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Medical Affairs Manager - ONCO - HCM

Location Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam Job ID R-201979 Date posted 10/06/2024

Medical Affairs Manager - ONCO - HCM

The ideal candidate is a passionate, self-motivated, and detail-oriented team player who is committed to the success of our customers. Then AstraZeneca might be the one for you!

About AstraZeneca and AstraZeneca Vietnam

AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca (LSE/STO/Nasdaq: AZN) is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of prescription medicines in Oncology, Rare Diseases and BioPharmaceuticals, including Cardiovascular, Renal & Metabolism, and Respiratory & Immunology. Based in Cambridge, UK, AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide. Please visit astrazeneca.com and follow the Company on Twitter @AstraZeneca.

AstraZeneca Vietnam

As a Foreign Invested Enterprise with over 550 members, AstraZeneca is investing into Vietnam 310 million USD from 2020 to 2030 with a focus on reducing the burdens of non-communicable diseases, developing local talent, and uplifting the domestic biopharmaceutical R&D and manufacturing capabilities.

Over the last three decades accompanying Vietnam’s sustainable development, AstraZeneca has run several impactful programmes in collaboration with the Government, Ministry of Health and healthcare partners to promote disease awareness, prevention and early detection. In recent years, AstraZeneca Vietnam has received several certificates of merit from the Prime Minister and Minister of Health, for excellent contributions to Vietnam’s vaccine diplomacy, fight against COVID-19 and advancement of cancer treatment and disease awareness. The company has also been recognized among Vietnam’s Top 100 Best Places to Work (2018 – 2022) with various other industry awards from BritCham, EuroCham, and government agencies.

What you’ll do

Job Description / Capsule

An internal and externally facing medical role that provides medical and clinical expertise in priority therapeutic/disease areas and builds AZ scientific leadership. Participates and contributes with medical and clinical expertise in design of LCM and Brand Strategy. Takes leadership in implementation of Medical Plan/ activities in alignment with Brand strategy. Ensures that the Medical Activities meet the needs of patients and customers.  Engages Opinion Leaders in ESRs, scientific exchange meetings and advisory board meetings. Defines and delivers training on Medical background of the product or various functions in an organization. May take responsibility as Nominated Signatory medical reviewer for activities and promotional materials. May take responsibility for mentorship of MSL/s in the country. May lead Medical Information and Pharmacovigilance within a particular market.

Objectives

Critical actions

Measures (Quantitative – Qualitative – Attitudinal)

To establish AstraZeneca as a scientific leader through proactive, updated and effective Medical input

  • Continuously acquire and update necessary scientific knowledge on therapeutic area and relevant compounds.
  • Develop and implement the local medical plan to address unmet medical needs in priority disease areas and ensure alignment with the brand plan.
  • Collaborate with MSL to  seek input from MSL insights for development of local medical plan .
  • Develop and implement pre-launch medical plan/activities for new products at least 2 years prior to the planned launch in the country to address key clinical and scientific challenges
  • Provide medical leadership on faculty and content development for medical programmes including national congresses, advisory boards, scientific exchange meetings, publications, CMEs to meet identified needs
  • To ensure that the Medical Information provided both to external and internal customers is timely, relevant, accurate and scientifically balanced
  • Provide local medical expertise to local area/regional brand teams
  • Provide medical input to  phase 1 to 4 study protocols, study feasibility and support operational delivery
  • Provide Medical expertise to support PSP market research, PASS and ESRO.

Quantity

  • Completion of the medical academy
  • Number of reactive ESRO discussion
  • Delivery of approved prelaunch medical plan in cooperate with local brand strategy
  • Implementation of the prelaunch medical plan.

Quality

  • Proactive update of medical knowledge in the internal meeting
  • An approved Medical plan that is fully aligned with the Brand plan.
  • Medical information should meet defined markets standards – time, quality in 5 days.

To engage scientific leaders,professional bodies or societies to establish AZ as a scientific leader

  • 40% of time in field is required for engagement with the highest priority HCPs and key external stakeholders engagement
  • Share emerging data with HCPs, discussing all aspects of the data in a scientific, objective and balanced way
  • Disseminate results of studies completed to medical community by translating their clinical values and incorporating into business strategies
  • Attend relevant scientific congresses and HCP meetings to gather new knowledge on AZ compounds,  competitor information and therapeutic area
  • Conduct professional scientific communication or presentation (become chairperson/presenter when necessary) with key opinion leaders (prominent
  • Liaise with local investigators and the External Sponsored Research organization to support research initiatives.
  • Internally communicate competitive intelligence

Quantity

  • Time in field versus plan
  • Timeliness and actual number of achievements: P2P, 1:1 interaction, advisory board, publication, CME, responses to queries versus plan
  • Market preparation of new launch product and/or pipeline among OLs.

Quality

  • customer feedback post events/symposia

Generate the medical evidence to support the brand strategies in priority TAs to meet unmet medical needs

  • Idea generation of the company sponsored clinical research
  • Oversight and accountability of the operation of the studies
  • Initiate research discussions, for example NIS, with customers to develop studies that will fulfil global and local business strategies. (May as part of the review team conduct initial assessment of any ISS proposals)Participate as key member of brand team as strategic partner towards LCM actions including potential business development opportunities
  • Develop NIS or registry studies to address unmet medical needs.
  • Developing partnership with OLs in order to develop their capabilities of conducting medical studies

  • Number of discussion - NIS/IIS Proposals
  • Oversight the all accountability of the operation of the studies, i.e. Milestones, quality and capacity of the study
  • Timely publications of studies completed
  • Initiatives with investigators to develop capabilities in conducting medical studies

Provide medical expertise to shape regulatory environment to achieve rapid and high quality market access of AZ products including new registration, new product evaluation and life cycle

  • Support to develop drug value pack and communicate it to Key Decision Makers
  • Support market access activities that shape market understanding of disease, diagnosis and  treatment options
  • Proactive crossfuctional collaboration with regulatory and other teams in drug registration in earlier and broader accessibility aligned to the brand strategy

Quantity

  • Number of communications to KDMs versus plan
  •  Meet the critical project timeline

Quality

  •  Feedback from crossfunctional team

Defines and delivers training on Medical background of the product for various functions in an organization as required

  • Provide effective Medical/clinical trainings (basic science and disease knowledge, drug profile, clinical data) to internal colleagues in line with expressed needs of MSL manager and sales managers:
  • Ensures own knowledge and knowledge of team members of best practices and new relevant developments is up to date

Quantity

  • Percent completion of trainings conducted versus plan as per the business needs versus plan

Quality

  • Feedback from participants ; facilitator effectiveness average more than 4 points
  • MSL and MR competency in terms of disease knowledge, drug profile and clinical data (through MSL Accreditation)

Governance and ensuring overall adherence to processes and regulation [include but not limit to patient safety, clinical trials, promotional activities, etc …]

  • Accountable for ensuring Promotional Compliance: Provide medical input to the creation, development and agreement of promotional material and ensure all material is in line with internal SOPs and meets IFPMA code
  • If appropriate to market, Ensure that Pharmacovigilance activities meet internal SOP and local regulations
  • Ensure clinical studies are carried out in accordance with AZ SOPs and cGCP. Support Clinical team to select appropriate investigators and sites optimising quality, delivery and commercial benefit
  • Aligns with the values and vision of AZ
  • Actively participate/encourage the development of the AZ culture
  • Ensures compliance with AZ code of conduct, Corporate Governance, Audits requirement, guidelines, codes, policies and procedures
  • Ensures that company confidentiality is maintained (i.e. intellectual property, product, strategic and salary information)
  • Discloses potential breach of codes or conducts

  • Display behaviours consistent with the AZ vision and values (those with line report, their team members demonstrates the same)
  • Feedback from others; climate survey
  • No non-compliance issues raised with local and global policies and procedures
  • No valid complaints from competitors against marketing practice
  • No breach of confidentiality. All disclosures are investigated and resolved
  • No critical finding in relevant internal or regulatory authority audits

Personaldevelopment

  • Develop functional capability in the role
  • Communicate, develop and role model AZ culture and AZ Values & Behaviours
  • Develop individual and team accountability
  • 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 class room training)
  • Attend & actively participate in learning programmes, training, projects and meetings (where needed)

  • 100% completion of training as required on Medical Academy
  • Feedback on congress report/highlights shared with cross- functional team as planned – completed feedback templates
  • Having a personal development plan and completes identified development activities as planned Feedback from key stakeholders (optional)

Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Essential

  • A medical degree with specialization, or appropriate experience, in the required product or disease area
  • Medical/Scientific knowledge in the responsible disease area
  • Interest in a long-term career in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • An ability to travel
  • Fluency in English is required

Desirable

  • Qualified Doctor
  • MSc/PhD in a scientific discipline
  • Understanding of multiple aspects within Medical Affairs
  • Knowledge of the latest technical and regulatory developments (essential for Sr MAM)
  • Experience of Medical Affairs function within a pharmaceutical industry (essential for Sr MAM)
  • Experience in relationship and stakeholder management
  • (essential for senior MA)
  • Project management experience
  • Team management experience (essential for senior MAM)

Key Relationships to reach solutions

Internal (to AZ or team)

  • Senior Management within Brand or Disease area
  • Medical Affairs Function
  • Regulatory affairs
  • Market access
  • Marketing
  • R&D team
  • Compliance Team

External (to AZ)

  • Service Providers
  • Regulatory bodies
  • Payor/reimbursement agency
  • Other local and regional stakeholders
  • Healthcare professionals

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca, we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and fuel your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients, and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration, and is always committed to lifelong learning, growth, and development. We’re on an exciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare.

What will you get?

We provide driven packages and benefits for proficient and qualified candidates; a winning dream team and colleagues who share ONE values, ideas, and goals.

So, what’s next?

If you are already inspiring yourself to join our dream team, we can’t wait to hear from you.

If you are ready to bring new insights and fresh thinking to the table, Brilliant! We have one seat available, and we hope it’s yours.

If you’re curious to know more then please take initiative to recruitment.Vietnam@astrazeneca.com. We encourage your application.

Where can I find out more?

Visit our website www.astrazeneca.vn

Follow us on LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/company/astrazeneca/

Contact us via recruitment.Vietnam@astrazeneca.com

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 authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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