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UK Head of Medical Affairs, HCV/SPD

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Head of Medical Affairs, HCV & SPD

Based in the offices in Maidenhead and reporting to the UK Medical Director. 

This role will lead a small team of people who are looking to be part of the solution.

Highly competitive salary, Car allowance, Stock, Bonus and comprehensive benefits package.


The company:

AbbVie is an ambitious health business where people and quality of life come first. The experience of illness is personal, so we care about the things that matter to patients. As market leader, we team with partners to co-design health solutions around our innovative medicines for complex diseases, which improve standards of care. Helping people to be fit for work and family life is how we make a remarkable impact to the lives of men, women and children.


We have a very exciting opportunity to effectively lead the UK HCV and Speciality Products Medical Affairs Department, providing guidance and support to the team in defining critical strategies and executing innovative medical activities that support the therapy area. 


This role will develop strong partnerships with external and internal stakeholder’s i.e.  Healthcare Professionals, members of the Brand Team, Medical Director, Regional and Global Medical Affairs colleagues as well as other internal functions e.g. Site Management and Monitoring, Legal, Finance. 


Key responsibilities include:

  • Provide leadership to the UK HCV and Specialty Products Medical Affairs team.
  • Lead the UK HCV and Specialty Products Medical Affairs department in defining critical strategies and executing medical activities that support the therapy area.
  • Ensure proactive scientific and clinical input by members of the Medical Division and the HCV and Specialty Products Medical Affairs Department into the Brand teams and key brand initiatives.
  • Assist and advise Brand team members on promotional activities, and ensure compliance with the ABPI Prescription Medicines Code of Practice
  • Respond to Inter-company Code of Practice complaints and liaise with the PMCPA
  • Develop and maintain in-depth knowledge of the company’s products, the therapeutic area and the structure and workings of the NHS

Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience

In order to be successful in this role, you should have/be:

  • Medically qualified with a number of years clinical experience post-registration and GMC registered or PhD scientist or pharmacist background
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience of working in a complex matrix organisation
  • Strong leadership skills


Travel: 25%

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