BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Medical Affairs Manager (m/f/i) Integrated Diagnostic Solutions - DACH in Heidelberg, Germany
Job Description Summary
This position functions as a regional Medical Affairs Manager (m/f/i) between the organization and key external customers to further Scientific Exchange. They provide non-promotional product and field scientific support to the commercial organization by utilizing academic credentials, clinical knowledge, and scientific expertise in scientific / clinical area under their responsibility to communicate with healthcare providers, academic researchers, and organizations. These relationships ensure that key opinion leaders and organizations have access to relevant scientific information, and also that insights gathered externally will be communicated to key cross-functional partners internally. The MA Manager should have an in-depth understanding of the disease states and diagnostic landscape, the current/future trends, emerging evidence, and ongoing clinical trials/research. Planning and implementation of regional clinical research strategy through conduct of clinical research of licensed products/solution.
This position will be field-based, working remotely from home, with a travel frequency of up to 50% within GSA.
Establish and maintain credible peer-to-peer scientific relationships with national/regional key opinion leaders (KOLs) and customers.
Plan, develop and implement regional strategic, scientific, and educational initiatives to achieve integrated Medical Affairs objectives.
Serve as the primary resource for clinical and scientific information to external HCPs for key scientific / clinical areas under their responsibility.
Support education and training programs to improve patient outcomes and increase understanding of the disease state and treatment and / or diagnostic options.
Interact with various customer segments via one-on-one interactions, small group discussions, and educational symposium presentations.
Attend assigned scientific and medical congresses to capture information relevant to the organization’s scientific platforms and report this information to internal stakeholders during debrief meetings.
Develop and lead KOL involvement in national, regional, and local educational forums including advisory boards, investigator meetings, educational symposia, and sponsored promotional programs.
Act as Medical Reviewer / Approver for Promotional materials within the territory / Region, should these responsibilities be delegated from the respective BU Medical Affairs management.
Act as a liaison for Investigator Sponsored Studies activities within the territory, specifically as it pertains to supporting investigators through the application process and following up on study performance as per respective research grant agreement.
Assist in the identification of investigators and sites for company-sponsored clinical trials.
Maintain a thorough and detailed working knowledge of the organization and its products, current scientific research, and publications.
Provide expert support to the commercial activities such as promotional talks, corporate symposia, commercial advisory boards, brand planning etc., however, such activities should represent minority portion of the overall workload. Actively participate and contribute in relevant management and leadership meetings and activities
Utilization of effective communication to adjust for multiple communicating styles.
Ensure the attainment of individual objectives and results that satisfies goals, team and business objectives.
Insights: Provide customer insights and competitive intelligence that leads to informed business decisions and/or refinement of strategy and/or tactics.
Requirements & Qualifications
You have a master’s degree (or higher/PhD preferred) in a relevant Life Sciences segment, ideally related to clinical diagnostics, as well as at least 5 years’ relevant experience in the diagnostics industry including leading medical affairs or clinical research projects, programmes and/or teams.
You provide a strong competency in the areas of clinical study design, statistics and technical writing, a strong knowledge of scientific methodologies, clinical and/or laboratory medicine, clinical trials as well as the ability to understand, interpret and explain complex clinical and scientific information.
Further requirements are:
Strategic agility and business acumen
Knowledge of applicable regulations, standards and guidelines
Expert capability in IT systems, including the Microsoft Office Suite
Data Management, synthesis and presentation
Ability to network/develop relationships with KOLs and the scientific/medical community
Strong communication skills (verbal, presentation, written)
Demonstrated project management and ability to work in a matrix environment
Demonstrated ability to develop trust and integrity with peers, and others within Medical Affairs and commercial organizations
Evidence generation experience with knowledge of Good Clinical Practice (GCP).
Fluency in German and English is required, additional European language skills (e.g. French or Italian) are preferred
A professional challenge in a highly motivated team, a global environment and with long-term perspectives. A familiar working atmosphere in an innovative environment where your opinion matters. Diversity characterizes our corporate culture and we are convinced that it makes us a stronger team. We value each person as an individual with their abilities and needs. In this sense, we welcome applicants who wish to work part-time, people with severe disabilities and applicants of any gender.
Primary Work Location
DEU Heidelberg - Tullastrasse
BD is a leading global medical technology company that creates medical technology, devices and laboratory equipment for a variety of needs across the healthcare continuum. At BD, we are looking for candidates who possess passion, innovative solutions and a commitment to our one mission of improving access to groundbreaking medical and biotechnology services for people near and far, delivering state-of-the-art technology and cutting-edge research in the battle to fight and cure infectious diseases. With a global reach that extends across 50 countries worldwide, our network of professionals collaborates on effective measures to deliver enhanced patient quality such as lower health care delivery costs, improved health care and safety, and expanded health care for all. Join our company and see how you can become a part of one global mission to make a difference in human health.