Shire CML Genetic Diseases in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

 Supporting development and implementation of Country / Cluster Medical Brand Plans in focus disease areas

 Systematically leading identification of the scientific exchange needs of Key Opinion Leaders, investigators and other stakeholders in patient care, establishing strong professional relationships and providing credible scientific expertise

 Leading the design and implementation of best-in-class scientific programs with external KOLs, investigators and Global Medical Affairs and Global Clinical partners

 Responding effectively to requests for scientific exchange

 Supporting local team disease area and product knowledge through scientific training

 Maintaining personal and medical team expertise in relevant disease areas and Medical best practices

% of Time

Job Function and Description

10%

Supporting development and implementation of Country Medical Brand Plans in focus disease areas

  • Collaborate with Country Medical Head and Global Medical Team to provide country input into Global Medical Brand Plans and translate Global Medical Strategy to in-year Country activity plans

  • Define specific medical programs and activities (e.g. medical meetings, disease state education, advisory boards) and associated resource requirements and budgets

  • Define key performance indicators and metrics to track progress against the activity plan

35%

Systematically lead identification of the scientific exchange needs of KOLs, investigators and other stakeholders in patient care, establish strong professional relationships, and provide credible scientific expertise

  • Develop and maintain “peer-to-peer” scientific relationships with key thought leaders in healthcare, academia and government organizations per KOL plans and as requested by KOLs, including the management of strategic scientific partnerships and scientific exchange

  • Facilitate 1:1 and group scientific interactions with healthcare professionals

  • Serve as Shire presence at external meetings including scientific symposia and cooperative group meetings.

  • Participate in country-level KOL planning

  • Maintain KOL plans and timely, accurately and compliantly update medical customer relationship management system

30%

Leading the design and implementation of best-in-class scientific programs with external KOLs, investigators and Global Medical Affairs and Global Clinical partners

  • Collaborate appropriately with KOLs and Investigators to identify areas of shared scientific interest and advance partnerships per the guidance of the Country Medical Head

  • Support Country Medical Head in defining and leading local medical initiatives and KOL plans

  • Provide medical support to Shire’s clinical research programs and registries

  • Serve as a bridge between as a bridge between HCPs and Shire medical, clinical and external partners

  • Maintain awareness of and access to internal and external information sources available to support best-in-class scientific exchange, and coordinate high-quality interactions between these resources and external customers

10%

Respond effectively to requests for scientific exchange

  • Coordinate response within defined timeline and quality standards to unsolicited inquires from HCPs and other stakeholders received by Global Medical Affairs and referred to GMA by other Shire functions

  • Develop appropriate responses to unique inquiries as required, such as the presentation of scientific evidence and medical education

5%

Support local team disease area and product knowledge through scientific training

  • Contribute to medical training of field-based commercial personnel as assigned

  • Track and record training activities per established SOPs

10%

Maintaining personal and medical team expertise in relevant disease areas and Medical Affairs and Medical Research best practices

  • Maintain knowledge base and scientific expertise on all assigned Shire disease areas and products

  • In coordination with Country Medical Head and Global Medical Training, train medical science liaison team on fundament disease area knowledge and emerging evidence

  • Develop and update knowledge of applicable pharmaceutical guidelines and regulations, including ICH, GCP, Rx&D Code of Ethical Practices and company policies

  • Develop/increase personal and team knowledge of medical literature and critical appraisal of scientific publications

  • Attend and report on relevant regional, national and international scientific and patient advocacy meetings as assigned

Education and Experience Requirements

  • A medical degree is required

  • 3 years of experience in biopharmaceutical medicine in Medical Affairs or Clinical Research is required

  • Experience designing and leading clinical or research studies is preferred

  • Experience in medical affairs is preferred

  • Experience in customer-facing roles is preferred

  • Experience in the assigned disease areas is preferred

Key Skills, Abilities, and Competencies

  • Focus on personal accountability and ownership – constantly challenging oneself to take responsibility for continuous performance improvement and operational excellence; highly reliable and predictable for colleagues and customers

  • Establishes highly credible relationships and has personal impact through engaging respectfully and professionally

  • Able to expertly exchange scientific ideas and information openly and effectively with key opinion leaders and with colleagues

  • Able to skillfully manage challenging conversations and handle objections

  • Focused on customer and patient needs

  • Able to effectively lead and participate in multidisciplinary and virtual teams

  • Effective listening skills

  • Ability to partner and collaborate appropriately with Commercial functions

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Complexity and Problem Solving

  • Team and individual activity plan development overseen by Country Medical Head

  • Scientific project design and management

  • External stakeholder management and interaction

Internal and External Contacts

  • Position is accountable to the Country Medical Head

  • Internal Collaboration: Compliance, Legal, Country HR, Country Commercial, Global Medical, Global Clinical

  • External: Key opinion leaders, investigators, HCPs, patient advocacy groups, regional policy makers, etc.

Other Job Requirements

  • Potential travel to International HQ, local and international congresses and in-country meetings

  • Frequent travel to HCP locations – approximately 60% of time in field, nights and weekends possible

Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.