General Medicine Head

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17934 General Medicine Head

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・Provides leadership and strategic direction to his/her reports, in line with leadership capabilities. Models patient focus
・Hires, on-boards and develops employees who contribute to medical affairs excellence
・Ensures alignment of early-stage development and launch preparedness
・Ensures best in class medical therapeutic area plans are developed for each product.
・Collaborates within and outside the affiliate to ensure this. At all times keeps improved patient outcomes as an ultimate goal
・Approves Gen Med medical plans, goals, proposals and deliverables for products including but not limited to: medical brand plans, protocols for local Amgen Sponsored Trials (LAST), Investigator Sponsored Studies (ISS), medical advocacy plans, publication plans and lifecycle management plans and ensures alignment across the core brand teams (CBT) and within medical affairs, locally, regionally and globally
・Fosters excellent international, regional and local cross-functional collaboration and coordination.
・Develops Gen Med Medical Advisors to serve as:
key subject matter expert in their therapeutic and product areas
key medical leader on Japan medical leadership team and key point of contact to communicate internationally, regionally and locally on medical product and TA strategies and tactics
・Partners with the Affiliate General Medicine Business Unit Directors on all important initiatives
・Ensures consistency and excellence of scientific/clinical inputs in all activities of the team
・Ensures adequate resources and budget (study and non-study) and maintains budget accountability
・Active member of Medical Leadership Team


・Medical Degree (MD)
・8 or more years of medical affairs experience, 3 years of which should be from a pharmaceutical or biotechnology company
・3 years or more experience in relevant therapeutic areas
・Broad and formal leadership experience in medical affairs
・In-depth understanding of the scientific method and clinical applications based on medical, scientific and practical rationale
・In-depth understanding of and proven success in how to conceptualize, design, and conduct complex, global clinical trials
・Medical knowledge in the relevant therapeutic area
・Sound scientific and clinical judgment
・Knowledge of Good Clinical Practices (GCP), Japan regulations and guidelines, and applicable international regulatory requirements
・Understanding of new drug commercialization and business practices
・Understanding of resourcing and budgeting
・Proven ability to lead, manage, and motivate others in a complex, multi-functional, multi-national matrix environment
・Ability to effectively present ideas and document complex medical/clinical concepts in both written and oral communication
・Demonstrated ability to organize and lead expert Advisory Panels
・History of solving problems while exhibiting superior judgment and a balanced, realistic understanding of issues

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