; Scientific - VP, Portfolio Director & Team Lead, Scientific - USA - Remote Vacancy - Envision Pharma Group

VP, Portfolio Director & Team Lead, Scientific


Join us and make your mark at Envision Pharma Group as we continue to grow our business.

Position summary

As a member of the Envision Pharma Group Scientific Center of Excellence, a Portfolio Director & Team Lead, Scientific is a strategic, expert-level role with responsibility for leading all account-associated activities (including scientific direction and strategy, project management, and resourcing) across a portfolio of activities in a single therapeutic area/indication for a sole pharma client, a portfolio of accounts for a sole pharma client, or a portfolio of accounts across different pharma clients, as well as identifying and building on new business opportunities across their assigned portfolio. They apply expert knowledge of the market, therapeutic area(s), and product positioning to develop high-quality scientific content for projects that support our clients’ strategic objectives. As part of a multidisciplinary team, they also line manage a Scientific writing team within the assigned portfolio of accounts, either directly or through support of line managers who report to them.

Key responsibilities

Account strategy and planning:
• In collaboration with their Account Management counterpart, provides overarching scientific, strategic, and tactical direction/leadership for assigned account portfolio
• Develops and maintains strong working relationships with external stakeholders and engages in discussions of science and strategy with both clients and external experts
Content development:
• Demonstrates up-to-date expert knowledge of the therapeutic area(s), client and competitor product(s), the market, the compliance/regulatory environment (general and client-specific), and international standards for disclosing medical/scientific content
• Applies the knowledge to develop high-quality, scientifically accurate, strategically aligned, ethical, and compliant content that realizes client and thought-leader objectives and passes client medical/legal review
• Develops content for a range of project types, writing styles, and media as appropriate to target audience(s) and to meet client objectives
• Drives scientific strategy development and recommends communication approaches for optimal support of the client’s strategic objectives
• Critically reviews the team’s work and provides feedback to ensure scientific accuracy and strategic alignment
• Drives client meetings and onsite programs, developing materials and delivering presentations, as needed

People/line management:
• Ensures, either directly, or via line reports, the well-being of all Scientific team members/line reports, providing support and guidance as required (including approving timesheets and vacations)

Project leadership:
• Drives the implementation of, and ensures adherence to, processes and procedures that align with internal and client requirements/standard operating procedures (SOPs) and policies
• Manages and prioritizes own and team workload, delivering to agreed timeline and budget, to meet client/business needs

Business development

Skills and experience required

•An advanced degree (or equivalent relevant experience) in a life sciences or clinical discipline
•Typically more than 10 years of medical communications (or HEOR/market access, as appropriate) experience, preferably with experience gained across both publications and non-publications medcomms deliverables
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook) and Adobe Acrobat
• Proven line management experience, ideally with a medium-size account team (5–10 people), and experience working with an HR function to implement appropriate policies and procedures

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