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Johnson & Johnson

Medical Affairs Executive

Posted Dec 8, 2022
Job ID: JJJP00013789
High Wycombe
37.5 hrs/week
1 year
Payrate range

Role title: Medical Affairs Executive

Location: High Wycombe 

Work type: Hybrid 3 days on site, 2 remote days 

Start Date: As soon as possible

Contract Duration: 12 months (Initially)

Weekly Hours: 37.5

Hourly Pay Rates: £34.77 PAYE/ £45.94 LTD & Umbrella 

The Company:

Johnson & Johnson is the world's most comprehensive and broadly-based healthcare Company, touching the lives of nearly a billion people every day. Our Family of Companies throughout the world compete in consumer, pharmaceutical and medical devices & diagnostics markets and have the skills and resources to tackle the world's most pressing health issues.

Position Summary:

Provide medical support to the Northern Europe Area, to include: contributing to new product  development (NPD) and launches, approval of promotional activities in accordance with relevant  legislation and to assist in the provision of accurate clinical and technical information service for  Johnson & Johnson Ltd. products. 

Core Responsibilities:

  • Provide medical review and approval of promotional materials and activities in accordance  with applicable Codes of Practice and regulations, Company policy and any other relevant  regulations  

  • Assist in development of new claims for key brands  

  • Partner and collaborate with internal departments as appropriate e.g. Hub Marketing,  Regulatory Affairs (UK/Ireland/Nordics), Customer Development, Shopper Marketing,  Customer Services, and Commercial Activation Managers (Ireland/Nordics)  

  • Assist in the defence of key claims upon challenge by competitor companies and challenge on  competitor advertising as appropriate  

  • Assist in writing and amending SmPCs (Summary of Product Characteristics), PILs (Patient  Information Leaflets) and label information 

  • Participate in the production of written documents, including clinical overviews and umbrella  branding statements to be submitted to regulatory agencies as required, with support from  Senior Medical Affairs Executives  

  •  Liaise with 3rd party outsourcing agents to ensure that enquiries are handled efficiently,  accurately and in a timely manner  

  • Provide a Medical Affairs service to in-house personnel (e.g. Regulatory, Marketing and  Sales), seeking advice from more Senior members of the Medical team where necessary 

  •  Where required, assist senior members of the team in the development and evolution of  processes and procedures e.g. SOPs / Working Practices  

  • Ensure external stakeholders (e.g. PAGB) are informed of new product launches or  discontinuations in a timely manner 

  • Populate and maintain in-house Medical Affairs systems (e.g. Core claims database) 

Key Working Relationships:

Outside Johnson & Johnson Ltd:  

  •  Trade associations including ABPI and PAGB  

  • Healthcare professionals including pharmacists, smoking cessation advisors and doctors  ∙ Associations of healthcare professionals, including pharmacists and doctors

  • Regulatory Agencies  

  • Non-governmental organisations  

Within Johnson & Johnson Ltd:  

  • Medical Affairs (local, regional and global)  

  • Marketing, especially Professional Marketing (local, regional and global)  

  • Field sales force  

  • Regulatory Affairs (local and regional)  

  • Customer Development (local)  

  • Global Clinical R&D Helsingborg  

  •  Quality 

Main Performance Measures:

  • Accurate review/approval of promotional materials and activities  

  • Development of new claims  

  • Defence of key claims upon challenge by competitor companies  

  • Accurate wording on SmPCs/PILs/label information (where applicable)  

  • Accurate production of ‘regulatory’ documents such as clinical overviews and umbrella  branding statements  

  • Efficient and accurate handling of medical information enquiries  

  • SOPs and WIs kept up to date  

  • Timely notification to external stakeholders of new product launches or discontinuations  ∙ Maintenance of core claims database(s) 


  • Degree in Pharmacy or a Life Science (preferred 2:1 or above)  


  • Experience in the Pharmaceutical/OTC Industry within a medical role (must have copy review  experience if a medical information background)  

  • Working knowledge of relevant advertising codes of practice (PAGB/ABPI) desirable    

  • Experience within consumer healthcare / OTC an advantage  

Technological competencies  

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook  

Key competencies  

  • Ability to build and establish strong and productive relationships  

  • Demonstrates exceptional attention to detail  

  • Strong and effective communicator (both internally and externally)  

  • Excellent standard of written English  

  • Ability to prioritise work effectively  

  • Demonstrates ability to work with teams and individuals  

  • Easily adaptable and receptive to change 

Things to remember before applying for this role:

  • We are looking to process the first round of applications within the next 1 - 2 working days.

  • We do not accept applications via email.

If you are interested in this role please click on the link below to complete your application. Make sure you fill out your application in full, your personal CV will be used for the recruiter’s reference only, they are not sent to Hiring Managers. Ensure all relevant information is included in your application!

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:

For more than 130 years, diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) have been part of our cultural fabric at Johnson & Johnson and woven into how we do business every day. Our commitment to respect the dignity and diversity of all is embedded in our Credo.

We know that the success of our business depends on having the best talent in a workforce that reflects the diverse markets we serve around the world and an inclusive culture that values different perspectives and life experiences

That is why we in Ireland are working to create an inclusive environment where diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences are valued and each one of our people feels that they belong and can reach their potential. No matter who they are. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Johnson & Johnson means “You Belong”.

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