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Director Medical Excellence and Medical Information - EUCAN

Lieu Baar, Canton de Zoug, Suisse Job ID R-083656 Date de publication 06/22/2020

Director Medical Excellence & Medical Information EUCAN

Location, Baar (near Zurich), Switzerland

Competitive salary & excellent company benefits

At AstraZeneca, we believe in the potential of our people, and we’ll develop you beyond what you thought possible. We make the most of your skills and passion by actively supporting you to see what you can achieve no matter where you start with us.

As the Medical Excellence and Medical Information Lead - Europe, you’ll play a pivotal role in channelling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives.

You will improve the MSL and Medical Information Function in Europe to drive AZ Scientific Leadership.

The role will cover around 70% Medical Excellence and 30% Medical Information activities.

Key Accountabilities


You will deliver MSL Acceleration Project and supervise ongoing EU performance to required deliverables as well as coordinate globally to ensure European needs are addressed in global solutions (process/IT/capability development). Deliver balanced scorecard for EU Medical (consistent through countries) that highlights MSL performance with a focus on outcome based measures. You are responsible for the agenda for Scientific Leadership measurement (including KEE survey, iCAST and STEM).

Other responsibilities include:

  • Driving new ways of working through medical channels to ensure MSL Europe is seen as a hub of innovation across AZ

  • Designing and executing programmes to optimise MSL manager Capabilities (focus on prioritised countries)

  • Own the development and delivery of Medical Information services within the European Marketing Companies to ensure Medical Information is an innovative, valuable service provided to AZ internal and external customers, e.g. use of chatbots, Medical Live


You will also be responsible to plan and execute MSL Excellence forums in Europe and, with global, ensure appropriate and tailored capabilities are in place to accelerate the quality of scientific interactions. As well as:

  • Actively manage and track budget/spend for EU Medical Region

  • Co-ordinate and deliver EU Medical Leadership Meetings and EU Medical Directors Community

  • Be the “Go to” function to identify and accelerate best-practice sharing

  • Secure the integration of the different IT systems to EU MSLs (Ex: CRM and metrics)


  • Senior professional with experience in innovative pharmaceutical companies with high ethical standards with medical departments

  • Medical/Pharmaceutical or Health Science background

  • Strong across/above-market experience.

  • Clear understanding of the MSL role, its implications, inter-relation to other functions and the framework of operations.

  • Previous managerial experience.

  • Thorough knowledge and/or experience within the pharmaceutical industry in different roles (commercial, clinical operations, medical affairs).

  • Consistent track record of multi-project management and execution.

  • Advanced leadership and stakeholder management skills.

  • Balanced mix between strategy and execution, driven by a past record of customer centred attitude.

  • Good verbal and written command of English

Key Relationships


  • European Leadership Team

  • Medical Excellence and Medical Information Leads in the EU priority markets

  • Global Medical Excellence and Medical Information counterparts


  • Senior medical excellence professionals in other firms and organisations

If you’re encouraged by the possibilities of science to make a difference and ready to discover what you can do – join us!

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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