South San Francisco, California
In US Medical Affairs (USMA), we focus on broadening opportunities for patient access by ensuring that health care stakeholders have the evidence they need on our products and the confidence in that evidence to make informed treatment decisions. As a key pillar in the broader Genentech organization, USMA has a pivotal role in bridging internal partner functions (including Research, Product Development, Commercial, and Government Affairs) and collaborating across the dynamic health ecosystem to ultimately deliver better patient outcomes while making care more accessible and affordable for all.
The Product Lead in Medical Information is focused on developing the implementation plan as well as executing on content creation for multiple channels in a specific therapeutic area to assure scientifically accurate, impactful communications to patients, HCPs, and/or access stakeholders. More specifically, this position has a larger focus on communicating effectively with external customers involved in evidence-based healthcare decisions including but not limited to managed care organizations, private and government health plans, third party payers, pharmacy benefit managers, specialty pharmacies, compendia publishers, guideline bodies, and technology assessment entities.
Key responsibilities include planning, execution, creation, and review of scientific content for customer engagement, responding to medical and/or access inquiries, and strategic application of customer insights. You assure that the medical content provided via established and digital Medical Information channels as well as via the medical and commercial field interactions is strategically impactful, timely, accurate, and in a customer-focused format by:
Planning, developing, and advancing the functional as well as influencing the cross functional scientific communication strategies in support of the medical priorities of the Medical Network and the Squad in the assigned molecule/product area
Acting as a Medical Information clinical expert of the assigned molecule/product area to internal and external customers, and as a medical communications expert in crafting medical content that is compliant and resonates with patients, HCPs, and/or access stakeholders; consistently approaching interactions with clinical integrity and the highest professional ethics in accordance with guidelines, direction, and key strategies
Anticipating, identifying, articulating, and solving concerns on clinical, access, and operational issues (e.g., PI, PRC/RDC/MRT, pathways, guidelines, systems, processes) that impact Medical Information, Medical Affairs, and customers; and contributing to the development of new principles and concepts in solving these unusually complex problems
Informing the development of Lifecycle/Medical Plans and medical initiatives to fill customer knowledge gaps through the strategic use of Medical Information/Medical Affairs insights
Anticipating and applying an expert understanding of the medical information needs of worldwide customers and providing strategic responses to complex medical information requests with a highly developed knowledge of all customer types
Independently leading departmental, cross-functional, and interdisciplinary team meetings and projects involved with complex issues, and contributing to inter- and intra-departmental business decisions
Ensuring our partners have an understanding of the issue and the potential business impact of the key trends, themes or other evolutions in the external legal and regulatory landscape that relate to the work of Medical Information in the relevant therapeutic area(s)
Identifying, influencing, and regularly checking in with external department leaders to understand their needs and perspectives as well as strengthen relationships to effectively move initiatives forward
Ensuring assigned goals and objectives are met and that assigned work is completed on time, to high standards and within budget
Depending on the resource model for the assigned therapeutic area, you may perform or oversee the following activities:
Drive communication and content plans of the assigned molecule/product to be strategically aligned with medical priorities, deliver impactful results, and push innovation in cross-functional teams solving for complex issues that impact patients, HCPs, and/or access stakeholders
Partner with stakeholders across USMA, Genentech, and Roche to break down silos to achieve results for the medical priorities
Lead the medical information launch plan and strategy for the assigned molecule or line extension by working collaboratively and efficiently with all internal team members, partners and stakeholders to meet the anticipated and known medical information needs of patients, HCPs, and/or access stakeholders
Inform the development of medical plan strategies and tactics through the strategic use of Medical Information/Medical Affairs insights for assigned molecules/products
Proactively research, analyze and communicate key trends, themes or other evolutions in the external legal, regulatory, and access landscape that relate to the work of Medical Information in the relevant therapeutic area(s); innovate, develop, and contribute to updating and implementing departmental policies, procedures, and guidelines based on this knowledge
Work with medical science liaisons (MSLs), medical executive directors (MEDs), medical science directors/medical directors (MSDs/MDs), medical partners, and Publication Planning to develop, disseminate and manage the timelines for scientific content communications and other relevant research and data communications for assigned molecule/product
Maintain an in-depth understanding of relevant medical strategy and clinical, patient/caregiver, payer, and healthcare/market landscape
Medical Writing and Communication/Evidence Submission:
Create and co-create medical content for patients, providers, and payers to ensure scientific rigor, balance, and impact; this includes but is not limited to medical responses, Field Medical Affairs slides (MSLs and MEDs), emerging digital assets, evidence submissions (compendia, pathways, guidelines, and payer policies), and reprint dissemination materials.
Provide medical review and input on the development/use of scientific and promotional materials and handle review processes (PRC, RDC) in close partnership with Medical Partners
May act as the chair of the Reprint Dissemination Committee for the assigned product(s) or therapeutic area
Write, maintain, review, and edit global medical responses to meet the medical information needs of worldwide and local customers
Perform ongoing literature surveillance across multiple sources; critically evaluate data from multiple sources including clinical, pharmacoeconomic, and real world evidence and comparative effectiveness research (CER); apply managed care concepts and knowledge to prepare materials and communicate to our customers
Identify and address training needs of MI staff, internal partners, or external vendors, including USMA Contact Center. Write, review, edit and deliver medical content for training purposes
Provide clinical guidance and medical information to assist the resolution of escalated medical and/or access inquiries from the USMA contact center
Conduct quality assurance of vendor calls to ensure clinical accuracy, legal, regulatory and general compliance with Genentech/Roche standards, policies, procedures and protocols
Measure the impact of medical information, and communicate these findings to key partners to strengthen collaboration and trust
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCES:
Advanced Clinical/Science Degree required (e.g. PharmD, PhD, MD, etc.)
5 or more years’ relevant industry work experience, managed care experience strongly preferred
5 or more years’ medical communication experience
2 or more years’ clinical experience or equivalent experience
Significant experience with all aspects of healthcare communications activities
Experience in a role that provided deep insight into fostering customer engagement through content creation
Demonstrated experience with strategic planning, prioritizing and management of high-level initiatives and projects
Superb collaboration and communication (oral and written) skills in developing strong partnerships with cross-functional peers
Proven track record of collaborating, coaching and influencing outcomes in complex organizations and cross-functional projects
Proven track record of meeting or exceeding objectives and goals
Shows a proactive drive to negotiate, influence, coach and advise teams and leaders to develop valuable solutions
Embraces an agile mindset to create necessary processes to get things done. Embraces a growth mindset to adapt and iterate in order to meet customer needs. Knows how to organize activities effectively to achieve impactful outcomes
Substantive understanding and exposure to corporate legal and compliance groups, and is knowledgeable of issues related to, GCP, OIG, US Regulatory/FDA requirements, drug access and other guiding or controlling elements of our business
Complies with all laws, regulations, policies, and procedures that govern the conduct of GNE principles
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I am inclusive
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I follow the science
I build our reputation
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