Edwards Lifesciences Dir, Medical Affairs in Nyon, Switzerland
Responsible for leading the design and execution of assigned medical affairs activities for TMTT in Europe.
Key Responsibilities :
Direct medical affairs activities (e.g., scientific communications, professional education, IIS, grants allocation)
Plan and direct strategic activities including prioritizing and selecting appropriate projects with overall responsibility for meeting business objectives. Lead in identifying risk, developing complex mitigation strategies, best practices, alternative solutions, resolving issues, etc. in collaboration with cross functional and/or matrix teams
Analyze, formulate and present recommendations to advise and guide executive level leadership; develop and deliver executive level communication
Act as a resource and technical subject matter expert on complex medical affairs challenges with cross-functional teams (e.g., Marketing, Quality, R&D)
Other incidental duties (member of compassionate case committee, etc.)
Education and Experience:
Master's Degree or equivalent relevant experience required
Demonstrated track record in people management preferred
M.D. & Interventional Cardiologist with experience in structural heart diseases strongly preferred
Experience working in a pharmaceutical or medical device industry preferred
Proven track record in developing and maintaining relationships with internal and external stakeholders
Proven successful project management leadership skills
Excellent problem-solving, organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills including high discretion/judgment in decision making
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal relationship skills including negotiating and relationship management skills with ability to drive achievement of objectives
Expert understanding of business strategy, competitive landscape, regulatory environment, and clinical data while looking beyond existing methodologies and own discipline to define and resolve complex problems
In-depth understanding of cardiovascular diseases and therapies
Practical knowledge of clinical and biostatics
Demonstrated ability to direct teams and provide coaching and feedback, including responsibility for all employee actions including hire/fire authority and partnering with HR on all aspects of employee relations
Ability to develop and integrate metrics into the projects and operations that clearly demonstrate the value of medical affairs to the business
Serves as core partner to senior leaders in Business Units, Functional Groups, and Regions
Strict attention to detail
Ability to interact professionally with all organizational levels and proactively escalate issues to appropriate levels of management in the organization
Ability to work and excel within a fast paced, dynamic, and constantly changing work environment
Interacts with senior management, and others concerning matters of significance to the company
Conduct business and technical briefings for senior and top management and for external representatives
Regularly interacts with executives and/or major customers; interactions frequently involve special skills, such as negotiating with customers or management or attempting to influence senior level leaders regarding matters of significance to the organization
Dedicated to quality client service and pro-active and responsive to client needs.
Develop peer, cross functional and cross business relationships to maximize best practice sharing and team effectiveness.
Provide leadership and direction to large cross-functional teams to successfully implement global enterprise systems and related solutions
Develop relationships and leverage them to influence change
Support and solicit input from team members at all levels within the organization
Adhere to all EHS rules and requirements and take adequate control measures in preventing injuries to themselves and others as well as to the protection of environment and prevention of pollution under their span of influence/control
Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease, as well as critical care and surgical monitoring. Driven by a passion to help patients, the company collaborates with the world's leading clinicians and researchers to address unmet healthcare needs, working to improve patient outcomes and enhance lives. Headquartered in Irvine, California, Edwards Lifesciences has extensive operations in North America, Europe, Japan, Latin America and Asia and currently employs over 13,000 individuals worldwide.
For us, helping patients is not a slogan - it's our life's work. From developing devices that replace or repair a diseased heart valve to creating new technologies that monitor vital signs in the critical care setting, we focus on helping patients regain and improve the quality of their life.