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POST DATE 9/17/2016
END DATE 2/6/2017

Shire Pharmaceutical Lexington, MA

Lexington, MA
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Full Time
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Senior (15+ years)
Bachelors Degree


Job Description
Management and oversight of publications teams for seven therapeutic areas (hematology, immunology, oncology, gastrointestinal/internal medicine, neuroscience, ophthalmics, genetic diseases) in multiple geographies
Act as a Subject Matter Expert and GMA Leadership Team advisor for global publications groups
Ensure that publication leads for each therapeutic area work with the relevant cross functional business partners to generate annual publication plans for pipeline and in-line products/disease areas: global medical affairs TA leads, global medical communications, clinical, research, health economics and outcomes research, biostatistics etc.
Partner with Global Medical Communications to give input into scientific communication platforms and collaborate with them on congress planning ie, attendance, session coverage
Ensure that there is adherence to Shire s policy, SOP and good publication practices across the department and leverage best practices in generation of annual publication plans, conduct of regular publication team meetings, execution of individual publications
Represent objectives, establish customer relations and resolve escalated priorities to and with Shire Sr. Business Unit leaders
Map and oversee management of relationships with key external and internal publication bodies and publication societies (journals, ISMPP, TIPPA, AMWA etc)
In collaboration with other Group Leaders and the VP Shared Medical Excellence, continue to drive implementation of an integrated, compliant, fit-for-purpose publication management platform (Datavision) across Global Publication Teams
Responsible for oversight and management of vendors for execution of publications
Monitor Global Publications performance and implement initiatives to drive organizational excellence and standardize international collaborations

Develop and lead the Global Publications team
With Head of Shared Medical Excellence, define the Global Publications support (headcount, capabilities and budget) required for each therapeutic area
Coordinate with Human Resources / Talent Management to recruit and retain Global Publications team
Coordinate with Global Medical Training to define and develop required team competencies
Monitor team performance in terms of goals and delivery of publication plans and identify areas for development
Supervise activities of Global Publications staff and actively manage allocation and budgets to ensure quality and timely delivery against annual publication plans
With Head of Shared Medical Excellence, support geographic expansion and establish required capabilities
Oversee the development and implementation of Global Publication Plans and a Global Publication Management System

Oversee development of product/disease area Global Publication Plans by the Global Publications team in coordination with relevant stakeholders ie, Global Medical Teams, Clinical, Research, Health Economics and Outcomes Research, Biostatistics
Coordinate with Global Medical Communications and relevant Global Medical and International Medical teams to plan medical participation at multi-product / disease area congresses and other data generation initiatives
Coordinate with Compliance/Legal and Global Medical Training to ensure strict adherence to SOPs, procedures and training for Global Publication Planning and the use of the Global Publication Management System (Datavision)
Ensure compliance with internal and external policies, procedures and agreements
Monitor and communicate delivery against Global Publication Plans and implement initiatives to improve quality and efficiency
Oversee management of the Project Publications budgets for the relevant BUs

Map and oversee management of relationships with key publication bodies
Ensure Global Publication teams compliantly build and manage scientific partnerships with key associations and publication bodies in their disease areas / geographies of focus, in coordination with Global Medical Teams and International Medical Affairs

A PhD, MD or PharmD is required.
15 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, within a matrix structure is required
8 years of experience within medical affairs in a role with heavy ( 60%) publications-related responsibilities
Experience leading and managing teams of 5+ or more is required
Experience managing vendors is required
Deep knowledge of scientific publication planning approaches and good publication practices is required
Familiarity with regulatory and legal guidelines regarding publication planning strategy and execution
Some International pharmaceutical / biosciences / biotech experience is considered a plus

Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We have best-in-class products available in more than 100 countries across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal / Internal Medicine / Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; a growing franchise in Oncology; and an emerging, innovative pipeline in Ophthalmics.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.

Shire is an equal opportunity employer. Shire evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.

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