Manager, Clinical Science Liaison

AstraZeneca - Mississauga, ON (5 months ago)

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At AstraZeneca, we are united by a common purpose – to push the boundaries of science to deliver medicines. This purpose underpins everything we do; our work helps to make hearts healthier, to help people breathe easier, and to help more people survive cancer. Every day, we make a difference by delivering potentially life-changing medicines to millions of people worldwide and by leading breakthrough science that promises to transform the treatment of disease.

Our purpose is bold and so is our approach. Becoming a more agile and innovative company means building a dynamic, inspiring culture where we celebrate entrepreneurial thinking and act with a sense of urgency. We are courageous, taking risks and learning from both success and failure. We are curious, creative, and open to new ideas and ways of working. Above all, we are passionate about science and driven to always put patients first. Join us and be part of a great place to work; an environment that energizes and empowers each of us to achieve our goal.

Position Title: Manager, Clinical Science Liaison

Position Type: Regular, Full-Time

Career Level: E

Location: Field-based Ontario

As the CSL Manager, you will collaborate with the leadership team to develop the strategic plan to meet the Corporate and Medical objectives and will lead the activities of a highly motivated CSL team.

Core Responsibilities

Demonstrates scientific and business expertise of the AZ portfolio
Builds and leads field-based CSL teams while creating a culture of innovation and collaboration
Ensures CSL activities are aligned to AZ corporate and Brand Medical Strategy
Implements Field Scientific Affairs (SA) strategy and objectives across prioritized customer segments to support strategic direction
Is a member of internal project teams representing Field SA and customer perspectives
Gathers customer insights and communicates actionable items to Leadership and other internal colleagues
Ensures alignment of CSL activities with Commercial customer facing roles through co-ordination without direction
Builds accountability and ownership of individual and team success
Follows all guidelines and policies
Differentiates the CSL role from other Medical/Scientific roles and commercial roles to ensure value of work and a positive experience for our customer
Responsible for recruiting and on-boarding, performance management and career development
Facilitates scientific and skill training, as well as mentoring and coaching to support professional development and success in role
Maintains qualitative and quantitative metrics that include standard AZ CSL core requirements, including required certification(s) consistent with other MSL/CSL teams
Ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements and AZ Local and Global Policies and Guidelines
Manages and oversees team financial resources
Successfully liaises with EU and global influencers

Self-starter and a great teammate, works within diverse groups, can improve team cohesiveness and agility while effectively coaching and developing others
Good organizational skills and demonstrated ability to work in a self-directed manner
Ability to learn and effectively synthesize/ communicate clinical and scientific information at a peer level with a physician to build positive long-term relationships
Deep understanding of the health care environment including the Primary Care, and the Medical Community in general
Travel required (Local, Regional and National), possesses a valid driver's license
Knowledge in Respiratory Medicine is preferred, however, wiling to change or expand into other therapeutic areas to adapt to business needs
Suggested Background

Advanced university degree in science or clinical qualification, with relevant management experience
At least three (3) years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, preferably in Medical Affairs/Scientific Affairs
Previous management experience, preferably of a field-based team, is an asset
Experience developing and/or executing product strategy including product launch preparation and execution
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills including coaching others to communicate complex technical, scientific or medical information to various audiences
Thorough knowledge of the local regulatory requirements

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