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VP, Medical Affairs

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Date: Nov 19, 2021

Location: Lakewood, CO, US

Company: Terumo BCT, Inc.

Requisition ID:  28231  


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. 




As a key member of the Executive team, the Vice President of Medical Affairs is responsible for formulating medical and scientific strategies in alignment with the company’s vision, mission, goals, and objectives. Main focus includes internal and external medical education initiatives, investigator-initiated trials, strategic medical marketing efforts and medical science liaison activities. Serves as a primary scientific and medical expert for the organization. Manages a team of experienced professionals to accomplish business goals. Responsible for developing and converting therapy-awareness-related ideas into tangible results as determined by quantifiable metrics. Influences issues of critical importance to the vision and success of the business areas and regions thereby impacting the company’s performance.





  • Develop and set strategy for medical affairs through strong partnership with the regions and business areas to ensure alignment with business goals and objectives. These include identifying emerging trends, competitive clinical intelligence, outcomes, and publications to shape and support strategies to maximize the full potential commercialization of focused products and services.
  • Lead team to drive medical education seminars, round table meetings, symposia, or advisory boards in support of market and product life cycle and an unrestricted educational grant program in the areas of strategic focus.
  • Develop and maintain regionally based networks of leading medical physicians known as Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs).
  • Create solicited literature reviews for distribution by global sales and marketing in accordance with standard operating procedures.
  • Responsible for continuous review and analysis of field related literature, monitoring of competitor activities, networking with experts, and attending conferences to keep updated of medical and scientific developments in the assigned therapeutic area.
  • Proactively disseminates information about significant developments in the assigned therapeutic area to internal customers, providing analysis and interpretation about how the developments might affect the interests of the company. 
  • Responsibility for multi-national investigator-initiated trials.


Market Creation

  • Drive market creation utilizing medical affairs and clinical information to influence and improve reimbursement.
  • Convert health outcomes research initiatives into quantifiable tangible results and publications accomplished through developing global overarching value propositions and ensuring relevance to each region. Working closely with marketing to implement programs to execute those propositions.



  • Management and resolution of medical related marketing issues, queries
  • Lead cross functional initiatives and collaborate with Market Access, Clinical Affairs, Innovation & Development, and Business Areas to ensure understanding and translation of global medical affairs requirements into product specifications.
  • Manages and provides leadership for the functional group’s development, direction, and effectiveness, adhering to organizational policies and processes and supporting overall business and corporate objectives.
  • Represent company as thought leader in Medical Affairs resulting in speaking events, participation in multi-disciplinary external boards, panels, working groups, and externally directed publications.  Success is evidenced by improved coverage and favorable reimbursement.
  • Participates as a member of the Executive Team.





Advanced degree (MD, PhD, PharmD) in medicine or biomedical science.



Minimum of 15 years experience in a medical setting.

Additionally, 4 years experience specifically in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical or medical device industry.

Experience with an aspect of the medical service industry preferred.


Competencies and Skills

  • Drives Engagement (Influencing across functions/regions) – creates a positive and motivating work environment where contributions are visible and valued.
  • Drives for Results / Ensures Accountability – sets aggressive goals, translates strategy into execution, promote a sense of urgency, and persist in the face of challenges and setbacks.
  • Builds Teams and Develops Talent – develops diverse, high-performing teams in highly matrixed environments.  Passion to coach, mentor, and motivate.
  • Strategic Mindset / Global Perspective - thinks strategically and broadly with varied viewpoints to effectively implement plans.
  • Collaborates - building partnerships, working collaboratively with others across the organization and facilitates an open dialogue with different stakeholders and contributors to meet shared objectives. Gains trust and support of others.
  • Business Acumen / Customer Focus – understands the market, industry trends, the complex ecosystem, and anticipates and uses customer insights that provide services beyond their expectations.
  • Instills Trust - unquestionable integrity, ethics, and character. A role model for the Terumo Core Values.
  • Culture/Motivational Fit – can thrive and work in a VUCA environment (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity), and willing to travel with flexible work hours driven by global time zones.



Typical Office Environment requirements include reading, speaking, hearing, close vision, walking, bending, sitting, and occasional lifting 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

US and International travel will be required at < 25%.



Target Pay Range:  $258,000 to $323,000  -  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:  45.0%


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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