Medical Director, Taiwan

Posted 06 May 2019

Taipei - all, Taipei - Taiwan

Req Id 191513



A career at Our Company is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 51,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others.



  Medical Director, Taiwan

Job Role: 


Direct Reporting

Head Medical Affairs APAC

Indirect Reporting

Country General Manager


Medical Affairs

COMPANY (name, address and zip code)



Taipei, Taiwan




Global Medical Affairs




DIRECT REPORTS:  Medical Science Liaison / Medical Managers / project leads







Medical Management and Leadership:

- Right-size Local strategies and tactical plans to the affiliate’s business realities

- Manage on-time/on-budget execution of tactical plan

- Manage a broad portfolio of Medical Affairs tactics, across therapeutic areas for assets at various stages of the lifecycle (ie phase 4 studies, med ed, field medical etc)

- Lead efforts resulting in increased operating resourcing efficiencies in the affiliate by leveraging enterprise-wide resources

- Consolidate and share healthcare landscape (payor, patient, access) insights and translate those insights into affiliate strategies

- Lead affiliate Medical Affairs yearly budget and business planning, prioritization and trade-offs


Talent Management and People Development:

- Lead talent review process and demonstrate follow through on Development Plans for Key Talent

- Develop or improve area and or affiliate on-boarding and training

- Create action plan to ensure healthy succession pools for leadership position

- Manage talent across variety of cultures, languages and backgrounds

- Manage employees  with a variety of performance records and capabalities

- Serve as a role model and mentor not just within the function


Regulatory & Compliance Management:

- Successfully collaborate and lead resolution of regulatory, reputational, compliance and other risk issues in the affiliate

- Contribute to affiliate labeling discussions

- Lead the problem solving process for significant safety or quality issues at affiliate

- Deliver on post-marketing commitments on time and with quality

- Manage ethical issues at affiliate to resolutions that satisfy business and societal needs

- Participate in and contribute  significantly to internal policy and external trade or regulatory working teams on matters that impact the affiliate


Scientific and Technical Leadership:

- Meaningfully contribute to strategic and tactical discussions in cross-functional leadership teams

- Actively inform and contribute to GMA/RMA and local strategy and tactics in collaboration with Global/Regional TA’s, GME and General manager

- Collaborate with pharmacovigilance and regulatory in interpreting regulatory and safety risks in their geography

- Manage effective scientific communication throughout their geography

- Provide counsel on clinical and health outcomes research design and ensure that the regional research proposals are scientifically and strategically aligned to global data generation priorities (Country Council)

- Collaborate with Global/Regional TAs and RCO/GCO to ensure research activities are completed and published on time and on budget



Time allocation


  • 20-40%  field : 1] Interaction and discussions with external stake holders ( KTLs/ Payers / Health authority, etc)
  • 60-80% office : 1] Crossfunctional responsibilities; 2] Governance & medical compliance; 3] Functional management of MSLM;  4] Self training




  • Establish and maintain the scientific image and reputation of Our Company externally  and being a key binding function between science and business internally
  • Focus on implementation of medical strategies, i.e. realization of the value-creating contribution of medical affairs supporting the profiling and positioning of our products
  • Communicate trends and innovations identified in the market facing organisations, e.g. in their interactions with Key Thought Leaders, to Regional Medical Director , local commercial and general manager
  • Ensure continuous improvement of all country related processes



Management of people

  • Build, lead and manage a team of  Medical affairs professionals
  • Set objectives and manage and evaluate performance of  direct reports
  • Ensure appropriate sourcing aligned to the value creating opportunities / potential of the markets
  • Set up development plans for direct reports



Internal :

  • Partner with product leaders and commercial team in translating strategies into medical affairs plans for execution and country General Manager
  • Other departments with frequent interactions:   Global Clinical Operations, regional medical affairs, global medical affairs, global medical information, Regulatory Affairs,  Market access & Communications


  • Interact (participate in discussions, give presentations, participate in contract negotiation) with Key Thought Leaders, investigators and customer / patient organizations, health authorities, medical societies and other scientific bodies





Required professional experience and necessary training

  • Medical doctor with a post graduate qualification preferred ( Physician, Specialist in Internal Medicine, Oncology or Neurology preferred)
  • Experience in managing teams  
  • Training in regional / local and international regulations including Good Clinical Practice




  • More than 8-10 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry (Clinical Development / Medical Affairs / Commercial Operations)
  • Prior industry experience as Medical Manager / medical director
  • Knowledge and experience in project management



  • Leadership and influencing skills
  • Communicate in a precise, reliable, unambiguous and timely manner
  • Managing people’s performance and providing feedback
  • Good negotiation and presentation skills
  • Fluent in English
  • Setting priorities, identifying and mitigating risks, decision making skills  



What we offer: At Our Company, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil 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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