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Job Title Global Medical Director, Avelumab MD

JobID 1047783-1852

Location: New York, NY

Description *About Pfizer*

A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact.All over the world, Pfizer colleagues work together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Our colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop a career that offers both individual and company success; be part of an ownership culture that values diversity and where all colleagues are energized and engaged; and the ability to impact the health and lives of millions of people. Pfizer, a global leader in the biopharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives.

*Role Description*

The Medical Director, ( Global Medical Affairs), for avelumab is a core member for the asset leadership team, working in close partnership with the GMAL, Regional Medical Affairs Leads, Global Clinical Lead (GCL), IIR Manager, and Global Commercial Lead, and with relevant counterparts at EMD Merck Serono. The Med Dir is responsible for external-facing interactions with medical experts and other stakeholders, and is expected to build and maintain strong opinion leader relationships. The GMAL engages in external collaborations in order to gain insight and to facilitate clinical development and life cycle plans. The Med Dir is expected to maintain a current fund of knowledge in oncology, including review of the science, competition, and key opportunities, and to provide insight to the team into medical practice and unmet medical needs. Key responsibilities of this position include leading the global launch of avelumab in multiple indications, and other Global Medical Affairs activities, as appropriate.


1.Develop an aligned Global Medical Affairs strategy. Key deliverables include:a.Lead the Global IIR Strategyb.Medical Lead for avelumab Review Committeec.Global Advisory Board Pland.Publication Plane.Global MA Budget. 2.Collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders on the global launch planning of avelumab in Merkel cell carcinoma, and other indications as appropriate including Regional Medical Affairs Leads, Global Clinical Lead, and Worldwide Commercial Development Lead. Represent Regional Medical Affairs priorities on the Asset Team. Support all aspects of launch planning, including close partnership with WWCD on promotional material, medical training, background material development, and attendance at key congresses, and interactions with experts, as appropriate.3.Develop and communicate lifecycle planning and strategies a.Collaborate with Asset Teams to support implementation, review, and communication of clinical studiesb.Provide insights into competitive landscape 4.Support launch planning5.Participate in safety reviews of assigned assets) a.Co-chair, with the Safety Risk lead, at least twice yearly meetings of the Product Benefit Risk committee (PBRC)b.Assess new information potentially affecting interpretation of benefit and risk at ad hoc meetings, and present data to BU-BRC and EBRC, as neededc.Ensure aligned risk benefit assessment from regional asset leads6.Provide medical input to support the development of global regulatory documents7.Lead global IIRs:a.Develop and communicate a global IIR strategy:b.Chair Global Review Committee (GRC) for review of IIR proposalsc.Lead review of ongoing IIR performance d.Support the communications of results from IIRs to key internal stakeholderse.Serve as medical Project Lead for selected Clinical Research Collaboration (CRC) studies 8.Develop, communicate, and implement global publication plan:a.Chair Publication Subcommittee (PSC)i.Ensure the development of a comprehensive asset global publication plan in collaboration with Global Medical Communications teamii.Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to ensure execution to plan while maintaining compliance with Pfizer publication policies and procedures.b.Work with the Asset Team and Global Medical Communications team to identify time points at which data suitable for publication will be available and supports their presentation and publication c.Partner with Global Medical Communications on the development and execution of plans 9.Develop opinion leader relationships a.Work with the regions to identify key opinion leaders b.Work with Asset Team to identify questions and issues about the asset for which advisory board input could be useful 10.Global Advisory Board support and execution a.Develop Advisory board strategy and materials in conjunction with the GCL, ATL, and clinical team. b.Support the regions in the conduct of regional advisory boards through development of key slides and questions, and occasional participationc.Partner with Global Medical Communications and regional Medical Affairs organizations in liaising with key opinion leaders and in the development and execution of plans 11.Interface with regional Medical Affairs teams a.Partner closely with regional Medical Affairs representatives to ensure that regional needs are met by clinical development and global life cycle plansb.Partner with regional Medical Affairs in supporting IIR programsc.Prioritize, align and support global KOL interactions and activities d.Support regional publication needs in the context of a strategic global publication plan12.Partner with Corporate Affairs group to develop communication materials and support external communications13.Will apply clinical knowledge as needed.


MDAt least 5 years of Medical Affairs experience in PharmaMinimum 3 years of Oncology experience*Strong oral and written communication skills to interact with internal and external stakeholders*Strong interpersonal skills to quickly build rapport and credibility with Pfizer leaders and key external stakeholders *Understanding of principles of pharmacovigilance and risk/benefit analysis*Global mindset and experience in multiple markets, proven ability to partner cross culturally/regionally *In-depth understanding and experience with study methodology, protocol design, safety evaluation, and data analysis NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS Regular work.Travel ( at least 1 / per month domestically), and possibly 3 to 4 international trips annually are to be expected.

*EEO & Employment Eligibility*

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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