Bristol Myers Squibb Company

Associate Director, Global Medical Affairs, Myeloid

Celgene, NJ, United States
Aug 23, 2020
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
At Bristol Myers Squibb, we are inspired by a single vision - transforming patients' lives through science.In oncology, hematology, immunology and cardiovascular disease - and one of the most diverse and promising pipelines in the industry - each of our passionate colleagues contribute to innovations that drive meaningful change. We bring a human touch to every treatment we pioneer. Join us and make a difference.

Associate Director, Global Medical Affairs, Myeloid

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • This position has the primary responsibility to contribute to the Global Medical Affairs strategy and tactics in the assigned indications/assets within the Myeloid disease area (myeloproliferative neoplasms / MPN). Represent Global Medical Affairs in cross functional interactions with other Global functions, providing supporting to countries within the assigned scope.
  • This position may lead to substantial travel time including Medical Affairs strategy meetings, educational meetings, advisor boards, individual KOL meetings, EU and US congresses, among others.

Medical Affairs duties include:
  • Co-lead medical strategy, defining Global Medical launch plan & Budget
  • Represent Global Medical Affairs in cross functional meetings (Business review, Global Marketing Medical Affairs and Market Access meetings, country visits)
  • Assess IIT proposals and inform the integrated evidence plan and open research questions
  • Lead scientific communication with the MPN international community (e.g. OL engagement plan)
  • Plan and lead execution of Scientific Communication Activities (e.g. scientific symposia)
  • Support relevant independent Medical Education initiatives as per medical plan (grants & sponsorships)
  • Provide Medical insight into publication strategy and review of individual manuscripts/abstracts
  • Provide Medical insight into Markets Access projects (Chart review, ITC) and other documents as requested (e.g. Global Value Dossier)
  • Update and support the BMS countries in the preparation of launch plans
  • Plan and develop training activities (F2F, webex, on demand, etc.)


1) Teamwork is the ability to work cooperatively with others, to be part of the team, to work together, as opposed to working separately or competitively. Teamwork may be considered whenever the subject is a member of a group of people functioning as a team.

Behavioral Evidence Level
  • Works closely with internal and external partners to continually assess relevance of ongoing projects
  • Provides consulting expertise (e.g., publications, slides, printed materials, training, etc.) to internal partners when requested.
  • Participates in team meetings as appropriate to understand operational, strategic, research and other adhoc issues being conducted and maintain current interests and involvement.

2) Problem Solving & Decision Making is the ability to make quality & timely business decisions based on data and facts. It involves taking responsibility for identifying and solving problems and managing risks.

Behavioural Evidence Level
  • Creates new models or concepts not obvious to others to explain situations, clarify an opportunity and resolve problems.
  • Makes timely recommendations and/or decisions that balance multiple factors (e.g., business needs, scientific data, ethical implications, etc.)

3) Influence & Persuasion involves influencing others to a desired outcome through building persuasive scientific arguments based on logic and fact, coupled with the ability to anticipate and respond to the needs and concerns of others.

Behavioural Evidence Level
  • Delivers presentations to target audiences that clearly communicate research benefits or the value of completed research, in line with each audience's unique concerns or interests.
  • Is able to identify and balance the needs of multiple stakeholders. Can demonstrate ways to meet the diverse needs of different interest groups and negotiate mutually beneficial outcomes.
  • Uses knowledge of step-by-step influencing approach study approval (e.g., assist with building study concept, position with internal partners, develop full protocol, engage supervisors appropriately)

4) Planning, Organizing & Coordinating Work Efforts involves efficiently completing work activities and requirements through effective planning, organization, resource utilization, and time management.

Behavioural Evidence Level
  • Develops and implements efficient functional work plans, which may involve several groups.
  • Monitors plans and related progress within all studies and develops contingency plans as necessary. Maintains timely communication with key stakeholders as appropriate.
  • Organize time-share spent in the European territories in relation with appropriate workload as defined concomitantly with the supervisor.

5) Sound Technical and Scientific Knowledge means being at all times informed about trends, current opinions and standards of care in the treatment of different tumor types as well as all issues pertaining to protocol development, appraisal and monitoring, and scientific data reporting

Behavioural Evidence Level
  • Effectively discusses clinical protocol rationale, design and issues based on current knowledge in the field
  • Is able to articulate, illustrate and defend a scientific/ medical issue in the setting of a group discussion
  • Makes effective use of scientific and medical literature to support studies, analyze and review study proposals
  • Delivers presentations with depth of content, clear delivery of ideas and messages and is able to satisfactorily field questions using knowledge

The ideal candidate will have the following mix of professional and personal characteristics:

  • Advanced degree (MD, PharmD and/or PhD) in life science
  • Solid experience in medical affairs, clinical and/o translational research in hematology or oncology with 7 -10 years in academic medicine and/or industry.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to remain calm and positive under pressure
  • Excellent communication skills, including presentations to large groups, facilitation of interactive discussions, and 1:1 with TLs.
  • Excellent analytical skills and solid experience in translating medical/clinical information into medical affairs strategies.
  • Demonstrated customer focus orientation & credibility
  • Hard working with a can-do attitude
  • Possess experience creating and managing budgets

Regular travel will be required (approx 20-25%) PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:
  • Experience working in Myeloid malignancies
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to multitask and prioritize critical company issues within the drug development lifecycle

Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious diseases. Empowered to apply our individual talents and diverse perspectives in an inclusive culture, our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

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 with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.