Director of Global Medical Communications Oncology (Rockland or Billerica)

Posted 27 Sep 2018

Billerica, Massachusetts - United States

Req Id 182399


A career with EMD Serono is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 52,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. EMD Serono is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Your Role:

  • Leads Oncology Medical Communications team as part of Global Medical Excellence
  • Drives Medical Publication Strategies across the full Oncology portfolio
  • Leads development of Scientific Communications Platforms
  • Makes sure approach and desired impact is generated (e.g. reaching the right audiences, leveraging appropriate channels, key communication points are understood, etc.)
  • Drives implementation of Publication-related Medical Communications deliverables
  • Manages a cross-functional team with diverse stakeholders to achieve high quality & compliant medical publication strategy & planning integrating global and local perspectives
  • Works closely with external academic experts/KOLs and consultants/ agencies to drive medical communication activities
  • Operationalizes strategy within publication sub team, chairs selected publication sub teams
  • Accountable for the delivery publication plans within the respective budgets and timelines
  • Leads Oncology Medical Information team
  • Line management of six plus Medical Communication/Publication managers and Med Info Managers
  • Ensures compliance for Medical Publications and Medical Information with all relevant internal and external regulations
  • Analyze existing processes and workflows for Medical Publication and Medical Information, compares to industry standards, identifies areas for improvement, strives to innovate and to introduce best practice develops recommendations for implementation of efficiency projects
  • Manages relationships with external vendors

Who you are:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 10 plus years of experience, master’s degree with 5 plus years of experience, or PhD with 3 plus years of experience
  • 10+ years’ experience in a global pharmaceutical/biotech setting in various aspects of drug development (medical, clinical, biostats) preferred
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in a medical publication department or equivalent (e.g. agency) preferred
  • In-depth knowledge of GPP and Medical Information Standards
  • Strong experience in establishing Scientific Communication Platforms and in Medical Information
  • Strong leadership and influencing skills, effective at a senior level in the organization
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Experience as line manager and in managing remote working people
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Fluent in spoken and written English

This role can be located in Rockland or Billerica, MA


What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfill your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!


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The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to his/her Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because he/she made a good faith report of discrimination.


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