Hybrid, Working in Basildon, Essex and London

Graduate Programme – Medical Affairs

Hybrid, Working in Basildon, Essex and London

Salary: Competitive + Benefits + Bonus

Start date September 2024

If you enjoy research and are highly analytical with a strong eye for detail and enjoy working with data, then we want to hear from you!

Join us to help improve peoples’ lives and make healthcare better for everyone!

Why Pharmanovia?

Pharmanovia is a dynamic, fast-growing international pharmaceutical company with a portfolio of over 20 brands across more than 140 markets. Our mission is to improve patient health globally through the revitalisation of niche, tried-and-trusted medicines.

Our core behaviours are:

  • We act decisively but we never compromise on quality.
  • We keep our promises and do as we say.
  • We value our heritage and foster an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • We reinvest in our future – in our products, our brands and our people.
  • We give back to our communities.

Since its inception in 2013, Pharmanovia has grown consistently year on year, focusing on delivering high-quality branded prescription medicines to patients, prescribers and healthcare providers across the world. Our growth has enabled the company to reinvest in its products, brands, people, and to give back to its communities. A people business with a strong, supportive culture that encourages innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, our team comprises over 300 employees and 29 nationalities, operating from offices in the UK, Denmark, Netherlands, Switzerland, U.A.E., India, Singapore, Italy, and South Korea.

We are an agile and imaginative global specialty pharma business and a preferred partner for innovator pharma companies, instigating a paradigm shift in the life cycle management of iconic medicines. We seek to extensively engage with clinical communities to communicate product improvements and prioritise environmental, social, and governance considerations across the business and workforce.

Pharmanovia’s therapeutic areas include Cardiovascular, Oncology, Endocrinology and Neurology.

Our Graduate Scheme:

We are passionate about providing early pathways into pharma for graduates and have won the Pharma Industry Awards UK’s Graduate Training Programme of the Year in September 2023. This award celebrates those pharmaceutical organisations offering best-in-class graduate training and development programmes. Medical Affairs is a crucial function in any pharmaceutical company and there are a variety of roles and progression pathways to build your career.

Our inclusive, high-performance culture provides opportunities to continually learn, develop and try new things. We have designed this programme to help graduates evolve and refine their skills, by working closely with our leadership team on high level projects. We are providing a pathway for bright talent in a unique, dynamic section of the pharmaceutical industry.

During this 2-year program you will have the opportunity to get real hands-on experience and contribute to large-scale real-world pharmaceutical projects.

What you will be doing:

You will report into the Head of Medical Affairs and will learn about medical affairs and its different functions, developing an understanding about the different career options and the importance of medical affairs in the pharmaceutical industry. You will also support the medical team in building, developing, and maintaining dashboards, covering performance metrics / other data sources. You’ll work with different functions like healthcare compliance, medical information and MSL, being a trainee in medical affairs and learning about how to be an MSL, medical information specialist, medical advisor, etc., whilst analysing comprehensive insights to support the global medical team and relevant departments within Pharmanovia. You will help co-ordinate, attend meetings, and ensure all activities and investments are fully tracked and captured in reports and presentations.

The department has an ethos of continuous improvement, refining systems and creating efficiencies. This, along with the rapid growth of the business, leads to a varied and dynamic working environment. 

Main responsibilities & duties:

  • Dedication to understand the different functions in medical affairs, building your own list of key topics and being prepared for new discoveries and challenges.
  • Ensure data (covering different functions within Medical Affairs) is received in a timely manner and provide adequate archiving.
  • Follow up and action on budget for the Medical Affairs department.
  • Develop and maintain dashboards and reports to monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) and identify trends and insights using digital tools (such as Power BI).
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify opportunities for processes improvement and projects follow up.
  • Conduct literature searches and support publication planning and development.
  • Support the development, implementation and follow up of operational initiatives, such as MLR review, sponsorship digital tool and transfer of value disclosures.
  • Have analytical skills & business acumen to translate data into informative visuals and reports, an communicate findings and recommendations to senior management and other stakeholders in a clear and concise manner.
  • Ad-hoc analysis for due diligence opportunities in the business.
  • Ad-hoc projects depending on business needs.
  • Integrate with the rest of the graduates and cross functional teams.

About you:

  • On track to achieve a degree in a scientific / life science related programme. Interest in developing further in this field.
  • Strong aptitude for technology and highly proficient in the use of MS Office particularly intermediate to advanced Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Good analytical skills.
  • Excellent standard of written and verbal communication in business English. Knowledge of other languages would be an advantage.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively in cross-functional and remote teams.
  • Ability to relate to stakeholders at all levels and from different cultural backgrounds.
  • Flexibility to align to the working requirements of a fast-paced graduate scheme.
  • Relevant work experience by way of placement would be desirable.

What we offer:

We offer a competitive salary and rewards package including holiday, health & well-being program, employee recognition awards, social events, pension scheme and hybrid working.

Graduates are an important part of the team. We’re committed to having a workforce that represents every part of society. So, we’re keen to hear from candidates from all backgrounds and circumstances. We will ensure that you have the support and guidance that comes from a collaborative environment, where fresh perspectives are encouraged, and questions are welcomed.

To apply please submit your CV. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview in February and March. The programme starts in September 2024.  This is a hybrid role (2-3 days per week office based and the rest working from home). Office attendance is a requirement and you will spend at least one day each week at our head office in Basildon. You will also have the opportunity to work from our London office.

If successful you must be able to evidence a valid right to work prior to commencement of employment, which must be valid for the 24 months duration of the graduate scheme. We are not able to offer sponsorship for our UK-based graduate programmes.

By applying for this role, your details will be sent to Ortolan People, who are engaged to provide recruitment support in processing applications. We will endeavour to respond to all applicants within three working days. Occasionally for roles with a very high volume of applicants, this may not be possible.

Apply now and become part of our team

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