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Medical Director- Wellness Category at GlaxoSmithKline in Warren, New Jersey

Posted in Science 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

The purpose of this role is to support delivery of medical excellence by providing leadership, expert insight & direction to category/ sub-category project teams.

The Role is accountable for project specific Medical Governance ensuring compliance with GSK SOPs and expectations are adhered to.

This is an individual contributor role providing leadership within a category for medical/scientific expert support teams on promotional practices, product information, business development, and new product development. Interacting with internal teams, such as Category Growth-, Regional medical, clinical operations, clinical research leads and Pharma teams, and external groups and people, such as government agencies, Health Care Practitioners, Health Care Organizations and other External Experts, to achieve company objectives and to build GSK reputation.

The role will have accountability for- and oversight of the category/ sub-category project related activities with the complexity of multiple stakeholders, complex governance and business expectations:


  • Project specific commercial support – claims support including the creation and approval of Claims Support Summary (CSS) documents and coordinating review / approval of promotional activities

  • Development and implementation of scientific engagement activities

  • Contributor to the category/ sub-category medical team meetings

  • Supporting GSK through engagement with external organizations including Health Authorities, Healthcare Organizations, External Experts etc

 The Role - Category Medical Affairs Director ensures labeling of Category products with a clear understanding of the benefits and risks of the products and their appropriate use for the benefit of patients and consumers and in accordance with local laws and regulations.

These activities will involve building networks with and working closely with stakeholders and peers across different functions within the Category.

Key Responsibilities


  • Working as part of the Global Category team support development of a Culture of High Performance

  • Seek, challenge and implement ways to improve personal performance of the Category Medical Team based on enterprise thinking

  • Ensures medical compliance of Category products and activities to safeguard the interests of consumers and patients and GSK reputation –

  • Compliance with relevant Codes and SOPs of all promotional claims

  • Oversight of Scientific Engagement activities initiated by Category

  • Medical Governance oversight for Category-led human subject research projects

  • Deliver expert technical knowledge and leadership at a project level in medical activities (including MI, PV and promotional practices) to ensure best practice and achievement of project objectives based on

  • Contribute to the development and support implementation of Medical plans (including claims / product changes) & deliver outputs according to category/ sub-category project plans and agreed timelines

  • Develop effective internal links with other GSK functions including CH Category, Medical Leadership, Regional Medical, Clinical Research Leads and GSK Pharma teams to maintain awareness of developments and seek opportunities to drive simplification

  • Develop self to becomes an expert “face” of GSK for a specific category/ sub-category and contribute towards collaborations with the external environment (Agencies, Professional Societies, Key Opinion Leaders, Healthcare Organizations and Consumers)

  • Be a credible ambassador for GSK, in order to help inform GSK activities and to help deliver business objectives.

  • Drive for medical consistency against category/ sub-category products supported across LOCs and adhere with GSK values and expectations.

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:


  • BSc level degree in Biomedical sciences

  • Min. 5-7 years experience in the Pharmaceutical or Healthcare industry, preferably in a Pharmaceutical/ Consumer Healthcare / FMCH Business with experience in Medical &/or Scientific Affairs.


  • Demonstrated experience and proven track record working as part of a Medical Affairs team within larger complex matrix organization.

  • Demonstrated business acumen

  • Demonstrated experience representing an Organization with external stakeholders

  • Clinical and / or academic research background preferred.

  • Specific Category experience for the aligned Consumer Category eg Wellness, Dietary supplements or Nutrition

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:


  • Advanced Degree ~ PhD, PharmD or professional qualification (MD or equiv) preferred

  • Agility in learning across the category

  • Strong computer literacy including competent in Microsoft Office software

  • Strong evidence of the behaviors articulated in the GSK individual expectations,

Why GSK?

Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture.

These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities:


  • Agile and distributed decision-making – using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk

  • Managing individual and team performance.

  • Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.

  • Implementing change initiatives and leading change.

  • Sustaining energy and well-being, building resilience in teams.

  • Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning both internally and externally.

  • Developing people and building a talent pipeline.

  • Translating strategy into action - a compelling narrative, motivating others, setting objectives and delegation.

  • Building strong relationships and collaboration, managing trusted stakeholder relationships internally and externally.

  • Budgeting and forecasting, commercial and financial acumen.

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