SVP, Medical Director.

New York, NY.

Job Details
SVP, Medical Director Phase V Communications TBE2579 New York, NY Strategy 6/25/2018

Position Description:

The SVP Medical Director is expected to be skilled at delegating workflow and training. The individual will operate largely independently with minimal supervision within Phase Five, adhering to all best practices on all projects as dictated by our own standards and all external laws and guidelines. The SVP, Medical Director partners with clients, opinion leaders, other internal and external scientific professionals as well as with Phase Five Account Services team to ensure ongoing, positive relationships with our clients.


  • Effectively manage multiple accounts from a scientific perspective including publication plans, advisory boards, and symposia
  • Manage scientific research in new business pitches with account services counterpart
  • Provide references & direction, answer questions, manuscript overview concept sheet and review/critique drafts
  • Delegate literature search on the background of drug and/or therapeutic category
  • Understand, execute and drive strategic direction in partnership with account services counterpart
  • Engage in client interaction including running teleconferences and client meetings, answering questions regarding content issues on manuscripts, presentations, attend meetings & demonstrate knowledge of content
  • Liaise with client and authors to ensure project timelines are met
  • Delegate and supervise the creation of abstracts, manuscript outlines, slides and slide notes as well as fact check for medical accuracy
  • Critique drafts, query and identify resources needed to meet deadline/deliverable and within budget
  • Coach, manage, mentor and provide direction to Biomedical Writers and Associate Medical Directors, where applicable
  • Manage freelance writers – assign projects, provide direction
  • Identify and secure business opportunities on account (e.g. organic growth)
  • Partner with account services and finance on timelines and resource utilization as well as review and assess budget
  • Full command of, and adherence to Phase Five internal processes on all projects and ensure staff understands and follows process and provide recommendations as needed


  • Highly organized individual who is able to effectively synthesize information, and communicate clearly with clients and agency staff and senior management
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple work streams and projects simultaneously
  • Working knowledge of pharma regulations on promotion



  • Doctoral degree (PharmD, PhD or MD) in medically-related field preferred


  • 6-8 years’ experience, and demonstrated outstanding leadership and ambassadorial skills


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