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Manager Scientific & Medical Engagement

Organization Unit: External Affairs Location: Tokyo Reporting Manager: Director Scientific & Medical Affairs Purpose of the Position: Responsible for scientific & medical engagement with external stakeholders to further improve PMI's scientific credibility and build tobacco harm reduction awareness, as well as to mitigate and manage strong opposition by anti-tobacco organizations and scientific & medical communities, in order to 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) Lead and manage feasible and impactful evidence generation with local external experts and PMI R&D; Find and engage local appropriate scientists to handle the study for PMI interests; Propose study theme, which is, originated local experts and fit our evidence needs. Identify, assess and engage KSOLs to expand the existing PMJ network of tobacco harm reduction (THR) supporters; iii) Manage external consultants to drive awareness and support for THR and improve PMI scientific reputation; iv) Support the planning and execution of 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) Seek scientific insight of external stakeholders related with smoking and health and execute effective scientific information delivery to stakeholders through collaboration with OC, R&D, RHQ; vi) Educate internal stakeholders on science behind PMI's RRP efforts; Requirements: - BS or MS/PhD/MD in Science - 8-10 years work experience including research/study with an in-depth understanding of science and technology - Fluency in Japanese and English - Strong communication skills - Proactive and strategic thinking based on business & scientific knowledge - You must also be versatile to work in an agile changing environment and produce business outcomes
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