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
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
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