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WG US - VP, Head of CMO - Cambridge (MA)

Company: WPP Health Practice
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

WG US - VP, Head of CMO - Cambridge (MA) The Chief Medical Office is a global healthcare consulting division of the larger VMLY&R network and associated with the VMLY&Rx division (focused on therapeutic healthcare innovations). The CMO has offices in London, New York, Cambridge (MA) and Shanghai. We focus on our core Science to Value Transformation Consulting model - working with Medical Affairs, HEOR, Market Access, Clinical Development, Patient Engagement, Development and Regulatory teams within our client organisations - notably the biopharmaceutical companies, medical devise and diagnostics industries and also healthcare services industries.
In addition, we also provide strategic CMO consulting support to many of the medical communications, PR, creative agencies within the WPP network. This role is based in our Cambridge (MA) office - where we specialise in early consulting support for medical affairs, real world evidence, HEOR, market access and patient engagement activities - specifically with the small biotech companies in the MassBio group. This role also involves very close collaboratively working with the team in London, Shanghai and New York, especially on global projects and those with a domestic (US or China) focus. In the last year, the CMO has delivered a variety of projects, ranging from early clinical development consulting in neurology, EMA/HTA consultations in rare diseases, diabetes real world evidence studies, HEOR model development, global advisory boards in many therapeutic areas and other projects across the following disease areas, Rare Diseases, Oncology, Haematology, Immunology, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, Transplantation, neurosciences, diabetes and infectious diseases. . About the role The individual will be responsible for leading the CMO Consultancy in Cambridge and collaborating as part of the global CLT for the CMO at VMLY&Rx (WPP). The person will partner with external clients and internal senior stakeholders to ensure the delivery of high quality, highly profitable long-term CMO strategy plans, consulting plans and internal coaching and development plans. The person will have overall responsibility for consultancy in Cambridge (MA) and focus on providing exceptional leadership in the development of the highest quality client experience. He or she will ensure a coordinated approach to the CMO's model for Science to value transformation consulting. They will recommend new and innovative approaches and directions to accomplish client's Medical Affairs, HEOR, Access and Patient Engagement needs as part of the CMO's consulting model while growing new and organic business. Specific responsibilities include

  • Lead the CMO Consultancy to achieve annual business targets, focused on quality delivery, repeat business and growth from both depth and breadth of business.
  • Ensure all P&L metrics are managed closely through working with internal finance, project management and wider finance teams.
  • Ensure all billability and deliver metrics are in line with business plans and act quickly to address areas of concern in terms of burn rates, scope creep and utilisation.
  • Growth in business must be achieved via direct CMO (Cambridge) business development activities and through the global CMO and VMLY&R and WPP collaborative networks.
  • In partnership with other VMLY&R teams and WPP agencies, drive appropriate cross-functional partnerships, developing annual strategic plans and provide leadership and SME as required in cross team strategy support for clients
  • Be the expert and senior point person within the CMO / VMLY&R network for other agencies to engage to provide expert support and collaborative engagement for pitches, business development strategy and ultimately, the delivery high quality global and U.S consulting work product.
  • Significant commitment to leading the CMO and its success in consulting methodologies, project management, client management and an outcomes focused mindset to ensure high quality deliverables.
  • Partner with HR to ensure that the team is balanced to meet the needs of the clients and provide leadership in taking appropriate action to address issues arising from poor performance.
  • A dedicated and passionate focus on talent management and coaching and development., ensuring all team and individual's goals and objectives are completed and implemented in a timely and comprehensive manner
  • Act as a talent magnet to attract top taken from across the industry into the CMO Team with a focus on growing the group size (to 20+ in 2 years) and collective competence
  • Lead on the training and coaching plan to ensure a sustained focus on capability building within the team, utilizing appropriate tools and tactics to execute smart and cost-efficient enhancement in the team's skills and knowledge.
  • Ensure strong thought leadership (TL) and rive TL within the team through partnering with the wider CMO and other internal teams.
  • Generate advocacy, awareness and a presence for those seeking a career in the work of the CMO and drive new business leads
  • Ensure a comprehensive external perspective on the competitive Consulting space to identify opportunities to develop new tools, platforms and materials and also to identify future talents for the CMO
  • Overseeing all day-to-day activities of the CMO (Cambridge) and as part of the CMO and VMLY&R network ensuring the delivery of a high-quality product within specific deadlines and managing risk and issues effectively using experience leadership skills and experience.
  • Acting as team leader on specific accounts and projects as necessary to ensure integration of agency disciplines (strategic planning, project management)
  • A tight focus on monthly financial management of business and ensure all monthly reporting is accurate, comprehensive and communicated effectively. Requirements
    • Minimum of 10+ years of senior and progressive experience within the pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical market (industry and / or consulting) including Medical Affairs, Access, HEOR or drug development
    • Minimum of 5+ years leading team effectively in the delivery of high-quality consulting deliverables
    • Extensive experience of client management, partnership working, programme management and issues management.
    • Knowledge of HTA (NICE, ICER, and other systems) , AMA, PhRMA and FDA regulations (e.g. FDAMA 141) associated with product promotion, HEOR and medical affairs activities and industry-supported scientific education activities
    • Knowledge and experience of a wide range of internal client compliance and copy approval processes
    • Strong understanding of the global market access landscape and the regulatory environment for pharmaceuticals/biopharmaceuticals
    • Ability to think and act strategically and to lead the translation of strategy into clearly communicated tactical implementation and to motivate teams of people to execute on strategy with a focus on self-appraisal and improvement
    • Excellent presentation skills and ability to achieve impact and influence with internal and external stakeholders WPP Health Practice collects and processes personal data in accordance with applicable data protection laws. If you are a European Job Applicant see the privacy notice for further details.

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