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Senior Director, Medical Affairs

Brisbane, CA, USA | Myovant Sciences Ltd.

  • Industry:
    Pharmaceutical / Biotech
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
  • Experience:
    7-10 years
Job Description:
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The Senior Director, Medical Affairs Strategy will be a key member of the Medical Affairs leadership team reporting to the VP- US Medical Affairs Strategy. The Senior Director will help set strategy for both internal company programs and external facing interactions. They will provide specialist medical & scientific strategic and operational input into core medical affairs activities. Internally, the Senior Director will coordinate with Commercial to ensure alignment between Medical Affairs and Commercial strategy, with tactical implementation of brand plans. The Senior Director will also collaborate with company outreach and patient advocacy efforts to assure that Medical Affairs activities align with these programs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Provide leadership of the Medical Strategy Team focused on Prostate Cancer

Leadership of the strategy and development of Medical Platforms for relugolix use in Prostate Cancer

Set the strategy and development of annual Medical Plans and ensure hands-on implementation of key activities

Recruitment and retention of Key Medical Affairs talent, with the clear delineation of US Medical Strategy plans for relugolix in men with prostate cancer

Develop the Medical Strategy Team within the US to include medical training, evaluation, motivation and control of activities in alignment with the company’s corporate strategies and objectives

Ensure cross-functional medical alignment with the US MSL team, Medical Information & Medical Operations, RWE & HEOR and European Medical Strategy

Direct involvement in implementation of plans that will be executed through multi-modal medical education channels, including publications, presentations, congresses, advisory boards, CME, speaker bureaus and other channels in support of relugolix launch.

Development and implementation of detailed scientific Publication Plans working closely with the Medical Communications lead

Development and implementation of Medical Advisory Board Plan to gain medical input from the healthcare community

Medical Affairs representative on the lifecycle team for Prostate Cancer to provide medical affairs input to R&D

Play a highly visible role during exchanges within the medical/scientific community to develop close relationships with a group of scientific key opinion leaders

Work closely with the commercial organization to bring the medical perspective to commercial strategies and tactics, aligning with Marketing & Market Access to collaborate on the most efficient and effective ways for office and field forces to work together

Partnering with Myovant’s Research & Development organization for ongoing and post-marketing clinical development activities

Define and attend relevant medical and scientific conferences to support speakers and presenters, ensure success of publication/communication goals, and participate in the collection and reporting of competitive intelligence within company guidelines.

Development of a long-term Medical Education strategy

Strategy and oversight for the development of a supportive US Investigator Initiated Study program

Define and develop the US Medical Strategy team in the creation of appropriate processes, standards, and policies

Ensure that all interactions and activities in the US adhere to corporate and healthcare compliance guidance in all activities, including those related to clinical trials, scientific interactions with internal and external groups, and responses to unsolicited requests for medical/scientific information

Core Competencies, Knowledge, and Skill Requirements

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as the position will interface with key opinion leaders and a wide range of internal employees.

Ability to effectively communicate, collaborate and deliver an excellent work product in a fast-paced, and rapidly growing dynamic company.

Significant contacts with employees across Myovant including Medical Affairs, Research and Development and Commercial functions

Significant contacts with external members of the Physician, Patient and Advocacy communities, associated with Prostate Cancer



MD required

Management and leadership training during career demonstrating an interest in personal growth and an ability to learn across therapeutic areas. 


Minimum of 8 -10 years of industry experience in a pharmaceutical Medical Affairs setting with prior Medical Strategy experience, including 2-3 years of proven success in Medical Affairs team leadership

Therapeutic Medical Affairs experience in Prostate Cancer preferred

Prior experience as a Medical Affairs Leader in the introduction of a novel new clinical product is highly desired

Experience in both large and small bio pharmaceutical companies considered a plus

Strong organizational skills and experience in business planning, including development of budgets and adherence to performance targets

Strong analytical skills and familiarity with medical messaging

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