Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Medical Director Oncology, Germany (Remote)

Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Medizin, Gesundheit, Pflege

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Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) is a global biopharmaceutical company whose purpose is to innovate to transform the lives of patients and their families. We are dedicated to developing life-changing medicines for people with serious diseases - often with limited or no therapeutic options. We have a diverse portfolio of marketed medicines and novel product candidates, from early- to late-stage development, in neuroscience and oncology. We actively explore new options for patients including novel compounds, small molecules and biologics, and through cannabinoid science and innovative delivery technologies. Jazz is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland and has employees around the globe, serving patients in nearly 75 countries. For more information, please visit www.jazzpharmaceuticals.com and follow @JazzPharma on Twitter.


Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an international biopharmaceutical company focused on improving patients’ lives by identifying, developing and commercializing meaningful products that address areas of unmet medical need. We are continuing to expand our commercial product portfolio and our research and development pipeline in therapeutic areas that can leverage our unique expertise. Our therapeutic areas of focus include neuroscience and hematology/oncology – areas in which we have a deep understanding of the patient journey and a suite of products and product candidates to address critical needs.

Brief Description:

Reporting to the Country Medical Director for Germany, the Medical Director Oncology is responsible for the development and delivery of the Country Medical Affairs strategy and programs that support the successful development and commercialisation of Jazz Pharmaceuticals products in the hematology/oncology franchise. The incumbent will be responsible for building and leading the Hematology/Oncology Medical Affairs department. He/she will be positioned as the Medical expert lead to both internal and external audiences.

The role will demand strong leadership qualities, high levels of cross functional collaboration and the ability to influence across all levels of the organization. The incumbent will need to balance the requirement for strong strategic thinking with a need to execute in a fast moving organization.

The incumbent is responsible for ensuring all activities are executed in accordance with regulatory and legal frameworks of the country as well as Jazz Pharmaceuticals Policies and Healthcare compliance procedures.

Essential Functions

Leadership of Hematology/Oncology Medical Affairs DE

  • Lead, develop and build a high performing Medical Affairs Team (Field-Team and Office-Team)
  • Manage, coach and develop Medical Affairs personnel
  • Role model and exemplify Jazz Cultural values
  • Be a strong strategic partner to cross functional colleagues including Commercial and Market Access

Ensure systems, processes and ways of working are in place to facilitate:

  • Effective execution of the medical plan
  • Development and maintenance of a high level of knowledge of hematology/oncology medicine related clinical and scientific literature in order to position themselves and the team as experts in the field.
  • Effective planning and utilization of national Key External Experts (KEE)
  • Data generation activities including reactive support of Investigator Sponsored Trial requests
  • Support development of partnerships with KEEs through the provision of balanced, scientific information and ensure that decision makers have the appropriate information to position the Jazz portfolio in treatment guidelines and protocols.
  • High standards with regards to PV, compliance and SOPs
  • Review and approval of medical and marketing materials and activities in line with national regulations
  • Delivery of quality medical information to internal and external customers

Strategic and Tactical Planning

  • Ensure development and delivery of the DE Hematology/Oncology Medical Affairs strategy and plan in close collaboration with business partners and aligned to the EU/RoW strategy
  • Set departmental SMART objectives and track, measure and report progress of plans and budgets
  • Ensure the business needs are effectively communicated to partners in the EU/RoW regional office, so that there is alignment on strategy and plans at all levels

External Relationships

  • Develop influential relationships with National Key External Experts through the provision of balanced, scientific information and ensure that decision makers have the appropriate information to position the Jazz portfolio in treatment guidelines and protocols.
  • Attend appropriate scientific congresses to stay abreast of developments and to support National KEE activities
  • Support development of Jazz EU/RoW positioning as the scientific authority on hematology/oncology medicine and support national KEE advocacy through provision of scientific and clinical information via the MSL team

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Minimum of 4 years of medical affairs experience in the pharmaceutical industry essential
  • Previous line-management experience a plus
  • Experience in hematology/oncology
  • Deep understanding of the German healthcare system
  • Strong leadership skills with demonstrable ability to influence at all levels of the organization. Strong inter-personal relationship building skills/collaboration and teamwork
  • Ability to critically analyse complex data
  • Excellent communication skills, including strong presentation skills
  • Experience in establishing strong partnerships with academic and patient advocacy societies
  • Flexible, independent, and proactive working style.
  • Willingness to travel frequently
  • Excellent command of spoken and written German and English

Required/Preferred Education and Licenses

  • Graduate with a higher scientific qualification in the life sciences e.g. MD, Pharm D, MSc, PhD. MD preferred

Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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