Global Executive Digital Unit Medical Director (m/f/d)

Hiring By - Biostaffic



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Posted 4 months ago
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Your Responsibilities
  • The Executive Digital Unit Medical Director (DUMD) is a physician/surgeon with deep clinical practice knowledge, medical affairs industry experience, and/or digital health competencies and management proficiencies to effectively deliver medical guidance to Olympus Digital Unit (DU). Three fundamental areas of competencies for this role include: 1.) Provide comprehensive medical affairs and clinical research programs from strategy to execution to substantiate medical/clinical claims, 2.) support health economics / market access value analysis through clinical outcomes research and 3.) advise and collaborate on the effective medical integration of current and future digital health technologies/therapeutics into a cohesive overarching digital ecosystem (artificial intelligence, image analysis, medical informatics, software enabled robotic solutions, clinical decision support tools, and patient engagement/experience) to improve equitable access to care and functional clinical outcomes. The DUMD is part of the growing organization of medical directors within Medical and Scientific Affairs (MSA). The intended purpose of the DUMD is to be an embedded point of contact taking ownership for delivering a wider portfolio of MSA assets into the Digital Unit operational processes. The DUMD role requires the application of prior clinical knowledge and medical training to lead internal stakeholders within the Digital Unit while simultaneously demonstrating proficiencies in external scientific engagement via peer-to-peer consultations with physicians, payors, professional societies, patient advocacy groups, as well as health system and integrated delivery networks. The successful candidate will bring a combination of strategic mindset, strong operational involvement (hands on mentality), and servant leadership with the profound ability to influence across these highly matrixed internal and external environments
  • Digital Medical Strategy: Provide expert medical and clinical insights to inform the effective development of the digital medical strategy through internal and external engagements while providing continuous input to ensure that the strategy remains clearly defined and consistent with business objectives
  • Medical Affairs: The DUMD is an applied medicine subject matter expert within the DU responsible for the provisioning of medical practice insights, intended use, and anticipated clinical impact. This spans the product lifecycle through all phases of product development (Initial Conceptualization -> Product Development -> Launch Excellence -> Lifecycle Management) and will include internal as well as external scientific HCP (peer-to-peer) as well as societal engagement
  • Clinical Research: Conceive, develop, and implement the most appropriate global clinical research strategy, study design, and operational execution of industry sponsored clinical investigations (guidance, site selection, contracting, investigator training, IRB submissions, enrollment case monitoring & reporting, safety monitoring, risk management, closure, summation for publication, and best practice sharing)
  • Clinical Evaluation: Support the Clinical Evaluation team through consultations on literature search strategy, data appraisal, threshold of performance, and assessment of clinical benefits. Contributing authorship of Clinical Evaluation Plan (CEP), Clinical Evaluation Reports (CER), Summary of Safety & Clinical Performance (SSCP) and Periodic Safety Update Report (PSUR) is expected as well as providing input on equivalent comparators, state of the art, to substantiate safety and performance
  • Clinical Integration: Demonstrate proficiencies in developing an integrated, global clinical evidence strategy which may span the range of traditional industry sponsored trials, request directed investigator-initiated studies, industry sponsored registries, real world evidence, insurance (payor) databases, as well as societal research, registries, and global study groups
  • HEMA/HEOR: Support health economic outcomes research for market access (coverage, coding, reimbursement) by aligning MSA HEMA resources to meet Digital Unit needs
  • Therapeutic Area Expertise: Support the digital health strategic goals by providing critical insights obtained through productive peer to peer physician relationships within the following therapeutic areas: Gastroenterology, Urology, Pulmonary, General Surgery, Otolaryngology, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Neurological Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  • Scientific Platform: Provide critical input for the patient care pathway, as well as the Scientific Communication Strategy and Publication Strategy. Responsibilities also include supporting responses to Medical Information Requests (MIRs)
  • MSA Strategy: The DUMD is responsible for advocating the Digital Unit's unique needs to be incorporated into the MSA strategy as well as operationally through infra-structure advancements, SOPs, best practices, trainings, and work instructions over a 3–5-year time horizon
  • Medical Safety: Engage with cross-functional team members in Medical Safety and Infection Prevention Control to provide Digital Unit expertise pertaining to risk management, design controls, health hazard assessments, complaints assessment, CAPAs, nonconformances, and benefit risk determinations
  • MSA Subfunctions: Serve as a liaison between the Digital Unit and other MSA subfunctions not previously identified above (i.e., strategy and operations, grants, biostatistics, program management, professional affairs, physician consulting and contract management)
Your qualification
  • Medical Doctor (MD), or equivalent (DO, MBBS) graduate from an accredited medical institution
  • Practice experience in digital medical technologies and therapeutics
  • Minimum of 10-12 years of biotechnology/pharmaceutical/medical device industry experience in medical affairs, medical technology, medical strategy with experience in all phases for development projects and regulatory space or combination of relevant clinical practice, training, and education
  • Experience working in a global cross-functional team (functional/matrix) environment and knowledge and/or experience working with groups with varied cultural backgrounds and learning styles is required
  • Vitality and scheduling flexibility to commit to a global weekly schedule (Tuesday – Wednesday – Thursday) navigating multiple time zones with extended hours into the early morning as well as late evenings (e.g., Eastern Standard Time: UTC-5, Central European Time: UTC+1, and Japan Standard Time: UTC+9)
  • Domestic and international travel 25 - 40%, including weekend and evening travel as needed
  • Demonstrated deep knowledge of the therapeutic area and global understanding of medical affairs, clinical evidence development and global healthcare delivery systems
  • Exhibited success in MedTech product development and ability to bring strategic insights to commercialization plans in the digital therapeutics area
  • Proven history of executing medical and/or scientific plans in support of product differentiation, addressing healthcare stakeholder needs, and clinical practice patterns on a global level
  • Chief Medical Informatics Officer (CMIO) experience preferred
  • Current medical license and actively participating in Maintenance of Certification (MOC)
  • Therapeutic area focus (Gastroenterology, Urology, Pulmonary, General Surgery)
  • Additional advanced degrees: PhD, MS, MBA, or MPH desired
  • Board Certification (American Board of Medical Specialties or equivalent)
  • Independent medical practice experience as an individual health care provider
  • Demonstrated ability to understand current economic environment and market access issues
  • Confirmed success working in a matrixed organization, partnering with multiple internal & external stakeholders to deliver against the business unit strategy
  • Ability to think strategically, critically assess and synthesize complicated data and scientific information
  • Persuasive consulting, facilitation, and communication skills bridging between medical/scientific and business priorities, to manage effective international and cross-divisional collaboration
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities focused on hiring, nurturing, and retaining a diverse, world-class team of business professionals
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization
Your Benefits
  • Flexible working hours
  • 30 days of holidays per year
  • Modern office and an inspiring working environment
  • Employee restaurant with live cooking and healthy food (subsidized)
  • Company sport groups and an inhouse company gym
  • Employee Assistance Program to support your health, mental and emotional well-being
  • A comprehensive company pension scheme
  • Company medical officer and vaccination offers
  • Childcare through our ‘Buttje&Deern’ partner
  • Bike leasing
About Olympus Medical Systems Olympus is passionate about creating customer-driven solutions for the medical, life sciences, and industrial equipment industries. For more than 100 years, Olympus has focused on making people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling by helping to detect, prevent, and treat disease; furthering scientific research; and ensuring public safety.
As a leading medical technology company, our Medical business uses innovative capabilities in medical technology, therapeutic intervention, and precision manufacturing to help healthcare professionals deliver diagnostic, therapeutic, and minimally invasive procedures to improve clinical outcomes, reduce overall costs, and enhance the quality of life for patients and their safety. Olympus’ Medical portfolio includes endoscopes, laparoscopes, and video imaging systems, as well as surgical energy devices, system integration solutions, medical services, and a wide range of endotherapy instruments for endoscopic and therapeutic applications.

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • Germany

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 15, 2024
Company Overview
Olympus EMEA
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At Olympus, we are committed to Our Purpose of making people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling. As a global medical technology company, we partner with healthcare professionals to provide best-in-class solutions and services for early detection, diagnosis and minimally invasive treatment, aiming to improve patient outcomes by elevating the standard of care in targeted disease states. For more than 100 years, Olympus has pursued a goal of contributing to society by producing products designed with the purpose of delivering optimal outcomes for its customers around the world. For more information, visit our website. Current vacancies can be found here: Imprint:
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