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Country Medical Lead

We’re seeking a Country Medical Lead Permanent Position – Johannesburg. The Country Medical Lead is a senior specialist role that leads and manages the Country medical strategy and objectives.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • They will evaluate and define a portfolio approach for Science value creation across county teams, ensuring clear priorities are defined for all
  • Science Affairs
  • They will build an attractive vision for the country activities and energize the organization
  • behind it.
  • Evaluate & define a portfolio approach for Medical value creation
  • Promote scientific innovation opportunities across our portfolio through proactive cross-functional contribution to global strategic medical brand plans. 
  • Openly exchange with internal & external stakeholders to build on innovative
  • concepts.
  • Proactively build key networks, reliable and trusted relationships
  • Support the Country Science Affairs Head with life cycle management and risk mitigation activities for local and global brands as applicable.
  • Support the team creating an environment for professional growth for team members
  • Support in driving the transformation journey through by integrating all functions together ensuring and promoting one Science voice
  • Ensure delivery of medical commitments at a local level by clearly defining the desired outcome(s) from prioritized activities defined in medical strategies, and define operational milestones to deliver on these medical commitments

Desired Experience & Qualification

  • Pharmacy or Medicine (BPharm; MBChB), BSc (Pharmacology – Masters)
  • Current and valid certification with the appropriate professional council.
  • 5+ years’ experience working in the pharmaceutical industry
  • 3-5 years’ experience Medical Affairs role Leadership
  • Excellent understanding of the consumer healthcare and pharmaceutical industry,drug development environment, and R&D processes and objectives
  • Knowledge of the local Consumer Health environment (regulatory, regional Industry

Associations, Public & Government affairs), an advantage

Package & Remuneration

  • Salary: Market Related
  • Employment type : Permanent 


  • If interested, please send your CV to
  • remember to insert ” Country Medical Lead ” in the email subject line.
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