Sunovion Associate Director, Medical Information in Marlborough, Massachusetts

Job Description:

The selected candidate will be responsible for successful completion of Medical Information operational strategies/objectives and provides medical, scientific and technical support for respiratory product portfolio and/or products under clinical development; Ensures alignment of Medical Information activities with Clinical Research & Medical Affairs through development of comprehensive Medical Information plan and communication lines. They will also be managing the technology needs across the Medical Information and Scientific Communications functions and exploring new digital innovations to meet customer needs. The candidate will be responsible for owing the vision and creating a strategy to enhance or create channels for responding to unsolicited requests for medical information or communicating key scientific information about our products

Job ID: 6075BR

Department: Research & Development

Location: Marlborough, MA

Job Type: Full-time

Summary of Responsibilities: The selected candidate will be responsible for successful completion of Medical Information operational strategies/objectives and provides medical, scientific and technical support for respiratory product portfolio and/or products under clinical development; Ensures alignment of Medical Information activities with Clinical Research & Medical Affairs through development of comprehensive Medical Information plan and communication lines. They will also be managing the technology needs across the Medical Information and Scientific Communications functions and exploring new digital innovations to meet customer needs. The candidate will be responsible for owing the vision and creating a strategy to enhance or create channels for responding to unsolicited requests for medical information or communicating key scientific information about our products

Essential Functions: 1.Directs and ensures successful completion of Medical Information operational objectives (eg., product launch preparedness and expansion of value-add services in support of Medical Affairs, Medical Science Liaisons, Sales Training and Development, Commercial) and provides medical, scientific and technical support for respiratory product portfolio and/or products under clinical development; Ensures alignment of Medical Information activities with Clinical Research & Medical Affairs through development of comprehensive Medical Information plan and communication lines. – 40%

2.Evaluates cost benefit outcomes of implementing innovations in quality control mechanisms, supportive systems/databases, efficient inquiry handling work-streams, and overall dissemination of and access to scientific information (eg., Web 2.0, Health and Social Media platforms, enhancements to MedicaI Information Website, etc.). Contributes to the Medical Information strategy by directing the implementation of said innovations. Working closely with IT and other business partners to deliver digital technology enhancements (eg. Veeva, PhactMI, AuthorIT) and represent the MI group on related subcommittees. – 25%

3.Oversees the project management, timely development and internal review of pre-launch medical information resource documents; provides guidance to Medical Information Specialists/Managers regarding the content and structure of responses to ensure information is scientifically balanced and contains the appropriate disclosures/risk information; responsible for collaborating with cross-functional colleagues to resolve issues raised by the multi-disciplinary review team (eg., Medical Information Working Group) – 15%

4.If applicable, manages respiratory resources: (a) Personnel – to ensure alignment with operational objectives, excellence in execution, and maintenance of quality performance; (b) budget – to ensure alignment with functional objectives, resource allocation and fiscal goals; Develops and updates related departmental SOPs and work-streams - 10%.

5.Leads key training and development activities for self and direct reports to ensure access to high-level scientific and medical knowledge, appropriate legal and regulatory requirements, Codes of Practice, and corporate policies/procedures; provides mentorship to direct reports to support their professional and personal development.

Minimum Education Requirements: Masters

Experience Required: 5 - 7 Years

Knowledge & Skills (General and Technical): •Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy, nursing, or related life or information technology science. Advanced degree in related science (PharmD, MD, PhD etc.) and/or information technology/computer sciences is preferred

•Minimum of 5 - 8 years within the pharmaceutical industry or related field. Experience in medical writing and support of product launch required. Experience in a customer-facing role such as Medical Information, Medical Education, Medical Science Liaison, and/or Scientific Communications is preferred.

•Demonstrated experience in Web 2.0, health information technology, and/or other emerging technologies with a firm grasp of the legal and cultural issues surrounding the application of Web 2.0 technologies and platforms including blogs, wikis, RSS feeds, social communities, microblogging, virtual worlds, social networks, etc.

•Excellent oral and written communication skills

•Excellent project management skills

•Organizational and planning skills, be detail-oriented

•Proficiency with PC based applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

•Strong business acumen

•Highly self-motivated and able to handle multiple-tasks in a timely

•Excellent project management and time management skills

•Analytical, solutions-oriented, negotiation and strategic-thinking skills

Other Requirements (Licenses, Certifications, Specialized Training, Physical or Mental Abilities Required): •Healthcare professional license preferred

•Training or past experience in Respiratory

Confidential Data: All information (written, verbal, electronic, etc.) that an employee encounters is considered confidential.

Compliance: Achieve and maintain Compliance with all applicable regulatory, legal and operational rules and procedures, by ensuring that all plans and activities for and on behalf of Sunovion are carried out with the "best" industry practices and the highest ethical standards.

Mental/Physical Requirements: Fast paced environment handling multiple demands. Must be able to exercise appropriate judgment as necessary. Requires a high level of initiative and independence. Excellent written and oral communication skills required. Requires ability to use a computer for extended periods of time.

Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer

Sunovion is committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.