Associate Director / Director of Medical Affairs APAC

PTC Therapeutics, Inc.

In PTC we are recruiting for a Director of Medical Affairs. PTC Therapeutics is a dynamic biopharmaceutical company that is making a real difference to our patients’ life who suffer from rare diseases. Founded over 20 years ago, PTC Therapeutics successfully markets rare disorder products and has a robust pipeline of transformative medicines, including gene therapies for diseases of the central nervous system. We are a truly international organization with operations in 20+ countries.

This position will encompass responsibility for the Australian, Korean, Chinese, and Taiwanese markets. This position could be ideally suited to a senior MSL or Associate Director who is looking to step into a fast moving and dynamic organization which is growing at rapid pace.

Responsibilities of the role include:

  • Adapts and influences the global, regional and country medical affairs strategy required in the country or region of responsibility.
  • Responsible for interactions with local authorities, local key opinion leaders (KOLs) and payors, patient organizations as well as other external stakeholders.
  • Ensures execution of medical affairs strategy and builds and maintains trusted medical/scientific relationships with health community stakeholders.
  • Collaborates with Marketing to ensure that the local strategic medical affairs plans are in line with the marketing plans/brand strategies.
  • Drives the tactical implementation of medical affairs plans across the country, including but not limited to: KOL development and relationship building as well as the building of the scientific communications platform (publications, congresses etc.) and other related projects.
  • Reviews promotional and non-promotional materials with particular regard to medical accuracy and compliance to local regulation and code of practice.
  • Supports medical information process and service in close collaboration with other functions in medical affairs.
  • Provides training and scientific education to commercial, medical teams and other internal stakeholders.
  • Provides support in the administration of clinical trials on request by Clinical Development teams; collaborates and provides support to other departments, especially to Regulatory Affairs and Pharmacovigilance (PV); represents Global Medical Affairs at local, regional and international scientific congresses.
  • Manages, coaches and mentors’ direct reports (if applicable)

Requirements for the role include:

  • An advanced degree (e.g., Masters, MPH, PharmD, M.D. or Ph.D.) in a scientific discipline and a minimum of 6 years progressively responsible, relevant experience in a pharmaceutical, biotechnology or related environment with a minimum of 3 years medical affairs experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Hands-on experience supporting the registration and launch of an orphan, rare disease, and/or specialized drug(s) in the country/region of responsibility.
  • In-depth, hands on experience working with KOL’s, clinicians, HCPs, payors, and/or academic institutions establishing/maintaining relationships and scientific/medical credibility.
  • Demonstrated success in interpreting scientific data and presenting research information to scientists and HCPs.
  • Experience dealing with the local regulatory authorities and payor organizations.
  • In-depth experience adapting regional plans to a country orientation, while working within a global framework
  • Excellent working knowledge in local regulations and code of practice.
  • Ability to influence without direct authority.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and skills, including scientific/ writing and presentations
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, as required, in a fast-paced, matrixed, team environment consisting of internal and external team members.
  • Excellent planning, organization and time management skills including the ability to support and prioritize multiple projects.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability and experience managing, coaching and mentoring direct reports (if applicable)

* Travel requirements

  • 50% – 60% (national and international travel)

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