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Publication Strategy Lead

Reference:SCAAWI-833873 Location: Cork
Qualification:DegreeExperience:5-7 Years
Job Type:PermanentSalary: Not Disclosed

Publications Strategy Lead
Our client, a global pharma organisation are currently recruiting for a Publications Strategy Lead to join their team on a permanent basis. As Publication Lead for you will partner with cross-functional, multidisciplinary teams to lead the development and execution of publication strategic and tactical plans to ensure effective dissemination of scientific information. The Publication Lead position includes strategic as well as tactical planning and execution of publications.


  • Leads the development of the Publication strategy for an asset or portfolio, providing effective and novel publication strategies for the team to address customer questions for a specific region in alignment with the global publication plan
  • Collaborate with Global Publication Strategy and Execution Lead to ensure publication plans are established in alignment with global strategy
  • Develop and maintain expertise on the publication environment in the region including monitoring congresses/ journals and competitor publication strategies/ activities within disease state/area of responsibility
  • Use strong strategic and analytical thinking to develop, defend, and implement Publication strategic and tactical plans. Identify gaps and opportunities for disclosure and provides recommendations to the team
  • Ensure that publications achieve the balance between business needs, scientific integrity, and compliance with publication guidelines
  • Ensure consistency of regional/affiliate publication tactics under the Publication Plan
  • Identify synergies and drive for alignment across portfolio when indications overlap
  • Work independently to integrate input from stakeholders, resolve conflicting input, and incorporate multiple needs and strategies into the publication plan that is acceptable to all parties and compliant with industry guidelines
  • Effectively and diplomatically interacts with the Leadership and external authors/experts
  • Monitor customer questions to ensure the publication plan meets their specific needs
  • Develop a strategic publication plan in partnership with the Global Publication Strategy and Execution Lead and other affiliates/regions as applicable
  • Advocate internally and externally for appropriate authorship criteria on all work products
  • Manage and execute Publication tactics based upon strategy, implementing for one large or multiple smaller publication plans, coordinating the disclosure of scientific data through peer-reviewed journals and scientific congresses
  • Ensures publication tracking tools are up to date with accurate information
  • Organize and lead content for the Publication strategy and operational meetings, including change controls, escalations and project updates
  • Work with teams to ensure smooth and timely development of documents
  • Communicate, collaborate, and negotiate with the team to maintain focus and awareness of potential delays, problems, gaps of information, expectations, project steps, milestones, and deliverables to effectively manage the document process / progress and communicates issues to leadership
  • Provide oversight on outsourced deliverables, including timeline management, delivery of feedback and issue management with the vendor writer and/ or vendor writer supervisor
  • Collaborate with assigned writers to provide initial background for each publication
  • Develop and execute sourcing plans to ensure seamless delivery of publications; anticipates and resolves sourcing needs and escalates issues appropriately
  • Ensures that local language translations for publications are carried out per procedures
  • Use available metrics to demonstrate the value of publications to customers and business partners
  • Maintain and enhance therapeutic area knowledge including disease state and compound for assigned project
  • Exhibit flexibility in moving across therapeutic areas and compounds, depending on project assignment
  • Maintain and enhance knowledge of publication guidelines, e.g. ICMJE guidelines, Good Publication Practices
  • Function as an expert on Publication strategy, planning and execution
  • Be aware and invested in trends and benchmarking in the external landscape for the scientific communications on a compound, therapeutic area and competitors
  • Provide coaching to others by sharing technical information, giving guidance, reviewing documents when needed, and answering questions
  • Network with others to identify and share best practices globally
  • Contribute to process improvements, suggesting opportunities where appropriate
  • Creates strong partnerships with Marketing, Market Access and other groups
  • Provides publication database and other publication tool expertise
  • Supports cross-functional coaching, mentoring, and training
  • PhD (or equivalent experience) in a scientific, health, communications, technology, health outcomes, or public health related field
  • Clinical pharmacology, therapeutic area, or other medical and scientific specific knowledge and experience (e.g., neuroscience, oncology, cardiovascular, or endocrine expertise).
  • Certified Medical Publication Professional Credential
  • Significant experience in the Medical affairs space
  • Proven experience in writing/managing publication and publication deliverables
  • Proven experience leading large/global/strategic projects. Demonstrated project management skills
  • Experience in leadership and organisational change management influence at all levels
  • Proven strength to communicate clearly and succinctly with all audiences and forums through exemplary oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience in managing pressure and conflicting demands with multiple customer groups
  • Demonstrated strength to build effective networks across functions, organisations, job levels and geographies
  • Demonstrated Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to be flexible in varying environments and with multiple customer groups
  • Self-motivated professional with excellent customer service and strong working/team building relationship skills
  • Experience in working successfully across cultures and time zones
  • Demonstrated experience in data analysis and interpretation
  • Demonstrated high-level end-user computer skills (e.g., word processing, tables and graphics, spreadsheets, presentation and templates).
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team