Disease Lead, US Medical Affairs - Multiple Myeloma
Company: Bristol-Myers Squibb
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: April 1, 2021
Disease Lead, US Medical Affairs - Multiple Myeloma At Bristol
Myers Squibb, we are inspired by a single vision - transforming
patients' lives through science.--In oncology, hematology,
immunology and cardiovascular disease - and one of the most diverse
and promising pipelines in the industry - each of our passionate
colleagues contribute to innovations that drive meaningful change.
We bring a human touch to every treatment we pioneer. Join us and
make a difference. Summary/Scope: The Disease Lead, US Medical
Affairs, Multiple Myeloma (MM) will report to the VP Head, US
Medical Affairs. He/she will be headquarter-based, and will lead
the team of physicians (MDs) and senior scientists providing
scientific/medical leadership and support for compounds in various
stages of clinical development, as well as approved products in the
Hematology Therapeutic Area. This individual will be involved in
integrated strategic planning within US Medical Affairs as well as
with partners in the US Commercial organization, Clinical Research
and Development, Translational Development, and Market Access, and
will lead the US medical team for MM. The Disease Lead, US Medical
Affairs, MM will be responsible for the overall medical strategy in
MM in the US, in alignment with overall US and global Medical
Affairs strategy, and will be responsible for execution of the
medical plan for the therapeutic area. He/she will represent US
Medical Affairs in MM with broad responsibilities and impact across
the US business and overall Medical Affairs organization. Execution
of the strategy will be achieved through direct management of the
Disease Teams comprising of MDs and senior scientists in their
therapeutic area, execution of Celgene sponsored medical
affairs-led trials and support of third-party-sponsored trials, and
coordination with the rest of the US Medical Affairs team including
functional leaders and the field-based team. He/she will work
closely with the Global Medical Affairs team to prepare for the US
launch of new products including CAR T therapies, CelMods etc.
Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to the
- Strategic and Tactical Planning: Responsibility for the Medical
Affairs aspects of plans across MM, in alignment with global plans,
and their timely updates. Providing oversight, strategic direction,
and ensuring appropriate cross-functional partnerships, e.g. use of
resources and performance towards goals across:
- Brand plans
- Launch plans for new products or new indication launches
- Publication plans
- Strategic and tactical plan
- Medical affairs enabling functions, e.g. medical information
letters, scientific educational grant requests and patient advocacy
- Provide leadership, accountability, and focus across the
Medical Affairs Disease sub-teams in MM, which include Medical
Directors, Scientific Directors, Scientific Communications, Medical
Education, Training and Staff Development, Medical Affairs Learning
and Staff Development, MSL leadership, and other functions.
- Provide accountability and support the Disease sub-teams in
executing Medical Affairs-led Celgene sponsored clinical trials,
within appropriate standards for compliance, quality, timeliness,
and budget. Support the team leads in the design, execution, and
evaluation of clinical trials according to strategy and good
- Drive execution of data generation efforts to support both
inline and pipeline products through registries, digital health and
intervention studies, e.g. provide oversight across the IIT
programs within the therapeutic area in the US: provide
accountability and support the Disease sub-team leads in the
integration of feedback from cross-functional reviewers,
negotiation of budgets, review of protocols, and coordination of
resources to support the investigators in timely opening, accrual,
collection of data, and publication of results.
- Represent US Medical Affairs as a therapeutic area expert in
both internal and external venues including the Integrated Evidence
Plan development group, and advisory boards / steering
- Lead/support franchise activities related to administration of
CAR T therapies including site selection, safe administration
guidelines, toxicity and long-term management. Lead/support
expanded access programs with multiple myeloma assets including CAR
- Provide the appropriate training, coaching, and accountability
to ensure superior content, operational, presentation, leadership,
and strategic skills for their reports, including the Disease
sub-team leads and their extended teams.
- Provide oversight and ensure quality of disease-specific
medical training within the therapeutic area for the MSL team,
sales team, and other functions, including disease state training
and standard care training, competitive landscape training,
training on Celgene sponsored trials, including registration
trials, and important manuscripts.
- Point-of contact for US external stakeholders: Interact with
key physicians in the community and in academia. Support the US
Medical Affairs team in ensuring a high level of customer
satisfaction and compliance, e.g Investigators, KOLs, Global
steering committees, Scientific Advisory Boards, Advocacy groups,
- Represent Celgene at professional meetings, congresses, and
local symposia, and being responsible for the overall medical and
scientific direction and support to current commercialized
products, as well as future pharmaceutical entities.
- In collaboration with the Global Disease Lead and commercial
counterparts (G3M) and through appropriate management and
leadership across Disease Teams (DSTs), coordination and execution
of the overall medical strategy for their portion of the portfolio
(GPTs), in collaboration with counterparts in other regions, as
well as commercial and research and development colleagues, from
initiation of regional pre- launch activities to several years
post-launch through integrated evidence planning (IEP).
- Interface effectively with all other Celgene internal
stakeholders: Global Medical Affairs functions and other
departments, including Commercial, Clinical Research and
Development, Regulatory Affairs, Managed Care, Pharmacovigilance,
Market Access, Statistics, Translational Research/Development,
Project Leadership, etc. Skills/Knowledge Required :
- Advanced degree in health-related field (MD, PharmD or PhD with
experience in Hematology/Oncology); preferably board-certified
- A minimum of 10+ years of experience: including specific
expertise in hematology/oncology as well as, medical affairs, and
people management. In addition, industry strong knowledge of
disease states across Hematology or Solid Tumors and the
marketplace is preferred.
- Knowledgeable of competitive products and their
- Strong expertise in the conduct of clinical trials in
hematology/oncology, with proficiency in critical data review and
- Good understanding of Medical Affairs and comprehensive
understanding of the compliance issues concerning MA function.
- Creation and management of successful cross-functional and
multi-disciplinary teams in changing competitive environment,
changing product technology, changing customer needs.
- Excellent communication and organization skills, including
presentations to large groups, facilitation of interactive
discussions, and 1:1 discussions with thought leaders.
- Demonstrated customer focus orientation & credibility with
- Knowledge/application of data sources, reports and tools for
the creation of solid plans.
- Ability to effectively manage teams of peers, e.g. matrix
leadership of cross-functional teams.
- Ability to successfully manage a diverse work group, motivate
and maximize productivity.
- Excellent analytical, communication and presentation skills and
solid experience in translating medical/clinical information into
medical affairs strategies.
- Possess strong business acumen and financial skills with prior
P&L experience or budget experience.
- Prior experience in an international environment (is a
- Ability to travel is required; approximately 30% (including
international). Around the world, we are passionate about making an
impact on the lives of patients with serious diseases. Empowered to
apply our individual talents and diverse perspectives in an
inclusive culture, our shared values of passion, innovation,
urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the
highest potential of each of our colleagues. Bristol Myers Squibb
recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work
environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits,
services and programs that provide our employees with the resources
to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives. W
e're creatinginnovative medicines for patients fighting serious
diseases. We're also nurturing our own diverse team with inspiring
work and challenging career options. No matter the role, each one
of us makes a contribution. And that makes all the difference.
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