Country Medical Lead


Job Description

Main Responsibilities / Duties

The Pfizer Biopharma Country Medical Lead (CML) for Pakistan will serve as the CMO for the country, providing medical leadership to the medical team & responsible for developing and executing the Country Medical Team’s vision and strategy in alignment with the Commercial Country Manager.

The CML is the single point of accountability for medical in the country & works closely cross functionally to support the product portfolio. He/she will report to the EM Asia Regional Medical Lead and be part of the Regional Medical LT. He/she will be responsible for managing high performing Country Medical organization including the Medical Quality function & will ensure that country medical functions systems, processes & activities are fully aligned with country business priorities, strategies and needs, as well as, in compliance with corporate policies, SOPs & guidelines.

He/she also serves as the key Country liaison with country/regional/HQ Commercial, Medical, GMPE, Clinical Affairs, Regulatory, Safety, Corporate Affairs and, Legal functions.

The CML provides medical guidance and input to the regulatory, safety and commercial leadership teams in support of key product maintenance & defense activities. He/she will develop strategic partnerships with key clinical and other stakeholders; developing strategies aligned to customer needs in order to maintain a therapeutic leadership position and drive business needs at the country level. He/She will also focus on ensuring excellence with respect to medical quality and compliance as well as professional external relations.

Required Skill Set

  • Have the skills, capabilities, talents and knowledge to do the job at a high level of accomplishment; is proficient in organizational design and development concepts.
  • Resources Managed (budget and FTEs): Will be accountable for the Country Medical budget and head count

Qualifications (i.e., preferred education, experience, attributes):

  • More than 10 years in the medical affairs function in the pharmaceutical industry with broad expertise in medical & experience with regulatory and/or safety risk management issues.
  • Understanding of the local health environment & knowledge of the relevant and applicable local and regional Codes of Practice, SOPs, regulations and guidelines
  • Knowledge of pharmacovigilance & regulatory legislation and how it impacts product portfolio
  • Proactive, pragmatic, flexible person with excellent leadership qualities, strategic thinking, communication & presentation skills
  • Fluency in English; Fluency in local language.
  • Ability to work successfully with cross-functional staff in a team setting
  • Analytic and organizational skills in managing, interpreting, and presenting clinical and marketing data, for regional assessment
  • Ability to communicate, develop, and manage collaborative relationships with external academic institutions, co-operative groups, and medical professionals
  • MD is a requirement; other advanced clinical degree and MBA would be a plus
  • Ability to travel through the country is a requirement.

Senior Leader Competencies Required ​

  • Anticipates Customer and Market Needs- Knows the industry; knowledgeable in current and possible future trends, knows the competition; is aware of how strategies and tactics work in the marketplace. Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customer’s; always focused on patient safety first, establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
  • Acts Decisively: Makes timely and effective decisions by applying business and financial acumen. Acts with urgency and removes barriers that hinder productivity. Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
  • Builds Change-Agile Organizations Develops teams that are facile at initiating and responding to change. Aligns teams and processes to support sustainable change. Designs and leads teams that are flexible and adaptive.
  • Strategic and Innovating Thinking Demonstrates insightful thinking by developing creative approaches to business models and strategies and creates an environment to encourage others to do the same.
  • Grows Leaders: Actively coaches and develops talent. Builds leadership bench strength for Pfizer. Provides opportunities and experiences to develop skills, competencies and business knowledge.


Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.


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