Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Director/Lead, Immuno-Oncology Publications & Scientific Content

Princeton, NJ, US
Oct 07, 2018
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Director/Lead, Immuno-Oncology Publications & Scientific Content

Employees: 4-8 FTE

Summary of Responsibilities

Structure, Scope & Accountability:

• Reports to WW Head Medical Publications & Scientific Content

• Leads a team accountable for creation of timely & relevant medical communications to advance understanding of the science & maximize value for customers (publications, field medical slides, Q&A documents and standard responses to customer questions)

• Serves as a member of the WW Publications & Scientific Content leadership team & extended member of Medical Capabilities organization

• Critical role accountable for ensuring the clear, accurate and scientifically rigorous communication of BMS information that informs medical practice for drug development & commercialization

• Responsible for vision, strategy and execution of medical and scientific information exchange plans/platforms; including medical publications and content

• Sets the goals and objectives for team, working closely with full development and medical leaders

• Represents BMS scientific communications to external investigators, key authors and journal editors

• Direct impact on the success of BMS Integrated Oncology organization (ie. timely journal submissions / publications, Congress presentations, Field Medical scientific content)

• Leads an organization of approximately 4-8 full-time and contract experts, with a budget of between $1-3million

• Partners internally to ensure team has necessary resources

• Makes key decisions during the publication and scientific content development process

• In the case of partnerships/alliances, manages the relationship and takes accountability for the combined success

• Partners internally to identify, set timing and execute data dependencies and related disclosures of information in multiple communication channels including publications & scientific content

• Partners externally with 3rd party vendors to ensure the appropriate balance of internal and external execution of work

• Evaluates, collaborates and leads the partnership with many agencies to achieve objectives

• Works extensively with Senior Leaders across the globe (R&D, Commercial, Medical) to develop publication and content plans that support the overall strategic communications asset strategy in a very competitive environment

• Facilitates the alignment of medical publications and scientific content plans/platforms with internal matrix stakeholders, external key opinion leaders and approval by internal governing bodies

• Presents and maintains alignment with matrix stakeholders on accomplishments, trends and book of work

• Identifies and drives opportunities to standardize medical publications & scientific content

• Identifies and drives opportunities to increase value and better leverage medical publications & scientific content

• Manages the budget for defined area of responsibility

Leads team for a I/O publications/content accountable for the following:

• Delivering medical publications plans, publications, congress presentations, creating medical and scientific content. Scientific content is used for BMS medical professionals, call centers and field medical teams (in scientific exchange directly)

• Reviewing draft publications and scientific content

• Adjusting publications and medical content plans 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

• 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

• Establishing and regularly communicating clear metrics aligned to meeting customer needs and demonstrating desired outcomes of activities

• Identifying trends in content inquiry and aligning and adjusting to relevant trends to better meet customer needs

• Ensuring compliance with internal and external standards

• Identifying relevant data for content requests

• Soliciting expertise when necessary to address a content request


• Represents the Publications & Scientific Content through collaborations with senior leaders across the enterprise on cross-functional initiatives aimed at improving the overall efficiency, effectiveness, simplification, focus and integration of the business

• Partners across the Medical Capabilities to obtain critical insights and ensure relevant customer focused content

• Collaborates strongly across Leadership team & 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) to serve as an educator to internal & external audiences

• Demonstrates scientific subject matter expertise in a specific tumor type/therapeutic area/phase


• Identifies, hires, develops, coaches high potential employees to ensure a rich pipeline of engaged, empowered and enriched talent

• Creates a high performing, externally focused team which emphasizes teamwork, cooperation, personal accountability and a commitment to quality

• Models BMS behaviors and reinforces such behaviors at all levels in the organization

• Provides oversight and approval of partnerships with vendors and contract support to support and optimal and flexible workforce

Experience Desired

• Advance scientific degree, PharmD, PhD or MD preferred

• 7 - 10 years of Pharmaceutical/Healthcare industry experience with a focus on medical communications

• Demonstrated strength in leading teams to high performance

• Proven ability to take decisions and build credibility with external investigators & collaborative partners, evidenced by strong behaviors and excellence in the science

• Proven ability to work in an ambiguous environment, and develop a function with a focus on quick deliverables.

• Experience collaborating across a matrix, multiple markets and global geographies

• Experience participating in, facilitating and leading cross-functional, cross-cultural project teams

• Demonstrated success driving optimal business results in a large complex corporate environment with multiple priorities and tight timelines

• Demonstrated ability to manage timelines and quality of work using strong organizational, communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills in a cross-functional team

• Ability to think strategically in a changing environment

• Entrepreneurial skill and ability to take educated risk

• Ability to rise above technical expertise; demonstrating judgement, wisdom and understanding of impact

• Experience leading functions, individuals and peers through change

• Experience leading publications and scientific content development across all phases of the drug development and commercialization process

• Certification as a Medical Publication Professional (CMPP) desirable

• Medical writing experience

• Ability to analyze and interpret clinical data

• English fluency

Knowledge Desired

• Pharmaceutical/Healthcare Industry

• External Compliance/Transparency/Conflict-of-Interest regulated work environments

• Good Scientific & Medical Information practice and guidance; especially publications and content standards of practice

• 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 clinical trial data reporting requirements