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Director, Medical Affairs - Haematology / Oncology

Req #: 1800029
Location: Hillingdon, UK
Job Category: Medical
Work Location: 1 Longwalk Road Stockley Park UKSTOCKLEY UB11 1DB
Organization: Celgene UK Marketing LTD
Schedule: 37.5
Employee Status: Full time
Job Type: Regular
Job Level:
Other Locations:UK- Stockley Park


Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health.  We value our passion for patients, ​quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries, and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.


Together with the Medical Director, the Director, Medical Affairs Haematology/Oncology will establish a compelling vision for the medical and clinical organisation in the UK & Ireland affiliates in accordance with the international strategy that drives scientific product development and commercialisation activities to the highest standards and optimal organisational outcome.

The Director, Medical Affairs will assist in the development and conduct a variety of Medical Affairs initiatives. In particular, this includes the day-to-day management of the Haematology and Oncology teams with direct line management responsibility for the Associate Director (AD) Multiple Myeloma, Associate Director Portfolio (Myeloid, Lymphoma, Oncology) and Associate Director CAR-T.

He/she will also provide technical/scientific leadership to both the medical and the commercial team to ensure accuracy and compliance with the Celgene standard and local rules and regulations. Additionally, he/she will be working with contacts outside the company including practicing physicians, investigators and advisory boards.

Role and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing and implementing Medical Affairs’ initiatives to support the needs of Celgene UK & Ireland
    • Managing the roles of AD Multiple Myeloma, AD Portfolio (Myeloid, Lymphoma, Oncology), and AD CAR-T.
    • Establishing clear directions for the team, ensuring clear and appropriate objectives and role guides are established for each function
    • Robust KOL management
    • Daily management of the Medical Affairs’ team to meet objectives and to support the needs of commercial and medical teams
    • Ensuring training of staff to meet technical, medical and interpersonal challenges of their roles
    • Provide technical support for the IIT programme

  • Build and maintain effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders
    • Work as an integral member of Disease teams supporting key products
    • Responsibility to ensure all promotional are fully supported by scientific data and are in accordance with the ABPI Code of Practice
    • Support and represent the Medical Director in any internal and external activities required

  • Developing national and regional KOL plans and site specific advocacy plans
    • Developing KOL interaction opportunities including Advisory Boards & Educational Symposia
    • Ensuring the appropriate documentation and tracking of KOL management activities
    • Identifying publication opportunities for UK & Ireland KOLs.

  • Provide scientific support to Marketing, Regulatory, Market Access, Pharmacovigilance and Risk Management groups
  • Work with Celgene R & D and Risk Management functions to ensure a robust UK management strategy is in place.
  • Provide input to NICE, SMC or other market access submissions as required
  • Assist in the application of regional pharmacoeconomic modeling with appropriate training of clinical personnel
  • Advise on medical safety or clinical issues as required

Skills and Knowledge required:

  • GMC registered Physician or GPhC registered Pharmacist with proven pharmaceutical / biotechnology industry experience
  • Post-graduate qualification such as MRCP, MRCGP, and/or Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine is desirable
  • Experience in Haematology and / or Oncology
  • Final Medical Signatory experience required
  • Significant line management experience
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills
  • Strong identification with Celgene’s values


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