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OPEN Health Director, Medical Strategy in Boston, Massachusetts

Director, Medical Strategy

Reports to SVP, Medical Strategy

Job Summary

The Director, Medical Strategy plays a pivotal role in driving strategic medical direction within OPEN Health’s Scientific Communications practice. This role involves spearheading the development of comprehensive Medical Affairs strategies and corresponding medical plans. Additionally, the Director fosters and cultivates robust client partnerships, ensuring alignment with and realization of strategic objectives. The Director also actively partners on new business development efforts, identifying and capitalizing on opportunities to expand the company's portfolio and impact in the industry.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Leveraging subject matter expertise to synthesize actionable insights from a situation analysis into tangible strategic drivers and corresponding solutions for Medical Affairs plan elements

  • Overseeing the formulation and execution of strategic medical content for communication planning initiatives, encompassing tailored analytics projects, scientific platform development, evidence gap assessments, and comprehensive tactical plans.

  • Leading the direction and implementation of these initiatives, ensuring alignment with client goals and industry standards while driving innovation and excellence in strategy development

  • Overseeing the development of strategic medical content for new business opportunities/proposals; support orchestration and delivery of customized capabilities presentations for prospective clients

  • Driving engagement and facilitating meaningful dialogue during scientific and strategic discussions with clients and external experts to achieve desired outcomes

  • Driving continuous improvement and innovation in processes, methodologies, and deliverables to optimize efficiency and quality across all strategic Medical Affairs project deliverables

  • Providing training and support to internal teams on medical strategy

  • Elevating, expanding and refining the strategic offerings of OPEN Health’s Medical Strategy department

  • Directing the development of comprehensive medical strategies tailored to each client's needs, fostering collaboration across teams to optimize the onboarding process and maximize client satisfaction

  • Strategically monitoring and staying abreast of the evolving Medical Affairs landscape, emerging industry trends, and evolving standards, with a keen focus on target therapeutic area dynamics and pharmaceutical/biotech company pipelines; leveraging insights gained from active participation in pertinent medical and trade conferences to inform strategic decision-making and drive innovation within the organization

  • Championing thought leadership initiatives and cultivating relationships to drive business growth and advance organizational objective

Experience, Skills, and Qualifications

  • Advanced Life Sciences degree (PharmD, PhD, MD, DO) from an accredited university.

  • Minimum of 8 years experience working in a Medical Affairs consultancy or medical communications agency, or within the Medical Affairs division of a pharmaceutical company; prior training as a Medical Writer and/or Medical Director is a plus

  • In-depth experience in leading the delivery of key offerings of Medical Affairs service providers, particularly medical plans, evidence generation plans, stakeholder engagement plans, and medical and/or value communications

  • Ability to lead discussions around science and strategy with external stakeholders at all levels

  • Proficient in synthesizing complex market and/or product information and distilling key learnings and insights into meaningful, actionable strategic recommendations

  • Ability to apply subject matter expertise across multiple therapeutic categories and disease states as well as project types

  • Direct the work of junior team members and help lead them to achieve best performance by instilling confidence and building morale

  • Advanced project management, time management, organization, and prioritization skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including outstanding presentation development and delivery skills

  • Ability to manage multiple and sometimes competing challenges, issues, and priorities with the ability to delegate, problem solve, and set clear expectations

  • Ability to meet billability targets while delivering high-quality work and managing competing priorities is essential for success in this role

  • Enthusiastic, team player, self-motivated attitude and demeanor

  • Advanced knowledge of MS365 Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams and Outlook; working knowledge of online collaboration tools

Travel Requirements

25%-40% travel, including internationally, may be required

About OPEN Health

OPEN Health unites deep scientific knowledge with wide-ranging specialist expertise to unlock possibilities that improve health outcomes and patient wellbeing. Working in partnership with our clients, we embrace our different perspectives and strengths to deliver fresh thinking and solutions that make a difference.

OPEN Health is a flexible global organization that solves complex healthcare challenges across HEOR and market access, medical communications and creative omnichannel campaigns.

What we offer:

As a global organization, OPEN Health is committed to supporting our employees and their families through a comprehensive benefits program

  • Competitive pay, generous paid vacation and holidays, and health insurance programs across all our locations

  • Ongoing training and development opportunities which foster and shape your individual career path

  • An active and growing commitment to bettering the communities our employees call home through our Corporate Social Responsibility program

  • The opportunity to thrive in a global, collaborative environment while working every day to improve health outcomes and patient wellbeing

  • Diverse, inclusive culture that encourages you to bring your whole self to work

If we sound like the sort of business environment in which you would thrive, then we would love to hear from you.