Bayer Director Medical Science Liaison in Whippany, NJ, New Jersey
Your tasks and responsibilities
The primary responsibilities of this position, Director MSL, are to: The National Director, Medical Science Liaisons, is accountable for providing leadership and management of the Regional Deputy Directors (RDDs) and Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs). The National Director takes the lead in developing an effective Field Medical Affairs strategy that supports and augments the Medical Affairs and commercial business strategy. The National Director leads the General Medicine, Hematology and Dermatology therapeutic area core team and is responsible for prioritizing Field Medical Affairs resources, activities and deliverables. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring consistency of processes, standards of practice, tools and communication methods within the therapeutic area to ensure overall success in achievement of goals and objectives within Field Medical Affairs and the Business Unit.
Functional Management Responsibilities: •Leads effort to recruit and hire RDD(s) and MSLs within the therapeutic area •Plans and manages functional therapeutic area budget comprising travel/entertainment, therapeutic area clinical program budget •Manages the performance and development of RDDs and within therapeutic area •Responsible for developing, evaluating and delivering core training for RDDs and MSLs within therapeutic area •Accountable for the quality and consistency of scientific and medical knowledge of RDDs and MSLs within therapeutic area •Leads strategy and development of processes and capabilities that optimize the delivery of scientific services to internal stakeholders and external customers •Is a core member of the Field Medical Affairs Internal Management Team with responsibility for providing consistency within therapeutic area as it pertains to compliance of the field-based medical/scientific function •Provides coaching and feedback on job performance for RDD(s) and MSLs within therapeutic area
Business Unit/Therapeutic Area Responsibilities: •Accountable for the effective/optimal integration of Field Medical Affairs Therapeutic Area team within Medical Affairs and Business Unit •Prioritizes work and resources across the therapeutic area core team and manages field-based project responsibilities as they pertain to Field Medical Affairs •Effectively Partners with Cross-Functional Business Unit team members •Ensures internal stakeholders are knowledgeable of key opinion leader views and opinions as it pertains to Bayer Healthcare products and relative disease states •Responsible for identifying and resolving the therapeutic area operational needs/issues and processes of Field Medical Affairs and sharing best practices within the therapeutic area/business unit •Proactively coordinates field need for medical/scientific knowledge required for management and support of Bayer Pharmaceutical products and relative disease states (in-line products and products in development) •Ensures appropriate Field Medical Affairs staffing of therapeutic area/Business Unit initiatives such as: Consultants Meetings, Advisory Board Meetings, Medical Conventions, Regional/National Societies, etc.) •Works closely with the therapeutic area National Sales Director to ensure optimal alignment of field resources in delivering therapeutic area goals and objectives •Accountable for Field Medical Affairs segment of Brand Planning Process to align and prioritize the scientific field-based RDD(s) and MSLs within therapeutic area •Ensures the development and execution of the Medical Affairs Brand Operational plans
Additional Responsibilities: •Attends appropriate scientific meetings to maintain his/her awareness of research activities within therapeutic area •Presents monthly updates to applicable cross-functional partners and therapeutic business reviews at Field Medical Affairs Internal Management Team Meetings as requested •In collaboration with Field Medical Affairs staff (RDDs and MSLs) establishes customer contact with opinion leaders related to key therap
Who you are
Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:
•Bachelor’s degree required •7+ years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry in medical affairs, clinical development or equivalent •5 years management experience in medical affairs, clinical development or equivalent •5 years MSL leadership experience •5 years managing programs/projects in a team environment •Strong knowledge of clinical development/operations •Ability to manage a diverse group of responsibilities •Proven leadership abilities •Strong negotiation and strategic influencing skills •Highly developed written or verbal communication skills •Highly developed initiative ability •Excellent project management skills •Strong organization and time management skills •Strong analytical and problem solving skills •Proven ability to perform successfully under stringent timelines and with competing priorities •Ability to collaborate and mentor other leaders and managers within Medical Affairs/Scientific Affairs • Preferred •Advanced degree in science-related field (MD, PharmD, PhD) is strongly preferred •Minimum 5 years’ experience in a strategy-setting role within Medical Affairs •Excellent computer skills: Excel, Word, Power Point, Lotus Notes, etc. •Knowledge of information technology systems
Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.
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