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Pfizer, Inc. Senior Medical Director-Rheumatology in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Summary: The Senior Medical Director, US Medical Affairs, PIH Business Unit, is an integral member of the therapeutic area focused team. The Senior Medical Director combines medical and/or expertise and understanding of the patients and physicians point of view with that of the Rheumatology Disease Area and the specific medicine(s). He/she is part of a cross-functional working environment where colleagues always understand and exhibit customer-focused medical professionalism with honor and integrity. The Senior Medical Director reports to the Medical Affairs team lead. ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES Proactively bring patients' and physicians' voice to development efforts to provide medicines meeting their needs, on cross-functional teams, while considering the needs of customers, including payers. Understand the product/medicine (xeljanz) and the formulation of the concept/strategy and how it relates to the customers' needs Serve as a reliable, trusted resource of accurate, current medical and scientific knowledge (e.g.: disease states, product label, statistics interpretation, etc.), including competitive medicines, for internal and external stakeholders and customers. Conduct ongoing assessment of the benefit-risk of the medicine(s), taking into account new data, as they become available. Objectively interpret technical and commercial information to deliver value added education to assigned teams. Serve as a translator between technical and commercial functions, driving the transfer and appropriate application of both commercial and clinical knowledge, ideas, and needs. Collaborate with other regional Medical Affairs teams, Marketing/Commercial Development team(s), relevant Pfizer research groups, and other appropriate cross-functional teams in driving strategic direction for medical development, lifecycle plans, and regional/country plans for the medicine or/and therapeutic area Understand and effectively communicate current scientific knowledge, including medical needs, to different stakeholders, including patients, within disease area, customizing the communication for the audience leading to effective communication. Proactively collaborate in the development and review of US promotional materials (and Global upon request) including participation in review committee(s) to ensure medical and scientific information are included in an accurate and medically appropriate context. Take lead in organization of external meetings (examples but not limited to: advisory boards, congresses and symposia) as appropriate, enhancing the leadership skills and behaviors, identifying strengths and areas to focus with exploring continued opportunities to excel in their role. Participate in publications subcommittee to plan and implement appropriate publication strategy and tactics in accordance with Pfizer policy. Manage publication process as needed, including idea/concept generation, authorship and agency liaison. Manage vendors, budgets (track/forcast) and personnel (for matrix leaders). Leads or contributes to the US strategic/operating plan for the therapeutic area Managerial: Team matrix leadership, excellent interpersonal skills. Responsible for developing and coaching other team members as requested Support a high functioning and performance culture for team. BASIC QUALIFICATIONS MD/DO or equivalent professional degrees with 10+ years of experience in eitherthe pharmaceutical industry, academic centers, clinical practice or a combination of these; Knowledge of pharmaceutical space in rheumatology preferred Experience in Medical Affairs (preferably including design and implementation of Phase IV trials, Regulatory/safety a plus Ability to work successfully with cross-functional colleagues in a matrix team setting Fluency in written and spoken English required; excellent communication/presentation skills Product launch experience a plus Clinical development/Phase 4 experience a plus Candidate demonstrates a breadth of