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Associate Director/Director, Medical Strategy
Title:Associate Director/Director, Medical Strategy
ID:AD, Strategy
Department:Strategic Services
Job Status:Open Position

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At this time, OPEN Health is looking for an experienced Associate Director/Director, Medical Strategy candidate interested in joining our growing team! We are a group of talented publication professionals that strive to deliver the highest quality projects to our clients. If you excel in a collaborative team environment and enjoy being rewarded for stellar performance, we encourage you to apply to our company.

Position Objectives

The Associate Director/Director, Medical Strategy is part of a shared Strategic Services group and is responsible for providing strategic medical and tactical direction to support all of OPEN Health’s healthcare communications disciplines in (1) the development of multi-stakeholder healthcare communication plans, (2) strong strategic client partnerships, and (3) ongoing new/organic business development activities of the company


Duties and Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Analyze and interpret scientific data, disease/treatment landscape, and external stakeholder evidence requirements to identify challenges, opportunities, and strategic imperatives for the demonstration and communication of a product’s value
  • Lead the development of strategic medical content for communication planning initiatives including customized analytics projects, scientific platforms, evidence gap assessments, and supportive tactical plans
  • Drive the development of strategic medical content for new business opportunities/ proposals and participate in capabilities presentations for prospective clients
  • Provide strategic oversight of medical content during the new client onboarding period in order to provide a seamless transition from planning to implementation
  • Lead/Moderate scientific/strategic discussions at client meetings and live programs with clients and/or external experts, as needed
  • Leverage understanding of scientific data, client needs, and real-world challenges in order to provide customized, actionable strategies and messages for assigned client accounts; provide input to project specifications and budgets as relevant
  • Maintain awareness of evolving Medical Affairs landscape, new industry developments and standards, target therapeutic area trends, and pharmaceutical/biotech company pipelines by attending relevant medical and trade conferences
  • Leverage medical and industry knowledge to support the New Business Team in identifying opportunities for organic growth and new business development in alignment with the OPEN Health service offering



  • Advanced Life Sciences degree (PharmD, PhD, MD, DO) from an accredited university
  • Minimum of 3 years (Associate Director) or 5 years (Director) of experience working in a Medical Affairs consultancy or medical communications agency, or within the Medical Affairs division of a pharmaceutical company
  • In-depth experience in the delivery of key offerings of Medical Affairs service providers, particularly medical and/or value communications
  • Ability and willingness to discuss science and strategy with external stakeholders at all levels
  • Ability to synthesize complex market and/or product information and distill key learnings and insights into meaningful, actionable strategic recommendations
  • Ability to work across multiple therapeutic categories and disease states
  • Proven project management, time management, organization, and prioritization skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including outstanding presentation development and delivery skills
  • Ability to manage multiple and sometimes competing challenges, issues, and priorities with the ability to delegate, problem solve, and set clear expectations
  • Enthusiastic, team player, self-motivated
  • Willingness to travel
  • Working knowledge of basic Office programs including MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint


Working conditions

  • This position will be performed remotely or in a corporate business setting as required
  • Hours: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday; or as required by business needs
  • Travel: International and domestic; approximately 25%-50%

Physical requirements

  • Ability to sit, walk, and stand for prolonged periods
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds

Direct reports

As assigned

Candidates without the required experience needed for this role will not be considered. 
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