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Your tasks and responsibilities
The primary responsibilities of this role, Deputy Director Advocacy, Oncology, are to:
Build strong, collaborative relationships with external patient advocates, professional organizations and other stakeholders to support Leading Pharmaceutical Company s therapeutic area objectives;
Convey a clear understanding of trends in the oncology environment amongst key patient and professional organizations; identify and create opportunities for Leading Pharmaceutical Company to align, including increasing disease awareness and education, enabling earlier diagnosis, and supporting access to therapies;
Build cross-functional collaborations with internal partners to develop and execute stakeholder engagement plans to ensure alignment and effective execution of a patient advocacy strategy;
Assess landscape and competencies of patient advocates and professional societies, and adjust activities accordingly based upon capabilities and alignment;
Communicate insights learned from the patient community and serve as internal consultant to champion and incorporate patient perspectives into all appropriate initiatives, including disease education programs, clinical trial design, research collaborations, ongoing programming, etc;
Actively participate in cross-functional business meetings, effectively representing Advocacy Relations and Corporate Affairs as a value-add service to colleagues;
Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of programs and resource allocations, and develop/share recommendations with business and Corporate Affairs leadership;
Ensure all activities are compliant and in accord with Leading Pharmaceutical Company s policies.
Who you are
Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Leading Pharmaceutical Company seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:
BA, BS or equivalent four-year degree;
12 years of experience in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry, with at least 7 years in oncology (equivalent combination of professional education and years of experience can supersede this requirement);
Ability to lead and accomplish business objectives in a matrixed organization;
Significant experience in outreach and patient advocacy, and knowledge of public policy, government affairs, and local regulations affecting Leading Pharmaceutical Company s businesses;
Understanding of key trends affecting patient engagement and current forms of patient interactions (e.g. social media and online communities);
High degree of professionalism, maturity, and confidentiality;
Ability to productively interact with senior executives and serve as a company ambassador with external stakeholders;
Cultural sensitivity and maturity to interact with people of diverse backgrounds;
Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
Ability to execute and deliver quality programs within timelines;
Demonstrated reputation as a well-respected, dynamic team player;
Proven planning and organizational skills with experience managing multiple priorities; ability to prioritize in a shifting environment with a sense of urgency;
Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with commercial operations functions and processes in the pharmaceutical industry;
Must possess existing relationships and experience with advocacy and professional organizations focused in oncology.
Master degree in Public Health, Public Policy, other health-related field or equivalent graduate degree desired
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