Associate Director, Medical Affairs Training in Basking Ridge at Daiichi Sankyo

Date Posted: 7/13/2024

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Join a Legacy of Innovation 110 Years and Counting!

Daiichi Sankyo Group is dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical therapies to improve standards of care and address diversified, unmet medical needs of people globally by leveraging our world-class science and technology. With more than 100 years of scientific expertise and a presence in more than 20 countries, Daiichi Sankyo and its 15,000 employees around the world draw upon a rich legacy of innovation and a robust pipeline of promising new medicines to help people. Under the Group’s 2025 Vision to become a “Global Pharma Innovator with Competitive Advantage in Oncology,” Daiichi Sankyo is primarily focused on providing novel therapies in oncology, as well as other research areas centered around rare diseases and immune disorders.


The Associate Director, Field Medical Training will be responsible for the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of a strategic and comprehensive training curricula for Medical Science Liaisons (MSL), Health Outcomes Liaisons (HOL) and other Medical Affairs Employees and Contingent Workers requiring therapeutic knowledge of the Daiichi Sankyo portfolio. The Associate Director, Field Medical Training will have a variety of responsibilities that support both the department's vision and purpose.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Creation, implementation and regular update of on-boarding (initial) and continuing education/training of FMA colleagues in therapeutics, health economics, technical systems and core skills including the development of an annual training plan and alignment of all key stakeholders for the development and pull through of the annual training plan for optimal effectiveness on Field Medical and Medical Affairs.
  • Development, conduct and monitoring of the FMA mentor training program.
  • Leadership, support and system administration for the FMA knowledge management system(s) The Associate Director will also be responsible for strategic planning and project management for projects aimed at developing training materials, tools or other programs to advance the effectiveness of FMA.


Training Program Development Facilitation

  • Curricula development including the creation, implementation, assessment and regular update of FMA colleague on-boarding (initial) and continuing education/training, and mentor program.
  • Curriculum to encompass scientific/therapeutic, technical and environment knowledge, customer/business acumen and communication skill components to assure that FMA colleagues have the knowledge and skills to quickly become effective in the role.
  • Hematology and Oncology scientific, therapeutic and environmental curricula encompassing all tumor types and associated products, diagnostics and support measures for Cancer Enterprise areas of interest.

This role requires the partnering with FMA Liaisons and Medical Affairs leaders/stakeholders to identify training needs, asses current capabilities of both training programs and FMA Liaisons, conduct GAP analysis, benchmarking and to provide strategic solutions and guidance.

  • Training Strategy Effectiveness: Responsible for the development and implementation of an Annual Training Plan (including a standardized approach to handling customer relationship management, marketplace events activity/workload reporting) to maximize field effectiveness preparedness. Responsibilities would include the creation of a Training Effectiveness Program and establishment of KPIs to evaluate effectiveness of training.
  • Special Projects and Other Departmental Support:

Additional duties include:

  • Overseeing vendors and internal personnel to ensure the successful design, development and roll-out of training programs, projects, or key meetings.
  • Assist in the evaluating, selecting and managing department vendor and procurement processes.
  • Systems administration including the integration of FMA business needs with technological systems to facilitate activity/workload reporting, knowledge management and compliance management


Successful candidates will be able to meet the qualifications below with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Education Qualifications (from an accredited college or university):

  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • PharmD in a health sciences related field preferred or
  • PhD in a health sciences related field preferred or
  • Pharmacist in a health sciences related field preferred
  • Content/Curricula or Training certifications in adult learning training content preferred

Experience Qualifications:

  • 7 or More Years overall related experience required
  • 7 or More Years of experience including medical & scientific affairs preferred
  • 1 or More Years of experience as a medical liaison in the pharmaceutical industry preferred
  • 1 or More Years of experience in the areas of training, and systems (document and slide development/centralization; activity logs/reporting; other) including training certification preferred
  • Experience in the areas of organizational effectiveness and systems (document and slide development/centralization; activity logs/reporting; other) preferred
  • Previous experience in Oncology or Hematology required
  • Ability to travel up to 30% Overnight Travel field contacts, task force meetings, and training initiatives.

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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