France Head Medical Director

France Head Medical Director

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Rueil Malmaison, France

The Medical Director is expected to:

  • Be an active member of the Medical Leadership Team (MLT)
  • Integrate in the BMS culture quickly.
  • Build talent internally in the team.
  • Motivate, engage and lead the people under his or her responsibility.
  • Give BMS exposure in the external scientific community/health stakeholders.
  • Contribute to the successful launch of the new product portfolio.
  • Wear an enterprise hat and contribute beyond the market. Participate proactively in the MLT leading on cross country projects and integrating with the Global Medical team.
  • Define priorities and achieve results.
  • Have the ability to balance strategic focus and tactical/operational needs
  • Act with speed and flexibility informed by highest ethics and a robust knowledge of the products and the data

Role Responsibilities

  • Provide a comprehensive and proactive Medical service that encompasses Medical Affairs and Medical Information services.
  • Ensure that the “voice of the patient” is strongly represented within BMS France
  • Establish and maintain strong business partnership with Commercial and other functions to drive overall business strategy.
  • Accountable for all legal aspects relating to local Medical activities.
  • Manage Medical budgets and resource allocation.
  • Build BMS France reputation and visibility at the international level.
  • Ensure appropriate participation of BMS France in international trials. Develop strong collaboration with Clinical Operations and Regulatory colleagues
  • Ensure clinical programs provide the commercial organisation with timely, practical scientific data and publications which ultimately contribute to the wellbeing of patients.
  • Manage unexpected events or issues such as the early close of a study
  • Contribute to the development of Local and Global Medical Plans, and overall Brand Plans
  • Conduct annual and mid-term performance reviews with direct reports and lead Talent Audits. Provide coaching and feedback to develop talent and manage performance.
  • Translate business objectives into individual goals for direct reports and help direct reports define personal development goals and career development opportunities
  • Coach and mentor physicians and others within Medical Department
  • Promote a culture of innovation, constructive challenge and accountability, team spirit and cross-functional collaboration, decision-making balanced by speed, risk and rigor within the Medical Department that is based on ensuring the wellbeing of patients
  • Interact with government bodies and non-governmental organisations
  • Ensure compliance with Standard Operating Procedures, as well as with legal and ethical standards
  • Act as a role model who demonstrates consistent ethical and professional behaviour
  • Help Disease Area Specialists assess promotional materials to ensure that all claims are fully supported by scientific data, and are presented in an accurate, fair and balanced manner. Ensure effective review and sign off procedures for promotional materials are carried out in accordance with regulatory, legal and ethical guidelines
  • Maintain full compliance with Adverse Event reporting to meet local and European regulations
  • Ensure roles and responsibilities for managing Adverse Event reporting at local levels are clearly understood
  • Manage external communications when safety issues arise, with the wellbeing of patients being the ultimate goal
  • Ensure that patient recruitment commitments are met
  • Provide accurate information on local clinical needs
  • Leverage External Expert relationships to identify potential lifecycle opportunities based on patient needs
  • Support Disease Area Specialists in developing strong networks with External Experts

Candidate profile

  • Medical educational background (MD strongly preferred) and at least 10 years of experience of executive responsibilities in a multinational organization.
  • A very well balanced local and international background with experience in the French market and also in regional / international roles along his/her professional career.
  • Experience of independently managing a country Medical department and taking accountability for all medical functions
  • Experience of advanced project management techniques, particularly setting goals that are aligned with Global strategy, budgeting and reporting.
  • A deep knowledge of the French health environment, regulations and the external scientific stakeholders.
  • Proven strong personal leadership capabilities, ability to influence in matrix organizations and excellent relationships skills to represent BMS in the external scientific community
  • High business partner mentality to collaborate with the business. Experience or knowledge of integrating Medical and Marketing functions within a country
  • Advanced experience of people management, including developing talent, succession planning, coaching and performance management
  • Detailed knowledge of processes and procedures required for clinical activities
  • Understanding of the BMS business within France
  • Knowledge of common compliance issues within a Medical organization and how to resolve them
  • Basic knowledge of Disease Areas that are important within France
  • Appreciation of Pricing and Regulatory issues affecting major products within France
  • In-depth understanding of key financial and market measures. Ability to use financial measures and manage budgets
  • Appreciation of key Marketing and Market Research terms and modes of analysis

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