The LGMD Global Medical Affairs Lead (GMAL) will serve an important and highly visible role of supporting Sarepta's growing gene therapy capabilities. As a critical player in Medical Affairs, the GMAL will represent Medical Affairs on key cross functional gene therapy teams, including Global Development Team (GDT), Global Brand Team (GBT) and their respective sub-teams where appropriate. The GMAL will be accountable for Global Medical Affairs strategic and tactical planning, and will be a key driver towards execution of these plans. The Director will exercise a broad degree of latitude to think beyond the GMA role and drive cross-functional teams towards delivering on Company objectives.
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Working with Head of GMAL Team to develop global gene therapy Medical strategy in line with overall Corporate and Medical priorities
Directing Gene Therapy initiatives intended to build gene therapy competency and profile within Sarepta
Serving as a Medical subject matter expert on gene therapy and/or evolving therapeutic areas/disease states such as Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy
Proactively incorporating patients' & physicians' voice in the development of medical strategies & tactics as well as the needs of customers, including payers
Conducting medical education activities with key stakeholder internal and external to Sarepta
Contributing to data generation/analyses and ensures medical and scientific accuracy of manuscripts and abstracts/posters
Providing medical support and input on labeling and regulatory interactions in preparation of development and launch of medicine(s)
Providing functional expertise and analysis regarding business development opportunities in gene therapy
Attending and report back on gene therapy congresses, providing Medical booth support, remaining current on relevant literature
Mapping and maintaining gene therapy KOL landscape, and maintain relationships with select KOLs
Planning and executing KOL advisory boards focused on gene therapy and new disease areas
Developing and maintain relationships with Patient Advocacy Groups with a focus on GT platforms and pipeline
Work in effectively and in close collaboration with cross-functional partners to plan and execute tactics
Acts as role model of integrity and compliance
Education and Skills Requirements:
MD, PhD, PharmD with a focus on virology, vector biology, neurology or related discipline
10+ years of relevant experience in gene therapy or related field
Experience in rare neuromuscular disorders a plus
Analytical, with a track record of delivering against goals while working in high performing diverse teams
Demonstrated success in operating effectively in highly matrixed organizations where influencing skills are critical to day to day success
Ability to quickly adapt to new disease areas, and rapidly learn and master unfamiliar disease states
Experience in building strong and effective relationships with thought leaders, healthcare professionals, including laboratory professionals
Ability to manage multiple tasks and deal effectively with deadlines
Customer-oriented approach and ability to work in cross-functional team
Proven strategic thinking skills and ability to interpret and implement strategic directions
Articulate with excellent communication and influencing skills
Willing to travel
Recognized by former peers, colleagues, managers and direct reports for attributes congruent with Sarepta Values: Drive, Excellence, Resilience, Teamwork, Innovation and Compassion
Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.
Sarepta Therapeutics offers a competitive compensation and benefit package.
Sarepta Therapeutics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and participates in e-Verify.