The I&I FMD Group Lead is responsible for leading the Inflammation and Immunology US Field Medical Director (FMD) Group.
As the overall lead for the US I&I FMD Group, Group Lead sets the group’s vision and strategic direction to yield the highest level of medical impact of the I&I US FMD group and ensures the US FMD group aligns its medical strategic and activities with the US Brand Medical Affairs and related business partner priorities across all I&I US Medical Affairs supported therapeutic areas. The Lead closely partners cross-functionally with US and Global Medical Affairs, Global Health and Value, Global Product Development, Legal, Compliance, and related internal business partners to ensure the FMD group’s expertise, capabilities, and activities optimally meet customer-facing medical needs across the lifecycle of all the in-line and late stage portfolio medicines in I&I. The Lead will facilitate and manage the team’s appropriate internal information sharing and coordination (e.g., with relevant U.S. commercial teams) to ensure that they are conducted in compliance with both Pfizer and external policies, guidelines and regulations. The Lead will be accountable for appropriate FMD resources allocation. The Lead will be accountable for maximize the FMD executional efficiency and productivity. The Lead will be accountable for ethic and compliance field based medical execution. The Lead needs to understand overall medical affairs landscape and brings in innovative ideas to continue enhancing FMD impact to patients, HCPs and business. The Lead need to strive to build up the best in class field based medical organization in the industry.
The Lead oversees all aspects of the I&I FMD Group which is a group field- based medical professionals with therapeutic area expertise based across the United States that contribute to Pfizer’s ability to (a) communicate new and other important approved medical content to therapeutic area health care professionals (HCPs) in local, regional, or national capacities (including therapeutic area HCP decision-makers at organized customers such as Medical Groups, Integrated Delivery Networks, Payers, etc.) and engage in other approved communications in accordance with approved FMD guidance; (b) provide truthful, accurate and scientifically supported information in response to direct unsolicited medical requests from health care professionals in a manner that complies with all applicable Pfizer guidelines, policies, and procedures; and (c) provide therapeutic area/product expertise for regional and other Medical Affairs and/or clinical development needs as approved by FMD leadership (e.g. formulary presentations; field force training, organized customer projects/collaborations, scientific congress participation, Pfizer-sponsored research site / investigator interactions, TA/product expertise for Pfizer-sponsored NIS, IIR inquiries etc.). The I&I US FMD Group has teams focused on Rheumatology, Dermatology and Gastroenterology and other disease states as prioritized within the I&I BU, and focused on help HCPs to appropriately and safely use Pfizer I&I medicines to manage their patients.
The Lead be accountable for the I&I Medical Review Committee process for North American Medical Affairs and work with the North American Medical Affairs leadership, legal, regulatory, FBM governance, Medical Outcomes Specialist (MOS) leadership, medical information, and other cross-functional colleagues to ensure appropriate, timely, and compliant approval of medical content by the I&I Medical Review Committee for use by FMD colleagues to meet the medical needs for all therapeutic areas in their region and to achieve the primary goal of conducting and enhancing medical communication between the US FMD and HCP Experts. The Lead will also be accountable for ensuring appropriate use of the materials in the field by the I&I US FMDs and chair the BU-level Medical Review Committee that will be the “appeals” level to individual brand MRCs.
The Lead is also a member of the North American Medical Affairs Leadership Team and will contribute to the development of a vision, strategic direction, and implementation plan regarding alignment of cross-functional engagement of customers within Pfizer I&I across the U.S. and ensure the FMD role and activities result in a positive medical customer experience
Reports to VP, Head of North American Medical Affairs, I&I BU.
Maintains a strong partnership with Field Medical Governance in the Chief Medical Office and represents I&I US FMD on the US FBM Governance Committee;
Is a member of I&I North American Medical Affairs leadership team
Maintains strong working relationships with Global Medical Affairs Leads, US Medical Affairs Leads, MOS Leadership, Outcomes & Evidence, Clinical Sciences, and Medical Information
Maintains strong working relationships and communications with Pfizer I&I colleagues commercial lines in the region and headquarters; serves as an extended team member of the US Sales & Account Management Leadership Team;
Maintains strong working relationship with necessary platform functions such as Legal, Compliance and Human Resources.
Maintains strong working relationship with other field medical Leads across in PIH and PEH.
Resources Managed (budget and FTEs):
Manages a national team of field-based FMD colleagues across all therapeutic areas in I&I.
Manages respective budget for the FMD group and associated FTEs.
Accountable for managing administrative and project budget associated with respective team.
Makes recommendations regarding FTEs and major expenditures during the fiscal year to the North American Medical Affairs Lead
Responsible for leading, managing, developing and coaching all I&I US FMD Team Leaders based across the US.
Responsible for directly leading, managing, developing, and coaching Puerto Rico FMD colleagues;
Retain key talent in the FMD group/Pfizer and in collaboration with the I&I FMD Lead selection of new team members as needed
Develops and maintains a high functioning and performance culture for team.
Develops and maintains working relationship with Human Resources to help manage personnel and any performance issues.
Manages performance appraisals, salary planning and promotions for FMD team.
Ensures personnel generate and execute an individual development plan.
Strategy and Business Planning:
As member of the I&I North American Medical Affairs leadership team, contribute to the development and execution of team medical plan that is aligned with the respective US Medical Affairs plans for in-line and late stage product strategies and objectives
Contributes to the strategic planning across all therapeutic areas as member of the I&I North American Medical Affairs leadership team
Be accountable for the overall Medical Review Committee process for US FMD medical content approval; Serve as chair for the BU-level Medical Review Committee and ensure timely review of appeals from individual brand Medical Review Committees in accordance with Pfizer medical policies and SOPs
Provide leadership and oversight for the FMD TLs and ensure consistency as well as timeliness in the decision-making process for medical content.
Responsible for FMD functional and organizational customer engagement planning, performance, productivity and efficiency
Responsible for FMD Operating Plan and its execution
Strong partnership with I&I NAMA brand medical TLs, MOS leads, Canada medical lead and medical planning and operating lead to ensure NAMA LT success
Represent FMD, Medical Affairs on teams across North America, globally, or across business units or geographies as requested by the North American MA VP
Anticipate evolution of FDA and other US regulations and guidance that impact interactions with and delivery of medical information to external healthcare professionals.
Anticipate and adopt new digital technology, on-demand, and other related offerings that improve the efficiency of FMD medical communications activities and/or enhance the overall medical customer experience.
Keeps updated on scientific and medical literature and developments within a designated therapeutic area.
Develop appropriate quantitative and qualitative metrics that measure the impact of the I&I FMD Group that resonate broadly with internal stakeholders and that can be scaled globally.
Stays current on all relevant Pfizer SOPs and guidance documents.
Ensures team activities are conducted in compliance with both internal and external policies, guidelines and regulations. Ensure compliance of team members with required responsibilities, including completion of assigned SOPs by stated deadlines.
Guides work prioritization and resource allocation within team.
Authorizes expenditures related to travel, training, supplies and other miscellaneous team expenses.
Actively engage in relevant budget planning process.
Partners with administrative professional staff to ensure effective administrative professional staff support is provided to the FMD team.
- Ensure that communication and collaboration between HQ and field-medical and other medical and commercial functions is effective, appropriate and compliant, and that the medical professionalism of the I&I FMD function in the creation and implementation of its objectives and activities is maintained .
- Report FMD performance to NAMA VP monthly/quarterly
Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus
Eligible for Relocation Package
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