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Sr. MSL/MSL

Location Beijing, Beijing Municipality, China Job ID R-059661 Date posted 08/27/2019

Job Summary

Field-based position responsible for developing and enhancing professional relationships with healthcare professionals. May serve as a leader and manager to Medical Liaisons, provides training to Medical Liaisons and implements internal standards and processes. Works closely with the sales force.

Job Description

(a) Organization structure    

(Please attached an updated organization chart of your team )

Depending on specific team structure

-    Functionally reports to   

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Depending on specific team structure

-    Operationally reports to   

Depending on specific team structure

(b)  Key working relationships    

-    Internal contacts within AZ    Other Medical affairs function Commercial (i.e., Sales, Marketing) Evidence Generation

Market Access

Compliance

-    External contacts with organizations outside AZ     

KEE/HCP

Health Care Professionals

Study Investigators

Payer Customers and Policy Makers

(c)  Job requirements

Essential

Academic / Professional qualification

· Master advanced degree in clinical / life science qualification or 2+ year on relevant experience of medical affairs in pharmaceutical company

· Bachelor degree with strong medical background or 4+ year relevant   experience   of medical affairs in pharmaceutical company

Technical / skill

· Knowledge and experience of the pharmaceutical industry and the area of field medical liaisons

· Ability to interact and manage a range of stakeholders both internally and externally

· Knowledge of legislation relevant to pharmaceutical sales and marketing

· Self-management and execution ability

Desirable

Understanding of multiple aspects within Medical Liaisons

Experience in training/ consulting                                            

Language ability   

Fluent in spoken/ written English

Computer literacy   

Fluent Microsoft Office operation skills

External Medical & Scientific engagement

Build, enhance and maintain the engagement with scientific leader

· 60% of time in field engaging HCPs and external stakeholders across territory and brands

· Proactively identify HCPs with high levels of scientific expertise in local treatment practice to collaborate on specific medical marketing activities

· Development and implementation of KEE engagement plan in collaboration with line manager. Review with line manager this plan every quarter, develop KEE visit plan- this includes pre call visit/engagement plan with clear objective of the visit, key points discussion for the visit, data to be shared and discussed with the KEE

· Develop own scientific knowledge for discussion on all aspects of the data to be shared with KEE in a scientific, objective and balanced way through 1:1 discussions. Prepare for such interactions with peer group discussions. Respond to unsolicited requests for information about unapproved AZ products or unapproved uses of approved products, presenting such information in an objective, scientifically balanced, substantiated manner. Develop database of Key external experts and also provide recommendations for advisory board participation

Build and maintain trust-based relationships with external stakeholders

·         Build AZ relationship with key external stakeholders (e.g. patient advocacy groups, key medical organizations, hospital pharmacy). Find opportunities to collaborate with such external stakeholders. Provide scientific support in CME events and through appropriate medical sponsorships/ partnership

· Act as scientific expert in the disease area(s) by presenting therapeutic updates to external stakeholders

Develop or initiate scientific programs to explore unmet medical needs in priority disease area(s)

Work with HCPs in scientific activities that help advance disease understanding such as:

- Identify and recommend KEEs for Advisory

Boards

- Identify potential speakers and train speakers as appropriate

- Interact in the field with the medical community in the context of various medical projects, such as clinical trials, ESRs, scientific exchange meetings

- Discuss potential involvement in LCM

- Respond to unsolicited off label questions from KEEs

· Able to conduct basic discussions on clinical trials in terms of study design and feasibility

Medical & Scientific Support for internal stakeholders

Act as scientific expert in priority disease area(s) for internal stakeholders

· Continuously acquire and update necessary scientific knowledge on therapeutic area and relevant compounds

· Provide the AZ internal stakeholders with an understanding of the local medical community, clinical practice, trends and real or perceived gaps in current scientific knowledge and medical treatment, competitor information

· Provide regular update on partnerships with HCPs, as speakers, or in the context of medical projects

· Initiate and conduct appropriate AZ staff training &

development on information regarding current and emerging clinical data and emerging trends in clinical medicine and practice within TA

· To work with internal cross functional team on formulary listing

·        Provide scientific support at AZ sponsored educational events

Personal Development

Continuously demonstrate development of scientific expertise in disease area(s) of company focus

· Attend relevant scientific congresses and HCP meetings to gather new knowledge on AZ compounds, competitor information and therapeutic area

· Positive engagement and response to coaching and feedback received from line manager

· In daily work takes time to reflect on customer interactions and works on areas agreedwith line manager as priorities for development. Develop functional capability in the role

· Proactively demonstrate the AZ Values

· Identify areas for self-development and discuss developmental needs with line manager using the 70-20-10 principle (experiential learning, coaching/networking/relationship-based learning and classroom training). Active participation in AZ training, projects, and meetings depending on development needs

Compliance

Compliance with relevant company and industry code of Conduct and also to comply with local country codes

· Keep regular update and operate within the relevant Codes of Conduct, Ethical Interactions

(EI), including GPEI and SOPs

· Be sure to understand AZ policies when engage to KEEs and key external stakeholder.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.



AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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