Associate Head of Medical Affairs

Associate Head of Medical Affairs

Are you a Medical Doctor with a passion for Life Sciences & People Management and the desire and talent to develop your career further to a leading role in Medical Affairs / PV / Regulatory up to the point of Head Medical Affairs? Then we might have a great opportunity for you at one of our partner biotech companies: we are looking for an Associate Head Medical Affairs.

1. Job Scope:

The Associate Head Medical Affairs will ensure accountability on both the activities and colleagues working in the area of Medical Affairs, PV, Regulatory (Medical Information, Drug Safety, Regulatory, PV, Expanded access programs) in Belgium and Luxembourg. Aim is to gradually expand the responsibilities to ultimately Medical Affairs Lead in a relatively short term.

2. Responsibilities:

People Management

  • Coach, share learnings and be back-up within the medical shared services team (4-5 direct reports)
  • Discuss issues and strengths within the team and handle issues/problems as appropriate
  • Track and inquire on process quality deviations
  • Actively participate in recruitment, diversity, and retention and hiring efforts

Medical Affairs

  • Become familiar with the company's therapeutic domains and med affairs tasks
  • Understand Belgian health care organization
  • Provide expert medical support to all aspects of the local business, to ultimately enhance the customers' experience in interacting with the company
  • Support to strategy and provide medical expertise in price & reimbursement dossiers
  • Liaise with Belgian clinical operation manager
  • Contribute to the development of medical strategies to support brand commercialization activities by working closely with the cross-functional management
  • Contribute actively on an ongoing basis to the strategic planning for currently marketed brands
  • Support training of sales representatives, and other medical representatives
  • Establish and maintain appropriate collaborations and relationships with external scientific experts, thought leaders, and the general medical community


  • Supervise Adverse Events (AE) and Product Complaint (PC) management
  • Function as the national nominated contact person for pharmacovigilance

Information and Publicity

  • Be (or become) the RIP
  • Participate to policy redaction, governance and training of stakeholders on the good promotion/deontological/anti-bribery legal guidelines
  • Understand and ensure compliance to local and international regulations, guidances and laws, company standards and SOPs, company integrity agreements and quality

Communication / Reporting

  • Represent the interest of medical shared services in internal meetings when applicable
  • Communicate with the business teams on relevant topics (e.g. change in strategies/updates on submissions/safety concerns)


  • Ensure submission, follow-up and maintenance of Medical Need Programs

Affiliate Tasks

  • Represent the Medical Departement at external meetings and towards external associations or official bodies (, FAMHP…)
  • Contribute to affiliate risk assessment, policy development and awareness linked to the respective domains of promotional practices, int

3. Requirements:

Medical Doctor

Key skills

  • Excellent Leadership skills
  • Business acumen: ability to balance scientific priorities with business priorities
  • Have a broad scientific interest
  • Having worked in the Belgian health care system and/or experience in medical department/drug safety of a pharmaceutical company
  • Strong interpersonal skills, team work, project management, planning and pro-activity
  • Fluent in French, Dutch and English
  • Reside in Belgium

Other skills and/or expertise

  • Knowledge of legal provisions in medical information, drug safety, product promotion and regulatory
  • Demonstrated success in self-managing priorities and multi-tasking projects
  • Strong external focus
  • Demonstrated strong communication and negotiation skills
  • Self-drive
  • Good presentation skills
  • Proficiency in computer skills and databases

4. Offer:

  • A varied, challenging, job with a great opportunity for you to develop your career to the next level
  • At a company that genuinely puts its people's wellbeing and development first
  • With an attractive salary package, including fringe benefits.

Interested? Don't hesitate to make yourself known by sending your CV.

Questions? Get in touch with Katleen Broeckhoven @

Looking forward to hearing from you...!

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