Amgen Sr. Medical Advisor (New Product Development - Hematology/Oncology (m/f) in Munich, Germany

To enable the development of robust commercial and medical strategies that are closer to customers and fit key markets, Amgen introduced the 'Archetype" Country concept. Six Countries including Germany are designated as Archetypes for their diversity across key market dimensions (e.g. market access system, medical practice, competitive landscape). Direct participation from the Archetype Countries will provide customer insights and ongoing input to the Global IBPT (Insights and Brand Planning Team) and EGT (Evidence Generation Team). The Jobholder is responsible for new pipeline products in the Therapeutic Area (TA) Hematology/Oncology.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Represent the Archetype country at the IBPT and EGT by providing input and insights from the local medical environment to inform and develop the product strategy

Provide in depth local medical/clinical insights on:

  • Current treatment paradigm(s) and current standard of care - how this is evolving; and what will be new standards at launch

  • What perception or knowledge base of the current therapeutic area needs to evolve for the product to gain wide spread use

  • Barriers and drivers to treatment

  • Patient and physician unmet needs

  • Guidelines impacting treatment and barriers & drivers

  • Individuals (scientific experts, investigators, prescribers), institutions and medical societies impacting treatment and their impact on treatment decision

  • Epidemiology of the disease including incidence, prevalence of varying disease state

  • Patient types and how they are treated through the local healthcare system(s)

  • Patient flow, diagnosis and treatment rates

  • What needs to change in the treatment paradigm for the product to be successful in the market

  • Clinical development considerations (e.g. study settings and designs)

Act as Medical Point of Contact in the affiliate for compounds in-scope of the Archetype Model

  • Provides local medical strategy options and recommendations

  • Provide medical support for Value&Access issues where needed

  • Ensure local approvals of medical materials, projects, studies as required

  • Ensure local compliance for HCP consultancy activities (contracts, legal requirements, EFPIA transparency)

  • Ensure local budget controlling and accounting if applicable

  • Drive scientific exchange with key scientific experts (KSEs), investigators and hospital payers, study groups, medical professional associations etc.

  • Permanent and active Cross-functional (Medical/ Value&Access/Commercial) cooperation in the matrix with various staff departments of the company (local, regional, global)

External engagement

  • Engage with relevant individuals including scientific experts, institutions and medical societies to generate medical/clinical insight

Communication and collaboration

  • Clear, effective communication to the IBPT

  • Collaborate with functional country archetype roles to understand the evidence required for local stakeholders (e.g., HTAs, regulators, patients, medical societies, etc) and engage with local HTA & RA bodies

  • Proactively update local affiliate and key stakeholders on product strategy and key issues to inform pre-launch plan

  • Support local GSO and Global Early Development to ensure clinical trial execution and appropriate selection of Phase 1 and 2 sites

Planning

  • Development of local plan addressing how to gather the insights to inform PT strategy

The job holder will report to the Medical Development Director Hematology/Oncology with a dotted-line reporting to the VP Global Development.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Skills, knowledge & experience:

  • Physician or scientist with medical education and relevant clinical and/or scientific experience and network in the hematology/oncology area

  • Ideally a minimum of 5 years of experience in pharmaceutical industry

  • Deep understanding of pharmaceutical product development, product lifecycle and commercialization process with advanced understanding of other functions; including but not limited to Clinical Operations, Commercial, Regulatory, Medical Affairs, Value&Access and Policy

  • Substantial Experience in Medical Affairs and Clinical Development and ability to develop rapid and deep understanding of new therapeutic areas

  • Significant hands-on experience in navigating in a matrix environment and formulating integrated, cross-functional strategies

  • Fully understanding the Business and End-to-End Commercialization

  • Fluency in German and English, both oral and written communications

  • Computer Skills (e.g. MS Office programs)

Key Competencies:

  • Demonstrated experience as broad strategic thinker and in being able to influence stakeholders across a global organization

  • Strong customer orientation; science based and marketing minded

  • Operational excellence: self management skills, planning, prioritization, objective setting, meeting management, plan execution

  • Communicating effectively and ability to engage with key in- and external stakeholders at a professional and clinical level

  • Delivering results through effective peer and team leadership where appropriate

  • Due to time shifts around the world a very high flexibility is key

  • High level (and willingness) of travel activities is mandatory

Please contact Phyllis Kiefer at 089/ 4 90 96-1164 if you have further questions.