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Job Description:

The Senior Director, Global Medical Communications will oversee a team of individuals responsible for brand and disease specific global medical communication strategies and execution of those plans for all pipeline diseases at Vertex.  This individual will provide oversight of the global medical communication strategic plans and ensure cross-functional collaboration on the generation of the plans and materials. The position will report to the Senior Director, Global Medical Communications within the Global Medical Affairs team.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND REQUIRED SKILLS
He/she is responsible for overseeing the global medical communications team to develop strategic and impactful medical communications plans including the publication plan and develop medical communication materials, including but not limited to field medical slide decks, management presentations and frequently asked questions.  He/She will help identify the key cross-functional members that will provide input in the medical communication plans and further refine process to obtain feedback/input from internal/external stakeholders on the plans/materials. The individual will work to ensure projects are resourced adequeately and are tracking to the requested deadlines. The individual will need to support and develop their team to understand the needs of healthcare community and the education gaps that are important/prioritized to address with the materials being generated.

Required skills: Ability to work on multidisciplinary teams; Ability to inspire a team to excel and foster a positive environment encouraging personal accountability and excitement for the work the team does; Demonstrated leadership in ambiguous situations; In-depth knowledge of ICMJE, good publication practices and journal review/selection criteria; Current working knowledge the legal, regulatory and compliance regulations and guidelines; Ability to navigate and be successful in a fast-paced environment; Strong strategic planning, communication and organizational skills; Excellent written and communication skills.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Work with team members to develop/maintain disease and brand focused scientific platforms that outline core scientific statements/messages and identifies data/communication gaps.
• Lead team to plan, communicate and execute the assigned brand or disease medical communication plan; ensure consistency across plans but flexibility based on specific needs of each plan
• Oversee and provide direction to the team on the development and execution of the strategic publication plan and ensure compliance with good publication practices and obtain approval of the plan by senior management.
• Communicate plans to senior management and support team members to address feedback from internal and external stakeholders
• Perform critical analysis and synthesis of internal/external data and ensure team has the ability/resources to perform this as well.
• Assists in the development/enhancement and implementation of policies, procedures, and processes for the department
• Plan and track all aspects of the medical communication team budget including managing vendor contracting/invoicing

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Qualification:

• Advanced degree, doctorate level (PharmD, M.D. or Ph.D.) preferred but not required
• 15+ years of relevant Medical Communications experience
• Medical Affairs Pharmaceutical Industry Experience required

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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