Medical Affairs Associate (Product Specialist)

Pillars - Cairo

Applicants for
1 open position
Experience Needed:
1 to 2 years
Career Level:
Entry Level
Job Type:
Full Time
Education Level:
Bachelor's Degree at least
1 open position
About the Job

About our client

  • Our Client is the 2nd largest dermo-cosmetics laboratory in the world and the 2nd largest private French pharmaceutical group. In 2017, it generated 2,318 million euros in revenues, of which 62% came from its international business and 62% from its dermo-cosmetics division. which has always been headquartered in the South-West of France, owns subsidiaries and offices in 47 countries, enjoys distribution agreements in over 130 countries and counts more than 13,500 employees worldwide.
  • Our client’s portfolio represents a continuum of activities spanning from prescription drugs and consumer health care products to dermo-cosmetics. In 2016, It also dedicated almost 143 million euros to R&D, shared between oncology, the central nervous system, consumer health care, dermatology, and dermo-cosmetics.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Provides operational support to the Medical Affairs department
  • Assists the MA department in the daily activities and assignments
  • Participates in the preparations of internal training and updates meetings of marketing/sales team
  • Ensures cross-functional partnership with concerned people at the local and Corporate levels (ie: QiRVi, legal …) and adequate medical support for the sales and marketing department

Main Duties:

  • Provides adequate support to sponsor-investigators for the proper submission of IITs proposals
  • Ensures proper follow-up with the sponsor-investigators for the ongoing IITs
  • Maintains a proper archiving system for the MA department files
  • Assists in the preparations of internal training, medical activities and medical support for the sales and marketing teams in the ME
  • Assists in answering internal and external medical information requests received from various stakeholders of the ME (physicians, pharmacists, patients or consumers…)
  • Assists in the review and tracking of promotional materials following PFMS ME SOP
  • Assists in the preparation/update of medical slide kits (internal for training and external for roundtables, symposia…) and in the review of slide kits prepared by other departments
  • Ensure appropriate coordination is in place with the following functional activities: QA, regulatory activity, marketing, legal, sales representatives, and any other local function which needs support from or which activity has an impact on scientific and medical information).
  • Supports in the writing of minutes following medico-marketing activities (Advisory boards…)
  • Supports competitive intelligence
  • Whenever needed supports in the writing/update of SOPs relevant to the MA department
  • Assists in the preparation of the department expenses

Context and Issues Of Position:

  • The Associate Medical Affairs Manager is a position requiring continuous partnership and good coordination with MOM, local QiRVI department and local marketing department
  • He/She should take part in the reinforcement of compliance and ensure a good and regularly updated knowledge of products
  • He/She is responsible for abiding the Corporate guidelines and local SOPs
  • He/She should act under functional responsibility of the Middle East Medical Operations Manager
  • Position implies solid scientific/medical background
  • Appropriate planning and organization to enable prioritization of tasks, responsibilities sense and autonomy, proactivity are required to hold the position properly
  • Communication, self-motivation, flexibility, customers focus and details awareness are competencies required for this role
Job Requirements

Job Requirements:

  • Medical/Pharmaceutical education
  • Previous experience in medical affairs in pharmaceutical industry preferably within 1-2 years
  • Familiar with scientific principles and clinical trials


  • Rigour, analysis and synthesis capabilities
  • Adaptability, anticipation
  • Personal assertion
  • Able to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • Open-mindedness, team spirit
  • Compliance oriented
  • Good communication skills
  • Fluent in English: written and spoken
  • Medical and scientific writing skills
  • Familiar with countries drug development considerations, GCP and local regulations
  • Good organizational skills
  • Knowledge of MS Office tools (word, excel, powerpoint)
About this Company

Pillars Egypt is Consultancy & Recruitment Firm established to serve distinctive clients in the areas of strategic management , Business Planning and Executive recruitment.
We are a group of executives with a large diversified experience in various areas as Strategic Management, Business Planning

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