Rheumatology Field Medical Strategist - West

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Date: Jun 14, 2019

Location: Los Angeles, California, US

Help us transform patients' lives.

At UCB, we put our heart, soul, and skills into making a difference for people living with severe disease. Working together to push the boundaries, we blend the best of our talents to unlock innovation.  Will you join us in our pioneering adventure?

To help us meet our ambitions and provide the best solutions to patients, UCB is currently seeking a talented individual as Rheumatology Field Medical Strategist (FMS) will strategically oversee a therapeutically-aligned regional Medical Science Liaison (MSL) Team and provide executive medical presence in assigned ecosystems, providing leadership, coaching, and accountability to drive individual and team results.

In coordination with their Immunology Ecosystem Partnership Lead (iEPL), the FMS is responsible for developing and executing ecosystem-specific medical strategies aimed at ensuring the relevance of UCB’s immunology clinical value proposition. The FMS is also accountable for leading strategic medical engagements with key decision-makers within large medical groups and IDNs to enhance UCB’s ability to: 1) effectively communicate unmet needs for patients and health systems in their management of chronic inflammatory disease, 2) engage with UCB’s clinical value proposition, and 3) generate actionable medical insight 

This position will support our Rheumatology franchise in the Immunology Patient Value Unit (iPVU). Critical responsibilities included, but are not limited to:

  • Coach and develop deep MSL strategic understanding of diverse immunology micro-ecosystems, interconnectivity of large immunology customers and local payer/IDN healthcare models.
  • Coach and model high impact medical engagement, delivery and differentiation of immunology value proposition to immunology to key immunology ecosystem decision-makers
  • Lead and contribute to local ecosystem medical strategy and resource development with internal medical support to generate innovative immunology clinical value proposition content
  • Coach and model development of strategic partnering relationships with key immunology executive population stakeholders
  • Lead and model a deep understanding of medical influencers in each ecosystem
  • Partner and lead in concert with Sales Leadership, IEPLs, and Outcomes Specialists to create strong internal and external working relationships that define, and coordinate local strategic imperatives
  • Operates at the highest level of UCB compliance and professional standards.  Compliance is a part of how we operate within UCB.  Adherence to compliant behavior is an expectation at UCB and demonstrated by embracing ethical decision-making practices and guidelines in all aspects of our organization

Minimum Requirements:

  • Doctorate degree (PharmD, MD, DO or PhD in a relevant field) required.
  • 3 years of field medical management experience in industry. Autoimmune disease or biologics experience preferred. 
  • 3 years of relevant therapeutic area (Rheumatology) experience
  • Demonstrated success in planning and executing market shaping medical strategies in support of clinical value propositions
  • Demonstrated experience and documented success leading teams in cross-functional matrix environment
  • Strong proficiency in understanding large medical group/IDN and health plan healthcare models
  • Demonstrated line leadership skills in managing, developing, and influencing teams
  • Demonstrated excellence in written and verbal communications
  • Demonstrated strength in strategic medical planning, tactical plan development and execution
  • Extensive (up to 75%) travel required, including overnights and some weekends.
  • Valid US Driver’s License and with no more than 3 moving violations in the past 2 years.
  • Must reside within the assigned region


UCB is a global biopharmaceutical company. We focus on discovering and developing innovative medicines and lateral solutions that can transform the everyday lives of people with severe diseases of the immune system – or the central nervous system.

With more than 7500 people in approximately 40 countries, UCB offers an exciting working environment where initiative can flourish and those with a ‘can-do’ attitude can thrive.  Scientific excellence, innovation, co-creation, lateral thinking, reinventing the way we do things…these are some of the key competencies we are constantly developing, and looking for, at UCB.

Job Segment: Medical, Strategist, Immunology, Healthcare, Strategy

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