Head of Medical, UK & Ireland

Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Stokenchurch
Department:  Commercial, Marketing & Sales
Job ID:  41681


Are you an entrepreneurial thinker? Do you want to join a dynamic team with a strong sense of purpose that thrives on finding new ways to tackle challenges? Then our Commercial, Marketing & Sales team is the right place for you: whether you’re passionate about Marketing, Medical Affairs, Market Access, Commercial Excellence or Sales. We analyse the market to find out exactly what patients need, and then we provide pain treatments that improve their lives – while creating value for Grünenthal. We strive to make progress towards our vision of a world free of pain – every single day, one patient at a time. We’d love you to help us make a powerful impact on the lives of people living with pain around the globe.


  • Devise the strategic direction and implement the strategic and tactical plans for the Medical Department in the UK
  • Monitor national pharmaceutical industry and healthcare changes, recommending adjustments to activities in order to support the overall company strategy
  • Provide expert medical advice on GRT UK products and therapy areas to internal and external customers.
  • Present on GRT products and competitors (including the interpretation of trial data) and training of employees
  • Provide senior GRT representation and medical input into Medical Education activities, advisory boards, and steering group meetings
  • Routine line management for the Medical team
  • Develop MSL strategy to deliver specific tactical plans for the MSL team to maximise opportunities for customer contacts and maintain effective working relationships with customers
  • Manage the Medical Department budget
  • Ensure compliance and review with the ABPI Code of Practice
  • Create new documents and procedures as required
  • Ensure all feedback on relevant matters is relayed, this includes opportunities and or issues/problems, whilst considering potential solutions
  • Overall responsibility for the setting up and running of Grünenthal UK sponsored and supported Clinical Trials, Investigator Lead Trials and audits
  • Have overall responsibility for the Medical Information function and supporting documents
  • Provide a Final ABPI signature for approval and certification purposes


  • Medical university degree/qualification and post graduate qualification(s)
  • Experience in pharmaceutical medicine
  • Expert ABPI Code of Practice knowledge
  • Strong evidence of experience of UK medical practice, including NHS structure and patient pathways
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Knowledge of UK medical political issues
  • Excellent communication skills, including presentations to healthcare professionals
  • Flexible, independent, and proactive working style
  • Attention to detail
  • Proven product launch, Regulatory and Medical Information experience



About Grünenthal

Grünenthal is a global leader in pain management and related diseases. As a science-based, privately-owned pharmaceutical company, we have a long track record of bringing innovative treatments and state-of-the-art technologies to patients worldwide. Our purpose is to change lives for the better – and innovation is our passion. We are focussing all of our activities and efforts on working towards our vision of a world free of pain.

Grünenthal is headquartered in Aachen, Germany, and has affiliates in 28 countries across Europe, Latin America and the US. Our products are available in more than 100 countries. In 2021, Grünenthal employed around 4,500 people and achieved sales of € 1.5 bn.

Your HR contact: 
Gaye Olesen

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