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Sr. MA Manager-BD/Innovation

Местоположение Shanghai Downtown, Shanghai Shi, Китай Идентификатор вакансии R-086952 Дата публикации 09/03/2020


Medical affairs manager is medical advisor (MA) management role and commercial partner to ensure specific therapeutic area (TA) /product goals are achieved. Lead MA team to successfully implement medical strategy and activities leading to scientific leadership. Accountable and responsible for TA/product strategic direction, business/resource planning, scientific leadership and people processes (recruitment, talent management, motivation and retention). Acts as a leader and manager to medical advisor, providing coaching to MA and implementing internal standards and processes.

There are 2 levels in medical affairs people management role, i.e. Sr. medical affairs manager and medical affairs AD. Sr. medical affairs manager is expected to have ≥2years’ experience as senior medical advisors and proven record of success (internally and externally). Medical affairs associate director is expected to have≥3 years’ experience of Sr. medical affairs manager and proven record of success (internally or externally).


To establish AstraZeneca as a scientific leader through proactive, updated and effective Medical input

  • Continuously acquire and update necessary scientific knowledge on therapeutic area and relevant compounds
  • Develop and implement the local medical plan to address unmet medical needs in priority disease areas and ensure alignment with the brand plan.
  • Collaborate with MSL to seek input from MSL insights for development of local medical plan
  • Develop and implement pre-launch medical plan/activities for new products at least 2 years prior to the planned launch in the country to address key clinical and scientific challenges
  • Provide medical leadership on faculty and content development for medical programmes including national congresses, advisory boards, scientific exchange meetings, publications, CMEs to meet identified needs
  • Provide medical input to phase 1 to 4 study protocols, study feasibility and support operational delivery
  • Provide Medical expertise to support PSP market research, PASS and ESRO

To engage scientific leaders,professional bodies or societies to establish AZ as a scientific leader

  • Share emerging data with HCPs, discussing all aspects of the data in a scientific, objective and balanced way
  • Disseminate results of studies completed to medical community by translating their clinical values and incorporating into business strategies
  • Attend relevant scientific congresses and HCP meetings to gather new knowledge on AZ compounds, competitor information and therapeutic area
  • Conduct professional scientific communication or presentation (become chairperson/presenter when necessary) with key opinion leaders
  • Liaise with local investigators and the External Sponsored Research organization to support research initiatives
  • Internally communicate competitive intelligence

Generate the medical evidence to support the brand strategies in priority TAs to meet unmet medical needs

  • Idea generation of the company sponsored clinical research
  • Oversight and accountability of the operation of the studies
  • Initiate research discussions, for example NIS, with customers to develop studies that will fulfill global and local business strategies. Participate as key member of brand team as strategic partner towards LCM actions including potential business development opportunities
  • Develop NIS or registry studies to address unmet medical needs
  • Developing partnership with OLs in order to develop their capabilities of conducting medical studies

Provide medical expertise to shape regulatory environment to achieve rapid and high quality market access of AZ products including new registration, new product evaluation and life cycle

  • Support to develop drug value pack and communicate it to Key Decision Makers
  • Support market access activities that shape market understanding of disease, diagnosis and treatment options
  • Proactive cross-functional collaboration with regulatory and other teams in drug registration in earlier and broader accessibility aligned to the brand strategy

Defines and delivers training on Medical background of the product for various functions in an organization as required

  • Provide effective Medical/clinical trainings (basic science and disease knowledge, drug profile, clinical data) to internal colleagues in line with expressed needs of MSL manager and sales managers
  • Ensures own knowledge and knowledge of team members of best practices and new relevant developments is up to date

Governance and ensuring overall adherence to processes and regulation [include but not limit to patient safety, clinical trials, promotional activities, etc …

  • Provide medical input to the creation, development and agreement of promotional material and ensure all material is in line with internal SOPs and meets IFPMA code
  • Ensure clinical studies are carried out in accordance with AZ SOPs and cGCP. Support Clinical team to select appropriate investigators and sites optimising quality, delivery and commercial benefit
  • Actively participate/encourage the development of the AZ culture
  • Ensures team compliance with AZ code of conduct, Corporate Governance, Audits requirement, guidelines, codes, policies and procedures
  • Ensures that company confidentiality is maintained (i.e. intellectual property, product, strategic and salary information)
  • Discloses potential breach of codes or conducts

People management

  • Recruit the right talent for the role of Medical advisor (MA) based on scientific or technical ability, business acumen, communication skills and positive attitude
  • Manage and drive MA’s performance in the following objectives
  • Conduct one on one meeting/field visit to coach and review MA’s capabilities
  • Develop fundamental training for development of on MA’s capabilities initially and sustain trainings (capabilities and/or scientific knowledge) after one on one coaching if needed
  • Retain and develop high performing MAs through ongoing development

Personal development

  • Develop functional capability in the role
  • Communicate, develop and role model AZ culture and AZ Values & Behaviours
  • Develop individual and team accountability
  • Identify areas for self-development and discuss developmental needs with line manager using the 70-20-10 principle (experiential learning, coaching/networking/relationship-based learning and class room training)
  • Attend & actively participate in learning programmes, training, projects and meetings (where needed)


Job requirements /工 作 要 求 

  • Academic / Professional qualification / 学 历 / 专 业 资 格
  • Master or advanced degree in clinical qualification, with 5+ year on relevant experience of medical affairs in pharmaceutical company

  • Technical / skill training / 技 术 / 技 能 训 练
  • Thorough knowledge and experience of the pharmaceutical industry
  • Ability to interact and manage a range of stakeholders both internally and externally
  • Knowledge of legislation relevant to pharmaceutical sales and marketing
  • Strong self-management and execution ability
  • Coaching & Feedback, Leadership skills.
  • Knowledge of the latest technical and regulatory developments
  • Comprehensive scientific knowledge and doctor experience in hospital

  •  Desirable    理 想
  • Understanding of multiple aspects within Medical Affairs
  • Experience in relationship and stakeholder management
  • Project management experience

  • Language ability / 语 言 能 力
  • Fluent in spoken/ written English

  • Computer literacy / 电 脑 知 识
  • Fluent Microsoft Office operation skills

  • Others / 其 他

• Qualified to apply for China Merchants Bank Credit Card (Business expenses should be reimbursed through company credit card)


AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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