Director/Senior Director, Patient Advocacy, 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:

Reporting to the Head of Medical Affairs, EMEA, the Director/Senior Director for Patient Advocacy will be responsible for developing, leading, and managing the company’s EMEA advocacy and engagement strategy with patient advocacy groups and associations.  This individual will serve as a critical point of contact for EMEA Patient Advocacy communities with a significant external-facing element to the position, representing BridgeBio’s patient-focused values.
 
The role will focus primarily on BridgeBio’s Cardiorenal portfolio, currently represented by the BridgeBio affiliates Eidos, Calcilytix, and Contero. This role will be performed with the highest standards in ethics, honesty, and integrity. This individual will partner closely with the global BridgeBio Head of Patient Advocacy and related PA teams, the Communication team, EMEA key functional leads, and local country teams (GMs, market access, medical, etc.) to ensure a consistent and coherent voice regarding all PA related efforts. 
Responsibilities:
  • Develop innovative short-term and long-term strategies to develop further relationships with the critical patient advocacy groups across EMEA
  • Be aware of or regulatory or policy changes that might impact patients’ access to care and inform the team appropriately
  • Ensure strong collaboration and alignment with the Head of Patient Advocacy and the broader Patient Advocacy team at BridgeBio
  • Create, implement, and oversee the execution of patient advocacy and patient engagement strategies and tactics across the drug development lifecycle
  • Serve as the key relationship manager and partner with regional patient advocacy organizations and support groups, ensuring productive long-term partnerships
  • Stay abreast of relevant issues facing the patient and caregiver community, such as caregiver burden, disparities in care, disease awareness, and timely diagnosis
  • Serve as an internal consultant and partner to colleagues across international functions to champion the patient perspective and advocate the needs and opinions of the patient community
  • Lead projects or initiatives related to the Cardiorenal group of assets, or the broader BridgeBio portfolio as needed, ensuring alignment with the wider regional and global strategy and goals
  • Engage with patient groups and organize focus groups, advisory boards, etc. to generate insights into the patient experience; disseminate insights across the organization to help ensure that an understanding of patient needs guides everything we do
  • Plan and support the execution of disease awareness, patient information/education, and support programs per identified patient needs
  • Ensure compliance in all interactions internally and externally and maintain regular liaison with global and local compliance functions to ensure that all processes and activities comply with internal and external policies
Education, Experience & Skills Requirements:
  • A minimum of 6 to 8 years of experience working in an advocacy role in a health-related organization, or other relationship-management expertise and project management skills built from a similar experience
  • Minimum of 4 to 6 years of relevant experience in the pharmaceutical, biotech, and/or CRO industries or comparable clinical practice experience
  • Experience with rare diseases and/or experience in cardiology, dermatology, neurology, and/or oncology
  • A post-graduate degree in counseling, social work, genetic counseling, public health, nursing, pharmacy, or life sciences is strongly valued
  • A self-starter who loves to learn and will bring great energy to work
  • A passion for supporting patients and patient advocacy groups
  • A commitment to the protection of patients’ privacy and interests and a strong sense of ethics is essential for this position
  • Ability to lead by example, build partnerships, and 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
  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels and present complex and/or new ideas with clarity and simplicity
  • 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 vital assets
  • Travel (25-50%) may be required to engage with PA groups and to represent the company at medical conferences, presentations, and other meetings where PA groups or relevant stakeholders will be present

  • Embody BridgeBio company core values:
  • We put patients first
  • 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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Director/Senior Director, Patient Advocacy, EMEA

Full-TimeBridgeBioZug, SwitzerlandMedical Affairs

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