Posted to MedZilla on 4/30/2017


England, Patient Advocacy Lead BD_NS_11598-MZ


Job Role:

The Patient Support Lead has responsibility for patient advocacy and engagement across the entire company portfolio (in-line and pipe line) and overarching LOC wide projects for the UK and Ireland. The role is focused around creating and managing strong relationships with patient organisations to drive patient engagement and involvement in disease awareness campaigns, HTA submissions, PR campaigns, patient education and empowerment and market preparation activities.

The role is involved in all levels of brand planning across the portfolio and wider commercial team to ensure that the patient remains at the centre of our activities, this will include linking with international advocacy and patient support colleagues

Job Responsibilities

  • Working in collaboration with Communications Lead and Public Affairs lead to identify and deliver projects to align with brand strategic imperatives on patient engagement and patient led advocacy with excellence in execution
  • Working in collaboration with patient organisations and patient opinion leaders to execute initiatives which are strategic and mutually beneficial. Examples of these would include empowering individual patients, disease awareness campaigns, PR campaigns, support for including the patient voice in HTA submissions and upskilling patient organisations as partners
  • Facilitate the inclusion of the patient voice across all aspects of the LOC i.e. commercial, medical, market access, field force
  • Supporting the brand team with development of relevant patient materials for both brand and corporate projects
  • Manage allotted budges and ensure cross functional working across the portfolio to deliver within their required timelines and cost constraints
  • Deliver all PV training within the LOC and manage the PPT tracker
  • Manage all patient organisation grant requests through local and regional approval
  • Support internal communications by writing content, organising internal events, managing UK intranet page. Support brand communications activities such as external product launches, help develop brand comms content. Support corporate communications with external events and managing website updates. Ensure patient voice is consistent throughout all activities.
  • Ensure that all activities are fully compliant and completed in an ethical and transparent manner

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • A proven track record of results driven project management and implementation.
  • University degree in Medicine/Biology/Chemistry/ Pharmacy or other Life sciences.
  • Demonstrated strategic and visionary
  • Able to demonstrate leadership capabilities and project management within a local / regional and/or national setting
  • Experience of developing and leading innovative projects which have led to clear business outcomes.
  • Previous experience of partnering with internal and external stakeholders to implement local / regional / national initiatives in support of disease areas.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and maintain professional relationships
  • Ability to successfully manage relationships with a large number of external and internal customers

Role Requirements:

  • Driver's license is essential
  • Regularly required to travel throughout the LOC with some international travel
  • Travel to other locations for internal business unit meetings as and when requested

To Apply:

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