Johnson & Johnson Careers

Medical Director, Great Britain and Ireland

Wokingham, United Kingdom
Medical Affairs

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1905727367W

Medical Director, UK and Ireland

JnJ Medical Devices

Location: UK (Leeds or Wokingham based)  

Reports to Senior Director, Medical Affairs & Lifecycle Management, EMEA


The Medical Director, UK and Ireland will be a member of the UK and Ireland (UKI) leadership team and advises on issues of medical, scientific and ethical nature, enabling informed and sound business decisions.


S/he manages and provides strategic direction acting as the Medical Affairs function in the region. The appointee will create and implement Medical functional strategies that are integral to an aligned corporate vision and overall company strategic framework, creating maximum opportunity in local markets, ensuring synergies with the J&J corporate entity and adherence to global, regional and local operating instructions at all levels of the organisation.


The Medical Director, UK and Ireland will support Country/Regional Business Leaders by providing medical and scientific expertise to drive optimal business strategic direction, including product launches, key scientific meetings, relationship management with leading research physicians and medical delivery system or government decision makers, critical evaluation of current literature and competitive activity, and in other domains where medical and scientific expertise is required.


Position Duties & Responsibilities:


Core Medical Affairs and Patient Access:


The role-holder works closely with Franchise Leaders, sales, marketing and Health Economics & Market Access (HEMA) teams to ensure patients are able to access the company’s products and services by:

  • Providing medical support as per the product launch (LEx) process
  • Evidence dissemination to relevant stakeholders, incl. medical information request (MIR) support
  • Support for tenders
  • Support for health technology assessment (HTA) processes
  • Training of internal colleagues on products, disease areas and current/future trends in surgery and healthcare
  • Working with professional education to define (and deliver parts of) best in class professional education programmes for our products and services
  • Engagement with senior external healthcare stakeholders
  • Championing the needs of patients and health care professionals (HCPs)
Evidence Generation:
  • Point of contact for external investigators requesting investigator initiated study (IIS) support
  • Champion UKI as a site for JJMD company sponsored studies
  • Support JJMD Clinical team with company sponsored studies in UKI
  • Act as contact for relevant external UKI implant/procedure registries
  • Work with the Innovation & Evidence Generation (I&EG) and the Clinical team to identify sources of data on company products
  • Influence company evidence generation strategies to produce evidence that improves probability of product adoption in UKI

Shaping the external environment:

  • Broad engagement with 5Ps to improve patient access to JJMD products and services in the UKI in collaboration with other functional teams (e.g. Govt Affairs, HEMA, Clinical Research, R&D, Comms & Public Affairs) or other external organizations (e.g. Royal Colleges of Surgeons, ABHI, GIRFT, NICE, patient advocacy groups, surgical societies, NHS England etc.).
Patient Safety:
  • Act as a senior champion for patient safety
  • Encourage internal colleagues and external customers to report all product complaints and adverse events to the company promptly
  • Support customers and the Quality team when serious/complex complaints occur.
  • UKI Leadership Team:
    • Ensure alignment of medical activities with business needs.
    • Enable medical insights to inform UKI strategy.
    • To ensure that all 3 franchises have appropriate medical support.
  • Medical Leadership:
    • To be seen internally and externally as a subject matter expert on medical affairs and the medical devices industry.
    • Partner with Regulatory, Clinical, I&EG & Quality teams to achieve shared goals.
  • Diversity and inclusion (D&I):
    • To role model and support D&I within the UKI organization



Experience and Education Required:                                                 
  • Medically-qualified with license to practice medicine.
  • Previous clinical practice experience in a relevant therapy area.
  • Previous corporate/industry experience (pharma, medical devices, healthcare, insurance, public health).
  • Good working knowledge of UK healthcare and market access environment.
  • Good interpersonal, communication & time-management skills

Experience and Education desirable:

  • Post-graduate qualification in surgery (MRCS, FRCS etc.)
  • Experience of undertaking clinical research
  • People management experience

Please note the role might involve travels within the UK/Ireland for approx. 20% and occasional international travels 5-10%

Primary Location
United Kingdom-England-Wokingham-
Johnson & Johnson Medical Ltd. - fka -Ethicon Ltd. (7355)
Job Function
Medical Affairs
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