Author: Noemie Oliva

Senior Global Marketing Manager HCP-Skin Care

My client is an innovating, dynamic and growing international pharmaceutical and consumer care company currently expanding their global Marketing team in Switzerland, Vaud Canton.

 

Due to this growth my client is looking for a Senior Marketing Manager with good experience with Healthcare products especially with skincare.

 

In this challenging and dynamic role, you will contribute to change the way the world thinks about skin health by leading the development of Global healthcare professional strategies.

You  will play a key role to strengthen the understanding among healthcare professionals on what skincare products can do to improve the health of the skin of their patients/customers.

Responsibilities:

  • Will lead the development of the Global HCP strategy, Global communication campaigns for healthcare professionals as well as scientific communication to be delivered to markets.
  • Will provide expert scientific dermatology knowledge to develop new products as well as compelling science-based communication messages.
  • Deliver knowledge with support and alignment of Medical Expert and Claim Coordinator (CM): Own the HCP section in the SWOT analysis and in the brand innovation strategy and implementation, deliver scientific rationale behind consumer concepts and Claims, Integrate and align scientific inputs from local markets
  • Lead the development of the HCP strategy and toolkit (with the input of experts) : manage agencies from start to finish, Gather inputs from relevant stakeholders throughout the process, Perform toolkit deployment and train the local Medical affairs or local representatives, Organize scientific/medical expert meetings with the participation of Medical Expert and Claim manager
  • Set up, leading and delivering scientific communication in partnership with CM and Medical Expert (posters, publications)
  • Member of project team: Provide HCP inputs whenever required and represent Scientific and Medical voices in the project team. Coordinate cross functional alignment with local Medical Affairs, Global Clinical Operations, Medical Expert
  • Lead and coach global brand manager(s); implement all people related processes (performance management, talent selection and development, compensation review etc.) to develop and reward direct reports
  • Represent brand with HCPs during congresses, symposiums, etc.

Your profile:

  • Nutritionist / Dermatologist / pharmacist background with master in Marketing
  • More than 10 years experience in HCP marketing management in the FMCG/FMCH industry in cosmetics / dermatology and matrix organization at a local ,regional and global level
  • Successful track record of working in a matrix organization and managing diverse teams.
  • Thought leader in different lifecycles of brands (incl. ideation, launch and sales)
  • Thought leader in turning medical concepts / stories & claims into HCP and consumer centric concepts and claims to help support business initiatives
  • Thought leader in building strategies and assets to drive connectivity with target consumers via HCP influencers (from KOL to pharmacy assistant)
  • Combination of consumer centric business acumen and scientific savviness
  • Proficiency in English

Please send your application to noliva@axepta.com

VP of Clinical Services Germany

My client, a growing mid-size pharmaceutical services company is currently growing their activities therefore looking for a VP of Clinical Services to join one of their office in Ulm Area, Germany and manage full service Clinical CRO division.

Responsibilities:

 

  • Responsible for all operational and strategic aspects of the design and implementation of clinical trial services, overall client satisfaction and divisional profitability
  • Supervise and develop 6 Departmental Heads to assure high quality Service delivery.
  • Leading, guiding and inspiring approx. 80 employees, through your Clinical Services
  • team (Clinical Conduct and Medical Services in our Phase I CPU, Clinical Laboratory,
  • Project Management, Data Management, Biostatistics, Medical Writing,
  • Regulatory Affairs and Monitoring Services)
  • Supervise ongoing projects and assure their performance with respect to quality
  • standards (SOPs, ICH-GCP), contract and timelines
  • Responsible for the divisional P&L, with oversight of the clinical program budget
  • across the portfolio
  • Providing active support and participation in client acquisition and contracting in
  • close collaboration with Business Development and the other divisional leaders.
  • Assure a continuous communication between the project team and client for an
  • effective study performance, respecting administrative and regulatory authority matters, ensuring client satisfaction
  • Further development and improvement of the divisional organization including
  • structure, processes and systems with the objective of process efficiency, quality
  • enhancement and margin optimization
  • Fostering an environment supporting innovation and smart risk-taking in Clinical
  • Services to help the division continuously evolve and improve.

 

Your profile:

 

  • PhD or equivalent in Life Sciences (medicine or healthcare discipline preferred)
  • 15+ years of experience in Clinical Development, particularly in Early Development,
  • preferably in both Pharma and CRO, with at least 10 years of project and/or line
  • management experience in a Clinical CRO
  • Knowledge and experience in planning, conducting and reporting of clinical trials,
  • including practical experiences in Project Management, Clinical Operations and at
  • least a solid understanding of Data Management, Biostatistics and Pharmacovigilance.
  • Experience of leading a large operational team and effecting change
  • Strong financial acumen with a solid understanding of proposal and contract generation, operational and margin growth and budget management
  • Proven track record of succeeded business growth
  • Leadership and hands-on management, influencing skills, high personal initiative
  • and team spirit, commitment, and accountability
  • Distinct organizational, problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent English skills oral and written, and at least a basic understanding of German.

 

Please send your appliation to noliva@axepta.com 

Senior Clinical Project Manager Oncology

My client is an innovating, dynamic and niche international biopharma company currently expanding their clinical development team.

Due to this growth my client is looking for a Senior International Clinical Project Manager with strong Oncology experience on phase III to join them in Lausanne area.

Your responsibilities :

 

Ø Lead the overall initiation, coordination, implementation and management of large international Phase III clinical trials from start-up to close out.

Ø Lead the cross functional study team dedicated to the clinical study to ensure clinical program goals and timelines are met;

Ø Manage operational and technical aspects of projects including budgeting, study initiation and risk management;

Ø Anticipate potential issues and risks within the clinical program, create contingency plans and drive solution implementation;

Ø Assist in the identification of investigational sites and coordinate co-monitoring with CRAs when required;

Ø Represent clinical operations on multi-function project teams internally and externally; report on study progress;

Ø Establish study milestones and ensure accurate tracking and reporting of study metrics and timelines, alert in case of deviations or risks, and propose mitigation plans;

Ø Provide operational input (and scientific if appropriate) into Protocol synopsis, Study protocol and all other study related documents;

Ø Select, manage and coordinate external vendors, such as Contract Research Organizations (CROs), central laboratories, etc;

Ø Monitor vendor and CROs performance and ensure continuous oversight;

Ø Design, review and approve of all trial related documentation, and establish trial processes.

 

Your profile :

 

Ø University degree or equivalent in Life Sciences.

Ø Fluent in English – French is an asset

Ø Must have experience working in Oncology studies

Ø Proven track record of successful management of large complex Phase III international clinical trials in the Pharmaceutical Industry or CRO.

Ø Deep knowledge and experience on the implementation and use of EDC, IWRS, eTMF, CTMS and any other digital clinical trial systems.

Ø Experience in management of CROs, vendors and consultants.

Ø Strong project management skills.

Ø Excellent budgeting, planning, and communication skills.

Ø Ability to lead and influence a cross-functional study team and external partners.

Ø Willingness to travel up to 30%

Senior Expert Scientist Toxicology

My client is an innovating, dynamic and growing international pharmaceutical company currently expanding their team in Switzerland, Vaud Canton.

Due to this growth my client is looking for Senior Expert Scientist Toxicology to carry out the toxicology evaluation and data analysis activities required to identify and develop future candidates

Activities and Responsabilties :

       Participates in the definition and organization of the in vitro and in vivo toxicology evaluation activities in the Research phases, necessary to guarantee a portfolio of innovative, competitive projects aligned with the strategy

       Participates in defining and implementing the technological solutions needed to implement the toxicology evaluation strategy

       Lead safety evaluation activities (in vitro and in vivo safety profiling) and analyzes the data generated.

       Participates in the analysis of the safety profiles observed and defines the safety margins of the clinical candidates.

       Participates in project evaluation and prioritization activities

       Provides scouting, evaluation, and recommends opportunities for licensing and / or internalization of molecules and/or projects in the different phases of Research and Development.

       Contributes to the management of the global research budget

       Contributes to the execution of strategic collaborations of the Research Department

       Contributes to the visibility of the company at international level (conferences, collaborations, KOL etc …).

 

Expected qualifications :

       PhD in Toxicology (ERT or DABT).

       Academic training or acquired by the years in Research in the pharmaceutical industry and drug discovery

       Post-doctorate in an academic or industrial environment – preferably abroad

       Specialization in pharmacology, immunology or pharmacokinetics

       You have 5-10 years of expertise in academic or industrial research in the field of pharmacology and in vitro toxicology, in vivo, multi animal species associated with human health research. Experience in pathology would be an advantage, but it is not required.

       You have a successful experience conducting collaborative research programs with external partners.

       You have a proven track record of Multidisciplinary Team Leadership.

       You have a good knowledge of pharmacokinetics and early clinical development

       Excellent teaching and presentation skills are expected as well as an excellent ability to work in a multicultural team.

       You speak and write English fluently.

Senior Medical Lead-Immuno-Inflammation

My client is an innovating, dynamic and growing international pharmaceutical company currently expanding their regulatory team in Switzerland, Lausanne area.

Due to this growth my client is looking for a Senior Medical Lead with experience on Dermatology or Immuno-Inflammation therapeutic areas 

Responsabilities :

 

Ø Lead the medical communication plan aligned with global strategy

Ø Publication plan

Ø Scientific material production plan

Ø Medical training plan

Ø Scientific event (ad-boards and congresses) plan

Ø External expert engagement plan

Ø Scientific society engagement plan

Ø Patient organization engagement plan

Ø Promotional material review plan

Ø Medical review and approval of scientific content of promotional material and post submission regulatory documents.

Ø Responsibility for organizing scientific events (boards, symposia/medical events.

Ø Preparation and update of educational material for internal or external stakeholders.

Ø Leading the scientific exchanges with the medical community and building/strengthening the global external expert network.

 

Your profile :

 

Ø Medical Degree required, Dermatologist would be a plus

Ø At least 7-10 years in medical affairs at a global level in the pharmaceutical industry

Ø Fluent in English, written and oral