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Medical Operations and Excellence Manager, APAC

Location Wanchai, Hong Kong SAR
BioMarin is the world leader in delivering therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases. We target diseases that lack effective therapies and affect relatively small numbers of patients, many of whom are children. These conditions are often inherited, difficult to diagnose, progressively debilitating and have few, if any, treatment options. BioMarin will continue to focus on advancing therapies that are the first or best of their kind.

BioMarin’s Research & Development group is responsible for everything from research and discovery to post-market clinical development. Research & Development involves all bench and clinical research and the associated groups that support those endeavors. Our teams work on developing first-in-class and best-in-class therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with rare diseases. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients’ lives. 

Position Description

The Medical Operations and Excellence Manager, APAC manages and coordinates prioritised operations, project management and vendor management activities across the regional and country medical teams in APAC. They may also be required to represent the APAC region in regional and global Medical Affairs and Brand Team forums and interactions. The Medical Operations and Excellence Manager, APAC, will be expected to ensure efficient and effective management of medical operations and projects initiated within the region, as well as coordination of regional involvement and interactions with respect to projects or processes initiated and coordinated by Global Medical Operations. In addition, he/she will be expected to identify and implement opportunities for continuous improvement of key operations to support and improve the quality and excellence of medical plans, budgets and projects and their execution.

This role would provide exposure and opportunity for an individual with experience as a medical manager/advisor in the pharmaceutical industry to expand their experience in medical operations and project management as a development opportunity along the BioMarin Medical Director career pathway or a higher-level role within Medical Operations/Medical Excellence. Alternatively, this role would provide an opportunity for an experienced operations and project manager to expand their experience within the pharmaceutical sector with a view to further career opportunities within Medical Operations/Medical Excellence.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and manage medical planning cycles and process across the APAC region
  • Coordinate and manage budget planning cycles and process across the APAC region
  • Identify and manage key operations and process improvement opportunities and initiatives
  • Project manage priority projects across the APAC region and countries
  • Manage third party service provider vendors including procurement and contract management
  • Represent the region on global Medical Matrix team and Global Core Brand teams and forums if required, depending on medical affairs background and experience, and as per assigned disease areas or medicines
  • Represent the APAC medical function in other forums and initiatives
  • Be the regional medical subject matter expert on, and provide coaching and expert guidance in relation to, project management and vendor management competencies and skills across the region
  • Support and facilitate mandatory corporate and regional governance and compliance processes/procedures in relation to regional medical activities

Education

  • A life sciences/medical sciences-related tertiary qualification is preferable
  • Diploma/certification/other qualification in relation to project management would be highly regarded
  • Fluent English speaker required. Business fluency in a Chinese language and/or Japanese is not essential, but would be highly regarded

Experience

  • At least 5 years of prior working experience in a biopharmaceutical/biotech company. Experience in medical affairs would be preferred. Experience in rare diseases is not essential, but would be highly regarded
  • Experience in a medical operations manager or similar role and/or in a Medical Excellence role would be highly regarded
  • Project management experience is required. Vendor management experience would be highly regarded

Skills Required

  • Project management
  • Vendor management
  • Excellent interpersonal and cross-functional working skills
  • Foster a collaborative team environment
  • Ability to travel up to 20% of the time
  • Self-initiative
  • Strategic-thinking
  • Acute high-level customer response skills
  • Strong communication and presentation skills

Key Stakeholders/Interactions

  • Head of Medical Affairs, APAC
  • Country Medical Directors/Medical Managers, APAC
  • Regional Medical Leads, APAC
  • Brand Management Leads, APACX
  • Regional Core Brand Teams
  • Global Matrix Teams
  • Global Core Brand Teams
  • Global Medical Operations

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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We treat rare diseases, and that gives us rare opportunities. Chris Brodeur, Director, Corporate Compliance
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