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Sr Mgr Global Medical Affairs - New Initiatives

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Date: Jan 26, 2023

Location: Lakewood, US

Company: Terumo BCT, Inc.

Requisition ID:  30402  


At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, our 7,000+ global associates proud to come to work each day, knowing that what we do impacts the lives of patients around the world.


We make medical devices and related products that are used to collect, separate, manufacture and process various components of blood and cells. With our innovative technologies and service offerings, we touch a patient’s life every second of every day and are committed to continuing to increase the number of patients we serve.


With some of the best and brightest minds in the industry, an unmatched global footprint, comprehensive benefits and a distinct culture, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is a great place to work, grow and be part of a team that is focused on making a difference. Consider joining our team and unlock your potential. 

Senior Manager, Global Medical Affairs – New Initiatives



To create the scientific and medical foundations to support our growth within the therapeutic apheresis, blood processing and cell technology environments, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies (TBCT) is opening an exciting role in our team for a Senior Manager, Global Medical Affairs – New Initiatives.

In this dynamic role, the head of global new medical affairs initiatives will collaborate with commercial business partners, medical affairs, market access and other internal and external business partners to support new and existing initiatives that require enhanced dedication. Moreover, this role will synchronize medical affairs activities globally and transpose best practices from one region to another. Ultimately, the goal of this role is to implement new initiatives that enhance patient access, therapy awareness, scientific communication, and efficiency of the medical affairs organization globally.


This role directly reports to the Vice President of Medical Affairs and Market Access.



Under the overall direction, guidance and supervision of the Vice President of Medical Affairs and Market access and in close collaboration with global medical affairs leaders related to exchange therapy and cell technology, the role of the Senior Manager Global Medical Affairs – New Initiatives is:

  • To support and kickstart medical affairs activities in regions/countries where medical affairs representation is absent or minimal (e.g., LATAM and APAC).
  • To support medical affairs activities in business areas or platforms where medical affairs is novel (e.g., Whole Blood Automation, Cell Collections and Plasma Innovations).
  • To create a seamless onboarding experience for new medical affairs associates.
  • To create efficiencies between regions and business areas in terms of Key Opinion Leader management.
  • To provide project management expertise and resources for the successful delivery of regional/local initiatives.
  • To enable efficiencies with external partners such as medical writers, or clinical research organizations.
  • To ensure continuity of medical affairs activities upon organizational changes.
  • To be an ambassador for medical affairs best practices adoption at the regional level.
  • To learn from others and implement medical affairs best practices from other players within the life sciences industry.
  • To serve as a partner to medical affairs team members to manage project priorities, identify resource needs, lead key strategic planning activities, report program progress, and oversee program budget.
  • To lead medical affairs process improvement initiatives
  • To manage project and resource priorities that align with the business objectives.




Advanced Degree in Medicine, PhD or PharmD.



A minimum of 10 year of experience in the pharmaceutical or medical technology industry.

Experience in project or program management.  Pharmaceutical industry experience in Medical Affairs; Board Certification/Eligibility or equivalent in relevant specialties, or tenured relevant experience is strongly preferred.


Extensive global Medical Affairs experience to include a well-documented history of prior excellence through the identification, development and implementation of major Medical Affairs initiatives involving cross-functional teams of internal and external stakeholders and/or lead participation in major internal or external initiatives to successful conclusion.


Skills & Competencies

Candidates need to be fascinated by the medical sciences and you are interested in developing a deep understanding of the life sciences, pharma and MedTech industry.

When assessing candidates, the following skills will be considered:


  • In line with Terumo BCT Core Competencies: Ensures Accountability, Collaborates, Customer Focus, Plans and Aligns, Instills Trust.
  • By nature, you apply a growth mindset which includes experimenting, learning from others and valuing progress.
  • You have a strong desire to be a part of a larger team that is looking to enhance patient access.
  • You possess strong communication skills, and you can present complex health care related information concisely.
  • You would describe yourself as an action-oriented personality that enjoys high-level infield conversations with external medical professionals and scientists.
  • You master English (business proficiency), other languages (e.g., Spanish, Arab, Chinese Mandarin) covered is a strong asset.
  • Working independent, pro-active, and sometimes under time pressure.
  • Excellent in written and oral communication skills.
  • You are flexible in taking on a range of projects and assignments that vary in level of intensity and complexity.
  • Ability to pivot if needed.



  • Working hybrid from the Terumo Blood and Cell technologies office in Lakewood minimally 2 days per week.



Typical Office Environment requirements include reading, speaking, hearing, close vision, walking, bending, sitting, and occasional lifting up to 20 pounds.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential duties of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.


Additional Physical Requirements

Travel up to 40%  including international travel.


Target Pay Range:  $156,200.00 to $195,300.00  -  Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data
Target Bonus on Base:  20.0%


At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, we provide competitive total reward offerings that consist of compensation, benefits, recognition, along with a wealth of other well-being, work-life and recognition programs which support in unlocking the potential for you and your family. Included in our expansive list of benefits offerings are multiple group medical, dental and vision plans, a robust wellness program, life insurance and disability coverages, also a variety of voluntary programs such as group accident, hospital indemnity, critical illness, pet insurance and much more. To help you save for retirement, we offer a 401(k) plan with a matching contribution and for work-life balance we have vacation and sick time programs for associates. For us, it’s about protecting the personal welfare of our associates and their families, helping to achieve personal goals and offering those extra touches for convenience, security and overall peace of mind.


  • Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is part of Terumo Group, founded in 1921 and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
  • In 2019, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies reached $1 billion in revenue.
  • We employ nearly 7,000 associates globally, with global headquarters in Lakewood, CO, U.S., and regional headquarters in Brussels, Buenos Aires, Singapore and Tokyo.
  • We manufacture devices, disposable sets and solutions at our facilities in Belgium, India, Japan, Northern Ireland, the U.S. and Vietnam. Our global presence enables us to serve customers in more than 130 countries.
  • Our core values help set our direction, guide our actions and keep us true to our corporate mission of contributing to society through healthcare.
    • Respect – Appreciative of others
    • Integrity – Guided by our mission
    • Care – Empathetic to patients
    • Quality – Committed to excellence
    • Creativity – Striving for innovation
  • We contribute to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), raising $1.3 million USD since 2007.


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.  All applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, order of protection status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, military status or an unfavorable discharge from military service.


Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is committed to providing a safe, healthy and secure working environment. Our Colorado campus locations are tobacco-free workplaces and we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and detailed background verification. Absent accommodation permitted by applicable law, as a condition of employment with Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies in the United States you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated and provide valid proof of vaccination to the company.

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