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Global TA Medical Lead, XELJANZ, Rheumatoid Arthritis


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Global TA Medical Lead, XELJANZ Rheumatoid Arthritis will provide leadership in the Global XELJANZ Rheumatoid Arthritis Medical Affairs, collaborating with cross functional colleagues, as well as regional medical directors in shaping strategy and delivering key tactics to achieve short and long term objectives. This position is individual contributor with no people management responsibilities and will report to the Global TA Rheumatology Team Leader.


+ Proactively bring patient & physician and payer voices to all global medical affairs activities.

+ Understand key development concepts as well as clinical data for the innovative and biosimilars medicines and how they relate to the customers' needs

+ Serve as a reliable, trusted resource of accurate and current medical and scientific knowledge (e.g.: disease states, product label, statistics interpretation etc), including competitive medicines, for internal and external stakeholders and customers

+ Understand and effectively communicate current scientific knowledge, including unmet medical needs, to different stakeholders, including patients, within disease area, customizing the communication for the audience leading to effective communication

+ Provide objective and balanced interpretation of technical and commercial information to deliver value added education to internal partners. Serve as a translator between technical (e.g. clinical, epidemiology, outcomes, pharmacology) and commercial functions, driving the transfer and appropriate application of both commercial and clinical knowledge, insights, ideas, and needs

+ Focus on patient and physician concerns, as it applies to the clinical and real world data (RWD) and rheumatology. Commits to excellence by continually learning and expanding expertise

+ Proactively assess safety and regulatory aspects with partners in these functional lines, including participation in safety and labeling working groups and potential interactions with the regulatory agency (ies) related to both promotional activities and labeling.

+ Collaborate with regional Medical Affairs, Marketing/Commercial Development team(s), research unit, and other appropriate cross-functional teams in driving product strategy

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

+ Proactively collaborate in the development and review of global promotional materials including participation in global review committee to ensure medical and scientific information are included in a medically appropriate context

+ Take lead in organization of global external meetings including advisory boards, congress and symposium as appropriate enhancing the leadership skills and behaviors, influence in decision making, identifying strengths and areas to focus with exploring continued opportunities to excel in their role.


PhD, PharmD with at least five years industry experience preferred

Experience in Medical Affairs required

Experience in specific therapeutic area (rheumatology), especially clinical / patient care experience, preferred

International experience a plus

Ability to work successfully with cross-functional colleagues in a matrix team setting

Fluency in written and spoken English required; excellent communication skills

Grade: 16

Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

Eligible for Relocation Package

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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 bio-pharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives.

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