Medical Director, Women's Health (MD)

New York City, New York
January 24 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
The Women's Health (WH) Medical Affairs Director is an integral member of the WH therapeutic focused team. Reporting to the US MA Team Leader for Women's Health, the Director combines medical expertise and understanding of the patients and physicians point of view with that of the TA Disease Area and Brand. He/she is part of a cross-functional environment where colleagues always understand and exhibit customer-focused medical professionalism with honor and integrity. The medical director reports to the team leader or group leader for the Therapeutic Area.
  • Proactively bring patients' & physicians' voice to brand efforts to provide medicines meeting their needs, on cross-functional teams, while considering the needs of customers, including payers.
  • Understand the product/medicine and the formulation of the concept/strategy and how it relates to the customers' needs
  • Serve as a reliable, trusted resource of accurate, current medical and scientific knowledge (e.g.: disease states, product label, statistics interpretation etc), including competitive medicines, for internal and external stakeholders and customers
  • Focus on patient and physician concerns, as it applies to the data and disease area. Commits to excellence by continually learning and expanding their expertise
  • Conduct ongoing assessment of the benefit-risk of the medicine(s), taking into account new data, as it becomes available
  • Objectively interpret technical and commercial information to deliver value added education to assigned teams. Serve as a translator between technical and commercial functions, driving the transfer and appropriate application of both commercial and clinical knowledge, ideas, and needs
  • Collaborate with Global Medical Affairs, and as appropriate, Commercial Development, Clinical Development, research, and other cross-functional teams in driving US strategic direction for Brand
  • Contribute to the planning and timely, high quality execution of medical tactics across indications to support the US lifecycle plan for Brand
  • Understand and effectively communicate current scientific knowledge, including medical needs, to different stakeholders, including patients, within disease area, customizing the communication for the audience leading to effective communication
  • Establish how the medicine's profile fits into customer needs and the commercial strategy and compares to competitive medicines, effectively communicating same to various stakeholders, including patients.
  • Lead working groups in a professional, inclusive manner encouraging open discussion as related to assigned activities and specific roles, while demonstrating respect for people.
  • Proactively collaborate in the development and review of US promotional materials including participation in review committee to ensure medical and scientific information are included in a medically appropriate context
  • Partner with external medical and scientific leaders in collaboration with field based medical colleagues
  • Develop medical content for congresses, symposia, promotional speakers and advisory boards and lead or participate in such activities in full compliance with Pfizer policy
  • Take lead in organization of external meetings (examples but not limited to: advisory boards, congress and symposium) as appropriate enhancing the leadership skills and behaviors, influence in decision making, identifying strengths and areas to focus with exploring continued opportunities to excel in their role.
  • Participate in publications subcommittee to plan and implement appropriate publication strategy and tactics in accordance with Pfizer policy
  • Manage publication process including idea/concept generation, authorship and agency liaison, Publications Subcommittee review and allowing for promotional use
  • Coach and provide medicine(s) or/and therapeutic area expertise to other medical and non-medical cross-functional colleagues including training.
  • Proactively identify and address potential medical issues and ensure implementation of risk-management strategies in collaboration with team partners
  • Proactively assess safety and regulatory aspects of the medicine with partners in these functional lines, including participation in safety and labeling working groups and potential interactions with the regulatory agency (ies) related to both promotional activities and labeling across all indications
  • Work within functional teams to develop a common interpretation of data, a shared understanding of how product attributes drive realistic product profiles and broad buy-in to the development strategies most likely to achieve optimal labeling, access and pricing.
  • Manage projects and associated budgets (track/forcast)


  • MD or DO with a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience required

  • Experience in specific therapeutic area, especially clinical / patient care experience, preferred
  • Experience in Medical Affairs
  • Regulatory/safety/clinical trial experience a plus
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required; excellent communication/presentation skills
  • Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.

  • Matrix leadership skills, excellent interpersonal skills, influence without authority ability

  • Travel: approximately ~20%
  • Attendance at internal business unit medical and commercial meetings and observation of external medical interactions with colleagues as necessary.

Last Date to Apply for Job: January 28, 2021

Additional Location Information: Preferred location is NYC however, open to remote candidates and candidates working from any Pfizer site in the U.S

Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus


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