Head of Medical Affairs, EMEA

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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 San Francisco, Palo Alto, Boston, New York, and Raleigh, with small satellites in other parts of the country. 

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

Location

Europe

Who You Are

This successful candidate will report to the VP of Global Medical Affairs with a dotted line to the Head of EMEA, Commercial and partner with Medical Affairs and the BridgeBio leadership/corporate team stakeholders. You will create and execute strategic medical plans 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.

Responsibilities

  • Build out and lead a high performing medical affairs team to support commercial launches of new products into the marketplace
  • Lead, manage and develop a best-in-class, high-performance medical affairs/Medical Science Liaison team
  • Develop key performance indicators (KPIs) and generate analytical reports related to Medical Affairs plans and Medical Science Liaison group activities.
  • Develop and implement Medical Communication and Disease State Awareness strategies
  • Partner with KOLs to gather information on current focused, therapeutic area issues and questions
  • Collaborate with the Clinical Development and Commercial teams to develop educational material for providers and patients that is medically accurate and appropriate
  • Possess an understanding of government and industry guidelines, regulations, laws, etc., for appropriate scientific/medical exchange and communication with customers.
  • Provide direction and input into the development and implementation of successful reimbursement and market access strategies
  • Work closely with the CMO and senior management team members to develop the overall strategic direction for BridgeBio; evaluate alternative approaches, identify competitive issues, capitalize on core strengths, and develop and implement operating plans to achieve objectives for profitable growth
  • Foster collaborative relationships with academic and clinical experts, publishers, medical and patient associations, and other relevant external and internal stakeholders
  • Develops and manages departmental budgets that effectively achieve desired goals that are balanced with the financial objectives of the broader commercial organization

Education, Experience & Skills Requirements

  • An MD or Ph.D. degree is required
  • 10+ 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 key European markets
  • A minimum of five years of management experience
  • Ability to recruit, manage and develop a new cross-functional team
  • Ability to lead by example, attract and develop talent, build interdependent partnerships, and create a collaboration and teamwork culture 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
  • 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 represent the company at medical conferences, presentations, and other meetings

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
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Head of Medical Affairs, EMEA

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