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Team Leader, Medical & Scientific Services

Title: Team Leader, Medical & Scientific Services

Location: Macclesfield


Reporting to Unit Manager

Key objectives
" To lead and manage a M&SS team delivering medical education and communication projects.
" To ensure projects are delivered in accordance with the specification/brief, to the project schedule and within budget.
" To develop education and communication programmes and/or proposals that contribute to ongoing account development and/or new business development.

Main duties
" Contribute to the development, manage the delivery and assure the quality of education and communication projects.
" Take line management responsibility for M&SS team members and work closely with the Vice President M&SS to ensure performance management, staff development, succession and resource planning takes place.
" Plan resource and delegate responsibilities within the M&SS team so that account objectives are achieved.
" Mentor M&SS team and facilitate ongoing training and career development in accordance with set objectives.
" Ensure compliance with laws, regulations and guidelines concerning the promotion and interaction with healthcare professionals.
" Provide consultancy advice in areas of expertise within and across departments and divisions.
" Establish, develop and maintain relationships with pharmaceutical industry and healthcare professional key contacts.
" Utilise and manage freelance and contract freelance assistance (commissioning/briefing freelancers).
" Utilise experience and expertise to assist with new business development proposals and pitches.

Job Package

Competitive package

Person Profile

Candidates should be educated to degree level or higher in a biomedical science, with several years’ writing experience in a communications agency environment or equivalent, including experience of good multidisciplinary teamwork

Key skills:
-Excellent scientific writing ability and ability to adapt for different target audiences.
-Ability to ensure all writing meets the client’s strategic marketing objectives as well as being of high scientific quality/credibility.
-Attention to detail – style/consistency, grammar, syntax, scientific accuracy, proof-reading, layout, etc.
-Excellent project management and organisational skills.
-Problem solving/diplomacy skills.
-Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to lead a small project team.
-IT skills (including WP, database searching, graphics packages, Internet, etc.)
-Experience with range of media, including print and multi-media (video, CD-ROM and web-based)
-Good understanding and implementation of agency operating procedures.
-Good knowledge of print/production procedures.
-Good knowledge of a number of therapeutic areas and therapies, plus the pharmaceutical industry.
-Familiar with code of practice guidelines for medical copy/copyright issues.
-Familiar with drug development regulatory guidelines/issues.
-Presentation, interview and appraisal skills.
-Budgetary awareness.

Interview Process

After successful completeion of a writing test:

1st stage: Cv and experiences, HR Manager, and Line Manager
2nsd stage: CV and experiences - Senior Management and team members.

In application please indicate:
1) Therapy area expertise
2) What you would bring to the job
3) Which office is preferred place of work

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* Salary Guide
£ competitive
Job Ref: 38727

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