Area Medical Head

Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. Medical Manager
  3. United Kingdom
Berkshire, England
Posting date: 09 Jan 2024

Proclinical are recruiting for an Area Medical Head to join a pharmaceutical organisation. This role is on a permanent basis.


  • Monitor all aspects of medical governance for the country and offer senior medical guidance and governance direction to the therapeutic area heads and their teams.
  • Lead the medical operations team which involves signatories, medical information, transparency, etc.
  • Provide leadership assistance to leverage regional and/or international medical initiatives to meet local business requirements while maintaining an enterprise view.
  • Offer advice for clinical development and operations subjects across the portfolio and pro-active oversight and engagement on clinical setting dynamics as pertinent for the business.
  • Serve as a crucial contact for regulatory agency on specific linked subjects such as inspections, specific requests, communication, etc., as well as pro-active engagement on behalf of the company's various shareholders.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Key Skills and Requirements:

  • Educated to an advanced degree level with an ABPI medical signatory.
  • Demonstrable experience in medical governance within a pharmaceutical organisation.
  • Familiarity with medical affairs in pharmaceutical organisation, ideally across multiple therapeutic areas or similar.
  • A background in initiating and guiding cross-business/cross-functional planning, cooperating and solution forming.
  • Exhibited experience in governance actions and their pragmatic execution.
  • Acquaintance in guiding teams and collaborating with cross-functional and matrix teams with evidence of success in co-producing and executing novel governance programs and focused solutions on an external basis.
  • Works well with others.
  • Familiarity with external scientific/clinical experts, professional and regulatory bodies, pharma associations, etc.
  • Capable of proactively engaging with both internal and external leaders as well as serve as a medical expert.

If you are having difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please contact Ed White at

Proclinical is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business, providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.

Proclinical Staffing is an equal opportunity employer.