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Are you looking for a dynamic company with daily new challenges and opportunities?
Then, Cencora PharmaLex is your career opportunity.  Cencora PharmaLex is one of the leading service companies for the Pharmaceutical Industry globally and is specialized in all aspects of drugs and medical devices approval, of the market development and any action of effective product maintenance.


Associate Director, Promotional Materials & Compliance

This is an exciting new role in our Promotional Materials & Compliance team that has an outstanding international reputation for services to clients.  Our UK team includes the most sought-after experts in the fields of healthcare compliance consulting and medical review/signatory support, and this role will provide you with the opportunity to work closely with other thought-leaders including the Global Practice Area Lead for Promotional Materials & Compliance as well as the Senior Director for Healthcare Compliance & Medical UK & Ireland to further develop and grow the team and the market-leading solutions that our clients come to us for.

Your Job

  • Leading and managing the Medical/regulatory Review/Approval Team (“Promotional Materials & Compliance” Team) aligning the local medical/regulatory service offering with the global service strategy in collaboration with the global practice area.
  • Acting as medical/regulatory reviewer and/or signatory, as appropriate.
  • Supporting/training direct/indirect reports in relation to the ABPI Code of Practice, including mentorship of internal aspiring signatories.
  • Support as project manager for Development Consulting & Scientific Affairs projects for PMC services.
  • Recruiting new team members and ensuring they have the right skills and qualifications for the role.
  • Providing on-the-job direction and mentoring to aspiring signatories.
  • Directly provides other flexible services to clients, balancing leadership and management responsibilities with client-facing work, to include:
    • Developing and delivering ABPI training to pharmaceutical companies and agencies.
    • Audits and associated CAPA recommendations
    • SOP development/review.
    • Providing guidance to aspiring signatories.
    • Hourly based consultancy support and advice.
  • Principal UK/IE commercial/operational point of contact with the global practice area by providing support for the preparation of local quotes and represents UK/IE on Global RFPs, and by developing UK/IE commercial PMC strategy in close collaboration with the PMC practice area lead.
  • Management and continuous development of related processes, tools and capabilities for the PMC services for UK/IE local services.
  • Working together with the Senior Client Relationship Manager, Practice Area Lead, global sales, VDC country head or representative & country manager, and with support from the proposal manager, responsible for the preparation of responses to requests for proposals / requests for information (RfP/RfI) and quotes on local / global level as applicable.
  • Participating in regular local Resourcing and Delivery Panel meetings (representing the requirements of local/global medical with respect to UK resources) as well as the global PMC core team meetings, as needed, as the core representative for UK/IE.
  • Maintain high – level utilization and capability oversight for trained personnel capable of delivering the services; support staffing of UK/IE local PMC services.
  • Driving own and team utilization levels in line with the global KPIs per role type in the VDC/practice area
  • Maintain UK/IE PMC vendor relation and make sure vendor is compliant.
  • Keep overview on issues / lessons learned different projects / programs for continued service development.

Your Profile

  • Ideally, UK-registered pharmacist.
  • Experience and impressive track record in the pharmaceutical industry & pharmaceutical consulting.
  • Excellent knowledge of applicable regulatory/code framework, especially ABPI, IPHA and, as appropriate, EFPIA Codes of Practice.
  • Understanding of the MHRA’s and HPRA’s roles and requirements in relation to promotional materials and activities, particularly in the peri-approval/launch phase, e.g. vetting of advertising material by the MHRA as set out in the Blue Guide.
  • Well-networked in the field in the UK/IE; good reputation with the appropriate authorities, e.g. PMCPA.
  • Ability to lead and work in a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Self-confident and assertive.
  • Confidence to work unsupervised.
  • Business/commercial acumen with, or the aptitude to develop, a strong understanding of the business economical areas to adequately prepare and / or support the preparation of proposals / RFP responses for clients.
  • Ability to identify and offer solutions to problems in a pragmatic way.
  • Flexibility and adaptability.
  • Structured, analytical, systematic and independent way of working.
  • Ability to adjust rapidly to new, unknown, challenging situations, delivery of strategic outputs and actions consistent with operating policies.
  • Willingness to proactively identify and manage cross selling opportunities.
  • Ability to manage internal and external client relationships on client’s department head level.
  • Proven capability to communicate critical issues, analyse and propose appropriate solutions to decision makers and business heads.
  • Excellent presentation skills.

We offer

  • 25 days holiday plus BH (increasing to 27 after qualifying service).
  • 8% employer pension contribution.
  • An opportunity to work within an organisation with a positive work/life balance environment. 
  • Continuous development opportunities through knowledge and experience as well as training.

If you are interested in joining our Cencora PharmaLex team taking over this challenging job opportunity in our future-oriented company, we are looking forward to receive your application documents stating your earliest possible starting date, any visa requirements and salary expectations on-line.

For further information please don’t hesitate to contact us:

Helen Pietropaolo
Manager, Human Resources


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