• VP-Medical

    Our client, a Marketing Agency, is growing his pharmaceutical & health care team and is currently seeking a “VP-Medical” to join and help build the best team in Medical Education. The role is located in Montreal.

    The primary job functions of the VP-Medical are to provide oversight to the medical team, liaise with network agency leads to understand business needs, and to provide strategic leadership for clients/pitches as needed. This position is responsible for building and maintaining a team of professionals that will provide medical direction/medical writing/copywriting/editing services to agencies, both promotional and educational, across the network.

    • Provides day-to-day oversight and guidance to medical team members to ensure fulfillment of each agency’s needs and strategic objectives; 
    • Ensures quality of assigned team’s deliverables; 
    • Develops career action plans for assigned team members and provides effective and mentoring; 
    • Recommends recognition and disciplinary action for assigned employees; addresses complaints and resolves problems.
     Agency Operations 
    • Fosters strong relationships with network leadership;
    • Networks with agency leads and talent acquisition to understand business needs that may be supported by the medical hub;
    • Manages network project flow and ensures appropriate resource allocation.
    Clinical and Strategic Engagement
    • Leads or participates in strategic account planning, leveraging experience to provide relevant strategic and tactical recommendations; 
    • Takes ownership of client relationship, working with account teams to develop a strong client partnership and build the client’s confidence.

    • Advanced scientific or medical degree (MD, PhD, PharmD) required; 
    • 8+ years of medical advertising or education experience, preferably at a Sr. Medical Director or comparable level with focus in a health care marketing or communications agency setting, or the equivalent combination of education and experience;
    • Demonstrated strategic acumen with an ability to define brand strategy and provide recommendations for effective tactical execution of the strategy;
    • Significant experience managing, mentoring, and developing team members;
    • Experience working with business development in cultivating business, preparing;
    • Ability to travel 35% of the time.

    If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your resume to Michael Villeneuve at mvilleneuve@locksearchgroup.com.

    Only qualified candidates will be contacted.