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Medical Director – Diabetes and Respiratory

Company Description

Mundipharma is a global (ex-US) network of independent associated companies that research, develop and manufacture innovative pharmaceutical medicines and consumer healthcare products. We are an agile and fast-paced company seeking to increase access to health care through programmes and effective partnerships.

We are forward-looking and dedicated to bringing innovative treatments to many of the world’s most challenging conditions and diseases including: Pain Management & Supportive Care, Consumer Health, Anti-Infectives, Biosimilars, CNS, Diabetes, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Respiratory and transplantation immunity.

We make a difference to patient lives by delivering value to healthcare professionals in 120+ countries across Africa, Asia Pacific, Canada, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Our guiding principles, centred around Integrity and Patient-Centricity, are at the heart of everything we do. We encourage our people to think differently and our inclusive culture of continuous learning and collaboration make Mundipharma a great place to work.



  • Lead and execute the global medical strategy for diabetes and respiratory products in-line with company growth drivers.
  • Working with the cross-functional core teams, create and develop the strategic direction, resource planning, and tactical medical plans at a global level.
  • Implement medical and scientific activities in support of the global strategies for the products and therapeutic areas.
  • Work closely with country medical teams to support implementation of the global medical strategy locally and gain input into the global planning.
  • Represent global medical affairs on relevant cross functional teams for the product and therapy area, providing medical and scientific contribution.
  • Build and manage relationships with global key external experts (KEEs), medical societies and patient advocacy groups.
  • Collaborate with relevant scientific affairs functions to support clinical data generation.
  • Develop and execute the global publication plan for the product.
  • Follow medical developments within therapeutic areas and disseminate new information to the core teams and wider medical teams.
  • In collaboration with the Global Medical Operations function, produce, deliver, and implement high calibre disease area and product training where required.
  • Understand the obligations of industry standards, codes, and regulations to conduct all Mundipharma activities compliantly and meet highest standards to ensure patient safety and GCP and ICH guidelines.


Essential for the role –Education and Experience

  • MD or relevant advanced scientific degree: DPharm, PhD in science, or similar
  • Relevant clinical and/or medical affairs experience required
  • Experience of Medical Affairs at a regional or global level
  • Track record of developing and executing medical strategies and plans
  • Track record of successful external expert engagement

Skills and capabilities

  • Capability to work in cross functional project teams and in matrix environment
  • Ability to translate complex medical data into strategic plans
  • Sound understanding of the relevant disease areas
  • Patient centred (demonstrates passion for patients through experiences)
  • Commercially aware (is knowledgeable in how products are launched and commercially developed)
  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels and present complex and/or new ideas with clarity and simplicity
  • Project and budget management skills
  • Track record of demonstrating values and ways of working that directly align with Mundipharma’s core values and support overall business strategy
  • Integrity and high ethical standards

Additional information

Key Internal Stakeholders

  • Medical Director and Therapy Area Leads
  • Regional Medical Directors for Europe and LAM
  • Cross-functional global teams including the Commercial Director for Diabetes and the Senior Marketing Managers for respiratory
  • Country Medical Directors & country teams