Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Director, Early Oncology Publications and Scientific Content

Princeton, NJ, US
Jul 10, 2018
Science/R&D, Oncology
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases.

One shared journey is moving us forward at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious disease. Empowered to apply our individual talents and ideas so that we can learn and grow together. Driven to make a difference, from innovative research to hands-on community support. 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 the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.

Key Responsibilities:

The Director of Oncology Early Assets Publications and Scientific Content will manage a team accountable for creation of timely & relevant medical communications (publications, scientific congress presentations, core decks, Q&A documents and standard responses letters to customer questions) to advance understanding of the science & maximize value for customers. The position, which focuses on Oncology assets in our pipeline at various stages of preclinical and early phases of development, reports to the WW Lead, Translational Medicine and New/Early Asset Publications and Scientific Content. In this role, the incumbent 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.
  • Leading the development, review and approval process for publications and scientific content ensuring alignment with direction
  • 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
  • Establish self as credible and reliable partner and the primary interface for authors fostering collaborative relationships with academic & clinical experts, authors, publishers, medical associations & other relevant stakeholder groups; including participating in external initiatives to foster trust and respect amongst academic and medical publishing community
  • Work across teams to obtain critical insights ensuring development of relevant, strategic and differentiating medical communications that support the overall strategic communications asset strategy in a very competitive environment 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
  • Facilitate the alignment of medical publications and scientific content plans/platforms with internal matrix stakeholders, external thought leaders and approval by internal governing bodies
  • Focus on value creation and allocate resources consistent with priorities and align own activities to adjust to project priorities
  • Expertly leverage multiple avenues for engaging external insights to drive creation of value (Publication Steering Committees)
  • Effectively align across the matrix and makes key decisions during the publication and scientific content development process to enable efficient issue resolution
  • Manage 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
  • Demonstrates true medical & scientific information functional subject matter expertise & credibility (e.g. CMPP certification, ISMPP active member)
  • Demonstrates 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
  • Models BMS behaviors and holds others accountable for such behaviors at all levels in the organization

Qualifications/Experience Desired
  • Advance scientific degree, PharmD, PhD or MD preferred; Certification as a Medical Publication Professional (CMPP) desirable
  • 7 - 10 years of Pharma/Healthcare industry experience with an established successful track record of developing and leading teams to sustained high performance
  • Experience leading Oncology medical communications across all phases (preclinical & clinical) of the drug development and commercialization process
  • Demonstrated ability to drive teams to effectively manage timelines manage while ensuring highest quality 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 within times of ambiguity, evolving landscape and tight timelines
  • Adept at building credibility with external investigators & collaborative partners, evidenced by strong behaviors and excellence in the science
  • Expert knowledge of good publication practices, medical information guidance, and content standards of practice
  • Understanding of clinical trial design and execution, statistical methods, and transparency/clinical trial data reporting requirements
  • Understanding of Sunshine Act, Pharma Code of Conduct, global guidance and regulations related to post-marketing practices and scientific data communication