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(Sr.) MSL, MA, Shanghai

Shanghai, Shanghai Municipality
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Job ID R0107616 Category Research & Development Subcategory Research & Development Business Unit Global Portfolio Division Job Type Full time

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Job Description


1. KOLs engagement
• Responsible for identifying and updating regional KOLs (national KOLs if applicable) list to
engage within assigned Therapy Area.
• Responsible for profiling regional KOLs (national KOLs if applicable), design and implement individual KOL engagement plan.
• Maintain robust and long-terms professional relationships with regional experts, particularly KOLs, by regular on field visit and other medical initiatives defined by KOLs engagement plan.
• Obtain feedback and advice about Takeda products or interesting TAs from KOLs through 1 on 1 interactions, advisory boards or medical meetings.
• Summarize and communicate relevant KOLs feedback to relevant internal stakeholders to support and help inform the medical strategy in line with brand plan.
• Train and develop speakers on the company’s products.
• Identify potential investigators for Medical affairs study.
2. Regional Medical Plan and Initiatives
• Responsible for establishing regional medical plan and design medical initiatives, consistent with central medical strategy and regional medical needs.
• Responsible for developing and maintaining annual regional medical budget requests and ensuring the approval budgets are being managed and tracked.
• Plan, organize and conduct regional AB boards meetings in relevant TA.
• Conduct KOLs visit according KOLs engagement plan, record the visi t report and insight collection by appropriate system, like VEEVA CRM, MEDIsource system.
• Provide and communicate fair and balanced information on the benefits and risks of Takeda products, therapeutic options, and the disease state in Takeda regional medical activities.
• Develop and conduct lectures/educational sessions for appropriate healthcare audiences on non-promotional regional educational activities.
• Develop non-promotional educational materials (e.g. slides decks, education videos) for specific regional medical activities.
• Proactively support the conduction of Takeda MA study (Phase IV study, HEOR), including input for regional sites feasibility check, investigator recommendation and communication.
• Identify KOL’s research capability & interesting area and the feasibility of IISR possibility with Takeda, receive unsolicited investigator initiated sponsored studies (IISR) requests which fit for medical strategy, escalate for MA’s review if appropriate.
• As part of Medical Education team, responsible for submitting regional medical education grant request applications from external customers.
3. Regional Medical Expertise
• Build reputation as regional TA expert participating in appropriate internal network across Medical, Marketing, Trainings and sales functions.
• Provide medical insight and support for regional market/sales activities as appropriate accordance with all local and regional guidelines.
• Give internal medical training to regional internal customers, focused on TA trends and key information updating of Takeda products, based on the business needs.
• Properly response to the unsolicited inquiry in compliance with relevant Takeda SOPs.
• Medical support for SFE activities as request (e.g. DSM quarterly test)
• Liaise with Takeda development team where appropriate to establish and manage an external regional network of investigators and KOLs.
4. Others
• Additional scope of responsibilities and other therapeutic areas may apply if assigned by the line manager.

Qualifications & Skills

Level of Education

Master degree in Medical or Life science is required, doctoral education is preferred.

Working Experience in Relevant Field

• Either ≥1 year working experience in clinical practice and/or in multinational pharmaceutical company or ≥2 year relevant work experience.

• For senior MSL, ≥2 prior MSL experience with a track record of success in multinational pharmaceutical company are required

• Clinical experiences within relevant TAs are preferred.

Professional Knowledge and Skills

• Fundamental knowledge of clinical study methodology.

• Customer focused with excellent communication and influencing skills that can impact at regional level.

• Highly medical project management skills to deliver on complex tasks within timeframe and manage milestones.

• Innovative sense and willing to drive a complex and changing environment and effectively manage and resolve issues of responsible products from medical perspective.

• Enthusiastic and self-motivated.

• Fluent in written business English, workable in spoken English.

• Awareness of and adherence to the company’s credo and compliance requirement.

• Strong communication skill and team spirit

Travel Requirements:

• MSL is a field based role and the successful candidate would be expected to >50% work days on field. The successful candidate will also be expected to travel during the holidays as required by the business need.


Shanghai, China

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