Medical Directors assume responsibility for understanding the scientific and clinical aspects of their assigned businesses in depth, and serve as a key strategic resource for both internal teams and clients. They will leverage science in brand differentiation and communications, collaborate with copywriters/medical writers to represent the scientific perspective throughout strategic/creative development, and ensure scientific and clinical relevance. At all levels, the Medical Directors will continue to develop their strategic skill set in an effort to uncover the most compelling way in which to differentiate a brand or franchise from a medically viable, but compelling perspective. Demonstration of excellent written and verbal communication skills, and strong analytical and interpretive skills, is needed.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Client Relations

Lead medically related client interactions across multiple accounts

New Business

Actively participate as a member of new business pitch teams when needed

Team Management & Development

Provide a day to day oversight, training and development of direct reports

JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

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Knowledge/Expertise

* Demonstrate depth of understanding for multiple products and disease states.
* Critically review content developed by others in the agency, including copywriters, medical writers, and AMDs.

Strategic Skills/Tools

* Proactively identify medical opportunities that contribute to strategic and tactical development.
* Ensure teams are optimizing the use of data to tell a viable, differentiating story.
* Participate in proprietary workshops.

Client Relationships

* Lead medically-related client interactions across multiple pieces of business.

Business Development

* Lead research and development efforts for new business pitches.
* Begin to be able to draft the \"medical hook\" portion of a pitch presentation under supervision.
* Co-lead the medical portion/immersion of a pitch presentation.

Communication/Selling Skills

* Apply presentation skills in multiple settings, e.g. internal meetings, client and KOL meetings, pitch presentations.
* Begin to clearly communicate medical concepts across multiple pieces of business in a condensed, audience-appropriate way to client, KOLs and agency.

Teamwork/Collaboration

* Manage workflow for you and your reports' assigned products and ensure team deadlines are met.
* Demonstrate willingness to work beyond basic responsibilities to assist your reports and your teams.
* Always proactively participate in and contribute to discussions at team meetings to set example for reports.

Creativity/Innovation/Engagement

* Proactively recommend initiatives that support marketing strategies.

Management/ Leadership

* Supervise 1 or more AMDs/MDs/MWs on products in your group - teach them SOPs, give ongoing performance feedback; help with growth of skill sets; shadow, review all work and set examples until you feel your reports are ready to take on projects independently.

Financial Accountability

* Begin to help create job estimates.
* Complete timesheets accurately and on time.
* Develop ability to reasonably estimate hours required to complete specific projects.
* Complete and submit expense reports on time.

EDUCATION

DEGREE/DIPLOMA

AREA OF STUDY

REQUIRED/PREFERRED

Master of Science (MS)

Master of Public Health (MPH)

MD

PharmD

Doctorate

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

N/A

EXPERIENCE

MIN EXPERIENCE

AREA OF EXPERIENCE

REQUIRED/PREFERRED

2 years

Industry Experience

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

Microsoft Excel

Proficient in advanced functions and formulas to perform VLOOKUP, pivot tables, charts, graphs and data capture

COMPETENCIES

Collaboration

Ability to work effectively in a team environment to build and foster collaborative environment

Time Management

Carefully plans ahead to ensure tasks are undertaken and time is used efficiently

Detail Orientation

Acute attention to detail, with an emphasis on consistency and continuity.

Problem Solving

Shows interest in finding the cause of problems, looks for and chooses effective solutions and takes the necessary action to resolve them

Communication

Is attentive and shows interest in the subject; Expresses ideas clearly and accurately



* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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