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Establishing A Robust PMO

How we helped a pharmaceutical leader transition Medical Affairs into a key business pillar to support growth and transformation


  • Company transitioning toward Oncology from primary care
  • Mostly decentralized markets with disconnected Medical Affairs teams
  • Lack of strategic Medical Affairs direction led to inefficiency and lack of coordination and learning
  • Aggressive launch plans required nimble and decisive Medical Affairs organization


  • Developed a strategy and Portfolio Management Office (PMO) team to run point in key areas
  • Developed new organizational and process recommendations to support transformation
  • Provided strong support to Head of Global Medical Affairs in driving messaging and details for recommendations
  • Led global steering committees in support of transition


  • Successfully drove organizational redesign and transition to more centrally driven strategy and leadership
  • Drove changes across medical strategy, budgeting and planning, cross-market coordination, and leadership
  • Led consistent messaging and communications to CEO and across market teams.

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