Senior Director, Medical Affairs - EMEA

Full-TimeBridgeBioZug, SwitzerlandMedical Affairs

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BridgeBio finds, develops, and delivers breakthrough medicines for genetic diseases. The company bridges remarkable advancements in genetic science with the entrepreneurial engine required to rapidly create lifesaving medicines for patients with unmet needs. Founded in 2015 by a team of industry veterans, the company has built a portfolio of 20 transformative drugs ranging from pre-clinical to late-stage development in multiple therapeutic areas including genetic dermatology, oncology, cardiology, neurology, endocrinology, renal disease, and ophthalmology. The company’s focus on scientific excellence and rapid execution aims to translate today’s discoveries into tomorrow’s medicines. We have offices in the US (San Francisco, Palo Alto, Boston, New York, Raleigh), and EMEA (Zug, Switzerland) with small satellites in other parts of the country. 

To learn more, visit us at https://bridgebio.com

Who You Are:

This successful candidate will report to the Head of Medical Affairs EMEA and partner with the EMEA team and other relevant team members and stakeholders within BridgeBio. You will create and execute strategic and tactical medical plans and give guidance to medical affairs groups in the countries to support the company's main development asset, acoramidis (AG10), in the planned indications, including amyloid-related heart (ATTR-CM) and nervous system (ATTR-PN) disorders as well as other investments in development across BridgeBio portfolio.
Responsibilities:
  • Develop and implement the EMEA medical affairs strategy and plan to support and advance best clinical practice and company objectives
  • Ensure effective team communication, performance, and documentation of medical affairs activities and knowledge through the application of suitable reporting systems, structures, KPIs, and metrics
  • Support the development and management of a best-in-class, high-performance medical affairs team in the EMEA region
  • Lead a high performing medical affairs team in a matrix structure to support the launches of the dedicated product into the marketplace
  • Develop and implement Medical Communication and Disease State Awareness strategies and tactics
  • Partner with KOLs to gather information on current focused, therapeutic area issues and questions, share feedback internally, and include it in further decision making and planning
  • Foster collaborative relationships with academic and clinical experts, publishers, medical and patient associations, and other relevant external and internal stakeholders
  • Collaborate with the Clinical Development and Commercial teams for the development of education and information materials for providers and patients that are medically accurate and comply with relevant laws and regulations
  • Support the identification and implementation of appropriate high-impact medical research projects to support the business objectives, including BridgeBio-sponsored and investigator-initiated projects in close collaboration with the Global Clinical/R&D teams
  • Support the development of the medical information function within the EMEA region to ensure timely response to medical information inquiries utilizing global medical information resources in line with local regulatory requirements and company policy
  • Manage and coordinate requests for BridgeBio product supply in early access programs such as compassionate use cases, per local regulations and BridgeBio policy
  • Initiate and implement insight generating activities such as EMEA advisory boards
  • Initiate and implement high-impact medical education activities on the EMEA level, such as congress symposia, speaker development programs, etc.
  • Development and implementation of the EMEA local publication plan, aligned with the Global strategy and plan, to ensure widespread data dissemination, including congress abstracts, publications, and case studies
  • Review and approve promotional materials to ensure information is accurate, relevant to the country environment, and to ensure medical accuracy
  • Provide direction and input into the development and implementation of successful reimbursement and market-access strategies based on available clinical evidence
  • Develops and manages assigned budgets to achieve desired goals
Education, Experience & Skills Requirements:
  • An MD, PharmD, or Ph.D. degree is required
  • 8+ years of experience within Biotech/Pharma in Medical Affairs roles of increasing responsibilities, ideally in rare disease and/or cardiovascular therapeutic area
  • Pre-and post-product launch experience in key European markets
  • Existing management experience is considered a plus
  • Ability to build interdependent partnerships and to create a culture of collaboration and teamwork that fosters open communication, constructive conflict resolution, and organizational flexibility
  • Able to prioritize and manage several projects simultaneously
  • Proven ability to develop internal relationships in a high matrix environment, as well as external relationships with Key Opinion Leaders and industry experts
  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels and present complex and/or new ideas with clarity and simplicity
  • Ability to prioritize concurrent projects with tight deadlines and operate in a highly compliance-driven environment
  • Solid working knowledge of European legal, regulatory, compliance regulations, and guidelines relevant to industry interactions with healthcare professionals
  • Able to function in a highly regulated environment and to adhere to all company/corporate policies and standard operating procedures (SOP's) while responding to a variety of questions and requests from health care professionals
  • Flexible and open to support more than one indication, product, or therapeutic area, if needed
  • Experience working in a competitive market
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate at all levels within the company
  • The flexibility of approach and a positive attitude
  • A global mindset and foreign languages are considered substantial assets
  • Travel (30-50%) may be required to represent the company at medical conferences, presentations, and other meetings
  • Working knowledge of MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), TEAMs, ZOOM, Outlook, and CRM platforms
  • Fluent in English verbal and written communication skills. Every additional primary European language is considered as a plus

  • Embody BridgeBio company core values:
  • Think independently; our goal is not merely to accept the ideas and opinions of others as fact, but instead to ask "why?" and "why not?"
  • We endeavor to bring a rigorous, first-principles mindset to each problem that we take on
  • Be radically transparent
  • Every minute counts
  • Let science speak
What We Offer:
  • Patient Days, where we are fortunate enough to learn more about the lives we are looking to impact and a real exchange of ideas as to how we can improve our efforts
  • A culture inspired by our values: put patients first; think independently, be radically transparent; every minute counts, and let the science speak
  • Learning and development training to help employees be the best version of themselves
  • Collaborative business environment
  • Excellent compensation package (Base, Performance Bonus, Stock, RSU programs)
  • Excellent benefits package
  • Flexible PTO
  • With office locations in San Francisco, Boston, New York, and Raleigh, there are ample cross-collaboration opportunities with other BridgeBio Pharma programs
  • A fast-paced, data-driven, work environment with world-class R&D minds and capabilities
  • Work with the most productive groups of R&D operators in the industry
  • Partnerships with leading institutions
  • A platform for meaningful scientific contributions to shine
  • Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion – with initiatives like Women at Bridge, we are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where every person feels respected for who they are, empowered to contribute, inspired to lead, and supported in their efforts to do so
We will not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. Please do not send agency resumes to our website or BridgeBio and affiliating employees.
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Senior Director, Medical Affairs - EMEA

Full-TimeBridgeBioZug, SwitzerlandMedical Affairs

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