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Medical Director

Job description
  • Active Member of the Management Team Belgium
  • Provide Medical Leadership, advice and support to the Senior Management team
  • Develop and execute the medical affairs strategic plan and activities around the Primary Care and Specialty care portfolio in partnership with the Sales & Marketing team
    • Develop a yearly and Medical affairs plan for the product portfolio including: organization of Advisory Boards, local clinical trials, training for sales teams, KOL support, grant strategy, etc.
  • Lead the Medical department
    • Guide, Coach & develop the Medical Department members (MA and MSL)
  • Active participation in Market Access/Outreach
    • Scientific and strategic input in Price & Reimbursement dossiers
    • Collaboration with Market Access Manager
  • Develop a network with external bodies were relevant (FAGG, CTG, RIZIV,,…)
  • Responsibility Medical Information to Competent authorities (KB 7 April 1995):
  • Medical review of advertising, promotional and non-promotional materials for the different disease areas and ensuring compliance with the local rules and other regulations, liaising with the marketing department
  • Ensure proper training and education of all staff
  • Provide technical and strategical information for new products and assess their likely impact on the market
  • Responsibility for Medical Governance in collaboration with the Compliance Officer to ensure compliance within the organization
  • Contribute to the Company representation to the scientific, regulatory and academic communities and participate in national and international congresses and symposia
  • Representation of the affiliate and its medical strategies and implementation plans to the Medical Executive Team (MEDIC) and Corporate R&D Medical Team through attendance at meetings with the respective groups.
Skills and personality

Knowledge/ Experiences:

  • 5 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry in Belgium
  • Advanced life science degree (Medical Degree preferred)
  • Demonstrated communication, formal presentation and teaching skills
  • People management experience: proven experience of building, developing, motivating, leading and managing a team of professionally qualified personnel
  • Able to extrapolate technical clinical, regulatory and medical data into clearly defined and understandable strategy/policy documents on which commercial and operational plans can be based.
  • Certified as responsible for medical information
  • Proven relationship building skills with key opinion leaders
  • Experience in (local) clinical trial management
  • Working knowledge of the regulations pertaining to phase II/III/IV clinical study management and conduct
  • Knowledge of the therapeutic areas of interest to the company
  • Bilingual Flemish/French, good English

Behaviour/ Skills:

  • Proactive, energetic, entrepreneurial and self-driven
  • Flexible, strong (personal) organization skills with high levels of planning, at ease with an entrepreneurial and ‘start’-up environment
  • An enthusiastic, warm and outgoing demeanor.
  • Team work : works effectively and collaboratively in Medical and cross-functional teams
  • Strong communication and Interpersonal skills to influence and network
  • Strong people management skills
  • Ability to interpret and present complex clinical data in a clear manner to a variety of audiences
  • Ability to recognize links between commercial opportunities and clinical development needs
  • No 9 to 5 mentality
  • Business accumen

Executive search


minimum 5 years


Higher Scientific Degree


Dutch, English, French


Pharmaceutical industry



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