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Job Advert Title
Senior Medical Manager
Function/Business Area
Medical & Clinical
Medical Department Bulgaria
Employment Class


Senior Medical Manager – Bulgaria

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 brains together, to provide them with world-leading tools and resources and a unique structure that fosters real agility and entrepreneurial spirit.

About this job:

Responsible for the implementation of the medical strategy (Core Medical Plan) in the designated therapeutic area at the country level by coordinating and executing medical / scientific activities to (i) understand the local external environment and data gaps; (ii) translate insights into strategies and activities and; (iii) ensure the information needs of key stakeholders are fulfilled to help ensure the safe and appropriate use of Astellas products.

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Providing strategic medical and scientific expertise in support of Medical Affairs deliverables and cross-functional activities.
  • Developing and maintaining integrated partnerships with key internal and external stakeholders to ensure all Medical Affairs country activities address local needs and advance the medical/scientific understanding of Astellas products across their lifecycle.
  • Understanding, aligning, and engaging with external stakeholders to advance the understanding of and science behind compounds in development, the safe and effective use of Astellas products and disease states that they treat.
  • Engaging with Key External Experts in relevant Therapy Area and working closely with key internal stakeholders, including the brand teams across the affiliate to achieve business objectives for the affiliate.
  • Ensuring all Medical Affairs activities deliver value and are based on scientific validity, clinical importance and on time & budget.

Essential Knowledge & Experience:

  • 5-7 years’ experience in Pharma, 3-5 years in Medical Affairs preferred.
  • Suitable candidates from academia with Strong expertise in the therapeutic area including clinical/ hospital practice, clinical development, experience in designing, executing and reporting of clinical trials can be considered.
  • Strong understanding and  knowledge of industry laws and regulations.
  • Experienced in managing complex projects independently (such as but not limited to AdBoards, Publications, Preceptorship, etc...)

Preferred Knowledge/Experience/Qualifications:

  • Solid experience working with new digital channels, such as webinars and partnerships with key experts.
  • Education/Qualifications:
  • Doctoral degree (MD, PhD in health related science or PharmD)
  • Proficient knowledge of English

Additional information:

  • Full time.
  • Location: Sofia, Bulgaria.

We offer:

  • A challenging and diversified job in an international setting
  • Opportunity and support to continuous development
  • Inspiring work climate
  • Flexible work from home policy.

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.