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The Director, Cross Portfolio, Global Medical Affairs, PIH Business Unit, is an integral member of the Global Rare Disease Medical Affairs team. The Cross Portfolio Director combines the medical expertise and understanding of the patients' and physicians' point of view with that of the specific Rare Disease Areas and assets that comprise Pfizer's Rare Disease pipeline and inline portfolio. He/she is a part of a working environment where colleagues always understand and exhibit customer-focused medical professionalism with honor and integrity. The Cross Portfolio Director reports to the Rare Disease Cross Portfolio Global Medical Lead and is responsible for the development and implementation of cross protfolio, above brand strategy and tactics across the development continuum.


+ Support Cross Portfolio Lead in developing and executing above brand strategic objectives across the entire Rare Disease portfolio.

+ Promote the growth of a global Rare Disease Medical community through a program of information sharing and knowledge enhancement, spanning the specific Rare Disease therapeutic areas (TAs) and across the regions within Rare Disease Medical Affairs (RDMA).

+ Manage key Medically driven cross functional matrix teams and projects across Rare Disease

+ Partner as appropriate with Rare Disease Global Medical Therapeutic Area Leads to develop core training curriculum for RDMA colleagues in each disease area within the specific TA.

+ Optimize RDMA input throughout the development continuum by creating a collaborative network with Global Products Development, Global Marketing, the Research Units, Public Affairs, Communications, Patient Engagement and other Rare Disease colleagues through frequent interactions, engagement, and alignment around identified needs to inform the development programs for pipeline assets.

+ Have a thorough understanding of the individual inline and pipeline assets across the specific TA with an ability either to serve as a reliable, trusted resource of accurate, current medical and scientific knowledge or to identify the appropriate Subject Matter Expert within RDMA for internal and external stakeholders and customers.

+ Proactively work with RDMA and Patient Engagement colleagues to bring patients' & physicians' voice to development efforts to provide medicines meeting their needs, on cross-functional teams, while considering the needs of customers, including payers.

+ Optimize RDMA presence externally to advance Pfizer's reputation as a Pharma leader in Rare Disease.

+ Identify synergies and areas of overlap across the disease areas within the specific TA to create efficiencies or translate learnings from one area to another.

+ Partner with important external medical and scientific leaders and societies in collaboration with appropriate internal stakeholders.

+ Lead working groups in a professional, inclusive manner encouraging open discussion as related to assigned activities and specific roles, while demonstrating respect for all people.

+ Establish a culture of scientific excellence and medical professionalism as a guiding principle.


+ PhD, PharmD or degree of equivalent level in relevant area of clinical/biological sciences.

+ Experience within the pharmaceutical industry with at least 3 years of medical affairs or clinical development experience is preferred.

+ Ability to manage resources and budgets related to specific product initiatives and programs. He/she bears no responsibility for direct people management. However, he/she takes on leadership roles in the management of projects and cross-functional initiatives.

+ Experience in Rare Disease a plus, but not required.

+ Ability to objectively interpret and analyze medical and scientific data.

+ Ability to define and convey complex concepts.

+ Strong strategic thinking and decision-making abilities.

+ Strong interpersonal skills.

+ Strong presentation and teaching skills.

+ Strong computer skills (PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)

+ Excellent verbal communication and presentation skills.

+ Well-organized with the ability to be flexible, prioritize multiple demands.

+ Ability to effectively lead in a matrix organization.

+ International experience a plus, Regulatory experience a plus.

+ Fluency in written and spoken English required.

+ Demonstrated track record of high performance and producing outstanding results.

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

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Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.
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