Medical Director, Spain & Portugal

Medical Director, Spain & Portugal

Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Madrid, Spain


Reporting to the General Manager, the UK/Ireland Medical Director is responsible for the development and delivery of the Country medical affairs strategy and programs that support the successful commercialization of in-market and future Jazz Pharma products.

As a key partner to the GM, the incumbent will lead the Spain/Portugal Medical Affairs department and be positioned as the Medical lead to both internal and external audiences. The role will demand strong leadership qualities, high levels of cross functional collaboration and the ability to influence across all levels of the organisation. The incumbent will need to balance the requirement for strong strategic thinking with a need to execute in a fast moving, organisation.

The incumbent is responsible for ensuring all activities are executed in accordance with regulatory and legal frameworks including but not limited to GCP, IFPMA and local regulations as well as Jazz Pharmaceuticals Policies and Healthcare compliance procedures.

Essential Functions:

Leadership of Medical Affairs Department:

  • Lead, develop and build a high performing, fully integrated Medical Affairs Department;
  • Manage, coach and develop Medical Affairs personnel (direct and indirect reports);
  • Role model and exemplify Jazz Cultural values.

Strategic and Tactical Planning::

  • Ensure development and delivery of the Medical Affairs strategy and country plans in close collaboration with business partners;
  • Set departmental SMART objectives and track, measure and report progress of plans and budgets;
  • Ensure the Spain/Portugal needs are effectively communicated to partners in the EU/RoW regional office, so that there is alignment on strategy and plans at all levels.

Systems, Processes and Ways of Working:

Ensure systems, processes and ways of working in place to facilitate:

  • Effective develop and execution of the medical plan;
  • Expert scientific knowledge of all Medical Affairs team members;
  • Effective Key Account Planning with cross functional partners;
  • Effective planning and utilization of National Key Opinion Leaders;
  • Data generation activities including Investigator Sponsored Studies;
  • Appropriate positioning of Jazz Pharmaceutical medicines in medical guidelines;
  • High standards with regards to PV, compliance and SOPs;
  • Review and approval of medical and marketing materials and activities in line with national regulations;
  • Delivery of quality medical information to internal and external customers.

​External Relationships:

  • Develop influential relationships with National Key Opinion Leaders;
  • Attend appropriate scientific congresses to stay abreast of developments and to support National KOL activities;
  • Support development of Jazz EU/RoW positioning as the scientific authority on oncology and support national KOL advocacy through provision of scientific and clinical information via the MSL team.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Pharmaceutical industry experience in a comparable role: ideally with knowledge of Haematology/Oncology and/or sleep therapeutic areas;
  • A proven track record of building high performing Medical Affairs teams;
  • Good understanding of healthcare system in Spain/Portugal;
  • Must have experience of launching new products, market shaping and launch readiness activities;
  • Experience in establishing strong influential relationships with academic societies;
  • Strong leadership skills with demonstrable ability to influence at all levels of the organisation as well as with external customers;
  • Excellent communication skills, including strong presentation skills;
  • Flexible, independent, and proactive working style;
  • Ability to critically analyse complex data;
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills;
  • Strong inter-personal relationship building skills/collaboration and teamwork;
  • Ability to produce timely business management reports, budget tracking and audit data;
  • Willingness to travel frequently;
  • Fluent knowledge of English (spoken and written).

Required/Preferred Education and Licenses:

  • Strong preference for a Medical Doctor; or
  • Scientific Graduate (ideally with a higher scientific qualification e.g. PhD or PharmD etc.).

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