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Senior Medical Director, Global Medical Lead - Medical Strategy -Cystic Fibrosis (CF)

Semma Therapeutics

Semma Therapeutics

Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Friday, March 1, 2024

Job Description

The Global Senior Medical Director, Global Strategy, will provide medical support for the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) therapeutic area, participating in development and execution of the of the medical strategy and plan. He/she will partner with the Executive Medical Director, Global Strategy, to deliver Global Medical Affairs activities for CF and will work closely with a cross-functional group that includes Clinical Development, North American and International Medical Affairs, HEOR/Market Access, Marketing, Regulatory, and Medical and Corporate Communications to ensure that scientific and medical strategies are aligned with broader corporate and patient needs. This person must have the ability to work effectively in a highly matrixed environment and have a successful track record of developing project strategies and translating and executing tactics. He/she is expected to have a strong commitment to achieving corporate and medical objectives while maintaining the highest ethical, regulatory and scientific standards

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsibility to build and execute the Global Medical strategy for key CF products.
  • Communicate the Global Medical strategy to partner functions and senior leaders for further strategic and tactical guidance.
  • Execute the Global components of the medical strategy plan.
  • Partner with Clinical Development, HEOR, RWE, Regional Medical Affairs and partner functions to identify evidence gaps and coordinate evidence generation to generate data in support of global product initiatives.
  • Ensure all Medical Affairs initiatives follow corporate polices and regulatory requirements.
  • Evaluate and update process and operating procedures that are consistent with general guidance already in place for the organization.

Minimum Qualifications

  • The successful candidate will have a medical degree or PhD from a well-regarded institution and at least 5 years of experience in industry, with at least 2 of those in a director role leading clinical and/or medical programs. The ideal candidate will have sub-specialty training in Pulmonary medicine.
  • In addition to deep technical competence, she/he will exhibit sound business judgment with an understanding of the significant financial investments and impact that the role has on product opportunities and the Company.
  • The Senior Medical Director, Global Medical Lead will be a natural leader, possessing the skills to build, lead, develop and work with teams and individuals in a global, functionally matrixed environment.
  • The successful candidate will possess excellent communication and relationship skills. S/he will communicate with a style that is clear, complete and concise. S/he will have well-established networks and be able to develop and maintain strong professional relationships internally and externally by gaining credibility and confidence with others.
  • S/he will exhibit a high level of directed energy toward developing and achieving objectives that will inspire others.



Company Information

Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation.

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