Oncology Medical Lead

Oncology Medical Lead

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Uxbridge, United Kingdom

The Oncology Medical Lead is an instrumental role within the Oncology franchise responsible for managing and leading a team of Disease Area Specialists. The Lead will support the professional development of their reports, ensure that robust Medical Affairs plans are developed and executed on time, on budget, and to strategy, and foster true partnership between external and internal stakeholders.

With the challenge and reward of responsibility for multi-indication products and a very rich pipeline in Oncology, the Lead will help the team navigate skilfully and proactively to strive for success for our business and, above all, for our patients.

Responsibilities:

Medical Affairs is a dynamic profession involving interaction with a large number of internal cross-functional teams and external stakeholders. No two days are the same, and the role demands a flexible and proactive individual with a strategic mind and sound judgement to support these diverse needs. A strong collaboration is formed within a matrix team due to a solution-finding mind-set, to drive the goals of the business and improved patient outcomes in an ethical, compliant way.

The Medical Lead will not only demonstrate this personally, but will support a team with enthusiasm, drive, and accountability to unlock individual development potential and collective performance. This role will involve developing, coaching, and building a team into a cohesive, high performing unit, demonstrating excellence across the Medical Affairs pillars such as thought leader engagement, scientific exchange, medical education, and Medical leadership with internal stakeholders.

The Medical Lead will have a strategic role, anticipating the future needs of the business, and fostering and driving innovative solutions with their reports and the wider matrix organisation.

Key roles:

  • Lead, coach and develop reports to grow and excel in Medical Affairs skills and behaviours
  • Co-Lead local tumour cluster oncology team with Marketing and provide input into the company strategy for allocated therapy areas
  • Manage the development and delivery of medical strategies and non-promotional activities through Disease Area Specialists and the field medical team, aligned to company and country needs, and support the commercial team with the development of promotional material
  • Drive development and execution of Medical plans for relevant therapy areas with budget accountability
  • Maintain strong scientific relationships with health care professionals and co-ordinate appropriate insights sharing with relevant internal stakeholders
  • Coach the team to drive full compliance with the UK Code of Practice and local company policies and procedures; medical signatory work as required

Candidate profile:

  • Self-motivated and proactive
  • Works for the benefit of the team and business
  • High personal accountability and strong sense of purpose
  • Strategic thinking, solution-orientated
  • Skilful prioritisation with ability to change course at short notice and support team to do the same
  • Enthusiastic, motivating, supportive to direct reports and matrix team
  • Passion for the value Medical Affairs can bring to the business and for the science of our products
  • High personal integrity with a strong motivation to ensure compliant and ethical activities for the business
  • Inclusive: integrates diversity and differences in skills and outlook to get the best out of their reports and team

Knowledge & Skills:

Core

  • Trained in the UK Code of Practice to level of a signatory with deep practical insight in UK compliance
  • Deep scientific understanding
  • Matrix team leadership
  • Excellence in communication and presentation skills; fluent English
  • Coaching and mentorship skills
  • Rich insight into the evolving UK health care environment and understanding of the principles of market access
  • Understanding of core Company policies and procedures
  • Willingness/ability to travel– (approximately ~15% travel nationally/internationally to attend external congresses, internal conferences and HCP engagement activities)

Desired

  • People management experience
  • Strong knowledge of oncology/haemato-oncology
  • Budget management

Qualifications:

Core

  • Advanced scientific or clinical degree

Desired

  • A registered physician or UK registered pharmacist is preferred. Exceptional candidates with a scientific background with experience and Code knowledge are welcomed

Experience:

Core

  • Substantial Medical Affairs experience, preferably in a large market and preferably in oncology, ideally as a final signatory
  • Significant experience in the review and approval of promotional and non-promotional materials and an excellent understanding of the ABPI Code of Practice
  • Experience in effective working in a cross-functional and matrix team-structure
  • Track record in developing strategy
  • Track record in supporting the delivery of UK HTA submissions, medical projects, Affiliate studies
  • Experience in product launches
  • Experience with real world evidence and compassionate use programmes
  • Effective Thought Leader partnership and engagement

Desired

  • Clinical experience in oncology or haemato-oncology
  • European/regional medical/project experience

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