Associate Medical Director – Canada


Experience Needed: Years

Location: Canada (Remote)

PEAK Pharma Solutions Inc. is currently recruiting on behalf of a growing Canadian pharmaceutical organization: DOMPÉ CANADA. If you are experienced in leading a medical affairs team in the Canadian pharmaceutical industry, you will want to part of this exciting opportunity. This position is a full-time, permanent position directly with the client. PEAK Pharma Solutions Inc. is only acting as the recruiter.


At Dompé, our success is rooted in our team and our history. We are a private, rapidly growing global biopharmaceutical company. Founded in Milan, Italy, we have a 165-year legacy of medical innovation. Dompé’s rich history has greatly influenced its priorities today: to innovate for the benefit of patients facing both everyday wellness needs and rare conditions. Dompé operates in two strategic areas in select markets around the world: Primary Care, which includes prescription and over-the-counter products; and Biotechnology and Rare Disease, which recently expanded into the United States.

Today Dompé has 800 employees worldwide and we are excited to be scaling in Canada.


Under the guidance of the Director of International Medical Affairs, the Associate Medical Director of Medical Affairs for Canada is responsible for the development of the Canadian medical affairs strategy and tactics, medical operations, medical information, medical payer clinical strategy, medical training, medical education and scientific communications.

The Associate Medical Director oversees the Medical Communications Manager and MSL Manager and sets all the KPIs for the department and oversees all the key responsibilities of medical affairs within Canada, while aligning with the global medical affairs teams. This roll is remote in Canada and will have some field-based time.


Canada Medical Affairs Operational Excellence:

  • Develop global medical affairs strategy and tactics in alignment with cross functional teams and global medical affairs.
  • Effectively manage budget agreed upon with re-prioritizing as required for new initiatives, and appropriate budget resets quarterly.
  • Ensure operations are executed in compliance with all global and local policies.
  • Effectively contribute to decision-making of global medical affairs.

Internal and External Leadership:

  • Lead the Medical Information/Operations/Communications teams in Canada.
  • Create metrics and individual goals to track success of department.
  • Provide appropriate mentoring and coaching to direct reports with respect to technical skills, business acumen/planning, and effective territory management.
  • Establish and maintain scientific and clinical relationships with medical professionals, researchers, payor groups and other members of the scientific community.
  • Manage external vendors supporting medical affairs activities, providing clear direction, and ensuring timely completion of key deliverables.
  • Serve as the medical expert on the cross-functional commercialization team and serve as the voice for the medical affairs team representing Canada and the local needs.
  • Contribute to pipeline strategy and develop corresponding medical affairs strategy and tactics for all existing and new R&D projects.
  • Provide scientific input and participate in local medical and cross-functional initiatives to develop business strategy plans.
  • Maintain awareness of and access to internal and external information sources available to support direct reports. Continue to gain expertise and knowledge to serve as the knowledge basis for the organization. Keep abreast of current medical literature and critical appraisal of scientific publications.

Clinical Strategy Market Access:

  • Develop and implement clinical strategy for payers (private and public) based on internal and external data and scientific positioning. Leverage global resources to support local payer presentations and create all payer presentation materials.
  • Execute high priority managed care presentations and ensure continued clinical enhancements.
  • Assign as needed proper medical affairs team members to cover clinical presentations and NAM clinical training.
  • Develop and update clinical FAQs related to market access. Implement as needed clinical strategies to overcome policy restrictions for certain plans. Develop tactical plans for medical education materials needed for payers including the Dossier.

Local Medical Information Management:

  • Manage on-boarding medical information vendor in partnership with the Global Medical Information Director.
  • Systematically identifies medical information needs based on incoming medical information request forms (MIRFs) received and develops related Standard Response Documents (SRDs).
  • Medical research needs via PubMed and other databases, as well as primary analysis of the clinical study report (CSR) with our internal R&D team.

Local Medical Communications:

Abstract and Publication Strategy development:

  • Creation and execution of annual publication plan for Canada. Work with all cross functional partners to gain agreement on medical publication and abstract plan yearly.
  • Manage and onboard medical communications vendors and medical writers to ensure alignment to medical affairs strategy and clinical data.
  • Writes and obtains internal reviews and approvals for posters and abstracts submitted for all major Ophthalmic conferences in a timely manner, planning for and adhering to deadlines.
  • Serves to represent Canada on global publications committee. Leverages global data for local scientific needs in Canada.


  • Lead strategy and manage the tactical execution of materials (e.g., slide decks, FAQs) for field medical personnel.
  • Develops content for presentations at scientific meetings, including Medical Affairs Advisory Board Meetings and Medical Symposia supported by the company.
  • Performs regular literature surveillance, informs appropriate individuals about general literature of interest, and creates detailed alerts upon identification of high interest new literature in a timely manner.
  • Supports medical affairs initiatives as needed and perform other related duties as required by position.
  • Provides fair and balanced medical and scientific communications that are not misleading and adheres to the highest ethical standards.

PRC and MLR:

  • Represents the Medical Affairs function on the Promotional Review Committee (PRC), reviewing all pieces for medical accuracy and ensures pieces reviewed follow all OPDP and regulatory standards for the first 6 months of launch.
  • Train and onboard medical communications manager to lead PRC reviews.
  • Lead for medical legal review committee (MLR) for all medical affair materials.
  • Ensure SOP alignment and training for all medical team members involved in reviews.

Medical Operations and Training Management:

  • Leads the development and maintenance of medical affairs departmental processes, operations, policies, SOPs, and associated documents.
  • Manage strategic focus and timely execution of deliverables. This includes initiating team building activities, managing timelines and deliverables, leadership of team projects and progress monitoring, and collaborating cross-functionally to ensure smooth program operations.
  • Provide operational efficiencies by implementing process improvements, providing guidance and support to team members, quickly identifying resolutions to issues, and developing communication plans to engage key stakeholders and increase program-related communication across the organization.
  • Ensure management of Medical affairs compliance approvals, physician contracting, CDAs, vendor contracts.
  • Development and maintenance of local medical affairs training programs by leveraging global medical affairs training materials and partnering with global training manager.


  • Develop goals/metrics and ensure strategy development and execution by Canadian medical affairs teams.
  • Ensure goal and KPI execution of direct reports, conducting continuous check ins and quarterly performance reviews.
  • Team hiring, field training, evaluations, motivation, and performance enhancement activities in alignment with the company’s corporate strategies and objectives.
  • Work with direct reports to identify professional development goals and opportunities to ensure continued communication, motivation, and cultural alignment.


  • Global Medical Affairs
  • Sales
  • Operations (Medical and Commercial)
  • Legal, Ethics and Compliance
  • Regulatory
  • HR
  • Marketing
  • Legal & Compliance
  • Market Access


  • Key opinion leaders, HCPs
  • Payers and other managed care stakeholders
  • Patient advocacy groups
  • Regional policy makers


  • An advanced degree in life sciences (MD, PharmD or PhD or equivalent)
  • Working knowledge and understanding of Medical Affairs compliance in Canada


  • 2-3 years of experience in Medical Affairs either pharmaceutical industry or agency level
  • Expertise in Ophthalmic, with launch experience is preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail; and ability to prioritize effectively and handle multiple tasks
  • Strong interpersonal skills including verbal and written communication are essential in this collaborative work environment
  • Able to work in a global cross-functional environment, travel internationally with valid passport and license
  • Able to travel domestically via air and car as needed


  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong writing, editing, proofreading, layout and design, professional printing/publishing skills are essential, including ability to present concepts verbally
  • Able to manage challenging medical questions to develop SRDs that are clear and concise
  • Experience with Veeva is preferred
  • Develop and update knowledge of applicable pharmaceutical guidelines and regulations,Code of Ethical Practices, and company policies
  • Above average computer skills (MS Office, databases, etc.)


  • Able to work effectively in virtual and multi-disciplinary teams globally.
  • Self-motivated and has a positive attitude has a winning attitude and demonstrates a commitment to goals.
  • Highly motivated and self-directed with ability to think innovatively & strategically, skillfully plan, manage, and prioritize multiple projects independently; demonstrates resilience and flexibility. Exceptional time management skills


  • Comprehensive medical benefits: we value access to healthcare for our patients as well as our employees
  • Generous vacation / holiday time off: we care about our employees and encourage a balanced lifestyle
  • Competitive 401(K) matching
  • A super cool team who’s excited to transform lives through innovative therapies

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $260,000.00-$280,000.00 per year

If you would like to apply for this role please click on the link below

Associate Medical Director – Canada

We thank everyone that applies. If we feel your qualifications suit our current opportunity, we will be in touch with you. Please keep correspondence to email at this time.

PEAK Pharma Solutions is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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