Director, Medical Strategy

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The role

They are passionate about and are a master at strategic thinking within the pharmaceutical and wellness world and in helping their team find creative solutions that respect the relevant regulations. They are enthusiastic about working alongside subject matter experts in business strategy, human centred design, technology and data to inform the best solutions for their clients/partners.


This role is about more than just strategizing. It involves caring about your clients and knowing their business needs inside and out, and always being ready to provide proactive solutions to problems and identifying opportunities.

About us

With offices in Montreal and Toronto, altavia.cloudraker specializes in delivering leading-edge marketing and technology solutions that empower retail & health brands to design a future people want to engage with. We call this Bionic Growth.


We advance businesses by reframing the challenge. By unlocking insight and unleashing technology, we develop products & systems that create human connections. Bridging strategy and activation, we empower your business to make strategic decisions to foster bionic growth and create a sustainable competitive advantage.


As part of Altavia—an independent, global federation of entrepreneurs—we have 38 years of industry experience in retail and health support our clients across 45 countries. Our dedicated retail and health advisors are experts in business design, brand building, digital technology and data performance.


  • As a member of the Strategy team, partner with Health Advisors, delivery experts and subject matter experts to position a brand, drug or portfolio in a competitive landscape as well as participate in the development of concepts that meet project objectives, comply with PAAB and/or ASC regulations, and exceed client expectations;

  • Develop and oversee content creation in support of various to market programs and products;

  • Oversee that the medical copywriting of freelancers and internal resources is on-brand with the key messaging to ensure consistent quality and consistency as per altavia.cloudraker standards;

  • Manage review cycles of deliverables (e.g. parallel reviews of copydecks, layouts, translations) against regulatory feedback and for quality control (e.g. referencing.);

  • Perform competitive strategy and analysis for various clients in different healthcare therapeutic areas;

  • Identify opportunities for brands to play a bigger role in the healthcare landscape;

  • Help design communications and key messages for patient programs and experiences;

  • Working alongside the creative subject matter group, prepare concepts for internal and client presentations to clients and be ready to defend them when challenged;

  • Think outside the box and challenge our clients to step out of their comfort zones to create memorable experiences for their audiences;

  • Stay informed about new trends and the best work in the advertising and pharmaceutical fields;

  • Participate in brand team meetings/strategic planning sessions and tactical sessions as required to ensure that brand strategic imperatives are aligned with tactical deliverables;

  • Help educate the rest of the team about the pharmaceutical industry and its regulations.

You have

  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in a similar role;

  • Experience working on Pharmaceutical accounts (agency or client-side);

  • PAAB and ASC experience;

  • Experience managing 360 customer/HCP experiences;

  • Excellent communication skills in English (and French if possible);

  • Trained as a medical writer (ideal);

  • A passion for staying informed about web, mobile, digital and traditional media trends;

You are

  • Great at pushing concepts further and playing with words;

  • Extremely detail-oriented;

  • A team player who likes working closely with Art Directors, Designers, Developers, and Advisors;

  • Always up for a new challenge;

  • An easy-going, light-hearted person who doesn’t take themselves too seriously;

  • Able to stay cool as a cucumber... even when deadlines are looming.

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