Executive Vice President, Director of Scientific Services

Updated: July 19, 2022
Location: New York, NY, United States
Job ID: 144181

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Overview

Are you ready to define the future of medical communications? At Cadent you will be at helm of one of the most dynamic, innovative, creative and fastest growing Scientific Services teams in the industry.  You’ll lead our deep scientific bench, 50+ strong, located around the globe, and tackling some of the most interesting strategic challenges across the product lifecycle.   And at Cadent, your team will have access to the unparalleled resources and clinical expertise of Syneos Health, a fully dedicated pharmaceutical product development company.  Quite simply, your team will deliver differently because we are built differently: to develop and commercialize life-changing pharmaceutical products, not to advertise cars.

 

If this sounds like you, you could be a perfect fit for EVP, Director of Scientific Services, a critical agency leader who defines the vision for the department, champions professional growth across the team, and shapes the people and processes for flawless, high-science communications that deliver on strategy and delight our clients. 

Responsibilities

Strategic Leadership

  • Develops thought leadership that raises Cadent’s profile within the industry
  • Provides thought partnership to clients, ensuring a robust agency point-of-view grounded in sound marketing and medical affairs principles
  • Provides strategic insight and guidance across the team in support of client assignments across promotional medical education, medical affairs, and publications

 

Client Engagement

  • Proactively engages clients as a senior executive to establish strong relationships and ensure satisfaction
  • Works to solidify new wins and set the stage for organic growth
  • Offers hands-on support in designing and delivering insight initiatives, as well as innovative live or virtual workshops to support strategic planning on behalf of our clients

 

Operational Oversight and Team Engagement

  • Sets the tone and vision for the scientific services department in line with Cadent and Syneos Health strategic priorities
  • Provides matrixed leadership for our global medical writing and research capability located in India
  • Ensures high staff retention rates through initiatives that engage the team and encourage professional development/career growth
  • Engages productively across disciplines (digital strategy, editorial, account services, speaker bureau, meetings and events) as part of the Cadent Executive Leadership Team, driving positive business results, team dynamics, and delivery

 

Syneos Health Integration

  • Acts as an ambassador for the Cadent team across Syneos Health
  • Establishes a strong internal brand as a collaborative colleague, building deep internal relationships to support client collaborations and integrated business

Job Requirements

  • Advanced degree in a biomedical field, doctoral degree (PhD, MD, or PharmD) preferred
  • 10+ years’ experience in the medical communications industry; executive leadership experience highly preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to form strong client and industry relationships
  • Expertise across all aspects of medical communications, including promotional medical education, medical affairs, and publications
  • Understanding of marketing principles and their application to medical communications
  • Strong storytelling ability that may be leveraged for training, new business, and client assignments
  • Deep experience with business/brand planning and tactic development
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and lead large teams (50+) and work productively in matrixed, integrated settings
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Broad therapeutic category experience a plus, though gastroenterology, immunology, oncology, neuroscience preferred
  • Excellent computer skills, including PowerPoint, Word, Excel

 

I understand that if I am made an offer of employment, it will be conditioned on my demonstration  I am fully vaccinated OR I plan to initiate vaccination by my start date AND be fully vaccinated within 4 weeks of start date against the COVID-19 virus.   

IMPORTANT: I understand that if the role for which I am applying requires extensive in-person contact with colleagues, health care providers, clients and other medical professionals who have stringent vaccination requirements that all Syneos Health employees with whom they partner be fully vaccinated and will not accept or consider any exemptions.  I understand I can request an exemption from Syneos Health’s vaccination requirement based on a qualifying medical condition or sincerely-held religious belief. However, in the event that I successfully obtain an exemption, I understand that it is highly unlikely that I will be able to adequately perform the essential functions of this position without imposing an undue hardship on Syneos Health due to the clients’ demands.

At Cadent, our workplace is flexible, family-oriented and places high importance on work-life balance. The engaging and rewarding nature of the work that we do is evident in the enthusiasm employees bring to the office every day. Overall, Cadent has a commitment to integrity, a commitment to client satisfaction and a commitment to employee satisfaction and development.

Cadent is part of Syneos Health Communications, a purpose-built collective of agencies focused on supporting health and biopharmaceutical innovators. We work in scalable, collaborative teams that partner across disciplines and geographies to deliver integrated communications strategies that accelerate brand performance. In today’s fast-changing and complex environment, success lies in making connections: between science, emotion, and technology; between data, design and human insight. We’re able to make those connections because our medical communications, digital, advertising, public relations, data science, research and market access specialists work closely with each other and with healthcare experts, including physicians, pharmacists and advocates. Together, we are the connected healthcare partner tapping rich insights to drive innovation, change behavior and pioneer a new era of accountable marketing.

Syneos Health Communications is powered by Syneos Health, a global professional services organization designed to help the biopharmaceutical industry shorten the distance from lab to life.

WORK HERE MATTERS EVERYWHERE | How will you accelerate bringing new therapies to patients?

Syneos Health is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer (Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled) 

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