Senior Vice President, Global Medical Affairs

Categories: Medical Affairs
Crinetics is a pharmaceutical company based in San Diego, California that develops much-needed therapies for people with rare endocrine diseases. We were founded by a dedicated team of scientists with the simple belief that better therapies developed from rigorous innovation can lead to better lives. Our work continues to make a real difference in the lives of patients. We have a prolific discovery engine and robust pipeline across preclinical and clinical development. We are driven by science with a patient-centric and team-oriented culture. This is an exciting time to join Crinetics as we shape our organization into the world’s premier fully integrated endocrine company from discovery to patients. Come join our team as we transform the lives of others. 
Position Summary: 
Crinetics is seeking a strategic, dynamic, and innovative Senior Vice President, Global Medical Affairs, reporting to the Chief Medical Officer (CMO). The Senior Vice President, Global Medical Affairs will be instrumental in creating and building the global medical affairs function at Crinetics to help realize the company’s vision of building the world’s leading endocrine franchise. 
In collaboration with executive leadership, the Senior Vice President, Global Medical Affairs defines strategy, sets annual goals, develops, and refines Medical Affairs (MA) plans, policies and procedures while maintaining excellence in standards and practices. The Senior Vice President, Global Medical Affairs will advance collaborations with key opinion leaders and lays out plans for scientific engagement with health care practitioners, research groups, payers, and patient advocacy groups throughout the company. Provides thought leadership and tactical execution for medical publication planning, medical education, medical information system development, field medical liaisons, and medical communication. Works closely with the clinical development and regulatory professionals as well as strategic alliance partners. 
The Senior Vice President, Global Medical Affairs must have the ability to maintain scientific credibility while being commercially supportive, to communicate scientific results and effectively respond to medical inquiries from customers and key stakeholders.  Collaborates across the organization to drive long-term organizational objectives to support the mission to identify, develop and deliver life-changing therapies to people living with rare disease.  
Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities: 
These may include but are not limited to:
  • Develop and implement the global Medical Affairs strategic plan across products
  • Identify, lead and retain a top-tier Global Medical Affairs organization necessary to implement and execute on the plan
  • Build Field Medical, Medical Communication/Education, Medical Information, Evidence Generation, and Patient Engagement functions suitable for pre, peri and post approval activities
  • Build on established professional relationships with the Key Opinion Leader community and develop new relationships as appropriate to exchange scientific knowledge and identify current and future business opportunities, patients both for clinical trials and commercial planning
  • Execute on MA strategic imperatives and tactical plans to enhance healthcare practitioner education and improve patient outcomes
  • Provide Medical expertise to the Commercial organization as needed to assist in the development and execution of compliant commercial activities
  • Represent company externally, oversee medical affairs aspects of development and pre-launch scientific exchange needs 
  • Support preparation of clinical sections of relevant regulatory filings to Health Authorities
  • Contribute to scientific affairs by authorizing and / or reviewing abstracts, presentations and manuscripts for medical accuracy and content and will have a strong understanding of all aspects of Crinetics products, related disease states and related products in the marketplace
  • Develop strategy for review and approval of investigator-initiated studies
  • Work closely with commercial and clinical development in writing target product profiles, forecasting life cycle management opportunities
  • Partner with marketing, market access and commercial operations in developing Senior Management approved launch plans
  • Develop and lead KOL speaker programs on disease state, current therapeutics, and patient care gaps
  • Work with clinical and commercial colleagues to develop and implement publication strategies across multiple programs
  • Develop, refine and implement Medical Affairs policies and procedures and SOPs
  • Conceive, structure, and conduct scientific advisory boards and steering committees and partner with new product planning in executing subject matter expert focus groups
  • Partner with various function in developing a CME strategy and implement process for review and approval
  • Foster research relationships with key research centers globally
  • Interact regularly with key medical subject matter experts
  • Partner with New Product Planning in surveillance of the competitive environment to sustain expertise in therapeutic area treatment management and new therapies, competitive products and features
  • Build a Medical Information function to respond to external requests for information regarding compounds in development and approved products consistent with promotional compliance and regulatory requirements 
Education and Experience: 
  • Doctoral degree MD (or equivalent) with fellowship training in endocrinology or related area
  • Board certified/board eligible in endocrinology or internal medicine​
  • 16+ years of medical affairs experience in a pharmaceutical/biotech setting
  • 5+ years of proven Medical Affairs leadership, building and implementing a successful Medical Affairs strategy and infrastructure and at least 15 years in a leadership/management role
  • Strong track-record in endocrinology medical affairs with established network of relationships among the global endocrine community
  • Experience managing and managing direct reports, building teams and leveraging relationships with clinical and commercial teams
  • Broad working knowledge of FDA requirements, industry compliance, clinical trial design and strategies, commercial and publication strategy, and medical information process
  • Excellent written, communication and interpersonal skills and proven success working in a multi-functional team-based environment
  • Must be able to thrive in a dynamic, small, growth company environment
  • Exercises judgment within generally defined practices and policies
  • Effective presentation skills to key stakeholders and key decision makers
  • Ability to work collaboratively across the organization to achieve corporate objectives 
  • Excellent team management skills, ability to lead, train and mentor team members at all levels
  • Ability to set and follow through goals with a sense of urgency while keeping broader strategic objectives in focus
  • A hands-on approach to performing duties with a strong self-directed work ethic and attention to detail
  • Collaborative attitude and ability to motivate and influence others without relying on position or power
  • Strong organizational and time management skills in order to balance working on multiple projects in parallel
  • Must understand and respect company core values and possess the highest integrity 
Physical Demands and Work Environment: 
Physical Activities: On a continuous basis, sit at desk for a long period of time; intermittently answer telephone and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means. Some walking and lifting up to 25 lbs. may be required. The noise level in the work environment is typically low to moderate. The physical demands described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions and responsibilities of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and responsibilities. 
Laboratory Activities (if applicable): Biology and chemical laboratory environment experience needed. Environmental health and safety requirements also apply.
You may be required to travel for up to 30% of your time. 
The Anticipated Salary Range: $335,000 – $397,000
In addition to your base pay, our total rewards program consists of a discretionary annual target bonus, stock options, ESPP, and 401k match. We also provide top-notch health insurance plans for employees (and their families) to include medical, dental, vision and basic life insurance, 20 days of PTO, 10 paid holidays, and a winter company shutdown.

The final salary offered to a successful candidate will be dependent on several factors that may include but are not limited to the type and length of experience and education. Crinetics Pharmaceuticals is a multi-state employer, and this salary range may not reflect positions that work in other states. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range during the hiring process. 

Equal Opportunity Employer: 
Crinetics is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and employment applicants without regard to unlawful considerations of sex, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and/or expression), pregnancy, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion or similar philosophical beliefs, disability, marital and civil union status, age, genetic information, veteran status or any personal attribute or characteristic that is protected by applicable local, state or federal laws
Vaccination requirement: 
Following extensive monitoring, research, consideration of business implications, and advice from internal and external experts, Crinetics requires that all employees and contractors be fully vaccinated and have received the COVID-19 vaccines as a condition of employment. “Full vaccination” is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a medical condition or disability that prevents them from being vaccinated, can request a reasonable accommodation.