Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.

Senior Medical Director, US Medical Launch Lead, fremanezumab (Migraine)

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The incumbent will be charged with developing and executing the Medical Plans and providing a rigorous scientific and medical foundation acceptance and usage of Teva Migraine products as well as ensuring medical launch readiness towards the preparation of the commercialization of fremanezumab. This will be achieved by the design and implementation of appropriate late Phase studies and post-marketing therapeutic projects and trials. He/She will also drive the review, decision process and support of investigator initiated trials.  Critical to the success of this organization, the incumbent will need to create positive advocate relationships and partnerships with centers of academic and clinical excellence, national thought leaders, scientific experts and professional organizations. He/She will also serve as an internal medical/scientific  partner to the professional education, regulatory, training, and commercial functions.


  • Develop and execute medical  plan, design and implement key initiatives which would align with the objectives of CNS, and leads MA sub-functional therapeutic leaders during planning process to design respective plans in alignment with the global medical strategy and plan.
  • Lead the annual US Medical Planning process, designs Phase IIIb and IV clinical studies and serves as their Clinical Lead during the implementation, in cooperation with R&D, GCO, CROs, HEOR and Global Medical Affairs personnel at Teva, including interface with clinical investigators and vendors as appropriate.
  • Participates in the clinical proposal decision processes, including review ofproposals and protocols of studies, supporting R&D, operational and HEOR teams. 
  • Serves as a “go to” functional liaison within cross-functional business teams and brand team developing overall business strategy.
  • Serves as an internal medical/scientific resource to US Field MA (MSL team), Scientific Communications and Publication teams, HEOR, Regulatory Affairs, Business Development, Training, Copy Approval, Project Teams, IR&D and Commercial functions for all launch related activities.
  • Oversees and manages projects with medical and scientific personnel and systems, provides organizationally aligned medical and scientific services, serves as the medical and scientific resource for all inquiries requesting a Medical Director opinion.
  • Provides internal Medical Education in alignment with Global Matrix education program and plan
  • Drives strategically aligned agenda and content development and leads US specific Medical Advisory Boards.
  • Ensures medical and scientific accuracy in publication planning process, including review of abstracts, posters, manuscripts for publication and scientific symposia presentations.
  • Builds advocate relationships and partnerships with key opinion leaders, scientific experts and centers of academic excellence in the external expert community.
  • Participates in budgetary processes as part of business planning and periodically tracks and manages expenses within his/her operating plan.
  • Assists with development of SOPs for the activities conducted by Medical Affairs.
  • Ensures US Medical Governance  - TEV48125 launch related (e.g. Medical Information, IIS areas of interest coordination)
  • Member of Global Medical Fremanezumab Team and Global Medical Matrix Team Migraine & Headache and Pain
  • Serves as the brand team Medical Affairs representative on US product brand teams.
  • Interface with core functional global counterparts and relevant stakeholders and teams, as needed.



Scientific Experience -- MD preferred, PhD, PharmD, DO considered, 5+ years of experience in Medical Affairs and/or Clinical Development roles.  Additional clinical and/or industry experience especially in CNS/Migraine preferred.  Required familiarity with and/or basic experience in the clinical drug development, regulatory processes, designing and conducting clinical trials preferred. Must be familiar with HEOR as it applies to achieving strategic business goals within his/her scope of work.  Launch experience highly preferred.


Leadership -- This individual must be able to inspire others, creating a dynamic environment that fosters transparency, collaboration and innovative strategic thinking. Must have proven track-record of success working across functions in a matrix environment with strong ability to influence and manage teams and stakeholders and an ability to foster teamwork across functions.


Project Management -- Must have project and process management orientation and be able to drive multiple projects through effective motivation and collaboration; must be able to think through complex systems, and be able to see the vision and align/simplify these systems to achieve this vision.


“Gets it done” Attitude -- This individual must be a practical thinker, able to identify simple, realizable solutions; he/she must also be able to identify and alleviate any potential hurdles to achieving objectives.


North America Focus, International Scope -- Ability to interact with TEVA organizations in North America, Global functions, Israel and Europe.


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