Director of Medical Affairs, Europe (Home Office Based)

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Updated: January 26, 2022
Location: Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Job ID: 138157


The Director of Medical Affairs (DMA) Europe will be reporting to and supporting the VP Medical Affairs, Europe to meet or exceed business goals for all assigned MSL teams. They will support Medical Affairs personnel across multiple client accounts. The DMA will ensure that by supporting and managing our MSLs, our clients’ expectations and goals are identified, measurable, time-bound, and attainable. The DMA will help identify, develop, and implement actions to achieve operational excellence and cost efficiency and will cultivate long-term relationships with other Syneos Health Senior Management across Syneos Health Consulting, Clinical, and Commercial business segments. The DMA will be a trusted partner and Subject Matter Expert (SME) in providing strategic insight and medical knowledge in support of proposal responses and awarded projects and will also play an integral role in hiring and operationalising Medical Science Liaison teams on the behalf of our clients.


• Demonstrates scientific and medical understanding of relevant disease states, products, and guidelines to address unmet needs, drive scientific leadership and find patient-centred approaches throughout INT’L organisation
• Serves as the IMA point of contact with GMA Strategic, Operations and therapeutic area teams to coordinate IMA region’s implementation of medical strategies, key performance indicators and insight
• Develops and grows the Medical Affairs and MSL practice that is "best in class" and the leading supplier of contracted MSLs and other Medical Affairs roles within the pharmaceutical and biotech industries
• Helps build and supports high-performance teams by establishing clear performance standards, hiring and retaining the best talent and structuring development strategies
• Supports the Global Medical Affairs Leadership in optimization of operational processes and key performance indicators including internal training, tracking performance against objectives, supporting the monitoring of compliance with internal and external governance and best practice requirements
• Liaises and collaborates with internal stakeholders such as Recruitment, HR, Operations, CRM, IT etc. to ensure talent of the highest quality is identified, recruited, on-boarded and supported on an ongoing basis
• Provides support and acts as SME for Medical Affairs Business Development activities, and supports BD colleagues at different stages and help design the innovative and credible Medical Affairs solutions to meet clients’ needs
• Acts as contact between the client and MSLs and provide support for all business related to the client’s MSL team

Job Requirements

• Degree in a scientific discipline (or equivalent) PharmD, MD, PhD preferred
• Significant leadership and field and/or office-based Medical Affairs team management experience
• Highly resourceful and strategic thinker with strong emotional intelligence, operational rigour and project management capabilities, able to directly manage a multinational team
• Strong leadership, organizational and communication skills across functions and leadership teams; comfort in business and technical discussions
• Strength in clinical, business, and emotional intelligence as well as information systems and technology
• Ability to articulate the value proposition of Medical Affairs to existing and potential clients
• Ability to create credibility with clients that leads to business growth
• Ability to adapt to changing internal and external environments
• Ability to travel as needed

At Syneos Health, we believe in providing an environment and culture in which our people can thrive, develop and advance. We reward and recognise our people by providing valuable benefits and a quality of life balance.

Why Syneos Health? Join a game-changing global company that is reinventing the way therapies are developed and commercialised. Here, each day brings an opportunity to take ownership of a new challenge. Teaming with some of the most talented clinicians in the industry, you'll improve patient outcomes and work in a dynamic environment to create better, smarter, faster ways to get biopharmaceutical therapies to patients. By joining Syneos Health, you’ll be connected to our multitude of career paths and pipeline of employment opportunities.

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