Senior Medical Manager, Oncology

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 The Oncology Senior Medical Manager Oncology is responsible for developing and executing the medical plan that supports the strategic operating goals for the oncology business, supports cross-functional projects, and is accountable for his/her medical and scientific initiatives related to oncology products. To develop strategic partnerships with key external stakeholders during the entire life cycle of  products, providing focused relevant information in response to customer-stated needs in order to maintain a therapeutic leadership position and drive business needs at the national, regional & corporate levels. 

• Develop and execute a medical strategy that supports the country operating plans with a specific focus on driving business growth through medical insights 

• Provide country perspective for the oncology assets at Oncology reviews and planning (together with country Commercial/marketing, Regulatory Affairs, and Legal functions) 

• Medical input into assigned brand cross functional team and where necessary into local Customer based marketing initiatives 

• To interact with and develop enduring relationships with national opinion leaders, national advisors on clinical practice, contributors to national guidelines and management protocols 

• To communicate customer feedback on product development and life-cycle strategies 

• Dissemination of recent scientific knowledge/data on Oncology portfolio in approved indications 

• Communication of recent scientific knowledge/data on Oncology portfolio in off-label indications and on Oncology products in development upon request 

• To provide quality scientific presentations at internal and external meetings 

• Soliciting feedback on clinical trial programs and protocols (feasibility) from potential investigators for Oncology portfolio 

• Management of IIRs-presentation of proposal, internal scientific review, & conduct follow up 

• Conception, management and implementation of observational (Non Interventional) studies 

• Collaborate with oncology medical teams to support development of a strategic regional/country publication plans. 

• Medical lead for local/national advisory boards: – Advisory Boards conduct to gather expert guidance to advise medical planning. – Provide input into regional Advisory Board planning, support implementation and presentations (as needed). 

• Conduct of medical to Medical Local medical education activities 

• Medical support for formulary applications when needed 

• Provide country oncology medical leadership, support and guidance for label updates and responses to regulatory requests when needed. 

• Provide country medical support, analysis, and guidance for drug safety updates or issues pertaining to oncology portfolio. 

• Deal with customer enquiries on drug safety issues for Oncology portfolio 

• Medical societies identification and collaboration relevant to Oncology BU 

• Medical support for other customer facing teams, including medical training 

• Provides a critical review and medical input into promotional materials and marketing strategy. 

• Partner with legal, regulatory and marketing colleagues to ensure compliant, accurate and high quality content of all promotional and training materials

• Medical doctor (MBChB or MD) registered locally with Health Professions Council of South Africa is a minimum requirement. Additional qualifications are welcome.

• At least 3 years Pharmaceutical Medical Affairs experience (Oncology Background Preferred).


Technical skills required and/or preferred, as applicable. 

• An appropriate Oncology therapeutic knowledge is preferred as well as an understanding of the therapeutic context and of the products in the portfolio 

• A good understanding of clinical research as well as the ability to critically evaluate clinical studies whether a protocol or a publication 

• An understanding of the national and regional health environment including its structure, policy, key members and scientific societies 

• An understanding of the process of drug development 

• Knowledge of the relevant and applicable Codes of Practice, SOPs, regulations and guidelines as they apply to the function. 

• Knowledge of pharmacovigilance and regulatory legislation and how it impacts the product portfolio 

• Strong business acumen- Knows the industry; knowledgeable in current and possible future trends, technology, and information affecting his/her business and organization; knows the competition; is aware of how strategies and tactics work in the marketplace. 

• HCP focus- Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customer’s products and services; always focused on patient safety first, establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers 

• Organization alignment- Is aligned with the culture, values and mission; operates with the mission and values in mind; encourages others to act in a manner aligned with organizational culture, values and mission. 

• Results driven- Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.

Equity Candidates preferred.


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