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Medical Affairs Manager Metabolics

  • Posted: 5 Oct 2021
  • Medical & Health Affairs
  • Hoofddorp
  • Netherlands

About the job


Our new Mets and Keto acceleration unit will be focusing on global breakthrough innovations.

In this challenging role as our new Medical Affairs Manager Metabolics you will be responsible for identifying new product opportunities in the area of Metabolics, one of the largest focus areas within our Specialized Nutrition division. Internally you will liaise with global marketing, research and innovation, product development, local and central medical affairs teams. Externally you will have significant contact with key opinion leaders and health care professionals.


This position will directly impact the Metabolics business through several key responsibilities:

  • Identify relevant medical and patient needs in clinical practice and address these via current product portfolio and new innovations;
  • Design, drive and generate global innovations with the right value proposition and evidence;
  • Drive effective translation of medical insights into campaigns which drive demand generation for the metabolic product range;
  • Together with the Head of Medical Affairs & Health Innovation Metabolics you  will work with Marketing Department to develop the category strategy.
  • Build and maintain relationships as well as share information with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Develop and lead a medical affairs network and amongst others identifying, interpreting and sharing key clinical data with countries using available tools;
  • Maintain high level of knowledge on Metabolic area, and relevant aspects of medical nutrition, science and the health care environment;
  • Address local country questions as well as product information in the area of Metabolics;
  • Support the development of post-marketing surveys, observational studies, etc. in close collaboration with internal stakeholders from other departments (marketing, research, sales, etc.);
  • Map opinion leaders and other key stakeholders (e.g. payers, policy makers) in the area of metabolics and develop influencing plans using available tools (market access)
  • Establish and develop KOL / HCP networks in the Metabolic area, build strong relationships with relevant specialists in this field. Gather insights from the field and identify opportunities to develop the Metabolic business further.


About you


To be able to achieve the above, you would have the following:


  • Degree in nutrition and dietetics or other relevant life science area and an appropriate masters or Phd would be an asset
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience working in the health care, food, science or pharmaceutical industry
  • At least 3-5 years relevant experience in Metabolic field
  • Experience in defining innovation pipeline is a big plus
  • An ability to establish strong positive relationships
  • Strong business acumen, creativity and agility
  • Excellent social & communication skills with the ability to easily interact with people (both internally and externally) and to establish strong positive relationship with HCPs
  • Project management skills
  • Fluent in business English, written and oral

About us


About us


Working here you’ll need to enjoy a fast-pace, complexity and it can get a little challenging. But it’s packed with opportunities. You’ll work with some of the best-known brands in the world, such as Evian, Nutricia, Activia and Nutrilon and we absolutely guarantee that you can just be yourself. Be innovative and entrepreneurial and the impact you could make might just amaze you. Join our movement for a healthier world. One Planet One Health BY YOU.


We are proud to be an equal employer. We are convinced our differences make the difference and that an inclusive working environment will drive our growth as a business, as teams and as individuals. We will therefore consider all applicants for employment* fostering an inclusive working culture that is accessible for all.


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* all applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status


Application procedure

  • Resume and Cover letter

  • Interview #1

  • Interview #2

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