Title:  Director, Medical Dermatology

Date:  Aug 1, 2022
Location:  Sun - Princeton - Corporate Office
Company:  Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc (USA)

Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Inc. is the fourth largest generic pharmaceutical company in the world, and rapidly building our brand presence. We manufacture, market and distribute pharmaceuticals to the nation’s largest wholesalers, distributors, warehousing and non-warehousing chain drugstores as well as managed care providers. Our goal is to continue to develop and market quality products that bring value to our customers and ultimately the patient. Current manufacturing capabilities allow Sun Pharma to develop products across most therapeutic categories.

At Sun Pharma we believe our people are an invaluable asset. Our culturally diverse workforce is one of our biggest strengths, along with the rich experience they bring across varied skill-sets. We are proud that our global workforce is bound by our common values: Humility. Integrity. Passion. Innovation

 

Director, Medical Affairs – Medical Dermatology       Sun Pharma, Princeton, NJ

JOB SUMMARY

Director, Medical Affairs - Medical Dermatology will report to the AVP, Medical Affairs, as a key medical/scientific resource in the development and implementation of the medical affairs strategy for dermatology.  He/she will coordinate and lead medical activities linked to specialty and medical dermatologic products to include Odomzo, Levulan, and Absorica etc. Among these responsibilities, the Medical Affairs Director will actively manage, lead, and deliver medical advisory boards, the investigator sponsored studies (ISS) program, medical affairs strategies and medical education programs.  He/she will review medical/ scientific content of promotional materials (as needed), develop external expert relationships and serve as a scientific/medical consultant for Marketing, Health Outcomes, Access, Marketing & Sales, and participate in the development of medical strategies to appropriately position dermatology products as part of the Sun portfolio.  The Medical Affairs Director will select and manage external vendors, as well as manage the annual medical affairs budget to assure effective delivery of the medical affairs plans.  This role is located in our Princeton, New Jersey Headquarters.  Current work dynamic is Hybrid: 3 days in office; 2 days remote.

 

RELATIONSHIPS

This position reports directly to the AVP, Medical Affairs and will manage multiple internal relationships within Sun Pharma.  He/she will collaborate with clinical development, pharmacovigilance, medical information, commercial, finance, communication, and field-based teams.  

A. Communications/Training

Responsible for the creation of educational curricula to train sales representatives, Drug Information specialists, and field-based MSLs.  In conjunction with the aVP, Medical Affairs, leads the Sun Pharma medical department in regulatory interactions, ISS, expert advisory board meetings, external professional societies, seminars, and congresses..

 Stays abreast of regulatory requirements and guidelines, current trends, and medical practice in the field of dermatology and immunology, including intelligence on new technologies or treatment advances; is an expert in the pharmaceutical industry code of professional conduct.

B. Medical Communications 

Responsible for developing a specific medical education strategy (CME, medical grants, professional societies) in conjunction with the AVP, incorporates them into the medical affairs plans, and assesses their impact. Participates in the development of publications strategy (primary, secondary, post hoc and HEOR), working closely with the publication lead. Responsible for promotional materials as a key member of the Medical-Regulatory-Legal review team, as needed. Supports Medical Information and Field MSLs training and governance. Reviews press releases and all external public relations materials for accuracy of medical and scientific content. 

C. Regulatory/Safety Activities

Responsible for the ongoing safety and product labeling from a medical perspective.  Participates in the interpretation of regulatory guidelines and directives to judge risk and causality.  Effectively communicates safety data to medical and commercial teams. Works closely with Clinical Development in selection of phase IIIb/IV investigators/sites, and guiding interpretation of results. Participates in the medical definition and implementation of labeling strategy.

D. Sales/Marketing Support

Presents clinical data at regional and national advisory boards. Responsible for providing medical input to market strategy, marketing plans and promotional campaigns. Responsible for medical input to commercial advisory boards, speaker training, and other marketing activities as needed. Participates in the development of medical product support and development plans in concert with Sales and Marketing. Assists Marketing in developing external relationships with academic and community medical departments, professional associations, and P&T committees.

 

STRATEGY AND PROTOCOL DEVELOPMENT

Participates in developing specific phase 3b/4 trial strategy in conjunction with the clinical development team, including study prioritization. Incorporates medical affairs plans, as well as ISS strategy. Collaborates closely with the HEOR group on related activities, providing input into early economic models/endpoints, guiding trial design, assimilating HEOR input, and supporting data review for secondary publications. Builds relationships and maintains a strong external expert network.

 

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, and SKILLS

  • MD, PhD, PharmD, with prior direct patient care or management experience in medical affairs of inflammatory diseases, or clinical trial management experience. 
  • 5+ of pharmaceutical industry experience, in the field of immunology and/or dermatology preferred.
  • Strong strategic mindset, understanding of physician, patient and payer needs in a changing healthcare delivery environment.
  • Strong project management skills and budget management experience.

 

WORKPLACE REQUIREMENTS

Based in Princeton, NJ but able to travel up to 25% of the time.  HYBRID: 3 days in office; 2 days remote

 

Disclaimer

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).

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