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Medical Advisor Senior Manager - Johannesburg


Medical Director


Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Job Description

The Position

The Medical Advisor holds primary responsibility within the country for the development and execution of the Medical Affairs Plans in his/her therapeutic areas under the guidance and supervision of the Country Medical Lead. Additionally, the Medical Advisor provides Medical Affairs therapeutic area support through engaging with Scientific Leaders (SLs) / Key Decision Makers (KDMs), driving scientific initiatives and supporting the field force.


Scientific and Technical Leadership
• Communicate scientific therapy needs credibly, appropriately, and effectively across a variety of internal and external stakeholders at all levels.
• Build trust with the external scientific community via peer-to-peer scientific exchange, research and educational collaborations, interactions with scientific societies and health organizations, publications, etc.
• Provide therapeutic/functional training to assigned teams and affiliate functions.
• Develop and help execute country medical educational programs and symposia.
• Lead country Advisory Boards and Expert Input Forums in line with strategy.
• Participate in and contribute significantly to professional organizations, academic or regulatory working teams.
• Provide scientific inputs for digital initiatives.

Medical Strategy and Therapy Leadership
• Translate Global Medical Strategies into research, data analysis, scientific communication, educational, and other tactics and solutions that improve patient outcomes and enhance access in the country.
• Ensure effective communication and collaboration between field and Medical through providing scientific and medical support to the Commercial team.
• Evaluate accuracy of promotional materials.
• Provide Medical Affairs therapeutic area support through engaging with SLs/KDMs, driving scientific initiatives and supporting the field force.
• Collect, analyze, and communicate actionable insights at the country level.
• Provide scientific inputs for digital initiatives.
• Successfully collaborate, provide scientific inputs, and lead resolution of Regulatory queries/issues.
• Support execution of and quickly adapt tactical plans to business realities in country.
• Act with ethics and integrity; Provide non-promotional, balanced, reliable and scientific information.
• Support with therapy training content for Sales team.
• Demonstrate strategic thinking, specifically related to asset value proposition, and clinical and value evidence.

  • Support creation of Medical Affairs Plans along with the TA and Country Medical Lead.

Medical Information

Provide prompt medical information support, such as research and answering of medical inquiries from external and internal customers.

Required Education, Experience, and Skills

Qualification, Skills & Experience

Minimum Required:

· MD/MBCHB, PhD, Pharm D or other relevant life sciences degree.

· Minimum of 2 years of pharmaceutical experience.

· High level of scientific and ethical integrity.

· Excellent communication skills, including listening and probing skills, across a variety of internal and external audiences.

· Strong collaboration and negotiation skills and ability to function within a team environment.

· Understanding of core systems, tools, and metrics related to medical literature.

· Excellent written and oral proficiency in English.

· Strong scientific baseline knowledge in assigned therapeutic area(s).

Secondary Job Description

Who We Are:

Organon delivers ingenious health solutions that enable people to live their best lives. We are a $6.5 billion global healthcare company focused on making a world of difference for women, their families and the communities they care for. We have an important portfolio and are growing it by investing in the unmet needs of Women’s Health, expanding access to leading biosimilars and touching lives with a diverse and trusted portfolio of health solutions. Our Vision is clear: A better and healthier every day for every woman.

As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from candidates with a diverse background. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all our applicants.

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Annualized Salary Range

Annualized Salary Range (Global)

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No relocation

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Travel Requirements: Organon employees must be able to satisfy all applicable travel and credentialing requirements, including associated vaccination prerequisites

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Requisition ID:R523572