Bristol Myers Squibb Company

Disease Lead, US Medical Affairs - Multiple Myeloma

Jersey City, NJ, United States
Sep 06, 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.


The Disease Lead, US Medical Affairs, Multiple Myeloma (MM) will report to the VP Head, US Medical Affairs. He/she will be headquarter-based, and will lead the team of physicians (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 MM. The Disease Lead, US Medical Affairs, MM will be responsible for the overall medical strategy in MM in the US, in alignment with overall US and global Medical Affairs strategy, and will be responsible for execution of the medical plan for the therapeutic area. He/she will represent US Medical Affairs in MM 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 comprising of MDs and senior scientists in their therapeutic area, execution of Celgene sponsored medical affairs-led 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. He/she will work closely with the Global Medical Affairs team to prepare for the US launch of new products including CAR T therapies, CelMods etc.

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 MM, in alignment with global plans, and their timely updates. Providing oversight, strategic direction, and ensuring appropriate cross-functional partnerships, e.g. use of resources and performance towards goals across:
    • Brand plans
    • Launch plans for new products or new indication launches
    • Publication plans
    • Strategic and tactical plan
    • Medical affairs enabling functions, e.g. medical information letters, scientific educational grant requests and patient advocacy grant requests
  • Provide leadership, accountability, and focus across the Medical Affairs Disease sub-teams in MM, which include Medical Directors, Scientific Directors, Scientific Communications, Medical Education, Training and Staff Development, Medical Affairs Learning and Staff Development, MSL leadership, and other functions.
  • Provide accountability and support the Disease sub-teams in executing Medical Affairs-led Celgene sponsored clinical trials, within appropriate standards for compliance, quality, timeliness, and budget. Support the team leads in the design, execution, and evaluation of clinical trials according to strategy and good clinical practice.

  • Drive execution of data generation efforts to support both inline and pipeline products through registries, digital health and intervention studies, e.g. provide oversight across the IIT programs within the therapeutic area in the US: provide accountability and support the Disease sub-team 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.
  • Represent US Medical Affairs as a therapeutic area expert in both internal and external venues including the Integrated Evidence Plan development group, and advisory boards / steering committees.
  • Lead/support franchise activities related to administration of CAR T therapies including site selection, safe administration guidelines, toxicity and long-term management. Lead/support expanded access programs with multiple myeloma assets including CAR T therapies
  • Provide the appropriate training, coaching, and accountability to ensure superior content, operational, presentation, leadership, and strategic skills for their reports, including the Disease sub-team leads and their extended teams.

  • Provide oversight and ensure quality of disease-specific medical training within the therapeutic area for the MSL 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 external stakeholders: Interact with key physicians in the community and in academia. Support the US Medical Affairs team in ensuring a high level of customer satisfaction and compliance, e.g Investigators, KOLs, Global steering committees, Scientific Advisory Boards, Advocacy groups, Cooperative groups.
  • Represent Celgene at professional meetings, congresses, and local symposia, and being responsible for the overall medical and scientific direction and support to current commercialized products, as well as future pharmaceutical entities.
  • In collaboration with the Global Disease Lead and commercial counterparts (G3M) and through appropriate management and leadership across Disease Teams (DSTs), coordination and execution of the overall medical strategy for their portion of the portfolio (GPTs), 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 through integrated evidence planning (IEP).
  • Interface effectively with all other Celgene internal stakeholders: Global Medical Affairs functions and other departments, including Commercial, Clinical Research and Development, Regulatory Affairs, Managed Care, Pharmacovigilance, Market Access, Statistics, Translational Research/Development, Project Leadership, etc.

Skills/Knowledge Required :

  • Advanced degree in health-related field (MD, PharmD or PhD with experience in Hematology/Oncology); preferably board-certified hematologist/oncologist.
  • A minimum of 10+ years of experience: including specific expertise in hematology/oncology as well as, medical affairs, and people management. In addition, industry strong knowledge of disease states across Hematology or Solid Tumors and the marketplace is preferred.
  • Knowledgeable of competitive products and their application.
  • Strong expertise in the conduct of clinical trials in hematology/oncology, with proficiency in critical data review and interpretation.
  • 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, including presentations to large groups, facilitation of interactive discussions, and 1:1 discussions with thought leaders.
  • 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, e.g. matrix leadership of cross-functional teams.
  • 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; approximately 30% (including international).

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.

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