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Medical Affairs Group

VP Medical & Scientific Affairs Germany

  • Titel VP Medical & Scientific Affairs Germany
  • Funktion Medical Affairs Group
  • Unterfunktion Medical Affairs
  • Kategorie Vice President 1, Medical Affairs (PL11)
  • Standort Rhein-Kreis Neuss, North Rhine Westphalia, Germany
  • Gepostet
  • Stellenangebotsnummer 2406187176W


We are looking for a Vice President Medical & Scientific Affairs for Janssen Germany (part of Johnson & Johnson)

About Johnson & Johnson

At Johnson & Johnson, we believe health is everything. Our strength in healthcare innovation empowers us to build a world where complex diseases are prevented, treated, and cured, where treatments are smarter and less invasive, and solutions are personal. Through our expertise in Innovative Medicine and MedTech, we are uniquely positioned to innovate across the full spectrum of healthcare solutions today to deliver the breakthroughs of tomorrow, and profoundly impact health for humanity. Learn more at https://www.jnj.com/ .

We are looking for a Vice President Medical & Scientific Affairs (VP MSA) for Janssen Germany .

At the Local Operating Company (LOC) level, the Medical & Scientific Affairs organization in Germany holds one of the broadest and most strategic roles across the entire company. The Medical & Scientific Affairs organization plays a pivotal role in driving innovation and various critical initiatives such as digital transformation and new Go to Market strategies, orchestrating these initiatives within the regional EMEA Strategy & Operations organization. Germany holds a strategic seat and a significant Medical Affairs voice at the R&D table and is a strong voice in the EMEA MAF Leadership team.

In this role, you will hold broad responsibilities for the functions of Medical Affairs (Therapeutic Areas & Medical and Regulatory Excellence incl. Medical Compliance) and dotted line responsibility for Pharmacovigilance/Drug Safety, Commercial Quality and Clincial Operations. You will have an overall responsibility of leading a team of around 200 employees. You will report directly to the Managing Director Germany and will be a key member of Janssen Management Board, with direct impact in the strategic direction of Janssen Germany and the broader EMEA and global organization. Due to the nature of the role the VP MSA will also partner closely with the VP Medical Affairs EMEA.

Externally the VP MSA will play a key ambassadorial role for Janssen Germany with the aim to build and enhance trusted collaboration with external stakeholders and key decision makers. You will also engage and interact and have high-profile discussions with a broad audience (i.e., Head of Departments in Clinics, Institutions, Regulatory bodies, Media outlets, Politicians ….).

The VP MSA is expected to build a vision for the Medical & Scientific Affairs organization and create followership at local, regional and global level continuing on the strong legacy of the predecessor with the mandate to further elevate and bring out of the box thinking and inspirational leadership to the organization and the team.

The VP MSA is one of the company’s most important hires; it is an exciting, multifaceted, and highly visible opportunity for an intellectually agile medical leader with a commercial and innovative mindset to take on a senior leadership role for one of Janssen’s largest markets. With Janssen projecting a significant number of new products launches and line extensions over the next few years across therapeutic areas, the opportunity offers the prospect to make a vast impact where you will be trusted to drive priorities, deliver strongly to business needs and bring new therapies to patients. The role will require the ability to strive in a matrix environment, demonstrate resilience, challenge the status quo, and establish strong credibility at all levels within the organization. The ability to communicate effectively and create alignment cross-functionally, get results with indirect accountability and make critical strategic recommendations/ decisions are key attributes. As importantly and paramount to the success of this role will the ability to develop and empower talent and build best in class teams.

Key responsibilities

Main activities/tasks

Local and EMEA Medical Strategy and Execution:

  • Develop, shape and implement the local Medical Affairs strategy in alignment with EMEA and Global.
  • Contribute to the development of local, EMEA, and Global level brand and evidence generation plans as appropriate.
  • Prioritize LOC medical activities and budgets in alignment with agreed strategies and plans, collaborating with the business as appropriate to ensure appropriate resources and budget are allocated to studies and other local medical activities.
  • Maintain direct contact with KOLs to gather insights and input on products and Therapeutic Areas (TA) and to develop strong peer to peer relationships and
  • Develop mutually beneficial scientific partnerships with KOLs.
  • Maintain accountabilities for all legal, compliance and pharmacovigilance (PV) aspects relating to local medical activities and liaison with legal/compliance/PV representatives
  • Ensure awareness of and usage of Medical SOPs throughout LOC.
  • Act as Company Medical spokesperson and local PR person/ ‘Medical Ambassador’.
  • Close partnership with regional and global Medical Affairs stakeholders

People Leadership

  • Provide inspirational leadership to a team of senior leaders and the whole local Medical Affairs organization of about 200 employees.
  • Continue to evolve the MSA leadership ambition at Janssen Germany.
  • Establish and develop an impactful team with specific focus on talent development.
  • Ensure oversight on R&D activities in alignment with dotted line reporting functions (Clinical Research).
  • Applying networking and collaboration competencies across various teams responsible for, lives Credo Values, drives diversity, equity, inclusion and ensures they are demonstrated in the day-to-day interactions of the MSA Team.


Essential knowledge & skills

  • Exceptional leadership, people management and development skills, motivated to develop, guide and reward dedicated teams.
  • Strong strategic demeanor and desire to further shape the Medical Affairs Strategy.
  • Ability to set-up an effective organization that ensures key medical and compliance processes are being taken care of.
  • Excellent interpersonal, partnering and negotiation skills.
  • Very strong and demonstrable communication and influencing skills.
  • Having knowledge of healthcare compliance including local rules, regulations and laws, study execution, benefit risk management and regulatory affairs (including GCP, trial procedures, logistics and Pharmacovigilance obligations and procedures).
  • Highly customer and market focused with an awareness of the importance of business results.
  • Awareness of, and adherence to, Johnson & Johnson Credo values.
  • Fluency in German and English.


  • Shown significant team leadership or functional line management experience essential with project management experience desirable.
  • Prior significant operating country medical affairs leadership experience
  • Academic background: medical degree and higher medical qualification preferable
  • Clinical experience as MD desired.
  • Substantial years industry/business experience with a minimum of 10 years experience in a relevant area for this function (e.g., Medical Affairs or Clinical R&D).


This position is located in Neuss and involves EMEA and international travel

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