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Medical Affairs Manager

Business Development
Medical Affairs
Research and Development
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(Minimum educational requirement, special skills & knowledge and any other requirements needed for the satisfactory performance of the job)


  • Physician with MD (medical doctor)
  • More than 2-3 years experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry, with experience of medical affairs, and general management.

Special Skills & Knowledge

  • Thorough knowledge of pharmacokinetic principles, pharmacology and therapeutics
  • Knowledge of medical specialties/ therapeutic areas
  • Knowledge of clinical research processes, GCP, local regulations and research guidelines,
  • In-depth Knowledge of local and awareness of international laws and regulations applicable to the pharmaceutical industry
  • Knowledge and experience of the pharmaceutical market place and prevalent medical practices
  • Knowledge of community and public health issues, MOH priorities, epidemiology and health economics, intellectual property issues
  • Good general and technical communication skills, both written and oral
  • Good knowledge of pharmaceutical business
  • Medical professionalism and medical ethics

Key Competencies

  • Anticipating customer and market needs
  • Strategic and innovative thinking
  • Acts decisively
  • Seizing accountability
  • Self- awareness
  • Insight, influence, and inclusion
  • High commitment


Key Accountabilities

1. Strategic/Policy

  • Development and implementation of a medically sound cross-functional strategies, to ensure Pfizer meets its strategic business goals and objectives, while ensuring compliance with applicable legal and regulatory requirements
  • Knowledge of R&D capabilities in the country, serves as a link between Pfizer and local institutions for scientific synergies/opportunities/collaborations.
  • Provide scientific support for the development and approval of promotional materials following applicable Pfizer policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Development of strong, lasting professional relationships with key opinion leaders, based on science and mutual scientific, educational, and philanthropic interests
  • Collaborate with Clinical Development to select investigators and sites selected to conduct Pfizer´s protocols are adequate and qualified; ensuring Pfizer´s leadership image in innovation and research
  • Interaction with other functions within the organization in order to provide inputs, support and strategic direction to corporate initiatives, social responsibilities, including access to medicines.

2. Operational

Medical Operations

Ensure medical support to the marketing and sales effort through:

  • Participation in promotional strategy and planning initiatives and supporting implementation
  • Supporting the development of promotional materials
  • Coordinating and extending medical expertise to advisory boards and focus panels
  • Provide disease awareness and product knowledge of all brands that are actively promoted to internal (marketing colleagues and sales force) and external customers (health care professionals, patients and general public)
  • Build synergies with field force therapeutic area and strategic alliance development activities to create value for the business
  • Support with scientific evidence, pharmaco-economic and health outcome data to the group supporting institutional sales
  • Provide resources for field-based medical support activities, as necessary


  • On an ongoing basis, develop, implement, and/or enable access to training and orientation programs for medical staff in their specific functions
  • On an ongoing basis, provide training support to the field force concerning scientific and medical aspects

3. Medical Quality & Compliance

  • Ensure compliance with applicable SOPs, guidelines, & regulations within country medical functions

Clinical Development (depend on PCO strategy and priority, in case assigned by line manager)

  • Ensure development of scientifically valid and ethical protocols, study plans and appropriate reporting of local studies, as necessary
  • Ensure high quality, timely implementation and delivery on clinical programs
  • Ensure leveraging of clinical operations expertise for support to business goals, and conversely, ensure adequate support of commercial operations to clinical research objectives
  • Leverage Pfizer leadership in clinical research

Other jobs/project as assigned by Line Manager



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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