As the Medical Director for Benelux, you will report to the General Manager Benelux this important function, you will establish and maintain medical relationships with Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs), HCPs and key account on behalf of the Vifor Pharma Group.
As part of the Benelux management team, you will lead local Medical Affairs team of ten. You will collaborate closely with the Business Unit Heads as well as the Patient Access direct and be responsible for all Medical Activities in the Benelux and overall responsibility for the local Quality Assurance system.
Your tasks and responsibilities will also include, but not be limited to :
Provide regulatory, quality assurance, scientific and clinical support to the commercial activities of Vifor Pharma Benelux, ensuring the ethical reputation of the company is never breached, only enhanced
Support and contribute to the successful launch of a key new Vifor Pharma product in Belenux
Coordinate the clinical development activities for all new and existing medicines to support the development of Vifor Pharma business in the Benelux
Ensure that the contribution from the Benelux to the development of new Vifor Pharma products is appreciated and in accordance with the funding and expectations from the R&D organization
Responsible for local trial activities, mainly Investigator Initiated Trials
Ensure timely regulatory approval of new medicines, dosages and forms, plus the maintenance of existing marketing authorizations in line with the business needs
Oversight of a well-functioning Pharmacovigilance system including a timely and appropriate reporting to authorities regarding any changes in prescribing data and adverse events
Ensure medical / scientific approval of all promotional materials and communications
Provide medical support and leadership for market access initiatives including assessments / reviews from local pricing and reimbursement boards
Act as a spokesperson for Vifor Benelux with regard to medical / regulatory questions in relation to external communication
Create alignment and support for local plans with Global Medical Affairs and other HQ resources
Develop and implement local key opinion leader plans in close cooperation with Global Medical Affairs and partners
Develop strong relationships with key opinion leaders and agree on mutually beneficial agendas
Act as back-up for Responsible Person wholesale and local Drug Safety Responsible
Ensure that Vifor Benelux have appropriate procedural documents and policies in place and that they are maintained and implemented
Ensure that the Vifor Pharma Benelux staff is properly trained in all relevant procedural documents
Keep tracking list of CAPA : s including assessment of severity
Prepare safety training material and ensure that all staff and contractors are trained on a regular basis
For this important leadership role within the Benelux management team, we are looking for an experienced and qualified professional with the following qualifications, background and experience :
Qualified Medical Doctor (MD)
Minimum of five years’ experience in clinical practice, research or pharmaceutical medical affairs
Previous leadership experience as a Medical Director in another position within medical affairs
Experience with pharma industry and healthcare compliance requirements within the Netherlands and Belgium
Experience in clinical research and GCP trained is desired
Required experience in public scientific presentations
Excellent oral and written communication skills in Dutch and good oral and written communication skills in English, with knowledge of French being a strong advantage
Your previous experience within both small and large Pharma will support your success in this multifaceted role. Your motivation and drive of your team with ensure your success within this leadership function.
Finally, your customer orientation will round out your skills.