Medical Director Austria (all genders)

Medical Director Austria (all genders)

Job title: Medical Director Austria (all genders)


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Job Description

People First – At Takeda we are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all people and bringing them the hope of a brighter future. It is our passion that transforms every job into meaningful action. Our people are the heart of Takeda.

Are you looking for a patient-centric and innovation-oriented company to inspire you and promote your career? Join Takeda now.

We are currently hiring a

Medical Director Austria (all genders)

on a full-time contract for Vienna.

As Medical Director Austria you will lead the overall company vision and direction for the portfolio at LOC level, provide strategic leadership of Medical personnel and contribute to the achievement of business success by putting the patient’s needs and safety into primary focus. You will represent local medical functions in a professional and competent manner towards internal and external stakeholders; ensure alignment, collaboration and proactive sharing of relevant information across all departments and ensure compliance of LOC / MCO to the code of conduct, corporate philosophy, relevant laws and regulations as well as SOPs and policies.

Your tasks in detail:


Provide direction and input into the overall strategic roadmap of the LOC incl. building of required capabilities for the futures

Ensure medical plans are aligned cross-functionally and aligned with the company’s strategy as well as delivered on time and on budget

Medical/Scientific Affairs

Oversee development of local tactical medical plans in line with the BU strategy and execution

Liaise with other Department Heads (BU, PVA) to ensure common understanding of customer needs and alignment on applied strategy and build strong internal and external networks

Establish and develop Medical Liaison Managers in the country including territory alignment, targeting and segmentation

Provide medical contribution to Tender Business offers and negotiations; support local Business Development/In-licensing activities with scientific evaluations

Clinical Research

Final responsible person for the development of clinical research plan (both interventional and non-interventional, including RWE) according to gap analysis and in alignment with Global and local functions

Responsible for the scientific integrity, GCP adherence, (global) strategic alignment, safety, design, high quality and timely conduct of local clinical studies as well as oversee the evaluation and support of local Investigator Initiated Sponsored Research (IISR) proposals to ensure global strategic alignment and execution in line with Takeda standards

Regulatory Affairs

Nominate a local Regulatory Affairs Responsible

Oversee communication with local Regulatory Authority and guarantee accuracy and adherence to local Regulatory Authorities legislation, guidelines and other relevant documents and proactively inform management on relevant changes


Ensure robust, consistent and compliant Pharmacovigilance processes

Ensure basic PV training of all Takeda employees in the country and of all external service providers involved in activities, where potential AEs are likely to be reported

Nominate a local Drug Safety Officer (DSO) and deputy (DDSO)

Your profile:

Medical degree plus an advanced degree in management, such as M.B.A., M.P.H. or M.H.A. is an advantage

Min 6 years of experience of pharmaceutical industry experience and min. 3 years of leadership experience managing direct reports

Business acumen coupled with drive for results, holding self and others accountable for commitments that align with our short- and long-term goals

Ability to understand the customers’ needs, leading complex collaborations successfully and creating genuine win-win solutions

Knowledge of healthcare systems, medical quality assurance, quality improvement, risk management

Strong project management skills: ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

Profound understanding of compliance and medical Ethics, ability to navigate complex situations balancing SOPs, regulations, our values and business interests

Advanced communication skills to build and shape team and external relationships with KOLs, policy makers, health economists, scientific societies and others

Fluency in English, a plus are German language skills

Empowering our people to shine

At Takeda, we earn the trust of society and our customers through our values of Takeda-ism: Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, Perseverance. We incorporate these values in everything we do. They represent who we are and how we act. They help us make decisions that we can be proud of today and in the future. We enable our employees to develop their full potential. As a global top employer, we offer exciting career paths, promote innovation and strive for top performance in everything we do. Takeda fosters an inclusive, collaborative and international work environment where our teams are united by their relentless commitment to our goal of improving people’s health and creating a better future for the world. Learn more at

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Takeda is committed to foster diversity, equity and inclusion. Hiring decisions are based entirely on qualifications and are made regardless of gender, ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, age or disability.

If you are interested in this opportunity, we look forward to receiving your application via our online tool!

For further questions, please contact: Sabine Rabach / Talent Acquisition Lead DACH

Expected salary:

Location: Wien

Job date: Sun, 20 Jun 2021 22:45:30 GMT

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