Manage a team of office and field based medics and scientists supporting multiple brands in the following therapy areas: CV, Diabetes, Pulmonary Hypertension, Women's Health, Anaesthetics
BM BS BMedSci MFPM
Internal team meetings, cross-functional team meetings, approval of promotional materials, meeting with external SLs, preparation for external meetings.
Started in PV then moved into medical affairs role. Was promoted to be a people manager within Immunology. Subsequently moved into a marketing director role to gain commercial experience and then became acting Business Unit Director for Immunology for a period of 6 months. Then asked by GM to move back into medical to head up team looking after cardiovascular and have then continued to absorb other therapy areas.
15 years ago. I was about to get my training number for surgical training and decided I wanted to do something else using the skills that I had developed
Team (hate working on my own)
Fun, good buzz
Developing other people and watching them get other roles and succeed within the company.
No – a "can do" attitude and ability to get on with others and work within a team to achieve what needs to be done is most important. Flexibility, humility and a sense of humour are most needed.
Anything I want them to be. Likely to be UK Medical Director or Regional Medical Director.
Communication, ability to manage and understand people, matrix management and influencing skills.
Find out what industry can offer and be very clear as to what would be attractive about that. For example if the reason they are leaving the NHS is because of too much process and governance then a large US based pharma company would not be the right move as they are likely to have vast amounts of process.