General Information

Job Advert Title
Senior Medical Manager/Medical Manager
Medical Department
Employment Class


About Astellas:

At Astellas we can offer an inspiring place to work and a chance to make your mark in doing good for others. Our expertise, science and technology make us a pharma company, our open and progressive culture is what makes us Astellas. It’s a culture of doing good for others and contributing to a sustainable society. Delivering meaningful differences for patients is our driving force. We all have a significant opportunity to make that difference, working locally in the areas we know best, whilst drawing inspiration from the different insights and expertise we have access to globally and from our innovative, external partners. Our ethos is underpinned by the Astellas Way, comprising five core values: patient focus; ownership; results; openness and integrity. We are proud to offer an inclusive and respectful working environment that fosters collaboration and ownership. Our aspiration is to bring the best minds together and provide world-leading tools and resources in a unique structure that fosters real agility and entrepreneurial spirit.

About the team:

This role sits within the Med Affairs (MA) function of the Czech Affiliate and is part of a small experienced team reporting to the local MA head

About This Job:

This position covers the delivery of MA tactics and activities for both Czech and Slovakia supporting the Oncology TA. It covers a broad range of internal and external responsibilities such as reviewing promotional/non promotional materials to visiting Consultants and preparing Core Medical Plan tactics for congresses and Symposia

Key Activities:

  • Provide strategic medical and scientific expertise in support of all affiliate Medical Affairs deliverables and cross-functional activities
  • Develop/maintain integrated partnerships with key internal and external stakeholders to ensure all MA affiliate activities address local needs and advance the medical/scientific understanding of Astellas products across their lifecycle
  • Engage with Key External Experts in Oncology working closely with key internal stakeholders, including the brand teams across the affiliate to achieve business objectives for the affiliate
  • Ensures all affiliate MA activities deliver value and are based on scientific validity, clinical importance and on time & budget
  • Conduct advisory boards as needed per the life cycle of the product to seek expert advice, opinions and feedback from advisors and other stakeholders on medical, humanistic, health economic or clinical topics
  • Oversee medical insights generation activities and ensure actionable insights are incorporated in strategic planning processes Core Medical Plans (CMP)
  • Identify the unmet needs and develop suitable medical strategy to incorporate in the CMP as well ensure a compliant execution of all Affiliate Medical/Scientific activities (including vendor oversight) i.e. launch activities, educational programs, advisory / expert meetings, symposia in congresses
  • Implement the affiliate CMP tactics for the TA, on time and on budget as well as update CMP trackers on time

Essential Knowledge & Experience:

  • MD, PharmD or PhD/MSc
  • Solid experience in Pharma in a Med Affairs role  
  • Foundational understanding of the drug development process as well as commercialization
  • Knowledge of the Oncology Therapy area preferred
  • Strong understanding and knowledge of local Czech market and industry laws and regulations
  • Experienced in managing complex projects independently (such as but not limited to AdBoards, Publications, Congresses)
  • Proactive strategic partnering with different internal functions
  • Excellent presentation skills; fully fluent in written and verbal business English
  • Able to travel up to 30% of the time including overnight stays
  • Solid communication skills, fully fluent in written & verbal English
  • Able to manage/develop strong stakeholder relationships

Additional Information:

  • This is a full-time permanent position
  • This role will be based in Prague
  • No Supported relocation is available for this position

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.