The Director MSLs is responsible for leading a regional field team of high performing Medical Science Liaisons. Reporting to the Sr National Director, Medical Science Liaisons in Medical Affairs, this role is responsible for ensuring implementation and execution of strategies through a regional field-based MSL team and working with the Sr. National Director, MSLs to define Medical Affairs field strategy and aligning it with overall scientific platforms. This is a high visibility leadership role with ultimate accountability for the effectiveness and compliance of scientific exchange conducted by the regional MSL team to meet the needs of researchers, advocacy groups, clinicians, and other external and internal stakeholders.
- Recruits, trains, develops and motivates a high-performing regional MSL team
- Provides oversight and leadership that ensures effective and compliant interactions between MSLs and external stakeholders, and medically/scientifically balanced and robust communications on ACADIA products, development programs, and disease states
- Under the guidance of the Sr. Director, co-develops Field Medical Affairs strategy, tactical implementation plans, and reporting mechanisms and infrastructure to appropriately assess impact of activities
- Establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with key internal stakeholders and field commercial leadership teams to meet shared goals and create a platform for working together to improve team and company performance
- Ensures effective overall plan for thought leader engagement
- Under the guidance of the Sr. Director, co-develops, organizes and communicates to cross functional stakeholders the insights the MSL team gains about competitive landscape, unmet needs of researchers, physicians and advocacy groups. Develops actionable plans to address these insights.
- Identifies continuous learning opportunities to ensure a highly trained and sophisticated MSL team
- Directs MSL attendance and planning for relevant medical congresses and related events
- Develops individual talent within the MSL team, including training, career evaluation, coaching, mentoring, performance management and talent review
- Oversees the creation & dissemination of effective, compliant, medically-sound information tools for use by MSLs to support the safe & effective use of company marketed products
- Manages travel and expense budget in keeping with corporate guidelines.
- An advanced degree in biological sciences (MD, PharmD, PhD) required.
- Minimum 8 years of progressively-responsible experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, including a minimum of 3 years’ experience leading a field medical group and 5 years’ experience as a Field-based Medical Liaison (MSL).
- Psychiatry or neurology experience preferred.
- Experience in preparation of materials for use by Medical Affairs and experience in review/editing Promotional materials; high skill level with relevant PC and software programs, including MS Office skills (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point).
- Scientific, clinical and therapeutic area (CNS) expertise.
- Knowledge of regulatory, compliance, commercial, and clinical issues affecting the pharmaceutical and managed care industries.
- Skilled as a poised and knowledgeable presenter of scientific information. This includes excellent writing capabilities and strong demonstrated presentation skills, including presentations within external formats such as physician gatherings, medical congresses, etc.
- Ability to interact easily with all levels within the organization; tactful; mature; flexible.
- Skilled at negotiating with business partners or management and influencing senior level leaders regarding matters of significance to the organization.
- Proficient at creating and communicating a clear vision among team members effectively aligning resources and activities to achieve functional area and/or organizational goals.
- Ability to travel 50% to 60% to work with the MSL team.
Establishes strategic plans for designated function(s) and may participate with others in management to align objectives across the organization. Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth knowledge of functional area(s) and related organizational objectives. Erroneous decisions will have a serious impact on the overall success of functional, or company operations.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, see, talk or hear in a standard office environment and independently from remote locations. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Ability to travel by car or airplane independently up to 60% of the time and work after hours if required by travel schedule or business issuesINSERT JOB DESCRIPTION]
ACADIA is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veterans/Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity