Medical Director, Biosimilars, Ophthalmology

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About This Role

As the Biogen Biosimilars Medical Director of the US Biogen Biosimilars Unit, Ophthalmology, you will be responsible for supporting and implementation of the US BBU medical strategy. You will serve as a medical contact for key functions/stakeholders withing the company and work in a highly matrixed environment. You will also focus on development and implementation of the US relevant data generation project.

By joining the US BBU, you will become part of a team laying the foundations for sustainable growth and building our organization from the ground up. You will develop and deliver strategies to bring more affordable biologic treatments to patients in a growing range of therapeutic areas. You will build insight driven customer strategies by understanding their requirements today and anticipating their needs for the future. As part of the US BBU team, you will be part of a global business unit. You will be part of a team of people who are empowered to work with autonomy, agility, and determination to deliver for patients. US BBU presents a unique opportunity for committed experienced professionals who are ready to unlock the potential of biosimilars to transform more lives.

What You’ll Do

· As a key member of the US BBU Medical team, the Medical Director is responsible for supporting the development and implementation of the US BBU medical strategy.

· Execution of the US medical strategy and tactics for US BBU Medical Ophthalmology, aligned with global strategy.

· Serve as the US Medical contact for key functions/stakeholders on the US affiliate level (e.g. Field Medical Teams (MSLs/MVLs), Commercial, Market Access, Legal/Compliance, Epidemiology, Pharmacovigilance, PPGA), effectively interacting and collaborating at multiple levels.

· Develop/implement strategy for US-relevant data generation and lead specific data generation projects to address identified medical/scientific data gaps in close collaboration and alignment with US clinical experts, global Medical, Clinical Development, Real World Evidence Generation teams and R&D.

· Serve as the US Medical expert for collaborative research projects and provide medical oversight for commercial promotional materials.

· Contribute to the development/adaptation of medical materials (e.g. presentations, MSL content, trainings, medical briefs and talking points) for the US Medical team according to DSMR requirements and manage submission processes.

· Identify resources and tools needed to empower MSLs to deliver all aspects related to scientific exchange on clinical and HEOR data across the entire healthcare landscape.

· Present data at US Medical affairs events, incl. advisory boards and trainings as well as congresses/medical education events.

· Build and nurture relationships with external stakeholders (including KMEs, healthcare institutions and advocacy groups) in the retinal vascular therapeutic space and biosimilars.

· Maintain the highest standards and levels of scientific, clinical, health economic and technical expertise, and ensure the same among staff members; reviewing and keeping updated on scientific/medical journals and other relevant publications, attending scientific, clinical, commercial and other key conferences, forums, and meetings

Who You Are

You are a proven leader that has built, led and motivated a team of highly performing and motivated individuals in a matrixed collaborative environment. You are consistent in your approach to collaboration and can build strong and trusted cross-functional working relationships which enable rapid alignment on solutions/compromises to minimize/avoid delays. You have successfully represented your team in meetings with the business and scientific leaders.


Required Skills

· MD, PhD, PharmD or comparable advanced degree is required.

· Minimum of 5+ years of pharmaceutical industry experience is required, preferably with prior experience in an in-house Medical Affairs role including Field Medical, AND/OR a combination of relevant clinical practice in the respective TA might be acceptable, depending on the program.

· Relevant TA experience in Ophthalmology, Immunology and/or Biosimilars/Biologics required.

· Have a solid base knowledge of the biosimilarity concept and /or retinal vascular diseases to engage in preliminary thoughtful and compliant Scientific Exchange before referring to the Biogen Subject Matter Expert.

· Exhibited marked curiosity about healthcare and business opportunities and develop solutions quickly to take advantage of emerging opportunities.

· Have a strong and trusted cross-functional working relationships to enable rapid alignment on compliant solutions/compromises to minimize/avoid delays.

· Comfortable using and experimenting with technology and have embraced and optimally utilized new tools and systems.

· Knowledgeable about the healthcare and access landscape with a clear understanding of how it impacts the customer’s behaviors and clinical practices.

· Delivered reliably against their goals and was motivated to perform to meet and even exceed metrics and KPIs.

Additional Information

Biogen’s US Alzheimer’s Franchise is looking to recruit proven and ambitious sales achievers with at least five years of experience in pharma, specialty, hospital, med device/capital equipment, and/or biotech sales.
In this field-based, specialty sales representative position you will be called upon to sell our products with key stakeholders in the Alzheimer’s Disease community: including Neurologists and allied health professionals.