Are you an experienced scientific publications professional looking for a leadership role in a growing pharma environment?
Vifor Pharma is seeking a Global Lead of Scientific Publications (Director) within the Global Medical Team, reporting directly to the Head of Medical Excellence. Within this role you will be responsible for establishing and leading the scientific publications function within the Global Medical organisation.
This exciting position is an excellent opportunity to work in a dynamic matrix environment where you will have the responsibility to enhance the organizational capabilities by building the function and driving publications delivery.
Key responsibilities (not limited to):
Establish a centralised publication function within the Global Medical organisation
Direct development and implementation of Global publication plans and deliverables in collaboration with the cross-functional publications team and vendors
Lead the regular global publication plan meetings with the cross functional team
Act as the key interphase with country affiliates on publications and publication planning
Implement and ensure publication policy standards meet international standards and requirements
Ensure creation of compliant processes for planning and delivery of publications in collaboration with Legal/compliance, R&D and Medical
Develop and champion compliance with publication development, tracking of individual publications and internal procedural documents and guidelines
Provide internal expertise in publication planning and execution
Manage vendor teams, process and budget
Pilot innovation in the field of publications
Higher degree in a scientific/medical subject preferred (PhD, PharmD)
Minimum 10 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry or a medical communications agency
Minimum 5 years in scientific publications, including experience in publication planning, execution and communications
Robust understanding of GPP, ICMJE and other relevant publication guidelines
Experience with publication management software
Key Competencies required:
Proven record of leading publication planning, execution and communication
Expertise in project management, tracking and reporting
Demonstrable expertise in understanding scientific concepts, data interpretation and process development
Medical Affairs understanding - management and conduct of studies, evaluation of clinical trial outcomes, medical writing, congress and workshop management, KOL communication
Business acumen to collaborate appropriately and compliantly with partners
Works effectively in cross-functional teams through proactive communication, collaboration and stakeholder management
Can demonstrate organizational effectiveness and time management skills
Proven relationship building skills with key opinion leaders, authors and medical affairs/clinical development stakeholders
Fluent level in English, both in oral and in written communications
If you meet the above mentioned criteria and are interested in this opportunity, please apply by submitting your updated CV via our careers portal.