AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP Medical Director in Tlalpan, Mexico

AtAstraZenecawe turn ideas into life changing medicines. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. We’re focused on the potential of science to address the unmet needs of patients around the world. We commit to those areas where we think we can really change the course of medicine and bring big new ideas to life. As a Medical Director you’ll play a pivotal role in channeling our scientific capabilities to make a positive impact on changing patients’ lives.

Medical Director is a senior leadership team member and commercial partner to ensure overall company goals are achieved. Lead the change in organisational behavior to successfully implement medical marketing activities leading to scientific leadership. Accountable for the strategic direction, establishing required defined standards of medical capability, business/resource planning, scientific leadership and people processes (recruitment, talent management, motivation, retention) as the function head within a country. Directs and supports the function to assure medical operational excellence, and collaborates with compliance to ensure full compliance and adherence to company standards on ethical interactions.

The Medical Director is accountable for the strategic direction, business/resource planning, and team leadership of the Medical Affairs function, typically across a cluster of countries, or a very large single country.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Define priorities, design Medical strategic plans to align with country scorecard and ensure Scientific Leadership is translated and implemented

  • Enhance Medical Organisational Effectiveness: Build and develop a Medical Department with customer focused, performance driven, cross collaborating and people centered function with robust systems and processes and the right capability in place to meet the current and future needs of AZ country

  • Support the establishment of AZ as a scientific leader, through pro-active medical inputs

  • Generate medical evidence to support brand strategy in priority TAs to meet unmet medical needs

  • Provide medical expertise to shape regulatory environment to achieve rapid and high quality market access of AZ products

  • Governance and ensuring overall adherence to processes and regulation [include but not limit to patient safety, clinical trials, promotional activities, etc…]

  • Personal development. People Management

Essential skills and experience:

  • Qualified Medical Doctor

  • Extensive experience of Medical Affairs function within a pharmaceutical industry

  • Extensive experience in relationship and stakeholder management

  • Project management experience

  • Extensive team management experience / Medical Affairs Filed Experience


  • PhD in a scientific discipline

  • Understanding of multiple aspects within Medical Affairs

  • Extensive knowledge of the latest technical and regulatory developments

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.