Executive Medical Director, Disease Lead, US Medical Affairs, Lymphoma

Offsite, NJ, US
Oct 07, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Other Locations:US- Offsite


Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries, and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.

The Executive Medical Director, Disease Lead, US Medical Affairs, Lymphoma will report to the VP Head, US Medical Affairs. He/she will be headquarters based, and will lead the team of 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 Hematology. The Executive Medical Director, Disease Lead, US Medical Affairs, Lymphoma will be responsible for the overall medical strategy in Hematology in the US, in alignment with overall US and global Medical Affairs strategy, and will be responsible for execution of the medical plan for their therapeutic area. He/she will represent US Medical Affairs in Hematology 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 led by MDs and senior scientists in their therapeutic area, execution of Celgene sponsored medical affairs-led phase IIIb/IV 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.

Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to the following:

  • Strategic and Tactical Planning: Responsibility for the Medical Affairs aspects of plans across Hematology, in alignment with global plans, and their timely updates. Providing oversight, strategic direction, and ensuring appropriate use of resources and performance to goals across:
    • Brand plans
    • Launch plans for new products or new indication launches
    • Publication plans
    • Strategic and tactical plan
  • Provide leadership, accountability, and focus across the Medical Affairs Disease sub-teams in Hematology, which include Medical Directors, Scientific Directors, Scientific Communications, Medical Education, Training and Staff Development, Medical Affairs Learning and Staff Development, RML leadership, and other functions.
  • Provide accountability and support the Disease Teams in executing Medical Affairs-led Celgene sponsored clinical trials, within appropriate standards for compliance, quality, timeliness, and budget. Support the Disease Leads in the design, execution, and evaluation of clinical trials according to strategy and good clinical practice.
  • Provide oversight across the IIT programs within the therapeutic area in the US: provide accountability and support the Disease 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.
  • Oversight of appropriate execution of Medical Affairs advisory boards in the US by the disease teams in the relevant disease area.
  • Provide the appropriate training, coaching, and accountability to ensure superior content, operational, presentation, leadership, and strategic skills for their reports, including the Disease Leads and their extended teams.
  • Provide oversight and ensure quality of disease-specific medical training within the therapeutic area for the RML 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 KOLs: Interact with key physicians in the community and in academics. Support the US Medical Affairs team in ensuring a high level of customer satisfaction and compliance.
  • US Medical Affairs "point of contact" for Hematology, responsible for the overall medical and scientific direction and support to current commercialized products, as well as future pharmaceutical entities.
  • In collaboration with commercial counterparts and through appropriate management and leadership across Disease Teams, coordination and execution of the overall medical strategy for their portion of the portfolio, 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.
  • Interface effectively with all other Medical Affairs functions and other departments, including Commercial, Clinical Research and Development, Regulatory Affairs, Managed Care, Pharmacovigilance, etc.

Skills/Knowledge Required :

  • Advanced degree in health-related field.
  • A minimum of 10 + years of experiences in medical affairs with specific expertise in hematology/oncology as well as, medical affairs, and people management. In addition, 10+ years industry strong knowledge of disease states across Hematology or Solid Tumors and the marketplace.
  • Knowledgeable of competitive products and their application.
  • Strong expertise in the conduct of clinical trials in hematology/oncology.
  • Product lifecycle management experience highly preferred.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated customer focus orientation & credibility with customers.
  • Knowledge/application of data sources, reports and tools for the creation of solid plans.
  • Ability to effectively manage teams of peers.
  • 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 plus).
  • Ability to travel is required

Celgene is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Celgene complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must have authorization to work for Celgene in the U.S.