Director, Medical Affairs Hematology Oncology
Celgene Corporation
Mississauga, ON CA
3d ago


Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives.

Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge.

With a presence in more than 70 countries, and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.

Purpose of the Position :

  • Reporting to Senior Medical Director, the Director, Medical Affairs Hematology and Oncology (HemOnc) will have primary accountability for developing and executing the ongoing Medical Affairs strategy and operational and support plans through different diseases in more than one Therapeutic Area (eg.
  • Multiple Myeloma and Myeloid).

  • The strategic areas of focus for this role includes KOL education and research (investigator initiated trials IIT’s , and registration studies), as well as developing and supporting Therapeutic Area Team goals.
  • This position will develop the vision and goals for the HemOnc Medical team, managing different roles including : Senior Manager, Regional Medical Liaisons (RMLs)Medical Manager and / or Medical AdvisorRML team (through Senior Manager, RMLs)
  • Essential Functions :

    Strategic management of the Therapeutic Areas :

  • Provide strategic insight, leadership and support for the development and execution of the Medical Affairs (MA) Vision, Strategic Imperatives and Goals for the 1-5 year plan
  • Clearly communicate the regional and national objectives and Plans of Action (POA)
  • Provide primary Medical Affairs accountability for HemOnc areas (includes but not limited to, development of strategic plans, integration with global disease team, KOL development and support, scientific analysis and interpretation of data)
  • Ensure that all interactions and activities of Medical Affairs comply with Celgene business guidance, policies, SOPs, and HC guidelines / policies
  • Collaborate with Global Medical Affairs to appropriately respond to local requests for pipeline and off-label information
  • Develop structure, define roles and provide leadership, direction and training to direct reports in the HemOnc Medical Affairs Team :

  • Provide strong leadership to motivate the team to achieve excellent results and deliverables
  • Define, clarify and manage the team priorities
  • Actively support the HemOnc medical team and their efforts by being their advocate and spokesperson; promote collaboration within the team, across functional groups and with customers (internal / external)
  • Manage and develop the team, including hiring, evaluation, motivation, training plan and disciplinary activities in alignment with Celgene corporate strategies and objectives
  • Scientific liaison to other Celgene departments and with National KOLs

  • Work with the commercial team to ensure clinical support and regional activities are in alignment with corporate objectives and compliant with Ethical Code and legislation
  • Support Clinical Research in the management of IITs and Clinical trials (centers choice, feasibility, enrollment) and in Celgene Canada becoming a Centre of Excellence
  • Communicate any significant issues and / or recommend process improvements to Senior Management
  • Support Market Access team by providing medical input if required into regulatory submissions
  • Establish and nurture strategic partnerships with key customers, KOLs and Cooperative Groups, preferred providers and stakeholders at the National level
  • Senior member of the Medical Leadership Team providing strategic direction for the department
  • Deliver pertinent presentation(s) to the senior leadership team in Celgene-Canada as needed
  • Participate in local and global projects, as required
  • Required Competencies-Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities :

  • Ability to inspire a team to excel by fostering a climate of energy, excitement and personal accountability
  • Demonstrated leadership in ambiguous situations
  • Strong people management skills and demonstrated ability to attract, retain and develop top talent in the Medical Affairs discipline
  • Demonstrated scientific / clinical acumen
  • Knowledge of clinical trial methodology, principles of statistics and clinical pharmacology
  • Proficiency in the interpretation of clinical data and integration of clinical experience; able to communicate and discuss clinical findings whenever appropriate / required
  • Current working knowledge of Canadian legal, regulatory, and compliance regulations and guidelines pertinent to pharmaceutical development
  • Ability to partner with key internal stakeholders to understand and drive plans that achieve or exceed Celgene’s key objectives
  • Ability to partner with key external stakeholders to develop opportunities in line with Celgene’s goals and stakeholders’ interests
  • Excellent communication, presentation and time management skills required; must be adaptable and able to work well within a team and relate effectively with people at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage time efficiently
  • Strong identification with Celgene Values
  • Computer proficiency with with Microsoft Office programs (Microsoft Project, Power Point, Word and Excel)
  • Bilingual (French) an asset
  • Education & Experience :

  • Medical Degree, PharmD, PhD, or M.Sc. and previous Pharma / Biotech industry experience (at least 5 years)
  • Experience in Medical Affairs / Clinical Research required
  • Experience in Hematology and Oncology required
  • International experience an asset
  • At least 4 years of people management experience
  • This is an office based position with approximately 30% travel.

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