Head of Womens Cancer
Brentford, United Kingdom
2d ago

Position :

Medical Affairs is a critical bridge between R&D and the commercial organization to ensure that our medicines reach the appropriate patients.

GSK has committed to building a new oncology business, and now has multiple assets and products in four broad areas : Heme, Women’s Health, Solid Tumors, and Cell and Gene Therapy.

In order to drive innovation, maximise patient value and provide strong, visible Medical leadership a new Head of Womens Cancer role is required, which will work closely with peer roles (Medicine Development Leaders and Medicine Commercialization Leaders) to create the strategy for our growing portfolio of assets to treat womens cancer, including Zejula and Jemperli.

Purpose :

This role is accountable for leading the formulation and execution of the womens cancer medical strategy within Oncology (including life cycle management)

The role will drive scientific leadership by working alongside current senior leaders in the Development and Commercial functions and line managing asset level Global Medical Affairs Leaders.

The role will deliver a strong and compliant womens cancer medical strategy and exemplary medical performance, deliver insight generation and gather and builds plans for evidence needed in partnership with Medicine Commercialization Leaders, Medicine Development Leaders and fellow Global Medical Leaders in Value Evidence & Outcomes, Safety and Pharmacovigilance and Regulatory Affairs.

The role will act as the single voice of Global Medical Affairs into R&D and Commercial within the Oncology Therapy Area with respect to the womens cancer portfolio and strategy.

They will be a core member of the Global Medical Affairs Leadership Team as well as the joint Medical Commercial Leadership team, Medicine Development and Medicine Commercialization teams working on womens cancer assets.

Accountabilities :

Accountable for defining the Medical strategic direction for the Oncology womens cancer portfolio in strong partnership with respective MDLs, MCLs and key LOCs, maximizing Oncology portfolio value :

  • Accountable for the integrated evidence strategy and disease level evidence generation plan that supports the lifecycle management of womens cancer treating assets, in collaboration with asset level Global Medical Affairs Leaders, including designing Phase IIIb and IV evidence generation studies, post-approval commitments, disease area Expanded Access strategy and definition of Investigator Sponsored Study Areas of Interest
  • Accountable for driving womens cancer portfolio value by identifying and facilitating senior leader decision making around new opportunities for the treatment of womens cancer e.
  • g. via indication expansion or combination approaches for current portfolio assets such as Zejula or Jemperli, repurposing of GSK assets in other Oncology disease areas or in-licensing / acquisition

    Accountable for communicating medicine and evidence generation strategies to the medical leaders in the LOCs and Regions, implementation of global scientific engagement programs and gathering insights from franchise LOCs and external stakeholders (patients, physicians, payers and regulators), in collaboration with asset level Global Medical Affairs Leaders (GMALs) :

  • Leads a team of global medical and scientific professionals to contribute to disease area business planning, strategic partnering with MCLs, MDLs, to plan and deliver scientific engagement and medical performance for oncology pipeline assets.
  • Ensures global strategy is effectively communicated and executed at regional and country levels and that key LOC needs are appropriately accommodated in global deliverables and vice versaDrives the creation of the scientific narrative for the disease areaEnsures that scientific objectives and medical plans for assets are aligned to the overall disease area strategy
  • Chairs disease area advisory boards with compliance, focus, dynamism, science and aiming towards outcomes and efficiency.
  • Accountable with the team to work within GSK’s compliance framework

  • Develops scientific strategic partnership with global guidelines bodies and interacts when needed with Global Regulatory agencies like FDA, EMA, JFDA, CFDA as well as relevant access bodies
  • Gathers medical insights from LOCs and key external stakeholders to inform and shape product strategy and to be accountable for the development of the integrated evidence strategy and plan (from C2MD onwards)
  • Develop strong relationships across the disease area with external stakeholders in the medical affairs community by contributing to the global scientific external engagement program and ensure medical governance.
  • Accountable for overall Medical Affairs budget and management monitoring across the womens cancer area

  • Leads budget planning activities, reviews and signs off final budget for review by TA head. Holds asset level Global Medical Affairs Leaders to account for budget spend through the year and critically appraises additional budget requests on ad-hoc basis
  • Owns internal control framework for disease area and enforces management monitoring / risk review activities in the womens cancer area
  • Accountable for staff development and championing Global Medical, R&D, and Enterprise wide change initiatives

  • As a key member of the medical leadership team, leads and develops people including recruitment and talent reviews
  • Leads the adoption of new processes and systems and leads staff through organization-wide change initiatives e.g. Content Lab and Marketing and Operations Centre; Accelerate Pharma
  • Qualifications :

  • MD or PhD with significant experience within Oncology therapy area and specifically within womens cancer
  • Significant industry experience, spanning Medical Affairs and clinical development, with strong launch experience.
  • Experience in execution at country and above country’ leadership Medical Affairs roles. Must have US leadership experience
  • Successful track record in Global Roles, Leading teams, Extensive Medical Affairs and Late Phase Development.
  • Experience in drug development (Research & Development) and understanding of GCP regulatory and market access reimbursement requirements.
  • Must have launched a drug in oncology successfully
  • Highly developed leadership, networking, communication and influencing skills to work effectively in a complex matrix environment.
  • Significant combined management and research experience with responsibility for clinical development and Medical Affairs, ability to demonstrate integration ideas from diverse stakeholders e.
  • g. Commercial, Clinical Development, Market Access and Health Outcomes.

  • Track record of effective, impactful leadership that engages people, brings acceleration and develops people.
  • Excellent presentation and media skills for both internal and external audiences.
  • Proven able to deliver effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management and scientific audiences using original or innovative techniques or style.
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