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Senior Director, Medical Affairs

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Sales & Business Development
Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ, USA
Posted on Thursday, October 12, 2023

Job Description:

As a privately-owned, biopharmaceutical company, Ferring pioneers and delivers life-changing therapies that help people build families and live better lives. Our independence helps us cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit and long-term perspective that enables us to achieve growth and scale, while remaining agile and true to our ‘people first’ philosophy. Built on a 70-year plus commitment to science and research, Ferring is relentless in its pursuit of science that drives powerful discoveries and therapies to help people build families, stay healthy, and stand up to the world’s oldest enemy: disease.

Ferring US is Great Places to Work® Certified. Earning this certification means that Ferring US is one of the best companies to work for in the country. Our people are at the core of what makes Ferring a great place to work. Putting people first, strengthening our workplace culture, and ensuring that it is a safe, equitable, and welcoming place to work is a priority at Ferring, and it always will be.

Ferring + you

At Ferring, we offer competitive total compensation along with an exceptional range of flexible benefits, personal support and tailored learning and development opportunities all designed to help you realize your full potential both in life and at work. From working hours that respect your lifestyle, a culture that is welcoming and equitable, and the chance to work with the industry’s most impressive people, these are just some of the ways we live our "People First" philosophy.


The Senior Medical Director in the Medical Affairs department will provide therapeutic-area-specific scientific and clinical expertise and is the driver of the medical strategy. In particular, this role is responsible for ensuring the tactics are executed in Ferring’s Specialty product portfolio and Orthopaedic therapeutic area within the Medical Plan for existing products, new products, and all pre-launch-, launch-, and post-launch medical activities.

Create and develop the Medical strategy and ensure successful execution of the tactical plan for a therapeutic area within the Medical Affairs department

  • Determine and develop medical launch activities, annual plans and budgets and ensure execution

  • Identify vendors and ensure timely execution of contract deliverables for activities within the medical plan (e.g., publications, advisory boards, KEE advocacy)

  • Participate as the lead contributor on behalf of Medical Affairs in multidisciplinary projects/project teams to support commercialization, including attending Legal, Medical and Regulatory (LMR) meetings to review materials for scientific accuracy

  • Lead medical due diligence activities for new product licensing and acquisitions

Manage, generate, and disseminate clinical and non-clinical data that supports the medical strategy and results in high quality publications

  • Partner with Scientific Communications to develop publication strategies, lead the writing, presentation, and publication of data from Ferring clinical trials and therapeutic-area relevant topics

  • Partner with Commercial and Clinical Operations for strategic alignment and life-cycle management

  • Provide input to Phase 3b and 4 clinical trial design (e.g., alignment to standard of care, evolving trends, relevance of clinical endpoints)

Provide scientific and clinical advice and education relevant to therapeutic area to internal stakeholders across multiple functions

  • Maintain a high level of technical expertise in evaluation and interpretation of medical and scientific literature and extrapolate data for medical and commercial initiatives in the field

  • Provide medical expertise and insight in review of Investigator Initiated Studies (IIS), Educational Grants and Corporate Sponsorships/contributions

  • Share insights and intelligence from engagements with thought leaders, healthcare providers, medical/professional societies, payers, and patient advocacy groups

  • Continuously review the competitive position of projects and products including competitor actions to share insights and provide guidance

  • Represent US medical scientific affairs in global meetings within the therapeutic area franchise, ensure US alignment with global strategy

Identify and coordinate with internal stakeholders and external KEEs for effective meeting management

  • Identify needs, determine content and recommend speakers for medical advisory boards, scientific training and communications, congress activity, and regional, national, and international meetings

  • Develop topics and compile data for educational presentations and slide kits

  • Actively participate in advisory boards, speaker training events, clinical investigator meetings, regional-, national-, and international meetings as required

Provide scientific medical expertise and education to external thought leaders relevant to the therapeutic area

  • Continue to grow and maintain a large network of key external experts, academics, clinicians and scientists and active affiliations within medical/scientific societies and academic teaching facilities

  • Present to healthcare professionals and population health decision makers with accurate, unbiased, balanced and timely answers to unsolicited requests for information about Ferring products

  • Provide clinical support for activities related to health economics and patient related outcomes as well as market access/payer strategies; Present to formulary committees and payers as needed

Attract, develop, engage, retain talent to provide support for key functions within the therapeutic area (e.g. performance management, coaching)


  • MD, PhD, PharmD with minimum 10 years of pharmaceutical industry or experience directly relevant to the therapeutic area (e.g., clinical, research, Medical Affairs)

  • Licensed physician with advanced training in the therapeutic area (Board certified or board eligible) strongly preferred

  • Experience in Orthopaedics strongly preferred

  • Experience in participation in commercial product launches preferred

  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Outstanding presentation and interpersonal skills

  • Knowledge of clinical trial methodology and regulatory requirements

  • Strong project management skills and ability to work effectively with cross functional teams

  • Active affiliations/reputation in medical / scientific societies and academic teaching facilities

Join our team and your voice will be heard, and your contributions will be valued. If you love to come up with new ways to make a positive difference and see them through, you will fit right in.

We are proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (including Disability/Protected Veterans). We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Ferring offers a competitive total compensation package inclusive of but not limited to the following benefits: medical, dental, vision, 401(k), vacation policy, paid holidays, sick days, paid maternity/paternity leave, tuition reimbursement, flexible savings accounts, short-term disability, long-term disability, life and AD&D insurance.


Parsippany, New Jersey