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Director of Medical Communications

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Berlin
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job reference: RTGM3394203
  • Sector: Medical Affairs, EPM Scientific
  • Date posted: 18/12/2017

Berlin, Germany

A global Pharmaceutical company is seeking an experienced Director of Medical Communications based in Berlin, Germany. This global organisation is seeking to expand their Medical Communications team following a strong period of growth.  The Director of Medical Communications will enjoy great autonomy in their work as well as exposure to leadership responsibility as they mentor less experienced writers in the team.  This international organisation has teams in every therapeutic area but prides itself on its market leading presence in oncology, heamtology and rare diseases. 

  • The Medical Communications Director position involves team leadership overseeing content development and strategic direction of a writing team.
  • You will be based in either our office in the Zurich region.
  • You will be expected to build, maintain, and lead scientific engagements with physicians, and effectively moderate client sessions.
  • You are able to understand the broad context of a therapy area, scientific data and clinical practice – possibly across more than one account.
  • Of key importance is your ability to effectively delegate to your team and to guide reports in developing their skills, through mentoring and reviewing output to add value and ensure scientific accuracy.

Skills and Experience Required  
  • Over 7 years experience in either a Medical Communications Agency or the Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Prior experience in a leadership capacity is imperative
  • Strong leadership qualities, even when working under pressure, including: promoting team motivation, being and appearing to be in control, communicating company vision and culture, and having account strategic leadership within the context of writing abilities
  • Initiative, common sense and a high level of independence
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, including when working under pressure
  • Advanced experience in writing across a range of medical communications media without direct supervision
  • A high degree of financial understanding and management
  • Effective delegation to Principal Medical Writers (PMW) Senior Medical Writers (SMW), Medical Writers (MW)
  • Clear communication to team, across departments and to senior management.

  • Competitive Salary
  • Ongoing training programme provided
  • Career development plan
  • Flexible working – including WFH arrangements
  • Private healthcare and life assurance
  • 33 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Group pension plan
How to apply

Apply here if you are interested in this opportunity or if you would like a confidential discussion about your career opportunities please contact: or phone +442037588791.
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