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Associate Director, Medical Affairs APAC

Date: Jan 21, 2019

Location: Singapore, SG, 00000

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

Position Summary:

Provide scientific/medical leadership and support for compounds in late stage clinical development and approved products in the APAC.  Lead integrated strategic planning within country Medical Affairs as well as with strategic partners in Commercial, Compliance, Marketing, Clinical Research and Regulatory Affairs.  Represents the region’s Medical Affairs in strategic and regional/global discussions regarding lifecycle management and health economics and outcomes research planning.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Formulate & implement the medical strategy for the relevant products as part of the overall brand strategy.
  • Regional Medical ‘point of contact’
  • Responsible for medical & scientific support to current & future commercialised products, and issues management for current medicines.
  • Responsible for Medical Affairs Phase IV trial activities, such as protocol development, study execution and interpretation of results.
  • Co-ordination and execution of overall medical strategy in the region, of the generics and specialty brands in close collaboration with Regional Medical Directors and Global Medical Directors, from initiation of regional pre-launch activities to several years post-launch.
  • Interface effectively with other MA functions in country and regionally/globally.
  • Support local clinical development if applicable with input on target product profile, health economics and outcomes research needs and lifecycle management.
  • Ensure proper information distribution, documentation & promotional materials for marketed products in compliance with corporate standards and government/industry regulations.
  • Collaborate with Scientific Communications in support of knowledge generation for the key products, including strategy development and review of manuscripts, abstracts and posters as part of the publication team.
  • Develop & maintain professional relationships with external experts & professional associations.
  • Serve as an internal medical expert for identified products and diseases related content, product labelling and Pharmacovigilance teams.    



Qualifications & Experience: 

  • Medical Degree or a postgraduate science degree.
  • 5 years of pharmaceutical industry experience with at least 2 years of regional exposure, preferably in South East Asia countries.
  • Experience at working collaboratively with commercial teams.
  • Experience in designing and executing clinical trials.
  • Broad knowledge of in-country drug development, clinical trial design, regulatory requirements and life cycle management.
  • In-depth knowledge of pharmaceutical industry as it relates to MA activities in Generics and selected Therapeutic Areas.
  • Experience in start ups environment will be a bonus   


Leadership & Management Behavioural Competencies

  • Demonstrated ability to network & develop relationships within industry and academia.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage across a scientific & commercially focussed environment.
  • Strong analytical ability and a creative, solution-oriented style.
  • Flexible and able to work in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment on multiple projects with aggressive deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills with written and verbal fluency in English.


Personal Characteristics

  • A self-starter and hands-on approach and a strong ‘can-do’ attitude.  Self-motivated, team oriented with strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate and interface effectively with management, other departments, key opinion leaders and health authorities.
  • Hardworking, energetic and passionate about making a difference.
  • Possess a high level of business ethics, integrity and professionalism and the ability to ensure those standards are reflected in business dealings.
  • Openness to change and ability to think out of the box.
  • Ability to work under changing environment.
  • Ability to manage ambiguity and incertitude.
  • Able to build strong working relationships locally, regionally & globally.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Highly analytical with strong sense of responsibilities.
  • Able to travel locally, regionally, and inernationally.




Medical Affairs

Reports To

Regional Medical Director, ANZ and APAC Cluster

Sub Function

Medical Affairs

Teva’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commitment

Teva Pharmaceuticals is committed to equal opportunity in employment. It is Teva's global policy that equal employment opportunity be provided without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry, veteran status, national or ethnic origin or any other legally recognized status entitled to protection under applicable laws.