Medical Affairs Manager

Medical Affairs Manager

We have a great opportunity for a Medical Affairs Manager  at a company with an interesting pipeline in different TA's and the prospect of launching new products in the near future. Passion, dedication and determination is what we are looking for. Fluency in NL and ENG and good command of FR is required.


The Medical Affairs Manager is responsible for effective and compliant implementation of the Medical Science Liaison program within one or more assigned therapeutic areas and has direct supervisory responsibility for a team of field based Medical Science Liaisons in Belgium and in the Netherlands.

She/He is also responsible for establishing and maintaining effective communication and partnerships with field medical and internal colleagues to leverage the team's expertise to appropriately support strategic objectives and initiatives.

Effective People Management & Development:
The Medical Affairs Manager:

  • Has supervisory responsibility for direct reports, including administration of performance management and individual development plans.
  • Develops and strengthens the skills of direct reports through frequent interactions and coaching in field settings and other contexts.
  • Oversees the development and implementation of required training for new and experienced personnel, reflecting scientific content, the skills necessary for successful Scientific Expert interaction and functional expertise.
  • Recruits and staffs field-based positions as appropriate and takes full responsibility for these personnel decisions.
  • Manages and optimizes personnel resources.
  • Participates actively in cross-functional succession planning and talent development discussion

Manage Field Operations - Maximize Operational Effectiveness:

The Medical Affairs Manager:

  • Deploys the necessary tools, processes, and other resources to enable successful field activities.
  • Oversees geography management and the Medical Science Liaisons commitment and effectiveness in developing and maintaining relationships with Scientific Experts and other external customers.
  • Identifies meaningful and appropriate metrics to measure performance.
  • Evaluates and resolves complex business and operational problems.
  • Oversees compliance with the applicable promotional law and internal policies and procedures.

Design and Implement Strategic Initiatives to Optimize Team Performance:

The Medical Affairs Manager:

  • Creates and executes strategic plans to improve the team's performance and leverage the impact of its expertise with both Scientific Experts and internal partners.
  • Identifies, develops, and implements specific initiatives to enhance the team's medical expertise, improve team dynamics, boost efficiency, improve alignment with corporate priorities, or achieve other objectives.
  • Organizes team meetings or other forums to share best practices, recognize contributions, enhance skills, and discuss important organizational and administrative developments.
  • Ensures close collaboration and alignment with appropriate therapeutic area CRPs and other internal partners
  • Leads/participates in process improvement projects and initiatives locally, regionally and globally

Establish and Maintain Effective Partnerships

The Medical Affairs Manager:

  • Participates as an active member of relevant Area Brand Teams (ABTs) and partners appropriately with other cross-functional teams.
  • Oversees collection and communication of scientific intelligence, clinical insight and other field input to better inform decision-making by internal partners.
  • Collaborates with peers and other members of the function's leadership team (Medical) to share best practices and contribute to objectives.
  • Supports the Medical Science Liaison's relationship-building efforts with Scientific Experts, supplementing these partnership efforts as needed.

Business Planning

The Medical Affairs Manager:

  • Partners with medical leadership to align medical strategies and priorities as part of business planning process.
  • Collaborates with supervision and other relevant colleagues in the business planning process to ensure that appropriate resources are obtained for the team activities and operational needs/gaps.
  • Monitors and manages team budget.

Scientific and Technical Expertise


  • (Health) science related degree required
  • Minimal three years experience in pharmaceutical / biotech industry is required
  • Medical information/communication experience/MSL experience is preferred
  • Familiarity/experience with regulated environments (Belgium and the Netherlands) is preferred
  • Experience in coaching and developing scientific/technical personnel is necessary
  • Experience in field-based environments highly valued
  • Effective communication skills in NL, FR and EN (verbal and written).
  • Familiarity with the academic community and the medical research and medical education process is highly valued
  • Demonstrated leadership and the ability to achieve results through coaching people
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including capability to engage in professional relationship building and networking
  • Capability to develop and apply creative solutions and implement decisions effectively
  • Strong planning and organizational capabilities
  • Reside in Belgium or The Netherlands


  • You will receive a fixed contract at a company which is determined to put people first
  • Flexible, agile working options
  • You will enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package


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