Senior Director, Medical Affairs - Germany

Full-TimeBridgeBioGermanyMedical 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:

The Senior Director of Medical Affairs Germany will be a member of the country management team. The individual will provide leadership and strategic planning in all in-country Medical Affairs activities and drive and manage the development and performance of the local medical team. The Senior Director of Medical Affairs will provide scientific and medical leadership that advances the understanding of the medical landscape in relation to relevant diseases and the products of BridgeBio. This role will support the development and implementation of appropriate strategies and plans within the country in line with the International Medical Affairs Plan. The Senior Director of Medical Affairs will be a core member of the extended International Medical Affairs Team, bringing the voice of the country to the International discussion and decision-making process.
Responsibilities:
  • Development and implementation of the local medical affairs strategy and plan to support and advance best clinical practice and company objectives
  • Building and leading medical affairs team to ensure achievements of objectives, personal development, and that the team is trained and equipped to achieve established goals
  • Ensuring field-based medical teams have clear objectives, performance metrics, and strong working relationships with other key functions (Commercial, Market Access, etc.)
  • Ensuring effective team communication, performance, and documentation of medical affairs activities and knowledge through the application of suitable reporting systems, structures, KPIs, and metrics
  • Defining the country medical resource needs and leading the planning and management of the medical budget resources
  • Ensuring the country medical team is, in existing and potential new therapeutic areas, appropriately resourced, directed, and integrated with other functions to drive the identification and development of Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs), Centers of Excellence (CoEs), other important Health Care Professionals (HCPs), and stakeholders, including professional organizations/associations
  • Creating development opportunities for team members through the implementation of training opportunities and development plans
  • Provide medical leadership, insight, and strategy to all BridgeBio activities, collaborating across functions, including ensuring the highest level of medical education for all BridgeBio employees
  • Provide appropriate and timely medical support, including time spent in the field, to all commercial team efforts, to support patient identification, increasing the urgency to treat, access to funding, and appropriate product utilization, with the primary goal of maximizing patient outcomes
  • Identify and implement 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 clinical study feasibility, effective study implementation, ongoing management of BridgeBio sponsored trials, and real-world evidence generating projects to achieve recruitment and objectives
  • Organizing the country medical information function, ensure timely response to medical information inquiries utilizing global medical information resources in line with local regulatory requirements and company policy
  • Manage requests for BridgeBio product supply in compassionate use cases, per local regulations and BridgeBio policy
  • Initiate and implement insight generating activities such as advisory boards
  • Initiate and implement high impact medical education activities, such as congress symposia, medical standalone, hospital meetings, and speaker development programs
  • Provide medical input to the development of impactful scientific and medical education messages and materials
  • Implementation of the local publication plan, aligned with local, International, and Global strategy, 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
  • Support reimbursement applications locally or nationally, ensuring knowledge of processes, development of appropriate medical materials and supportive documents, and provision of medical expertise required
  • Leads all activities in accordance with the latest, relevant current local and regional pharmaceutical regulations and BridgeBio policies and procedures
Education, Experience & Skills Requirements:
  • M.D., Pharm. D. or Ph.D. degree is required
  • Minimum 7-9 years of experience within Biotech/Pharma in Medical Affairs roles of increasing responsibilities ideally in rare disease and/or cardiovascular therapeutic areas
  • Pre-and post-product launch experience in the respective national market
  • A minimum of 2-3 years of leadership experience
  • Ability to recruit, manage, and develop a country medical affairs team
  • Ability to lead by example, attract and develop talent, build interdependent partnerships, and create a culture of collaboration and teamwork that fosters open communication, constructive conflict resolution, and organizational flexibility
  • Proven ability to develop internal relationships in a high matrix environment, as well as external relationships with KOLs and other relevant industry experts
  • Ability to prioritize concurrent projects with tight deadlines and operate in a highly compliance-driven environment
  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels and present complex and/or new ideas with clarity and simplicity
  • Current working knowledge of German 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
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical business and market knowledge is considered an asset
  • 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 is considered a vital asset
  • Travel (25-50%) may be required to represent the company at medical conferences, presentations, and other meetings
  • Working knowledge of M.S. Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), TEAMs, ZOOM, Outlook, and CRM platforms
  • Fluent German and business English verbal and written communication skills
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 - Germany

Full-TimeBridgeBioGermanyMedical Affairs

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