Executive Medical Director Alzheimer's Disease, US Medical Affairs





This position leads and oversees all the U.S. launch and post-launch activities for Alzheimer's disease. Reporting to the VP-U.S. and Global Alzheimer Medical, the position is responsible for developing and implementing the launch strategy, including the Alzheimer's Disease Medical Science Liaison team and medical directors.

The US Medical Lead represents medical in the Alzheimer's Disease U.S. Leadership Team (US ADLT) and is an ad hoc member of the US Leadership Team (USLT) and in that capacity, has frequent interactions with Executive management. This role oversees a team currently consisting of medical directors and medical science liaisons. This individual is responsible for developing the strategy in alignment with the cross-functional partners and ensuring that the metrics and goals are met across the US AD medical organization.

  • Accountable for the development of the U.S. Launch and post-launch strategy and tactical plan, including developing measurable metrics.
  • Sits on the US ADLT and Alzheimer's Disease Medical Leadership team and she/he is the key point of contact for internal US-related interactions with senior management and externally with the key medical experts and other key stakeholders.
  • Accountable for ensuring production of highest quality local data generation plan in alignment with the cross-functional stakeholders and overall Alzheimer's Disease Medical strategy.
  • Accountable for attracting, retaining, developing and supervising a team of US medical affairs Alzheimer's Disease experts both in the Medical Director office and MSL team as business needs require.


At least 10 years in pharmaceutical industry with experience in leading U.S. drug launch activities in medical affairs (neurology preferred).

Experience managing and developing large medical organizations.

Excellent written and oral English communication skills using common business technologies (i.e. Word, PowerPoint).

Demonstrated leadership capabilities including the ability to solve problems effectively in a highly collaborative matrix environment.

M.D., or Ph.D., ideally with training in neurology.