Updated: May 31, 2019
Location: New York, NY, United States
Job ID: 4319
We are GSW and speaking people is at the core of everything we do. We are a healthcare advertising agency that thinks just a bit differently, works just a bit closer and dives just a bit deeper. We welcome those who strive to work above and beyond their role, who voice their opinion and who are engaged in all aspects of the agency.
The primary responsibilities of the SVP, Medical Director are to lead Medical strategy across multiple accounts, oversee content development in alignment with Medical and Brand strategy, and to capitalize on new business opportunities. Although able to perform all the aspects required of Medical Strategy, the SVP Medical Director is expected to be skilled at delegating workflow and developing the Medical Strategy team. As a client-facing lead, the SVP, Medical Director fosters relationships to secure agency business and ensure client satisfaction. From a strategic perspective, the SVP, Medical Director is expected to have comprehensive medical knowledge and understanding of both the therapeutic category (inclusive of the treatment paradigm and competitive landscape) and the compound (inclusive of brand data and brand positioning within competitive landscape). Being able to work independently, multi-task across accounts, lead internally, drive strategic collaboration, and be seen, as a valued internal and external partner are critical to the SVP, Medical Director role.
The SVP, Medical Director will be involved in new business initiatives and is expected to identify and capitalize on organic growth opportunities with existing clients as well as participate in RPIs/RFPs. This person is expected have business insight and to develop and apply this skillset in the best interests of the agency and our clients.
This is a highly visible position that involves a great deal of client contact as well as interaction with our internal staff. Please present a strong, progressive history of success within either a pharmaceutical advertising agency or a promotional medical-education company.
As part of the Syneos Health network, GSW actively collaborates with sister agencies and disciplines, including public relations and medical communications. The SVP, Medical Director plays a key role in driving collaboration across these disciplines and engages frequently in cross-functional business development and assignments.
Key Experience and Responsibilities
Desired Skills and Experience:
The SVP Medical Director has overall accountability for all medical/scientific aspects of content created in support of their client’s products and activities. The ideal candidate will be responsible for developing effective strategies for their clients and creating tactics designed to help their clients achieve their goals.