Sr. Director, Medical Affairs, France & Benelux

BridgeBio International Remote - France Medical Affairs

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About BridgeBio

BridgeBio is a biopharmaceutical company founded to discover, create, test, and deliver transformative medicines to treat patients who suffer from genetic diseases and cancers with clear genetic drivers. We bridge the gap between remarkable advancements in genetic science in academic institutions and the delivery of meaningful medicines to patients. Founded in 2015, the company has built a portfolio of 20+ drug development programs ranging from preclinical to late-stage development in multiple therapeutic areas including genetic dermatology, precision oncology, cardiology, endocrinology, neurology, pulmonology, and renal disease, with two approved drugs.

Our focus on scientific excellence and rapid execution aim to translate today’s discoveries into tomorrow’s medicines. We have U.S. offices in San Francisco, Palo Alto, and Raleigh, with small satellites in other parts of the country. We also have international offices in Montreal, Canada, and Zurich, Switzerland, and are expanding across Europe.

To learn more about our story and company culture, visit us at https://bridgebio.com

Who You Are

This successful candidate will report to the General Manager France & Benelux and be a country management team member. He/She will provide leadership and strategic planning in all in-country Medical Affairs activities. He / She will drive and manage the development and performance of the local medical teams in France, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg. The Senior Director 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. He/She will support developing and implementing appropriate strategies and plans within the country in line with the EMEA Medical Affairs Plan. The Senior Director Medical Affairs will be a core member of the extended EMEA Medical Affairs Team, bringing the voice of the country to the international discussion and decision-making process.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement the local medical affairs strategy and plan to support and advance best clinical practice and company objectives.
  • Building and leading medical affairs teams in France, Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg to ensure the achievement of objectives and 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 by applying suitable reporting systems, structures, KPIs and metrics.
  • Defining the country’s medical resource needs and leading the planning and management of the medical budget resources.
  • Ensuring the country’s 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 by implementing 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 to maximise 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 generating projects to achieve recruitment and objectives.
  • Organizing the country’s medical information function, ensuring 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/early access 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 develop impactful scientific and medical education messages and materials.
  • Implement the local publication plan, aligned with local, regional, 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 and relevant to the country’s 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 following the latest, relevant, current local and regional pharmaceutical regulations and BridgeBio policies and procedures.

The above job description documents the general nature and level of work but is not intended to be an exhaustive list of activities, duties, and responsibilities required of job incumbents. Therefore, job incumbents are expected to perform all other duties as assigned or required, as training and experience allow.  

No matter your role at BridgeBio, successful team members are:

  • Patient Champions, who put patients first and uphold strict ethical standards
  • Entrepreneurial Operators, who drive toward practical solutions and have an ownership mindset
  • Truth Seekers, who are detailed, rational, and humble problem solvers
  • Individuals Who Inspire Excellence in themselves and those around them
  • High-quality executors, who execute against goals and milestones with quality, precision, and speed

Education, Experience & Skills Requirements

  • MD, PharmD, or PhD degree is required.
  • Minimum of 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 highly matrix environment and 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 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 guidelines and standard operating procedures (SOPs), while responding to various questions and requests from healthcare professionals.
  • Flexible and open to support multiple indications, products, or therapeutic areas.
  • Benelux’ market knowledge and experience are 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 strong asset.
  • Travel (25-50%) 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 French and business English verbal and written communication skills.

What We Offer

  • Patient Days, where we are fortunate to hear directly from individuals living with the conditions we are seeking to impact throughout the year and learn 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
  • A collaborative, fast-paced, data-driven environment where we inspire ourselves and each other to always perform at the top of our game
  • Access to learning and development resources to help you get in the best professional shape of your life
  • Robust and market-competitive compensation & benefits package (Base, Performance Bonus, Equity, health, welfare & retirement programs
  • Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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Sr. Director, Medical Affairs, France & Benelux

BridgeBio International Remote - France Medical Affairs

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