Shire Country Medical Head in Gurgaon, India

Primary Duties

Develops, manages and leads the Shire Medical Affairs team in Russia

The Country Medical Head (CMH) provides strategic alignment with Global and Country Medical Affairs and execution of the full scope of medical affairs activities in the country including medical affairs strategy, data dissemination, data generation, medical leadership, medical knowledge/insight management, and medical community.

In coordination with Regional MA Head, works with country medical affairs colleagues to ensure appropriate alignment of resources and activities with Global Strategies across therapeutic areas (TA) in the country.

Ensures adoption of global MA processes, including but not limited to HR, Finance, Ethics and Compliance and contributes to process improvement initiatives.

Ensures medical guidance and cross-functional collaboration in the areas of new product launches and in-line products

Plans, directs and oversees the medical affairs operations in the country, encourages the optimum performance and provides development opportunities for all medical affairs employees in the country.

Member of the Regional Medical Affairs Leadership Team and Country/Cluster Leadership Team

Acts as a senior company representative both internally and externally


People and Processes Management

  • Member of the Regional Medical Affairs Leadership Team and Cluster/Country Leadership Team

  • Work with RMH to define and secure the resources (staff, budget and capabilities) required to support GMA and R&D in the country/cluster

  • Coordinate with Human Resources / Talent Management to recruit, onboard, develop and retain country/cluster medical team

  • Coordinate with representatives of Shared Medical Services and RMH to define appropriate and optimal service requirements and service levels

  • Coordinate with Global Medical Training and RMH to define and develop required team competencies

  • Monitor team performance in terms of goals and delivery against in-year medical plans and identify areas for development

  • Line manage and develop country /cluster Medical colleagues

  • Define and oversee implementation of the country/cluster budget

  • Align and facilitate cross-functional support and collaboration, and consult the General Manager and relevant cross functional partners on matters related to Medical Affairs

Strategic Planning and Execution

  • Aligns and works closely with the General Manager and relevant cross functional partners on the overall country strategic plans and ensures implementation

  • Is an active integral part of the local leadership team and other local steering committees

  • Develop and manage resource plan for the country (cluster) per strategy requirements

  • Lead the development of MA Plan in alignment with Regional MA and commercial country/cluster strategy

  • Supervise activities of country (cluster) medical team and actively manage allocation and budgets to ensure quality and timely delivery against medical plans

  • With RMH, support geographic expansion and establish required capabilities

Establishment and maintenance of a compliant environment

  • Coordinate with Legal, Compliance and Regulatory to ensure appropriate systems, processes and training is in place in the country (cluster)

  • Ensure that all promotional materials and events are in compliance with Shire SOPs and policies, and local laws and regulations

  • Implement appropriate standards of practice (SOPs)

  • Lead by example to embed Shire values into the local business culture

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Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.