VP, Medical Director
Company: Wunderman Thompson
Location: New York
Posted on: January 15, 2021
At Wunderman Thompson we exist to inspire growth for ambitious
brands. Part creative agency, part consultancy and part technology
company, our experts provide end-to-end capabilities at a global
scale to deliver inspiration across the entire brand and customer
experience. We are 20,000 strong in 90 markets around the
world;---our people bring together creative storytelling, diverse
perspectives, inclusive thinking, and highly specialized vertical
capabilities to drive growth for our clients. We offer deep
expertise across the entire customer journey, including
communications, commerce, consultancy, CRM, CX, data, production,
and technology. International Meetings and Science, a division of
Wunderman Thompson, works with companies to build world-class
healthcare and pharmaceutical brands among medical professionals
and consumers, with a transmedia storytelling approach that covers
medical education strategies. Who we are looking for: International
Meetings and Science is seeking a VP, Medical Director, in our New
York office, who will be responsible for providing strategic
insight and medical direction based on thorough knowledge of the
Client's product and therapeutic area. The VP, Medical Director
partners with clients, opinion leaders, other internal and external
scientific professionals as well as with other Scientific Services
colleagues and the Account Services team to ensure ongoing,
positive relationships with our clients.-- Our ideal candidate is
able to translate the science concisely and creatively, helping to
produce effective promotional medical education materials. The
candidate should have a client-service mentality, understanding how
to partner with other Scientific colleagues and Account Services
team and interact with Key Opinion Leaders, and other internal and
external scientific professionals, to ensure ongoing, positive
relationships both internally and externally. What you'll do:
- Client - Engage in client interaction including running
teleconferences and client meetings, answering questions regarding
content issues on manuscripts, presentations, attend meetings &
demonstrate knowledge of content. Liaise with client and authors to
ensure project timelines are met. Serve as a medical expert on
internal teams, and with clients
- Manage --- Effectively manage multiple accounts from a
scientific perspective including publication plans, advisory
boards, and symposia. Manage Biomedical Writers and Associate
Medical Directors, and delegate literature search on background of
drug and/or therapeutic category. Manage freelance writers - assign
projects, provide direction, ensure project is on strategy. Provide
references & direction, answer questions, manuscript overview
concept sheet and review/critique drafts. outlines, slides, and
slide notes as well as other content. Ensure staff understands and
follows process and provide recommendations.
- Collaborate --- Work in partnership with account services
counterpart for client projects. Collaborate with teams to ensure
that materials meet clients' strategic specifications. Critique
drafts, query and identify resources needed to meet
deadline/deliverable and within budget. Partner with account
services and finance on timelines and resource utilization as well
as review and assess budget.
- Agency Growth --- Identify and secure business opportunities on
account (e.g. organic growth). Manage scientific research in new
business pitches with account services counterpart. Identify--and
secure business opportunities on account. Partner with scientific
leadership to grow the culture, reputation, and success of the
company. Cultivate existing relationships with key opinion leaders
and initiate new relationships to drive appropriate communication
strategies and content. Who you are:
- Growth-Minded-- - Entrepreneurial attitude coupled with strong
business acumen. Successful track record of building client
relationships. Ability and appetite to bring people together.
Innate ability to marshal people and create gravity around ideas.
Provide a consultative, conscientious and rigorous approach to
increase our client's competitive advantage.
- Leader-- - Our team is close-knit and supportive, and we're
working with a lot of unknowns - you must champion team
environments that are comfortable and encouraging.
- Problem solver-- - Ensure quality control by reviewing agency
products--including:--creative work, financial analyses, key client
communications, key schedules, creative strategies, and strategic
decks. Assist with day-to-day account problem solving by providing
guidance to junior team and raising issues and solutions to senior
team. Dig in and figure out how to work around problems.--
- Ego-less-- - We all wear the hats that need wearing, it's a
mentality that makes the team successful. What you'll need:
- Demonstrated ability to work in a highly collaborative
environment to develop and execute scientific communications and
promotional initiatives for clients.
- Highly organized individual who is able to effectively
synthesize information, and communicate clearly with clients and
agency staff and senior management.
- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple work streams and
- Working knowledge of pharma regulations on promotion.
- Demonstrated ability and comfort with presenting to large
groups and acting as knowledge expert.
- Ability to interpret data, develop key insights and assess the
impact of recommendations on client business objectives.
- Strong attention to detail.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Abilities to successfully lead and inspire teams.
- Advanced degree in biomedical sciences (ie, PhD, PharmD,
- 5+ years in of agency experience across multiple therapeutic
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