Title:  Associate DIrector, Regional Field Medical Affairs Lead, Dermatology and Biologics (WEST REGION)

Date:  Apr 15, 2024
Location:  FS - Sun
Company:  Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc (USA)

Associate Director, Regional Field Medical Affairs Lead, Dermatology and Biologics (WEST REGION)




The Regional Field Medical Associate Director, leads a team of MSLs to advance Sun Pharma’s medical strategy through external scientific engagements with healthcare providers and managed care accounts.  As a part of the field medical team, the RFMAD will report to the Head of Field Medical and assist with development and execution of field medical strategy and tactical plans.  They will also ensure appropriate and compliant collaboration with cross-functional partners within Sun.


Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Recruit and hire diverse, exceptional talent to enhance MSL team capabilities.  Foster an environment of collaboration, respect, and trust to align with Sun values and behaviors.
  • Coach and guide MSLs to achieve therapeutic area strategy and execute tactical plans through ongoing performance reviews, territory planning, and field visits.
  • Maintain dermatology therapeutic area knowledge, including treatment landscape, and managed markets trends to ensure team delivers relevant, up-to-date information to HCPs, managed markets constituents, and internal teams. 
  • Work cross-functionally to understand evolving business needs and support internal stakeholders.
  • Accountability for translating MSL analytics and customer feedback to inform business and cross-functional stakeholders. Communicate regional activities to Head of Field Medical and other leadership team members.
  • Provide direction to MSLs on customer engagement plans, speaker training, clinical trial support, managed markets presentations, and project work.
  • Ensure MSLs have resources, tools, and training to attain field medical objectives.
  • Identify and interact with thought leaders to uncover business opportunities for Sun and to pair customer’s unmet needs with available resources.
  • Develops standards and harmonization across therapeutic areas for MSL activities with Medical Affairs leadership.
  • Monitor and establish field medical team’s compliance with all applicable SUN Health Care Compliance SOPs and US regulations, including recording external scientific engagements


Qualifications and Education:


  • Advanced scientific degree (Pharm.D., MD/DO, Ph.D.) in a relevant health science or clinical discipline. 
  • At least 5-8 years of pharmaceutical industry or relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership in field team management and/or pharmaceutical industry related experience.
  • Strong communication, leadership and people management skills.
  • Ability to pivot and work in an ever-changing environment.  Excellent organization skills.


Additional Preferred Qualifications:


  • US Medical Affairs and Field Medical experience, preferably in dermatology
  • Solid understanding of Medical Strategy and Field Medical Territory and Scientific Engagement Plans
  • Experience in Product Launch Development and Execution Plans
  • Demonstrated ability to work in cross-functional teams


The presently-anticipated base compensation pay range for this position is $175,500 to $214,500. Actual base compensation may vary based on a number of factors, including but not limited to geographical location and experience. In addition, this position is part of the Annual Performance Bonus Plan, and may be eligible for the receipt of a Company vehicle. Employees are eligible to participate in Company employee benefit programs which include medical, dental and vision coverage; life insurance; disability insurance; 401(k) savings plan; flexible spending accounts; and the employee assistance program. Employees also receive various paid time off benefits, including vacation time and sick time.

The compensation and benefits described above are subject to the terms and conditions of any governing plans, policies, practices, agreements, or other materials or documents as in effect from time to time, including but not limited to terms and conditions regarding eligibility. If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company, or individual department/team performance, and market factors.



The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees as assigned to this job. Nothing herein shall preclude the employer from changing these duties from time to time and assigning comparable duties or other duties commensurate with the experience and background of the incumbent(s).


We provide equal employment opportunities for all current employees and applicants for employment. This policy means that no one will be discriminated against because of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, nationality, citizenship, ancestry, sex, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, affectional or sexual orientation, military or veteran status, generic predisposing characteristics or any other basis prohibited by law.


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Sun Pharmaceuticals (Sun) is not accepting unsolicited resumes from agencies and/or search firms for this job posting. Resumes submitted to any Sun employee by a third party agency and/or search firm without a valid written & signed search agreement, will become the sole property of Sun. No fee will be paid if a candidate is hired for this position as a result of an unsolicited agency or search firm referral.