Boehringer Ingelheim's Head of Medical Affairs

Boehringer Ingelheim’s Head of Medical Affairs


Manager of Medical Affairs

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: MBA/MSc/MA , PhD/Fellowship
  • Experience: 4 – 5 years
  • Location: Nairobi
  • Job Field: Medical / Healthcare 

The Role

We need a Medical Affairs Manager for SSA (Sub-Sahara & Africa) to oversee all elements of present and future Cardiometabolic, Cardiovascular, and other products as needed, including post-marketing studies and budgets. Responsible for brand team medical activities and services. MSL coaching and product management.

This job reports to the Medical Director for LINEA & SSA (Levant, Iraq, Egypt, Libya, Sudan) & Sub-Saharan Africa.


Duties and obligations

  • Medical insight and local market dynamic knowledge are needed to develop regional strategic direction.
  • Co-lead the translation of regional therapeutic area strategic direction into local therapy area/brand integrated customer strategies (tactical plans)
  • Drive Therapeutic Area medical strategies (Tactical Plan) with a focus on global/regional scientific objectives and corporate considerations.
  • Lead and monitor customer-facing medical affairs (MSLs and Medical Advisors) plans and interactions, focusing on scientific communication plan management.
  • Analyze medical KPIs to ensure actionable information from completed medical tactical strategies that feed into strategy and future plans.
  • External and internal stakeholders’ primary source of medical knowledge and scientific updates in OPU therapeutic domains
  • Lead scientific collaboration with selected healthcare professionals (external experts) in the therapy field with stated scientific aims and demands.
  • Cross-functional brand team shares competitor intelligence
  • Internal training and upkeep of OPU’s scientific expertise
  • Attracts, develops, and retains medical affairs talent
  • As OPU healthcare compliance manager, release/approve all stakeholder engagements.

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  • MD or PhD preferred (specialist in the respective Therapeutic Area)
  • Cardiometabolic, CVD, Diabetes
  • Minimum 4-5 years’ experience in a multinational pharmaceutical company, ideally in the appropriate therapeutic areas.
  • 2 years’ experience managing people
  • Oral and written English-fluent business


  • Leadership and team management skills
  • Excellent communicator, cross-functional cooperation skills, virtual teamwork
  • Project management and analytical skills
  • Coaching, training, and facilitation skills
  • Highly driven to understand and share big quantities of scientific knowledge in letters and presentations.
  • Business and commercial understanding
  • Excellent self-management and customer-service adaptability

Application Method

Candidates interested in this position should Go to Boehringer Ingelheim on to apply