Medical Manager Oncology - Nordics

About Astellas:

At Astellas we can offer an inspiring place to work and a chance to make your mark in doing good for others.

Our expertise, science and technology make us a pharma company, our open and progressive culture is what makes us Astellas. It’s a culture of doing good for others and contributing to a sustainable society. Delivering meaningful differences for patients is our driving force. We all have a significant opportunity to make that difference, working locally in the areas we know best, whilst drawing inspiration from the different insights and expertise we have access to globally and from our innovative, external partners.

Our ethos is underpinned by the Astellas Way, comprising five core values: patient focus; ownership; results; openness and integrity. We are proud to offer an inclusive and respectful working environment that fosters collaboration and ownership. Our aspiration is to bring the best minds together and provide world-leading tools and resources in a unique structure that fosters real agility and entrepreneurial spirit.

About This Job:

The Medical Manager is responsible for the implementation of the medical strategy (Core Medical Plan) in the designated therapeutic area. The role is accountable at affiliate level for coordinating and executing medical/scientific activities in order to:

  • Understand the local external environment and data gaps
  • Translate insights into strategies and activities
  • Ensure the information needs of key stakeholders are fulfilled for the safe and appropriate use of Astellas products. Key activities are noted below
  • Providing strategic medical and scientific expertise in support of all affiliate Medical Affairs deliverables and cross-functional activities
  • Demonstrate matrix leadership by developing and maintaining integrated partnerships with key internal and external stakeholders to ensure all MA affiliate activities address local needs and advance the medical/scientific understanding of Astellas products across their lifecycle
  • Understand, align, and engage with external stakeholders to advance the understanding of and science behind compounds in development, the safe and effective use of Astellas products and disease states that they treat.
  • Responsible for engaging with Key External Experts in relevant TA and working closely with key internal stakeholders, including the brand teams across the affiliate to achieve business objectives for the affiliate.
  • Ensures all affiliate MA activities deliver value and are based on scientific validity, clinical importance and on time & budget.
  • Demonstrate thorough understanding of the therapeutic area, it’s current status, unmet needs and future developments, engage external stakeholders and gather/share scientific intelligence
  • Collaborate cross functionally with internal stakeholders to support communication of relevant scientific and medical insights to internal stakeholders
  • Translate insights into strategies and activities
  • Identify the unmet needs and develop suitable medical strategy to incorporate in the CMP ensuring affiliate CMP is aligned with Global CMP, Integrated global brand plan and local brand strategies
  • Provide strategic scientific/medical expertise in support of all cross-functional activities (Marketing, Market Access, Business Intelligence, Sales)
  • Review and approve promotional materials complying with local and applicable internal/external regulations and/or policies.
  • Coordinate in executing medical-scientific activities in product launches: disease area presentations, expert meetings
  • Partner closely with the HEOR and Market Access to provide insights on local access strategies and challenges and close data gaps. Plan and develop HEOR data generation projects
  • Partner with market access in reimbursement or listing discussions with payers/hospitals as needed

Other Activities:

  • Data Communication and Medical Education
  • External Program Funding for Research and Education
  • Compliance & Governance
  • Field Medical Activities

Essential Knowledge & Experience:

  • Solid experience in Pharma with knowledge of Medical Affairs preferred
  • Suitable candidates from academia with strong expertise in the therapeutic area including clinical/ hospital practice, clinical development, experience in designing, executing and reporting of clinical trials will be considered
  • Some understanding of the drug development process as well as commercialization
  • Preferably a good understanding of the dynamics of a large corporate environment; comfortable with matrix reporting lines.
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of industry laws and regulations
  • Experience of managing complex projects independently (such as but not limited to AdBoards, Publications, Preceptorship, etc...)
  • Excellent presentation skills; fully fluent in written and verbal business English.
  • Ability to travel up to 20% of the time


  • Masters degree in Health related Science

Additional information:

  • This is a full-time permanent position based in Denmark
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Astellas Pharma A/S
Publiceret: 20. oktober 2021


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