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Manager Scientific & Medical Affair

From the scientific point of view, responsible for supporting PMJ's business and commercial function by further improving IQOS' scientific credibility and building awareness of PMJ's smoke free vision among society. The successful business support should contribute to accelerating the LAS switching to IQOS, which will then help create the regulatory framework and environment necessary for the successful commercialization of RRPs. Also responsible for supporting Director Scientific & Medical Affairs to achieve this objective. Towards this overall objective, job role includes – i) Plan and execute RRP scientific & medical strategy; ii) Manage external consultants to drive awareness and support for tobacco harm reduction (THR) and improve PMI scientific reputation; iii) Identify, analyze and assess anti-tobacco, political, bureaucratic and regulatory trends that affect the industry and our business, particularly from scientific aspects; iv) Plan and manage advocacy engagements with scientific stakeholders and other relevant opinion leaders to build allies/coalitions in support of THR and the creation of a welcoming RRP environment in Japan; v) Effectively support RRP (IQOS) commercial success through development of appropriate tools and messaging for RRP marketing and sales based on science in collaboration with R&D, OC and RHQ. vi) Seamlessly support RRP (IQOS) commercial success through safeguarding the compliance with current regulatory requirements and providing business solutions to RRP marketing and sales team; vii) Educate internal stakeholders on regulatory/business environment and science behind PMI's RRP efforts; viii) Develop and execute THR corporate messaging, engagement as well as speaking opportunities to further build social and public acceptance of RRP and THR. 【Accountability 1】 Plan and execute RRP scientific & medical strategy; Includes developing stakeholder engagement and action plans to drive the creation of the regulatory framework and the successful commercialization of RRPs. Engagement and action plan include clear objectives, specific tactics, timelines for execution, well defined messages and argumentation for targeted stakeholders accompanied by appropriate tracking tools to monitor execution. Tactical utilization of expertise in PMI OC CA, R&D, and RHQ to achieve efficient and effective engagements. 【Accountability 2】 Manage external consultants to drive awareness and support for tobacco harm reduction (THR) and improve PMI scientific reputation, as part of overall strategy towards achieving regulatory framework; Liaise with PMI OC and RHQ to ensure internal alignment and suitable support towards these efforts. 【Accountability 3 】 Identify, analyze and assess anti-tobacco, political, bureaucratic and regulatory trends that affect the industry and our business, particularly from scientific and medical aspects; Develop and present solutions to address issues of concern, and drive strategic execution on agreed solution. 【Accountability 4 】 Plan and manage advocacy engagements with scientific stakeholders and other relevant opinion leaders to build allies/coalitions in support of THR and the creation of a welcoming RRP environment in Japan; Proactively communicate company’s views and positions in support of tobacco harm reduction. Analyze intelligence and observations from these engagements, and refine action plans as may be necessary. 【Accountability 5 】 Effectively support RRP (IQOS) commercial success through development of appropriate tools and messaging for RRP marketing and sales based on science in collaboration with R&D, OC and RHQ; Conceptualization, commission, and follow-up execution of Japanese studies with independent scientific third parties to validate local RRP marketing messages to support commercial success; creation of impactful marketing and sales messages supported by sound science and third party studies to drive commercialization success. 【Accountability 6 】 Seamlessly support RRP (IQOS) commercial success through safeguarding the compliance with current regulatory requirements and providing business solutions to RRP marketing and sales team. 【Accountability 7 】 Educate internal stakeholders on regulatory/business environment, and the science behind PMI's RRP efforts, through effective delivery of scientific information in collaboration with PMI OC, R&D and RHQ. 【Accountability 8】 Develop and execute THR corporate messaging and engagement as well as speaking opportunities to further build social and public acceptance of RRP and THR; Support Communication Manager to execute the year-long media plan. Work Experience: 8-10 years >5 years work experience including external engagement with an in-depth understanding of science and technology. >3+ years commercial (Sales/Marketing) & business experience Functional Skills: 1. Bilingual in English and Japanese 2. Communication skills in both English and Japanese, proactive and strategic thinking based on business & scientific knowledge.
  • Contract
    Full-Time
  • Location
    Tokyo, Japan
  • Department
    External Affairs
  • Remaining Openings
    1
  • Job ID
    19978
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