Field Medical Communication Specialist - Immunology and Fibrosis

Princeton, NJ, United States
Sep 24, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
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.

  • Position resides within the Worldwide (WW) Field Medical Excellence department of WW Medical Capabilities group; Reports to WW Field Medical Communications Lead, Immunology & Fibrosis.
  • Primary focus is US and Rheum & Derm; May lend support to WW projects with US applicability and/or other Indications as part of the Immunology & Fibrosis Porfolio.
  • Tightly aligned with the US FM lead, and integrated into US FM team, with responsibility to develop and communicate field medical plan (disease and product strategy, content, training, capability measures) and execute special projects.
  • Serves as liaison to US Medical strategy leads, integrated as a strategic member within the US Medical organization and core member of the US I&F Medical Matrix team to represent and incorporate field medical perspective into the US medical strategies and plans. Partners with the WW Field Medical Communications Lead, Immunology & Fibrosis to bridge WW FM vision to local implementation and the WW Field Medical Communication Specialist Rheum & Derm.
  • Partners with US Field Medical leaders to ensure and enable superior scientific exchange with health care professionals.
  • Serves as Medical Insights lead, including coordination of US FIRe (Fast Insight Review) team for Rheum & Derm medical insight summarization and communication.

Contribution to Field Medical Strategy, Planning, and Execution
  • Accountable for representing US Field Medical unique market needs and insights for input into WW training objectives, content and resources.
  • Supports US FM Team Lead with development of the US Field Medical plan and book of work that defines field activities; and informs data and training needs. Partners with US FM Team Lead in representing US FMS Team during strategic discussions with matrix team.
  • Adapts WW Medical Communication Topics (MCTs) to US market needs in alignment with US Medical Plan and approval from US FMLT.
  • Coordinates content approval, management (Sharepoint, Veeva Vault, MEDeXchange) and communication of new resources/data updates/new market events (e.g. launches).
  • Operationalizes FM capabilities platforms in include Field Medical activity recording, and health care professional insights tools (MEDsights), working with business solutions to implement surveys, analyse data and report results.
  • Serves as central point, in partnership with Business Insights & Analytics (BI&A) team and other contributors, to coordinate the analysis and communication of US medical insights; Responsible for developing US specifics Key Insights Topics (KITS), leading US Fast Insight Review (FIRe) team, and insight summarization and communication; Feeds US FM insights into the WW medical insights communication channels for Immunology.
  • Participates in strategic discussions regarding FM clinical trial support activities, facilitates tracking and prioritization of field efforts in data generation. Orchestrates study training where required.
  • Aligns with WW Field Medical Communications Lead, Immunology & Fibrosis for congress coverage assignments and assists with congress planning in the US, inclusive of coordinates US FM congress coverage with US FM Lead/FMLT and US Medical, FM briefing prior to congresses, day-to-day congress FM activities and develop post-congress FM reports and debriefs.
  • Implements US Field Medical Operations projects in TA, and ensures alignment across FM function.
  • Develops objectives, agenda and framework for FM TA meetings; supports US FM Team Lead and RADs in planning and delivery of national and regional meetings.

Lead Field Medical Training Execution
  • Partners with the US FM Team Lead to assess key medical competencies and knowledge required to deliver local medical plan objectives and best-in-class HCP interactions (new hires and existing);
  • Develops and executes US FM annual training plan, adapting to brand lifecycle, competitive landscape and business priorities of the US market;
  • Ensures execution of timely training on data, resources, technology and soft skills capabilities to enable informative scientific exchange with external health care professionals and internal partners, which accurately reflect the scientific data; Manages training calendar and facilitates training delivery through a range of channels (e.g. face-to-face, remote and via Success Factors.)
  • Aligns with WW standards for excellence in understanding and communicating the disease area, compounds, their value and outcomes with healthcare providers; collaborates with WW Field Medical Communications Lead, Immunology & Fibrosis to develop assessments and tools for evaluating training and performance; Adapts for US market needs.
  • Partners with WW Field Medical Communications Lead, Immunology & Fibrosis to maintain Immunology assigned TAs on-boarding guides; Manages US-specific FM on-boarding process.

Field Medical Communication and Value Demonstration
  • Partners with US FM Lead to communicate Field Medical achievements across the matrix and ensures visibility of team efforts with senior leadership.
  • Partners with US FM Lead to set quantitative and qualitative measures to demonstrate and communicate value of US Field Medical initiatives and HCP satisfaction.
  • Assists US FM Lead with developing and communicating value, metrics and achievement of objectives to key stakeholders.
  • Contributes to the Field Medical community including facilitating best practice sharing across the teams and geographies.
  • Ensures appropriate alignment and communication with alliance partners.

Experiences Desired
  • Previously held Field deployed and/or Field Management position in pharmaceutical company (advantageous - 2 years)
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and influence effectively across matrixed organization
  • Proven success in managing projects within medical and/or commercial team (mandatory)
  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize and communicate data effectively
  • Experience in collaborating to develop Medical/Marketing strategy and/or objectives for a product (desired)
  • Position is located in Princeton Pike, NJ, US with travel up to 20%

Knowledge/Skills Desired
  • Medical/Scientific background (mandatory)
  • Proven knowledge within disease Area Immunology, Rheumatology or Dermatology (desired)
  • Understanding of field medical organization (desired)
  • Understanding of regulatory policy and guidance for medical communications in the industry (mandatory)
  • Strong communication & influencing skills (mandatory)
  • Understanding of environment and industry trends and their impact on the business (mandatory)
  • Proven success in building and maintaining strong internal and external relationships in a multi-cultural environment (mandatory)
  • Advanced presentation skills (mandatory)

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.