Executive Medical Director Biosimilars

Executive Medical Director Biosimilars


Zug, Switzerland

We are currently seeking an Executive Medical Director to join the Biosimilars team in our European Hub in Zug. The successful candidate will lead the European Medial Biosimilars Therapeutic Area and will primarily focus on driving the development and execution of the regional strategy within the framework of our global Biosimilars strategy.


  • Being the single point of accountability for regional centrally-driven medical activities across the Biosimilars Therapeutic Area (TA) for the European region;
  • Providing leadership and central strategic direction to the European TA staff (Medical and Scientific Affairs) and guidance to country-level Biosimilars Medical Affairs staff;
  • Driving the data generation, establishing and communicating the strategy for the European Therapeutic Area within the framework of the global strategy;
  • Developing goals and tactics for the European Biosimilars Therapeutic Area;
  • Managing resources and budget for the Therapeutic Area; accountable for forecast accuracy;
  • Directing European Medical Leaders (EML’s) in navigating products through internal governance and external regulatory interactions as appropriate;
  • Assisting EML’s in interactions and communication with external customers, key organizations, and institutions;
  • Assessing risk and identifying issues, conflicts or gaps (regionally) across the Biosimilars portfolio and with respect to proprietary products;
  • Hiring, coaching, mentoring and developing of staff and team members;
  • Ensuring European Therapeutic Area goal accountability.


  • Doctorate Degree – Pharmaceutical, Medical (MD) or PhD;
  • Training in clinical medicine, therapeutics, pharmacology and/or basic sciences that purvey an overall understanding of the therapeutic areas;
  • Minimum of 10 years of regional leadership and management experience in pharmaceutical industry;
  • Medical knowledge in the relevant therapeutic areas;
  • Experience in leadership of cross-functional teams within Medical Affairs;
  • Establishing and setting up new strategic area, building an aligned organisation and cross-functional processes as appropriate;
  • Knowledge of European regulations, guidelines and compliance regulations;
  • Understanding of new drug commercialization and business practices;
  • In-depth understanding of manufacturing processes, supply chain, safety and quality;
  • Understanding of regulatory agency organization, guidelines, and practices and ability to negotiate with these groups;
  • Experience of working with numerous external stakeholders, including physicians, government bodies involved in tenders, pharmacists, hospital directors;
  • Strong oral/written presentation and strategic planning skills;
  • Fluency in English, both in written and oral communication.

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