World Wide Medical Leader (WWML)

Princeton, NJ, United States
Sep 16, 2020
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global Biopharma company committed to a single mission: to discover, develop, and deliver innovative medicines focused on helping millions of patients around the world in disease areas such as oncology, cardiovascular, immunoscience and fibrosis.

Join us and make a difference. We hire the best people and provide them with a work environment that places a premium on diversity, integrity, collaboration and personal development. Through a culture of inclusion, we create a better, more productive work environment. We believe that the diverse experiences and perspectives of all our employees help to drive innovation and transformative business results.


World Wide Medical Leader (WWML) is a trained disease area expert in oncology, immunology, hematology or Innovative Medicine with strong name recognition and a credible voice of Medical with external customers. The WWML will report to the Global Medical Leader (GML). The WWML ensures strategic information of the disease flows between markets and Development; and coordinates with the Country Medical Directors. The incumbent will establish and maintain ongoing long-term collaborative peer-to-peer relationships with key thought leaders and manages Global Key Opinion Leader activities, including Advisory Boards; aligns with markets and regions to ensure transparency regarding KOL activities. This role is global in nature and partners tightly with Commercial and R&D Development teams; and a core member of the Development Team.


Trained and Scientific Expertise in Oncology/Hematology and Tumor Expertise (Lung, Melanoma, Renal) or in one of our Innovative Medicines Expertise (Cardiovascular, Immunoscience, Fibrosis)

Experience in the field/field expertise; external network with strong name recognition

Develops and maintains strong Thought Leader network, scientific societies and functional teams

The ability to connect the "internal" science to the "external" unmet medical need

Understanding the Healthcare landscape and dynamics

Ability to communicate complex clinical data in a user-friendly way

Ability to leverage real-world evidence in the patient outcome

Expertise in disease areas relevant to BMS portfolio

Hands-on experience in designing and executing clinical trials

Functional understanding of drug Development

Deep understanding in developing and implementing Medical strategies

Strong cross-functional collaboration with Commercial organization, Clinical Research and Development, HEOR and Regulatory Affairs.

Key Responsibilities

Develops and implements Medical Affairs Plans, including study and publication plans, for key products in the portfolio

Communicates key messages to the CEO, Investor Relations, and Congress planning

Ensures linkage between the Development and Commercial teams with respect to the communication strategy, training strategy, development of Medical plans and Advisory Board planning

Develops and executes study protocols for BMS Sponsored studies, in collaboration with key internal and external stakeholders, to produce high quality data to support the goals of the Medical Plan

Evaluates Investigator Sponsored Research (ISR), participates in Clinical Trials Review Process and is accountable for activities related to approved ISRs

Authors and assists with scientific publications, including abstracts, posters, manuscripts and whitepapers. Generates medical and scientific information materials

Plans, develops, and generates content and delivers internal and external scientific and educational programs

Establishes and maintains ongoing long-term collaborative peer-to-peer relationships with key thought leaders and manages Global Key Opinion Leader activities, including Advisory Boards; aligns with markets and regions to ensure transparency regarding KOL activities

Contributes to, reviews and approves medical/scientific communications including marketing materials and participate in Promotional and Scientific Content Approval Processes

Responds to unsolicited requests for information from healthcare professionals that are received either directly or indirectly through Regional organizations, in accordance with all compliance regulations and policies

Serves as liaison for Medical and Scientific Affairs activities across BMS Medical and Scientific partners for collaborative projects

Maintains clinical, scientific and technical expertise in specific therapeutic areas; reviews scientific journals; attend scientific and key technical meetings; participate in internal training programs. Keeps abreast of the current literature, collects and communicates medical and scientific insights and intelligence relevant to Lifecycle and product portfolio.


Minimum of 10+ year of mix of development/clinical and medical experience, but with an emphasis on Global or Market Based Medical Affairs experience

Clinical or Academic Experience (Patient Facing) is desirable

Advanced Leadership skills/experience managing people and portfolio

Understanding of Research and Drug Development and the ability to communicate the data in an impactful way

Medical Strategy Experience

Skills and Abilities

Acts with the highest level of integrity and flexibility

Credibility at customer/ stakeholder interface

Workload Prioritization

Advanced Communication and effective presentation skills

Negotiation and highly influential

Resiliency and strong adaptability to change

Leadership (Matrix Leadership and Enterprise Mindset)

Excellent people management skills

Entrepreneurial Thinking

Functions with excellent judgment, high integrity and in compliance with all laws, regulations and policies

Education Requirements

M.D. preferred, PhD

M.D. from an accredited and recognized medical school is highly preferred

Travel Requirement

HQ based position with international/domestic travel requirement between 30-40%.

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