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Global Senior Medical Director, Abrocitinib Team Lead, MD

La Jolla, California, United States;Lake Forest, Illinois, United States;Collegeville, Pennsylvania, United States;
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Jun 5, 2024

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Specialty I&I Medical Affairs colleagues are experts with a deep knowledge of I&I medicines and the Inflammation & Immunology therapeutic area. I&I physicians and other health care professionals and stakeholders view them as peers, and I&I colleagues as partners. In Specialty I&I Medical Affairs, we provide our customers with accurate and clinically relevant information about our medicines that help them make the right treatment decisions through data generation and dissemination and peer-to-peer interactions. We also generate actionable insights on our medicines and the evolving clinical reality and collaborate with our colleagues to ensure that they are reflected in I&I decisions and plans.

As an organization, Specialty I&I Medical Affairs strives to be the industry leading and most differentiated I&I Medical Affairs organization and our strengths lie in our talented colleagues, highest standard capabilities and strong culture. Our colleagues lead with integrity and are role models for medical professionalism and scientific excellence. By doing all this, we meet our ultimate purpose to ensure that all appropriate patients can safely and effectively benefit from our current and future medicines.

The Global Senior Medical Director - Abrocitinib Team Lead will report to the VP, Medical Dermatology Global Franchise Lead. The Senior Medical Director will develop and execute a comprehensive Medical Affairs strategy for Abrocitinib. He/She needs to show a high level of scientific and technical product expertise as well as dermatology area expertise and will benefit from an established and strong network of international KOLs in order to function as a peer and leader for medical affairs in developing this ambition. A key element of the work will be to identify and leverage synergies and best practices in US and International Medical Affairs colleagues. Collaboration across functions, creativity, solution-orientation and leadership skills are key criteria for a successful candidate while showing strong ability to prioritize and focus strategies based on specific asset requirements. These strategies will support Pfizer´s vision to be a highly trusted partner that is providing breakthroughs for patients.


The Global Senior Medical Director - Abrocitinib Team Lead will lead a team of medical affairs colleagues and partner cross-functionally with medical platforms, commercial teams, global access and value (GAV) functions, Pfizer research and development (PRD) and legal and compliance to build the medical strategy for abrocitinib and execute activities .The Global Senior Medical Director - Abrocitinib Team Lead will collaborate with both US and International medical colleagues to understand unmet medical needs, atopic dermatitis disease care gaps, HCP and patient perspectives, regulatory and market access dynamics and integrate these insights to co-create and lead a global medical strategy. The Senior Director will:
  • Be accountable for the development and execution of the Global Medical Affairs strategic plan in support of abrocitinib
  • Lead, coach and develop team members within the abrocitinib global medical affairs team
  • Demonstrate deep disease area expertise in atopic dermatitis, abrocitinib clinical trial and RW data and contribute to internal and external leadership for the medical dermatology portfolio and pipeline
  • Ensure evidence generation plans are developed and executed in alignment with the abrocitinib integrated evidence plan
  • Lead insight generation activities, understanding the external stakeholder perspective through peer-to-peer interactions, field medical DFOs and advisory board meetings
  • Lead and manage evidence dissemination and medical education activities including scientific publications and scientific exchange
  • Chair the Global Medical Affairs Team (GMAT) for Abrocitinib and represent medical affairs on the Global Medicine Team (GMT)
  • Support ongoing activities for crisaborole including GMT and GMAT leadership, liaison with US and International crisaborole medical and cross-functional colleagues and supervision of team members as appropriate


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.
  • MD required
  • A minimum of 5 years relevant experience in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Subject matter expertise and experience in Inflammation and Immunology specific therapeutic areas
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, lead and execute global medical affairs strategies and tactics, including data generation, data dissemination and medical education
  • Very strong communication skills and peer-to-peer relationship building capacity and ability to integrate country and local needs
  • Proven track record and ability to work with cross-functional colleagues in a matrix team setting
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required

  • Board certification in Dermatology
  • Dermatology experience in Medical Affairs at Global/Regional level
  • Specific expertise in atopic dermatitis

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Last Date to Apply for Job: June 4th, 2024

Additional Location Information: North America - Any Pfizer site; Europe - Any Pfizer site

Eligible for Relocation Package: No


The annual base salary for this position ranges from $226,200.00 to $377,000.00. In addition, this position is eligible for participation in Pfizer's Global Performance Plan with a bonus target of 25.0% of the base salary and eligibility to participate in our share based long term incentive program. We offer comprehensive and generous benefits and programs to help our colleagues lead healthy lives and to support each of life's moments. Benefits offered include a 401(k) plan with Pfizer Matching Contributions and an additional Pfizer Retirement Savings Contribution, paid vacation, holiday and personal days, paid caregiver/parental and medical leave, and health benefits to include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage. Learn more at Pfizer Candidate Site - U.S. Benefits | ( Pfizer compensation structures and benefit packages are aligned based on the location of hire. The United States salary range provided does not apply to Tampa, FL or any location outside of the United States.

Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.

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EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer. This position requires permanent work authorization in the United States.




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