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PEH Field Medical Director, Biosimilars (Northwest & Rockies)


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Job Title PEH Field Medical Director, Biosimilars (Northwest & Rockies)

JobID 1614908

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Description This role is part of Pfizer Essential Health (PEH) business unit and is committed to advancing

science and developing innovative biologics/biosimilars to meet significant unmet medical

needs. Biosimilars provide the potential to offer a broader range of

treatment options. As potential alternatives to originator biologics, biosimilars may improve

access and provide cost savings to health care. Pfizer, one of the world's premier innovative

biopharmaceutical companies, is committed to bringing high-quality biosimilars to patients,

providers, and payers, with nearly 10 years of experience with biosimilars, 3 marketed

biosimilars, and an extensive portfolio encompassing early development through to registration.

The colleague is responsible for interacting with organized customers and experts, supporting medical affairs strategies, and advancing the scientific knowledge and value proposition of the PEH portfolio to select subject matter experts, payer decision makers, and other relevant stakeholders (e.g., Managed Care, Medical Groups, Integrated Delivery Systems).


The Field Medical Director (FMD) is a field-based medical colleague within North America Medical Affairs, responsible for providing therapeutic area/product expertise for the designated therapeutic area in the assigned region (comprised of multiple US states) focusing on the therapeutic area's in-line or late-stage portfolio.

The primary responsibilities of the FMD are to contribute to Pfizer's ability to (a) communicate new and other important approved medical content to therapeutic area health care providers (HCPs) in local, regional or national capacities including therapeutic area HCP decision-makers at organized customers such as Medical Groups, Integrated Delivery Networks, Payers, etc. and engage in other approved communications in accordance with approved FMD guidance; (b) provide truthful, accurate and scientifically supported information in response to direct unsolicited medical requests from HCPs in a manner that complies with all applicable Pfizer guidelines, policies, and procedures; and (c) provide therapeutic area/product expertise for regional and other Medical Affairs and/or clinical development needs as approved by FMD leadership (e.g. formulary presentations; field force training, organized customer projects/collaborations, congress participation, Pfizer-sponsored research site / investigator interactions, etc.).

The FMD will interact with HCPs in the region including therapeutic area practice leaders affiliated with organized customers. The FMD will respond to medical questions regarding Pfizer products for the designated therapeutic area and other Pfizer medicines as appropriate; The FMD may be involved in presentations to payers, managed care organizations, formulary decision makers and regional medical advisory boards in accordance with the designated therapeutic area medical strategy established by the FMD TL.

The FMD will also facilitate communication between regional medical leaders and headquarters Medical Affairs colleagues and contribute to the development of brand medical strategies as appropriate. The FMD will facilitate both Pfizer sponsored and investigator initiated research activities in their regions, as determined by the HQ Medical teams and in accordance with guidance.


**Partnership with Internal Stakeholders**

+ Maintain excellent working knowledge of disease area(s) and Pfizer products in order to provide context for functional and technical excellence in collaboration with other medical and commercial colleagues/groups within Pfizer as well as priority customers

+ Ensure that customer insights are shared with relevant leadership to inform medical strategy

+ Serve as members of relevant PEH asset and project teams

+ Maintain effective communication and collaboration among headquarters, field-based, and regional office colleagues. Collaborate with Global or Regional Commercial and Medical colleagues as needed

+ Serve on OR and/or cross-functional committees, as appropriate.

+ Serve as a conduit and resource for conveying outcomes research (management, burden of disease, epidemiology, pharmacoeconomics, etc.) information and tools to key stakeholders, as appropriate.

+ Support and represent Medical Affairs at advisory boards

+ Contribute to medical insight and support for the development of customer plans that provide innovative and targeted solutions that advance the quality of patient care in regional markets

+ Maintain a collaborative working relationship with commercial and other colleagues to develop an independent but aligned Medical Operational Plan.

+ Support the Commercial, Market Access, or Government Affairs functions at their meetings upon request.

+ Provide HCPs with IGLC and research collaboration information upon request

+ Provide medical coverage at conventions, seminars, symposium or other key customer activities as appropriate and generate congress reports to share internally.

+ Assisting with team training, mentoring, and coaching colleagues.

+ Participate, coordinate, and prioritize multiple projects and competing obligations to meet business needs.

+ Support US policy objectives through analysis, consultancy engagements and direct project implementation aligned with GRD strategy.

**Working with External Medical Professionals**

+ Provide objective and scientifically sound medical information regarding Pfizer's in-line portfolio and the diseases states they treat through use of approved content.

+ Gather customer insights to develop strategies and tactics as part of the US Medical Op Plan for the portfolio.

+ Conduct projects to support the US OP Plan strategy.

+ Develop strategic medical relationships to improve patient outcomes

+ Respond to unsolicited requests from customers with Medical Information Scientific Response Documents or approved Medical Review Committee content regarding scientific interpretation of clinical information and pharmacoeconomic impact of product selection to further advance formulary decision making or patient outcomes through appropriate pharmaceutical care

+ Engage with key stakeholders and influencers within the market, such as Quality Improvement Organizations, Advocacy Groups, Coalitions and other medical/healthcare associations.

+ Ensure compliance with all internal/external SOPs/Rules/Regulations regarding Pfizer/institutional and alternate channel customer interactions, relationships, and data use.

**Asset Specific Duties**

+ The position is currently focused on portfolio support for Biosimilars products however, flexibility to support multiple and different products with changing priorities is required.

+ Engage in Medical Communications with key medical and formulary decision makers by providing credible, and comprehensive clinical and health economics information to support product education, awareness, and access.

+ Support health economics and outcomes related activities such as non-registration studies, database analysis, and use of pharmacoeconomic models while demonstrating acumen in healthcare landscape, regulatory, evidenced-based medicine, clinical policy, and utilization management.

+ Support the Phase 3b/4 clinical study related activities such as identifying sites where requested by the clinical team and approved by Medical Affairs leadership.

+ Provides field-based medical leadership and acts as a strategic interface with experts, payer organizations, commercial leadership, and Medical Affairs colleagues.

+ Represent Medical Affairs with external customers, at conferences, professional associations, and at various internal meetings within scope of compliance.

+ Provide medical expertise in therapeutic areas of interest; understand concepts and application of health economics and outcomes research, and knowledge of payer segment clinical issues and needs.

+ Gain expert knowledge level of all product key issues, and represent medical interests in the field as needed.

+ Interact with local or regional government entities such as providing medical testimonies as needed with Government Relation Directors and Account Managers.

+ Represent on key external policy developing bodies (e.g. AMCP, NCCN).

+ Ability to travel up to 70% which includes of overnight travel; must have a valid, US Driver's License.

+ Must meet and comply with all Corporate Travel and Fleet requirements, policies and procedures as applicable.

+ Contribute to creating an OWNIT culture.

+ Compliant with all policies and procedures for documentation of interactions, Adverse Events and Unsolicited Medical Request (UMR).


+ Advanced degree (e.g. PhD, PharmD, DrPH, ScD) in health related field. No MD applicants please.

+ Experience in research, clinical practice, public health, epidemiology, or health economics preferred.

+ 7-10 years of healthcare experience, preferably in the pharmaceutical industry, in clinical and/or outcomes research preferred.

+ Formal fellowship training in clinical and /or health services research or equivalent research experience preferred.

+ Field based medical experience (CEM, ICEM, Medical Liaison, RMRS, FMD, MOS, etc.) is a plus.

+ In-depth knowledge of one or more health service research related disciplines; working broad knowledge of all key disciplines required.

+ A demonstrated ability to work within in a matrixed structure and within a collaborative team environment is a prerequisite.

+ Proven experience interacting and negotiating with key personnel within institutional healthcare organizations (e.g. pharmacy directors, clinical pharmacists, physicians, nurses, clinical specialists, etc.) is necessary.

+ Clinical, Formulary Management, and/or management experience.

+ Managed Care, Pharmaceutical Industry, and/or Quality Improvement experience.

+ Pharmacoeconomic and/or Outcomes Research experience.

+ Residency or Fellowship experience.

+ US Pharmacy Licensure or Other US Clinical Licensure will be considered.

+ Contribute to creating an OWNIT culture.

+ Compliant with all policies and procedures (e.g., Green Guide, documentation of interactions, Adverse Events and Unsolicited Medical Requests.


Territory is Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming however adjustments within the US may be made any time.

+ Ability to travel up to 70% which includes of overnight travel; must have a valid, US Driver's License.

+ Must meet and comply with all Corporate Travel and Fleet requirements, policies and procedures as applicable.


**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.

**Sunshine Act**

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

+ Grade: 16, Pfizer, Exempt

+ Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

+ Location: Anywhere in the US

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.

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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