Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Director, Medical Communications, New Oncology Assets

Princeton, NJ, US
May 12, 2018
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
The Director, Medical Communications, New Oncology Assets will be accountable for creation of timely & relevant medical communications (publications, scientific congress presentations, core decks, Q&A documents and standard responses response) to advance understanding of the science & maximize value for customers. The position, which focuses on New Oncology assets, reports to the WW Lead, Translational Medicine and New/Early Oncology Asset Publications and Scientific Content. In this role, the Director is expected to:
  • Create a team environment and culture which emphasizes teamwork, cooperation, personal accountability and a commitment to quality
  • Partner with Management to set goals and objectives for direct reports, working closely with medical, early clinical, and development leaders and across the Capabilities to ensure alignment
  • Manage and coach, for sustained high performance, an externally focused team accountable for developing and executing functionally and geographically integrated medical and scientific content plans; Plans and deliverables are strategically differentiating, reflect expert understanding the environment, desired educational outcomes & audience needs, and effectively communicates the medical value of our assets.
  • Ensure plans are adjusted in accordance with clinical trial results/milestones and changes in the market healthcare landscape, monitoring the external medical and scientific information landscape and for leading internal process improvements to stay the leader in the field, and enable BMS to be viewed as the top partner of choice by healthcare professionals
  • Leverage experience and understanding of evolving landscape to consistently serve as a reliable and credible thought partner fostering collaborative relationships with academic & clinical experts, authors, publishers, medical associations & other relevant stakeholder groups
  • Work across Medical Capability and obtain to obtain critical insights ensuring development of relevant, strategic and scientifically differentiating medical communications that align with overall asset development strategy
  • Partner internally to identify, set timing and execute data dependencies and related disclosures of information through multiple communication channels for defined scope; In the case of partnerships/alliances, manages the relationship and takes accountability for the combined success
  • Effectively aligns across the matrix to drive key decisions during the medical communication development process enabling efficient issue resolution; Challenges and provides alternative perspective to increase engagement and deals effectively with resistance.
  • Employ strong business acumen focused on value creation and allocates resources consistent with priorities and align own activities to adjust to project priorities; Manages the budget for defined area of responsibility demonstrating strong financial stewardship
  • Collaborate productively across matrix teams & builds credibility and represents BMS in a strong manner with external thought leaders & collaborative partners
  • Demonstrate true medical & scientific information functional subject matter expertise & credibility (e.g. CMPP certification, ISMPP active member)
  • Demonstrate scientific subject matter expertise in a specific tumor type/therapeutic area/assigned scope; Ensure compliance with internal and external standards and serving as a subject matter expert on publication policies for stakeholders
  • Model BMS behaviors and holds others accountable for such behaviors at all levels in the organization
  • Display authentic leadership, change agility and enterprise mindset

Qualifications/Experience Desired
  • Advanced scientific degree, PharmD, PhD or MD; Certification as a Medical Publication Professional (CMPP) desirable
  • 7 - 10 years of Pharma/Healthcare industry experience with and established successful track record
  • Experience leading Oncology medical communications across all phases (preclinical & clinical) of the drug development and commercialization process and extensive launch readiness experience
  • Demonstrated ability to drive teams to effectively manage timelines while ensuring highest quality communications using strong organizational, communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills working collaboratively across a matrix, multiple markets and global geographies
  • Proven ability to think strategically and take decisions even under conditions of ambiguity, evolving landscapes and tight timelines
  • Adept at building credibility with external investigators & collaborative partners, evidenced by strong leadership behaviors and excellence in the science
  • Expert knowledge of good publication practices, medical information guidance, and content standards of practice
  • Understanding of Sunshine Act, Pharma Code of Conduct, global guidance and regulations related to post-marketing practices and scientific data communication
  • Understanding of clinical trial design and execution, statistical methods, and transparency/clinical trial data reporting requirements
  • Ability to travel (domestically and internationally) 15-20% of time