Medical Manager Fertility

Posted 07 May 2019

Sydney, New South Wales - Australia

Req Id 191887


A career with MilliporeSigma 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. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

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Provides medical expertise to ensure the proper development of new products and the optimal positioning and promotion of existing products. Ensures medical activities related to the promotion of the company’s products; May be responsible for clinical trials on marketed products, product line extensions and products under development. Ensures proper information distribution, documentation, labeling and promotional materials for marketed products in compliance with corporate standards, government/industry regulations and legal requirements.







  • Being at a local level, the Medical responsible of the specific Therapeutic Area, providing medical/ expertise, scientific support to Commercial, interact with the relevant stake holders, implementation of the local Clinical Program.
  • Establish & manage scientific/clinical relations with KTL
  • Lead the Medical Strategy, drive the Local Clinical Plan facilitate the submission of IST, publications and assist in site selection for CR&D clinical projects
  • Actively participate in key medical and scientific conferences by staffing medical information booths, gathering intelligence on competitors and critically observing Merck-sponsored speakers
  • Contribute to strategic decisions regarding Merck products where appropriate
  • Review and approve promotional / non promotional materials
  • Provide to healthcare professionals and decision makers accurate, unbiased, balanced, and timely answers to requests for information about our products
  • Collaborate with the LDSO regarding the reports of adverse events related to assigned products
  • Proponent/ approver for the CLEAR approval process for medical initiatives
  • Leads effort to recruit and hire MSLs within the TA
  • Build a strong MSL team and responsible for developing, evaluating and delivering core training for MSLs within TA to ensure that educational excellence is achieved
  • Accountable for the quality and consistency of scientific and medical knowledge of MSLs within TA
  • Ensure operational excellence by sharing best practices
  • Proactively coordinates field need for medical/scientific knowledge required for management and support of company products and relative disease states (both in-line products and products in development)
  • Support evaluation of medically local product development projects
  • Perform due diligence activities: medical evaluation of in-licensing offers for local products
  • Ensures appropriate MSL staffing to meet the needs of medical initiatives such as: Advisory Boards, Medical Booths, Educational Events etc.)
  •  Works closely with the sales leadership to ensure optimal alignment of field resources in delivering therapeutic area goals and objectives in a compliant manner
  • Ensures the development and execution of the medical operational plans for a brand/s in collaboration with commercial team
  • In collaboration with regional therapy experts and country medical director, is responsible for developing and managing a Key Opinion Leader development plan following MSL goals, objectives and tactics
  • Responsible for identifying and resolving the therapeutic area operational needs/issues and processes of the MSLs
  • Attends appropriate scientific meetings to maintain his/her awareness of research activities within therapeutic area
  • Presents monthly updates to applicable cross-functional partners and therapeutic business reviews at Medical Affairs Internal Management Team Meetings as requested
  • In collaboration with MSLs establishes customer contact with opinion leaders related to key therapeutic area initiatives
  • Manages field-based project responsibilities as they pertain to the MSLs



Time allocation

40% in field : 1] engage in interaction with external stake holders; 2] MSL trainings/Double visits


60% in Office : 1] Functional Management of MSLs ; 2] Cross functional responsibilities; 3] Compliance ; 4] Information and learning





  • Establish and maintain the scientific image and reputation of Merck and being a key binding function between science and business in the local market
  • 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 in the local market
  • Communicate trends and innovations identified in the market facing organisations, e.g. in their interactions with Key Thought Leaders, to country medical director
  • Provide ideas and support continuous process improvement



Management of people

  • Leads and manages a highly trained (PharmD, PhD or MD) group of MSLs
  • Manages the performance and development of MSLs towards accountability, ownership and leadership using the means of objective setting, tracking and control of execution and providing resources in accordance with situational demands
  • Provides coaching and feedback on job performance for MSLs within TA



Internal :

  • Regional therapy experts , sales and marketing personnel & market access


  • Interact (participate in discussions, give presentations, support contract negotiation, organize advisory boards and speaker tours) with Key Thought Leaders, investigators and patient organizations





Required professional experience and necessary training

  • Education: Advanced degree in science-related field (MD, PharmD, PhD) is preferred
  • Medical Doctor, Pharmaceutical or Nature Science university degree




  • More than 3 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry (Clinical Development / Medical Affairs / Commercial Operations)
  • Prior industry experience as Medical Manager or Medical Scientific Liaison in the Therapeutic Area
  • Knowledge and experience in project management





























  • Influencing skills
  • Communicate in a precise, reliable, unambiguous and timely manner
  • Good presentation skills
  • English sufficient to communicate within the organization
  • Setting priorities, identifying and mitigating risks
  • Ability to travel
  •  Ability to complete tasks in an accurate, timely manner and effectively manage multiple tasks.
  •  Proven ability to perform under pressure and remain positive and motivated
  • Accountability for all assigned tasks
  • Training in regional / local and international regulations including Good Clinical Practice





WHS Commitment


Employees at all levels are responsible within the scope of their authority, for ensuring that:

  • The objectives of the Merck Serono WHS Policy are integrated into work practices;
  • Employees are consulted on workplace health and safety matters related to the provision of a safe and hazard free workplace;
  • There is adequate communication on health and safety matters related to the safety of persons in our and our clients workplace; and,
  • Effective action is taken to ensure the health and safety of people who may be involved in, or impacted by, any emergency situation in Merck Serono office.


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