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Lilly Senior Medical Advisor - Diabetes in United Kingdom

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 35,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

Senior Medical Advisor - Diabetes

Location: Lilly House, Basingstoke (Flex/Hybrid)

Reports to Exe.Dir. Medical Diabetes – UK/Nordics

We were founded more than a century ago by a man committed to creating high-quality medicines, and today we remain true to that mission in all our work. Across the globe, Lilly employees work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. Embracing diversity is at the core of our long-held value of respect for people. It is the lens through which we understand and respond to the unique needs of the millions of individuals who depend on our medicines.

Due to growth, we seek a Senior Medical Advisor with working expertise in Diabetes to take charge of our Diabetes franchise and guide it to new successes.

We are looking for you to be an integral member of the Lilly Diabetes Medical Affairs team, a Senior Medical Advisor – Diabetes (UK/ROI). Driving strategic planning in support of launch and commercialisation activities, focusing on patients’ needs, and ultimately enhancing the customers’ experience in interacting with the company.

Responsibilities include:

  • To provide medical expertise in Diabetes, specifically across the Lilly Diabetes product portfolio, including affiliate, regional and global teams, contributing to medical strategies and brand commercialisation.

  • Ensure detailed, current knowledge of the respective Molecule(s) data. And contribute to scientific and medical expertise to develop effective partnerships with relevant functions, including PRA, Clinical Operations, Corporate Affairs, Human Resources, Legal, Marketing, Medical Information, Global Product Safety and Training.

  • Knowledge of compliance with local laws and regulations, global policies and procedures, and compliance guidelines regarding data dissemination and interactions with external health care professionals. Review and approve promotional and non-promotional materials in line with the local compliance guidelines.

  • Drive the response to challenges from competitors, the PMCPA and the MHRA within the predetermined timelines.

  • To provide visible leadership to other members of the Medical Department and the broader UK business.

  • Understand and anticipate the information needs of all payers, patients, health care providers, particularly giving clinical input and insight to develop payer partnership programs.

  • To contribute to Medical Education activities, including business planning, approval and certification of materials, and scientific data exchange/dissemination.

  • Assist Medical Information and Global Product Safety UK as requested, including out of hours calls.

  • Provide initial and ongoing disease, product and competitor training for all Lilly employees and HCPs, as determined by business need.

  • Support the planning of symposia, advisory board and medical meetings, preparation and review of medical letters and other medical information assets.

For us, embracing diversity means understanding, respecting, and valuing differences, including but not limited to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. The most extraordinary measure of our diversity efforts is our ability to attract and retain exceptional employees who feel comfortable in a culture that supports them being themselves.


  • Full registered GMC/or eligible physician and basic medical qualification (e.g. MBBS/MD).

  • Therapeutic expertise in the clinical and/or industry with Diabetes.

  • Strong experience in a clinical setting in the UK Pharmaceutical industry as a Final Signatory.

  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organise, prioritise and adapt to changing priorities within the team

  • A balanced commercial and scientific orientation, displaying initiative and motivation, strong teamwork and negotiation skills.

  • Excellent communication skills (presentation, written and verbal)

  • Excellent self-management skills.

  • Fluent in English, verbal and written communication.

  • Travel – 20% - Domestic and International is required.


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