Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Medical Communications Manager, Immunoscience

Princeton, NJ, United States
Jul 17, 2019
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

The primary responsibility for the Medical Communications Manager is supporting the Publications and Scientific Content Leads in the development and delivery of a comprehensive, globally aligned strategic publications and scientific communications plan that reflects priorities for key markets.

Roles and Responsibilities

Supports a high performing, cross-functional global communications matrix team engaged in the planning, integration and execution of medical publication and scientific content activities globally.

Supports Pubs and Scientific Content Leads in translating medical strategies and objectives into actionable long-term strategic communications plans; plans that are comprehensive and globally aligned (representing all functions and key markets with ongoing data generation)

Champions the global standardization of immunoscience medical content to streamline creation, distribution and curation of content while eliminating redundancies in resource utilization and number of deliverables.

Supports the development of all relevant medical content per clinical development program, publications, data presentations, congress activity, market needs, customer inquiry trends, global communication platform, product safety reports and treatment landscape.

Manages the development and maintenance of Standard Response Documents to ensure concise, comprehensive responses to the most frequently posed questions, to facilitate a rapid response to customer enquiries around the world. Liaising with market-level content leads and HQ medical to determine the need for new documents, and where old documents can be retired.

Plays an active role in the Medical Capabilities Integration Team (MCIT) Meetings to solicit and understand Market-level insights, publications and scientific content needs and reflect it accordingly in deliverables to ensure relevance and applicability to local market; also to ensure that local markets are familiar with global publications and scientific content strategies and plans.

Budget Management - Working closely with the Medical Communications Execution Lead (MCEL) and Pubs/Scientific Content Leads, responsible for budget development, management and tracking, SOW review, invoice approvals, and SO management of assigned therapeutic areas.

Works to build and demonstrate understanding of the disease area, medical strategies and objectives necessary to provide strategic input to a broad range of stakeholders on matters related to publication and scientific content planning & data dissemination/disclosure under the direct mentorship of the Global Publications and Scientific Content Leads.

Reviews publication drafts for scientific quality and to ensure alignment & consistency with author direction, the scientific communication platform and key communication points supported by data.

Manages Medical Writers and Medical Communications agencies in the authoring of content while ensuring alignment with AMA style, BMS standards and BMS content templates & style.

Provides medical expertise and support to help address complex customer inquiries on the Immunoscience portfolio.

Supports the development of Medical Contact Center training on disease state, product overview and relevant market events to ensure Contact Center's readiness to address customer inquiries.

Ensures all publications and scientific content is data validated and supported by appropriate reputable references.

Engages and effectively aligns across a broad range key internal stakeholders (Global Biostatistical Sciences, Global & Regional Medical teams and Health Economics & Outcomes Research) to facilitate decision making during publication planning and execution process.

Employs innovative strategies and solutions to ensure timely communication of scientific data.

Engages and partners with key internal stakeholders (Medical Information, Contact Centers, HEOR and Access, Public Affairs, Medical Capabilities, MDO) to facilitate early identification anticipated data disclosures that may be relevant for key external audiences enabling timely preparation of other data-dependent communications.

Communicates timely publication and scientific content updates and metrics to key stakeholders to facilitate ongoing functional and regional planning and inform dependencies.

Promotes and reinforces (supports) good publication practices and principles among authors and internal publication stakeholder community ensuring all publications are being authored, written, and reviewed according to GPP3 and BMS processes.

Position Requirements

Advanced degree preferred: PharmD, PhD or MD in a science subject or biomedical degree preferred; bachelor's degree in biomedical discipline or equivalent with in depth experience in publication management considered

A minimum of 1-5 years' experience within the pharmaceutical or related healthcare industry, ideally in both a regional and global capacity

Working knowledge of scientific publication strategy, planning and execution during all phases of drug development and commercialization process (investigational, registrational, pre & post-launch and marketed)

Scientific expertise in the disease/therapeutic area (rheumatology/Immunoscience) preferred

Experience working in highly matrix environment across a broad range of functional areas and effectively collaborating with the Medical Affairs, Health Outcomes, R&D, regulatory, legal and commercial teams

Understanding of the clinical trial design and execution, statistical methods and clinical trial data reporting requirements

Understanding of good publication practices and guidance (GPP3, ICMJE), Sunshine Act, Pharma Code of Conduct, and other guidance related to post-marketing practices and scientific data communication

Outstanding interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills with exceptional time management skills are required for this highly visible global position

Working knowledge of Microsoft Suite applications. Familiarity with publication management tools & systems (Datavision) desirable (but can be learned on the job)

Willingness and ability to travel for congresses, publication steering committees etc.