Job Description

JOB TITLE                                           Vice President, Global Medical Affairs

REPORTING TO                                 Chief Commercial Officer and Chief Medical Officer

DEPARTMENT/FUNCTION               Commercial

PLACE OF WORK                               Geneva, Switzerland

TYPE OF CONTRACT                        Permanent


The Vice President, Global Medical Affairs' primary responsibility is to establish ObsEva as a scientific leader in Reproductive Health Therapeutics acting as a bridge between the R&D and commercial organization. This includes leading & executing the KOL management activities, publication & congress strategy, Investigator Initiated Trial (IIT) support, and effective data dissemination.

In order to achieve this, the incumbent shall work cross-functionally with internal departments (clinical, regulatory, market access & commercial) and external resources (agencies, KOLs, patient groups).

This position requires strategic vision as well as strong operational skills.


  • Develop the global medical affairs plan across the product portfolio and lead the execution of all medical affairs activities;
  • Identify, select and then establish, develop and foster relationships with thought leaders, high-volume OB/GYNs and clinical investigators. Initiate and run medical education programs with support from these thought leaders and influencers;
  • Participate in/deliver presentations to clinical investigators, OB/GYNs, fertility experts;
  • Develop the publication plan across the portfolio – abstracts for congresses, manuscripts – to establish ObsEva as a thought leader in women’s health and ensure effective dissemination of these data;
  • Develop the investigator-initiated trial plan by defining open research questions & sharing them with customers, prioritizing proposals, and implement selected IITs;
  • Enhance study recruitment by calling on investigators, complementing visits by Clin Ops & CROs, and leveraging medical science angle;
  • Establish, develop and foster relationships with patient advocacy associations, relevant pricing & reimbursement authorities, managed care decision makers/payers, allied healthcare professionals;
  • Establish, develop and foster relationships with conference organizers, educators, CME providers;
  • Establish, develop and foster relationships with influencers, e.g. OB/GYNs, science journalists, bloggers;
  • Identify clinical data gaps based on feedback from physicians, investigators and payers, assess risks & opportunities of these, and propose refinements/changes to the clinical development plan;
  • Develop & execute the congress strategy – prioritize congresses, define congress presence & objectives in partnership with commercial, and execute (symposia, KOL interactions, competitor tracking);
  • Track competitor clinical and scientific activities at conferences, through field visits and in the public domain (publications, internet);
  • Keep internal organization abreast of latest scientific developments by sharing relevant scientific publications – disease, product, competition – with the broader organization on a regular basis;
  • Support IR, Q&A for science journalists and investors/analysts meetings, participate in presentations to financial community;
  • Manage communication and coordinate activities with IR/CFO, PR/Media agencies, Clinical Science;
  • Supervise the organisation and management of thought leaders data file and Competitive Intelligence database;
  • Prepare, on a regular basis, updates on Medical Affairs activities progress and outcomes with thought leaders for the Company Management and appropriate Boards or Committees.


  • 10-15 years’ experience in Medical Affairs both at affiliate & regional/global level at a (bio)pharmaceutical company, ideally in Women’s Health (fertility clinic experience is a plus)
  • Relevant and robust personal network within Women’s Reproductive Health in Eu and US
  • Track record for best-in-class medical affairs strategic thinking, as well as operational/hands on experience – MSL/RML leadership, publication strategy & effective data dissemination, congress strategy including CME, successful IITs
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills to establish, develop and foster relationships with all internal stakeholders – clinical/regulatory, market access, commercial, affiliates
  • Competent knowledge of applicable Healthcare and Regulatory Guidelines and Policies, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), conventions, tools, templates and instructions, including but not limited to PhRMA, OIG, ACCME/ACPE, HIPAA, Medicare/Medicaid, Sunshine Act, Commercial Speech, other applicable local regulations relating to Medical Affairs activities, and internal legal and regulatory company guidelines
  • Excellent computer skills


  • Strategic thinker, but willing to roll up the sleeves
  • Proactive and excellent ability to initiate and self-start complex projects
  • High flexibility and ability to handle ambiguity & changes
  • Creative and Innovative
  • Negotiation and influencing skills
  • Excellent planning, communication and presentation skills
  • Strong team player and ability to work across functions
  • Proven people leadership skills



  • MD; OB/GYN experience is a plus
  • Complete fluency in English is a must

Should your profile match the above requirements, and you are willing to join a passionate and committed team, please apply online using the following link: application VP Global Medical Affairs

We will only reply to applications in line with the above requirements.

In line with its culture, ObsEva is committed to ensuring full confidentiality in the treatment of all received data.