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Senior Lead, Early Medical Strategy

Full-Time Tokyo, Japan
Health & Biotech
18 August 2023
  • Bring clarity to the early medical strategy and the tactics in the responsible projects by their own medical/scientific knowledge/interpretation/judgement and deep understanding of external voice/environment as medical/scientific/clinical research expert.
  • Develop patient centered early Medical strategy and initial IEP aligned with TA strategy (local and global), including the analysis of patient needs and Healthcare system (HCS) environment.
  • Act as “Medical representatives” in JPT and the agile project
  • Drive the actionable insight cycle by giving regular clear direction to JPT/Pre-JBT, and utilizing the insights to update the early product strategy.
  • Lead/Execute the early evidence generation strategy in the responsible projects as a medical/scientific/clinical research expert, though the Scientific publications and innovative medical solutions closely collaborating with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Plan and execute initial IEP including evidence generation plan by leading cross functional team
  • Plan, develop, execution and dissemination of RWE and pre-clinical research (if necessary)
  • Co-generates HCS relevant data generation including implementation science in collaboration with Value & Access (V&A), Comms & Patient Engagement (PE) and GDD.
  • Lead to optimize a process of initial IEP development (including project prioritization of IEP development) and its update in collaboration with MEE, V&A and GDD.
  • Contribute to development process and portfolio prioritization to ensure sustainable Innovative Medicine International-Japan (IMI-J) growth by maximizing the value of pipeline in close collaboration with NPP-LEX and GDD as a representative from Medical
  • Bring clarity to key decision making points in development process (e.g. DDP, FDP etc.) based on medical insights
  • Input to local TPP optimization
  • Contribute to portfolio prioritization and Japan Portfolio Review (JPFR)
  • Lead/Execute PE strategy and HCS strategy as key role, together with V&A and Comms&PE
  • Bachelor’s degree, Advanced science degree (MD, PhD, PharmD, MPH etc) strongly preferred


  • Fluent in English (business level)

Experience/Professional requirement:

  • Strong understanding of strategy development as well as clinical development.
  • At least 3 years, substantial Medical Affairs and/or Marketing experience within pharmaceutical in pharmaceutical industry.
  • New product launch readiness experience preferred.
  • Evidence or data generation experience preferred.


  • Logical and strategic thinking, and leadership, to develop an integrated disease/brand strategy with cross-functional team including Global team.
  • Agility to prioritize work in a fast-paced environment to achieve positive result, and to lead a cross-functional team towards success.
  • Ability to translate complex scientific environment/information into clear and concise specification.
  • Strong relationship management and natural collaborator
  • Cost Management skills


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