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Senior Manager, Medical Affairs

Req #: 16001949
Location: Mississauga, CA
Job Category: Medical
Work Location: Celgene Canada Offsite
Organization: Celgene Inc.
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular
Job Type: Standard
Job Level: Manager
Travel: Yes, 75 % of the Time


Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health.  We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries - and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.


The Positioin:


There is a current requirement for a Senior Manager, Medical Affairs.
To manage, motivate, coach and provide leadership to the Hematology/Oncology regional medical liaisons. To lead the training efforts for Medical Affairs across all therapeutic areas, including initial onboarding of new team members. To be a trusted partner, valued for the delivery of high quality clinical and scientific evidence, knowledge and support to external thought leaders, healthcare professionals and internal Celgene colleagues.
Responsibilities will include:
Functional Management Responsibilities:
Management & Development:
  • Provide coaching, feedback and mentoring to the RMLs including frequent 1:1s and team meetings to ensure direct reports are fully supported in the delivery of their day to day work.
  • Direct management responsibility for the RMLs including performance management, goal/objective and development plan setting and appraisal reviews.
  • Continues to build on the strength of the Hematology/Oncology therapeutic area RML teams, and leads RML talent acquisition, retention of talents and succession planning for the team.
  • Responsible for identifying and resolving the Hematology/Oncology therapeutic area operational needs/issues and processes of the RMLs and sharing best practices.
  • Support RML team through IIT process to ensure local and global ODQ concept alignment. 
  • Accountable for the quality and consistency of scientific and medical knowledge of RMLs within Hematology/Oncology.
  • Ensures RMLs are assigned as necessary to meet the needs of the therapeutic area initiatives such as: Conference attendance/support, Advisory Boards, Regional Consultancy Meetings, Medical Booths, Educational Events etc.
  • Support therapeutic area medical strategy through the development of processes and capabilities that optimize the delivery of scientific services to internal stakeholders and external customers.
  • Work closely with the regional sales managers to ensure optimal alignment of field resources in delivering therapeutic area goals and objectives in a compliant manner
  • Ensures execution of the Medical Affairs therapeutic area field tactical and operational plans
  • Ensures compliance with local regulatory rules and the company corporate standards of practice and local Canadian work practices.
  • Responsible for developing, evaluating and delivering core training and on-boarding program for all Medical Affairs RMLs across all therapeutic areas to ensure that educational excellence is achieved.
  • Works closely with the Director of Hematology/Oncology Medical Affairs to create and support the education of the therapeutic area RML team at the Plan of Action (POA) meetings.
  • Attend cross-functional POAs and support training and tactical planning process for the RML and cross functional teams for these meetings. 
Additional Responsibilities:
  • Effectively partners with cross-functional team members.
  • Attends appropriate national and international scientific meetings to maintain his/her awareness of research activities within the therapeutic area.
  • Attend and support consultancy meetings or advisory boards when appropriate and when required
  • Presents monthly updates to applicable cross-functional partners and therapeutic business reviews at therapeutic area Medical Affairs Team Meetings as requested
  • In collaboration with RMLs, establish customer contact with opinion leaders related to key therapeutic area initiatives
  • Support therapeutic area brand planning efforts as a member of the cross functional Therapeutic Area Team (TAT)




Education and Experience:
  • Scientific degree: MSc, PhD, Pharm D, RN, MD with minimum 5 years of experience in biopharmaceutical industry; Hematology/Oncology experience preferred.

Knowledge & Skills Required:

  • Strong people management skills and demonstrated ability to attract, retain and develop top talent in the Medical Affairs discipline
  • Excellent communication, presentation and time management skills required; must be adaptable and able to work well within a team and relate effectively with people at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to inspire a team to excel by fostering a climate of energy, excitement and personal accountability
  • Demonstrated leadership in ambiguous situations
  • Demonstrated scientific/clinical acumen
  • Current working knowledge of Canadian legal, regulatory, and compliance regulations and guidelines pertinent to pharmaceutical development 
Working Conditions:
  • Field based role, within a reasonable commuting distance to Celgene Inc. office in Mississauga. Incumbent will be required to travel 65% of the time, and also come in to head office fairly regularly.



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