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Hospital and Academic Institution Engagement lead (MD)

New York City, New York
Closing date
Jan 20, 2022

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Pharmaceutical, Physicians/Nurses
Full Time
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The External Engagement Innovations Lead will be responsible for:
  • Identify, develop & lead external scientific networks & partnerships with key opinion leaders from academic institutions & hospitals
  • Leading development and implementation of patient partnered research and publication strategies
  • Partnering with the Head of External Medical Engagement to support Pfizer engagement with priority external stakeholder organizations.
    • Support asset teams, regional and Global Medical Affairs, Corporate Affairs, Patient & Health Impact, and other Pfizer Hospital Business Unit stakeholders, in engaging with the external medical and policy communities and priority external stakeholder organizations
    • Provide Global Medical leadership to advance implementation of anti-fungal policy strategy
  • Develop resources to support medical colleagues to serve as a face of the business to external organizations, institutions, and KOLs through a coordinated advocacy strategy aligned to Pfizer policy positions and strategic business objectives
  • Manage SPIDAAR Africa partnership and implementation of real world evidence pillar
  • Support ATLAS and SPIDAAR surveillance platforms in partnership with Senior External Medical Engagement Specialist: Microbiology Coordinator.

The External Engagement Innovation Lead will work closely with the External Medical Engagement Team, members of the Hospital Medical Group, and cross-functional colleagues from the Hospital Business Unit to ensure functional excellence. The role will report to the Hospital Business Unit External Medical Engagement Lead.


Scientific and Medical Leadership
  • Engages externally to strengthen Pfizer/Hospital BU's relationships with the external professional community, including international/regional professional medical societies, key academic institutions & hospitals, patient advocacy groups, leading global/regional KOLs, government officials, Advisory/Guidance committees, professional societies, and public health bodies.
    • Identify & build on common interests for Pfizer & the professional community stakeholders e.g. advancing science & shaping medical practice
    • Establish/build Pfizer's Medical leadership/voice & advocacy for Hospital Business Unit programs, products, policy positions & business objectives.
    • Communicate scientific & medical information through scientific exchanges (publications, education events, professional meetings, Advisory Boards, lectures/symposia & other appropriate interactions) & other non-promotional communications to drive optimal patient outcomes.
    • Gain feedback & customer insights to inform medical & Hospital BU strategies enhance our corporate professional image
  • Represent Hospital Business Unit with the external Medical and policy communities, provide leadership on behalf of the business unit, positioning Pfizer at the forefront of public-private dialogue & partnerships
    • Provide medical leadership & support to internal stakeholders, including Commercial, Corporate Affairs, Regulatory, Legal and others, on external professional community engagement.
    • Collaborate with internal & external stakeholders to develop & implement medically high impact programs e.g. non-interventional studies, support for IIRs, etc.
    • Lead team to identify & articulate medical/scientific value of the partnerships/initiatives for Hospital BU, to guide internal and external decision-making.
  • Provides leadership to support development of product-specific patient engagement strategy.
  • Partner with Corporate Affairs, Global Medical Affairs, and Patient & Health Impact in the development and implementation of Pfizer's anti-fungal policy platform
    • Serve as a Medical leader in engagements with the Medical and provider community
    • Support the capability development of internal colleagues
    • Developing and implementing a strategy to support an engaged external medical community to ensure Pfizer Hospital is seen as the leading invasive fungal infections solutions partner, in the process strengthening our reputation and value of our antimicrobial portfolio
  • Responsible for execution of Surveillance Partnership to Improve Data for Action on Antimicrobial Resistance (SPIDAAR) real world evidence activity.
    • Support ATLAS and SPIDAAR surveillance platforms in partnership with Senior External Medical Engagement Specialist: Microbiology Coordinator.


Core Skills
  • Strategic/Analytical
    • An ability to quickly & effectively synthesize, analyze & communicate complex information and ina time pressured environment
    • Conceptual, analytical & strategic thinking
  • Project management
    • Ability to lead implementation/execution of key activities e.g. Advisory Boards
    • Demonstrated success leading complex, high-visibility, cross-functional projects a plus
    • Knowledge of budget and resource management
  • Leadership Skills
    • Strong teamwork and the ability to work effectively in a matrix / cross-functional environment
  • Partnering / Influencing
    • Ability to negotiate, collaborate/partner & establish personal credibility/relationships with potential and established external partners
    • Ability to lead & influence strategically and persuade tactfully, to obtain desired outcomes while maintaining effective, positive relationships
    • Strong emotional intelligence, self-awareness & listening skills
    • Existing extensive network of stakeholders a plus
  • Leads for Growth - proactively implements approaches to grow the business & embeds a growth mindset in the culture
  • Leads for Simplicity - proactively implements approaches to simplify the business and embeds a simplicity mindset in the culture
  • Demonstrates highest level of integrity & compliance with Pfizer Values as well as OWNIT and Head Heart & Guts behaviors

Training & Education Required:
  • MD in infectious disease
  • Demonstrated thorough knowledge of microbiological drug development and post marketing program development success.

Prior Experience:
  • Clinical or research antimicrobial experience
  • 10 or more years of pharmaceutical or similar experience
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Ability to manage resources, programs and projects
  • Ability to work independently with key microbiological thought leaders globally.
  • Experience in interacting with 3rd parties including Thought Leaders, Academia or Hospital preferred

Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.


20% global travel required

Other Job details:
  • Last Date to Apply for Job : 01/19/2022
  • Additional Location Information: UK - Remote ; UK - Walton Oaks ; USA - Connecticut - Groton ; USA - Maryland - Silver Spring ; USA - Pennsylvania - Collegeville
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

Pfizer requires all U.S. new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Pfizer will consider requests for Reasonable Accommodations.

Sunshine Act

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EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.


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