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Product Specialist Sicily West - Italy


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Job description

Pleased to meet you, we are Galapagos, a dynamic fast growing Biotech company. We’re in the business of changing lives.

Galapagos’ mission is to make a lasting positive contribution to society through discovery of innovative therapies for diseases with large unmet medical need. Galapagos’ historic focus on developing first-in-class medicines based on the discovery of novel targets in inflammation and fibrosis has led to the successful launch of our first medicine in rheumatoid arthritis in 2020 and in ulcerative colitis in 2021. The pivotal study in Crohn’s Disease is fully recruited and we expect topline data and potential approval in this new indication in a couple of years.

Galapagos is now entering an exciting new chapter to expand and diversify its pipeline for the future, starting with oncology, specifically CAR-T cell-therapy, a transformative treatment of different types of cancer. Through the combined acquisitions of CellPoint and AboundBio, we are propelling ourselves into next-generation cell therapies.

We are looking for a Product Specialist, Sicily West – Italy

Scope of the job

As a field-based Product Specialist, you will establish long-term relationships with highly specialized medical doctors in office-based, clinics and hospitals, as well as pharmacists and other health care professionals that provide treatment for rheumatology patients. You work closely together with the medical department to focus on the scientific approach for the benefit of the patients. As a well-informed ambassador, you also play an important role in developing awareness about the specifications of our new products.

Your role:

  • Carry out scientific information activities and updates with clinical stakeholders in the assigned territory, planning the activities in line with company objectives.
  • Be responsible for the promotion of our products to the respective stakeholders in the assigned territory.
  • Reports to the Scientific Service for the relevant activities and interacts with the Pharmacovigilance Function according to the legislation and company’s SOPs.
  • Interact with health care professionals, delivering transparent and effective communication in all the environments to support scientific drug information.
  • Prepare and plan interviews and meetings, recording relevant information gathered from the doctor/healthcare professional to improve scientific effectiveness in the following interactions.
  • Drive the activities in the assigned territory establishing a positive collaboration with the local in-field team.
  • Carry out, according to company directives, activities of support to scientific drug information, reporting and management of information flows, to develop the area's territorial interactions.
  • Anticipate macro trends and market changes and proactively share relevant information and insights relating to the area of competence with the Territory Manager, the members of the In Field Team and the other colleagues, to anticipate changes and implement company strategies.
  • Update and fill, timely and in proper manner, our platform for reporting purposes.
  • Be familiar with and applies the company's procedures concerning scientific information activities and manages the relevant material, scientific and technological company supports in compliance with these procedures.
  • Represent Galapagos as pharmaceutical specialist in the field and act according to the high standards and rules of conduct of Galapagos and according to the rules, ethics and compliance principles governing the pharma professionals

Job requirements

Who are you?

  • Bachelor’s degree in line with the current legislation.
  • Minimum-3 years of experience in pharmaceutical in similar Product Specialist positions.
  • Previous scientific information experience with hospital pharma ethical products.
  • Preferably scientific knowledge and experience in Inflammation/Rheumatology and Gastroenterology.
  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical or medical processes and procedures to act according to ethic and compliance rules.
  • Understanding of pharmaceutical/medical distribution processes.
  • You represent Galapagos on the field, specialist in our product, you act accordingly to Galapagos high standard and etiquette.
  • Strong ability to understand market trends, financial data, customer needs, and assess new opportunities both quantitatively and qualitatively.
  • Drive for self-development, the ability to collaborate cross functionally and an action-oriented work ethic.
  • Ability to think strategically & execute tactically.
  • Open to change and to embrace new challenges.
  • Proficiency in speaking, comprehension, reading and writing Italian is required, English is a strong plus.

What’s in it for you?

You will be part of a fast-growing and amazing company. As ‘make-it-happens’ you will get all the support you need to make your job successful. At Galapagos, we aim to recruit the best people, who stand out among their peers, with integrity and excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. Our employees are the strength behind Galapagos, a highly motivated team, eager to maintain Galapagos’ leading position and achieve breakthroughs in pharmaceutical research. Galapagos offers a competitive remuneration package and a dynamic work environment.

We are Galapagos: together we can make it happen…!



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