Medical Affairs Lead

Medical Affairs Lead

Are you a Medical Affairs professional with a passion for people and team management?

We are looking for new talent with an MD, PharmD or PhD background for a Director Medical Affairs role at one of our partners.You will be part of the Belgian Leadership Team.

1. Purpose of the job:

  • Develop and implement the medical strategy according to relevant ethical and legal rules.
  • Further build, develop and coach the Medical Affairs Team.
  • Support the HQ in the local implementation of clinical trials.
  • Contribute to leading the way in building trust in the pharmaceutical industry

2. Responsibilities:

Sets the customer- and patient- focused medical strategy:

  • Provide support to top management as a strategic business partner for all medical aspects.
  • Lead, develop and motivate all employees within the department including manpower planning, recruiting, coaching, developing and team management.
  • Ensure that in-depth medical expertise in relevant therapeutic areas is present in the team (via analysis of EBM, participation to congresses, peer-to-peer discussions with KOLs...).
  • Maintain and encourage a constructive relationship with KOLs. Ensure insights are captured (via peer-to-peer discussions and/or advisory boards) and communicated to the Belgian organization. Plays an important, external-oriented, role in the image building of the company.
  • Set the medical strategy for Belgium in alignment with the European medical affairs plans. Prepare the elaboration and ensure the implementation of the business plan, medical budget and medical product plans.
  • Grow and communicate about product and therapeutic area knowledge:
  • Follow the medical aspects of the life cycle process of SBU products: from pre-authorization studies to post-marketing studies and registries.
  • Plan and ensure execution and documentation of clinical research studies.
  • Organize the adequate handling of medical information upon unsolicited request by HCPs or internal departments.
  • Ensure company, pipeline and product data presentations to HCPs are held and educational projects are set up, implementing innovative communication channels in a hybrid environment.
  • Support marketing departments in maximizing the potential of company's products, through generation, interpretation and communication of medical and scientific information and through effective assessment of training needs and providing training sessions to explain the specifications of products and studies.
  • Leads the Pharmacovigilance department. Conduct all activities in accordance with the applicable laws, rules and regulations. Educates the company and supervises implementation.
  • Ensure all scientific services (in collaboration with the local safety officer) are provided as required by law.
  • Supervise all promotional and information activities. Ensure company members are adequately trained on rules and regulations related to external communications.
  • Ensure expertise related to deontological codes, EFPIA and, as well as DS internal codes and policies, is present in the team and relevant topics are communicated to the organization.
  • Appoints the Local Safety Officer (LSO) and deputy(ies). Ensures the pharmacovigilance activities are executed in accordance with applicable laws, rules and regulations with flawless adverse event reporting and adequate training.

3. Profile


• Minimum of 5-10 years of experience, with a preference for recent and relevant experience within the pharmaceutical or biotech industry

• Track record in negotiating and interacting with different medical professionals and high-level executives

• Successful in driving a growth and change agenda in ambiguity environment

• Proven track record as an effective team builder and leader, with the ability to influence, motivate, mentor and direct

• Track record of management of a medical team


• MD / PharmD / PhD with a minimum of 5 years experience in Medical Affairs in the Pharmaceutical Industry

• Exhibits a high degree of emotional intelligence and appreciation of diversity and inclusion. Understands and is a true believer in the power of teamwork.

• Very good communication skills (storytelling)

• An expert understanding of the Belgian health care delivery system, including the managed care arena and its impact on patient care, local medical care and the pharmaceutical industry.

• A hands-on visionary with an inspiring and empowering and emphatic leadership style

• Trustworthy positive personality

• Strong business, operational and financial acumen


• Quick in getting the confidence of people by being a great listener, involved and open

• Team player

• Top-tier analytical skills, strategic thinking and strong project management skills

• Proactive, entrepreneurial and solution-oriented

• Fluent in English, French and Dutch

• Demonstrates ability to deal with ambiguity and thrive in an ever-changing environment

You will receive a competitive salary package, including extra-legal advantages en insurances.

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