Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Manager, Medical Affairs

Job Locations US-CA-Palo Alto
Posted Date 1 month ago(1/16/2018 8:57 PM)
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Research & Development


Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an international biopharmaceutical company focused on improving patients’ lives by identifying, developing and commercializing meaningful products that address unmet medical needs. We are continuing to expand our commercial product portfolio and our research and development pipeline in therapeutic areas that can leverage our unique expertise.

Our therapeutic areas of focus include sleep and hematology/oncology – areas in which we have a deep understanding of the patient journey and a suite of products and product candidates to address critical needs.

We are looking for the best and brightest talent to join our team.  If you’re looking to be a part of a company with an unwavering commitment to improving patients’ lives and being a great place to work, we hope you’ll explore our career openings and get to know Jazz Pharmaceuticals. 

Position Profile

The Manager, Medical Affairs Operations will support the Medical Affairs leadership in coordinating activities essential to the timely execution and tracking of Medical Affairs projects. This position is responsible for process management of the US Investigator Sponsored Trials (IST) program led by Medical Affairs.

Job Responsibilities and Requirements:

  • Manage the operations of the US Investigator Sponsored Trials program for some of Jazz Pharmaceuticals therapeutic areas (currently Oncology, Sleep, and Pain). This includes but is not limited to:
    • Scheduling meetings and keeping track of the progress and outcomes of ISTs while continuously providing updates to stakeholders
    • Tracking of contracts, invoices, and payments and ensure timely processing
    • Facilitating drug supply to study sites.
    • Maintaining continuous communications with MSLs in the field in support of ISTs in their territory.
    • Tracking study progress, patient enrollment and study publications
    • Identifying and implementing improvements to the IST process
    • Entering data into various databases and Excel to track progress of studies
    • Reporting on metrics associated with the execution of the IST program
  • Build strong relationships with internal stakeholders and ensure continuous and consistent communication with key internal partners
  • Stay current on Jazz Pharmaceuticals SOPs and Medical Affairs Best Practices
  • From time to time assist with the execution of other Medical Affairs projects.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field. A business degree, such as an MBA or Masters in business-related area, is highly desirable.
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant industry experience
  • First-hand experience in operations and resource management
  • Experience in successfully coordinating across several complex functions to ensure comprehensive and consistent planning
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Strong business judgment and acumen
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Operational capabilities
  • Ability to perform under pressure and deadlines
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment
  • Experience managing project budgets and work plans
  • Proficiency with ISTs related database preferred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office

Description of Physical Demands:

  • Occasional mobility within office environment
  • Routinely sitting for extended periods of time
  • Constantly operating a computer, printer, telephone and other similar office machinery

Description of Work Environment:

  • Work indoors in normal office environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, fumes, vibrations and temperature changes
  • Frequent computer use at workstation
  • May move from one work location to another occasionally
  • Responsibilities may require a work schedule that may include working outside of “normal” work hours, in order to meet business demands
  • Occasional public contact requiring appropriate business apparel

Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.


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