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VP Medical Affairs Europe

Date: Feb 11, 2019

Location: Amsterdam, NL, 1011

Company: Teva Pharmaceuticals

Company Info

Teva is a global pharmaceutical leader and the world’s largest generic medicines producer, committed to improving health and increasing access to quality health solutions worldwide.  Our employees are at the core of our success, with colleagues in over 80 countries delivering the world’s largest medicine cabinet to 200 million people every day. We offer a uniquely diverse portfolio of products and solutions for patients and we’ve built a promising pipeline centered around our core therapeutic areas.  We are continually developing patient-centric solutions and significantly growing both our generic and specialty medicines business through investment in research and development, marketing, business development and innovation.  This is how we improve health and enable people to live better, healthier lives.  Join us on our journey of growth!

Job Description

  • The position is a key member of the Global Medical Affairs (GMA) and Pharmacovigilance (PhV) Leadership Team and the Europe Leadership team and is responsible for providing the medical leadership, support and governance of all medical activities in the Europe Region across all Teva businesses. The holder of this position will oversee effective cross-functional and cross-regional alignment to achieve the business objectives of the region and ensure that patients in Europe are our primary consideration in everything we do
  • The incumbent directs a large, matrixed organization of cluster/country Medical Directors, European Therapeutic Area (TA) Medical Directors and European Medical Operations.  Assures a single medical voice and strategy for the Region and leads the development and execution of integrated functional activities that drive the success of global plans. The incumbent will engage with external experts within the Region and provide leadership and guidance in resolving medical-related issues.  As a member of the GMA Leadership Team, they will shape the overall strategy and impact of the Medical organization and influences the company’s success
  • The position reports directly to the SVP and Head of GMA and PhV and is a member of the GMA and PhV  Leadership Team (GMAP LT), participating in defining and achieving the long and short term goals of the GMA and PhV organization 
  • The position reports dotted line to the EVP, Europe and leads and oversees the creation and execution of the regional medical strategy and plans, including the design and the execution of the regionally sponsored studies as well as oversight and management of the investigator sponsored researches
  • The incumbent acts as the regional medical partner for Teva’s generics portfolio and is responsible for ensuring the support and medical governance of Teva’s EU generics business 
  • In collaboration with General Managers, drives a people/resource plan for Region Medical Affairs to ensure long-term strategic preparation and short-term execution success
  • Develops and manages a responsible long-term financial plan and annual budget for Region Medical Affairs by partnering with the Region Commercial organization to make strategic resource decisions   
  • Ensures that the MA function is operationalized according to the highest industry standards across the EU Region and that all MA colleagues in the EU Region are informed and fully compliant with company Policies and SOPs
  • EU point of contact for the R&D organization, ensuring that the needs for EU Registration and Access are reflected into the appropriate committees
  • While the position is regional, the role is accountable for providing medical governance across the countries in Europe and ensuring that each country medical department in Europe is “fit for purpose”



  • M.D. or similar medical qualification required.  M.D. with advanced medical qualification preferred
  • 12+ years of pharmaceutical industry experience required, including 10+ years of experience in Medical Affairs at >1 company and experience with product launches
  • Substantial clinical or research experience in a therapeutic area of interest is preferred
  • Highly experienced in leading teams and working collaboratively with stakeholders
  • Broad medical affairs experience – multiple roles ,functions and activities
  • Worked with multiple launches in both branded and generic pharmaceutical products
  • Overall understanding of the Pharmaceutical generics business and its specific requirements in terms of Medical ‘support’
  • Clinical experience; performed as a medical doctor
  • Deep knowledge of drug development and R&D clinical development
  • Deep knowledge of the EU access environment
  • Experience leading large teams that are multi-national, multi-disciplinary, and multi-language.   Proven success working in multi-layered matrix organizations – global, regional, country, inter-country regions, cross functional teams
  • Proven success in influencing internal and external stakeholders from various disciplines and expertise
  • Understands the strategic importance and growing significance of medical affairs within the pharmaceutical industry
  • Marketplace knowledge – Region opportunities, constraints, health authority situations, health economics and payer sectors
  • Medical launch, drug development, clinical trial design, life cycle initiatives, and regulatory knowledge
  • Key therapeutic areas that are driving the Teva business strategy – expertise not necessary but must have an understanding and appreciation



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