Deadline: November 27, 2022 International Medical Director

The Position

Pharmacosmos is looking to fill a vacant position as International Medical Director to excel in the cross field between Science and Marketing & Sales. The International Medical Director has the overall responsibility to ensure a liaison between Medical and Regulatory, Clinical R & D, Marketing and Sales. To act as medical advisor towards partners and own sales organisation concerning scientific documentation, competitive intelligence, medical and product education, medical enquires and study proposals. Further to interact with KOL’s locally, investigators, professional associations and government institutions with purpose of strengthening the relations with and the knowledge about Pharmacosmos and their products and support the medical strategy and activities in the country.

You will be working in a cross-functional team in an international environment, where team spirit, willingness to contribute, high energy and optimism are rewarded with a fun working atmosphere, dedicated colleagues, good sparring and knowing that your contribution matters.

The International Medical Director reports to the Head of Global Medical Affairs.

The workplace is in Holbæk.

Job Responsibilities

Core responsibilities and expectations:


Medical & therapeutic are knowledge

  • Responsible for the scientific documentation concerning therapeutic areas/diseases, competitors, clinical standards/guidelines, medical and political environment
  • Assess protocol proposals for Investigator Sponsored Studies and act as Pharmacosmos Scientific Lead for the studies
  • Develop and drive scientific publication strategy and planning, and lead abstract and manuscript development plan and conduct international advisory boards
  • Responsible for internal and external training and education
  • Participate and report back from relevant congresses
  • Provide medical support to market access activities.

KOL development

  • Work in close interaction with international KOLs, scientific societies and patient organizations, seeking opportunities for collaboration and collecting information on developments in the therapeutic areas
  • Responsible for following up on new scientific/commercial opportunities that arise through direct or indirect contact to KOL’s or other professional relations
  • Support own sales organisations at customer visit when headquarter support is required
  • Take lead in an international KOL development programme.

Medical marketing

  • Be medical responsible in cross functional partner marked teams for designated countries
  • Provide medical input into the development of promotional communications and activities
  • Responsible for medical review and signoff on promotional communications and activities in designated therapeutic area(s)
  • Contribute to the medical content in various medical documents, e.g. Product Monograph and training material
  • Planning of symposiums in the designated therapeutic areas
  • Provide scientific support for company booths at conferences and meetings.


  • 30-40 travelling days per year is to be expected
  • The company offers home office solutions and supports the opportunity to work from the home address as agreed with nearest Manager.

The Candidate


  • Theoretical background: MD, PhD, M.Sc. in pharmacy or other relevant discipline in natural sciences is a requirement.

Professional experience of the ideal background:

  • Extensive (5 years) experience from a medical affair or MSL position within the pharmaceutical industry. Experience from a HQ position is preferred
  • Experience within the area of nephrology, obstetrics/gynecology, osteoporosis/bone disease hematology or gastroenterology could be an advantage
  • Former people management experience could be an advantage, when working with subsidiaries and partners.

Personal competencies:

  • Ability to seamlessly engage stakeholders across functions
  • Strong skills and passion for problem-solving
  • Highly effektive and output oriented
  • Be service-minded; motivated by helping other people and contributing to a team effort
  • Be structured and deliver on time/sense of urgency
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Positive and outgoing personality and a quick learner
  • Loyal, flexible and with a god sense of humor
  • Fluent in spoken and written English


For more information, or to apply, please contact:
Nordic Headhunting
Partner Ole Koch
+45 40200855

About Pharmacosmos

Headquartered in Denmark, Pharmacosmos is a family-owned, international healthcare company with more than 50 years of innovation and leadership in iron- and carbohydrate-based treatments and solutions for human and animal use.

A research-based company, its ongoing R&D programme focuses on improving the lives of patients with iron deficiency with or without anaemia. More than 1 billion people live with iron deficiency anaemia and it is the leading cause of death for an estimated 180,000 people every year. This makes it one of the largest global health challenges of our time.

Pharmacosmos has subsidiaries in US, China, UK, Ireland, Germany, Sweden and Norway and its products are marketed in more than 80 countries around the world. Its manufacturing facilities are approved, among others, by the Danish Medicines Agency and the US FDA.


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