (MIRs) from healthcare professionals are addressed and aligned
  • Drives medical affairs activities and generation and dissemination of data supporting overall product scientific and business strategy.
  • Stays informed on professional information and technology through conferences and/or medical literature and acts as a therapeutic area resource to market teams
  • Responsible for compliance with applicable corporate policies and procedures.
  • Participates in the development of scientifically accurate marketing materials, medical education programs, advisories, and symposia as part of the country team.
  • Provides guidance to country cross-functional team members to aid in the development of promotional materials. Provides timely and accurate reviews of promotional strategies and tactics in accordance with established policies and practice standards, including regulatory guidelines to meet customer needs.

Here’s What You’ll Bring to the Table:

  • M.D. or equivalent degree from a recognized Medical School. Additional advanced degrees, entry on a Specialist Register (Pharmaceutical Medicine or a relevant clinical specialty) and a current license to practice are a strong plus
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in global pharmaceutical industry in Clinical Development and/or Medical Affairs with demonstrated successful track record
  • Strong prioritization and decision-making skills and ability to understand how decisions in Medical Affairs fit into the broader context of company strategies.
  • Proven expertise at engaging scientific leaders and other key stakeholders (e.g. health care authorities, payors, medical and scientific organizations), preferably in the field of Vaccines.
  • Ability to lead and collaborate in cross-functional teams in a matrix environment.
  • Strong leadership skills with ability to influence laterally.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to build strong relationships internally and externally.
  • Knowledge of clinical trial methodology and regulatory requirements.
  • Strong understanding of local regulatory and compliance requirements.

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