Bausch + Lomb Director, Medical Affairs in Ashland, Kansas
Bausch + Lomb (NYSE/TSX: BLCO) is a leading global eye health company dedicated to protecting and enhancing the gift of sight for millions of people around the worldfrom the moment of birth through every phase of life. Our mission is simple, yet powerful: helping you see better, to live better.
Our comprehensive portfolio of over 400 products is fully integrated and built to serve our customers across the full spectrum of their eye health needs throughout their lives. Our iconic brand is built on the deep trust and loyalty of our customers established over our nearly 170-year history. We have a significant global research, development, manufacturing and commercial footprint of approximately 12,500 employees and a presence in approximately 100 countries , extending our reach to billions of potential customers across the globe. We have long been associated with many of the most significant advances in eye health, and we believe we are well positioned to continue leading the advancement of eye health in the future.
Bausch and Lomb products are sold in approximately 100 markets throughout the world. The Medical Affairs Director provides support to the Medical Affairs/Clinical Affairs Group for the Pharma and Consumer products portfolio. He or she specifically supports Product Lifecycle Management and is responsible for ensuring scientific execution of key medical strategies related to the ocular surface portfolio. Functions in a medical/scientific leadership role within assigned therapeutic area supporting new approvals/disease states, competitive intelligence and pipeline products. Maintains current therapeutic expertise necessary to serve as scientific, medical, and clinical expert to field medical teams, brand teams and R&D partners. This role will report directly to the Executive Director, Medical Affairs and Clinical Affairs for Global Pharmaceuticals.
This is a field supportive role and will require up to 25% travel regionally within the US.
Major Areas of Responsibility
Provides scientific guidance and assessment as Medical Affairs representative on Product Lifecyle Management project teams for Ideation through Maintenance of Business stages
Actively contributes to and drives medical planning including medical education, HCP engagements; and provides strategic medical input into product strategies. Works to ensure external communication strategies and tactics align with both Medical Affairs and Commercial Strategies.
Responsible for implementing a strategically aligned tactical plan, as appropriate for pipeline products including new products/disease states.
Provides input into externally facing materials for use (i.e., Congress Booth, Ad Boards, Med Ed) with Prescribers, Payer, and Patients; as well as educational initiatives (medical education, data, guidelines, and value proposition).
Implements focused and impactful internal training programs aiming to shape scientific understanding of etiology, mechanism of action, clinical trial data etc.
Responsible for performing accurate and detailed medical review of materials for therapeutic area within Medical Affairs.
Generates clinical, scientific and real-world data per evidence gap assessment.
Responsible to manage vendor relationships
May support field teams with subject matter expertise.
Initiates medical affairs activities and generation and dissemination of data supporting overall product scientific and business strategy.
Contacts (Internal And External)
Internal: Global Medical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Operations, Research & Development/Life Cycle Management project teams, US and International Marketing Departments.
External: Third-party vendors, Regulatory agencies, Eye Care Practitioner
Education: OD, MD (ophthalmology) or PhD degree in scientific/biological/clinical discipline. Preference that advanced degree has experience in ophthalmic pharmaceutical development.
Minimum 5 years in clinical, scientific/research, or industry related experience or equivalent required, demonstrating strong leadership competencies and proven team-building skills.
Substantial understanding of dry eye therapeutic area required.
Minimum 3 years in Medical Affairs in the field of ophthalmic pharmaceuticals.
Flexibility and adaptability to organizational change and market demands. Ability to work in a fast-paced corporate environment. High sense of urgency and commitment to excellence in the successful achievement of objectives.
Excellent planning and organizational skills. Ability to manage multiple priorities and ability to demonstrate good business judgment.
Experience in conducting clinical trials, analyzing clinical outcomes, and publishing clinical research
Strong operational/strategic thinking and networking skills.
Analytical expertise in understanding complex issues and the consequences.
Abilities to recognize potential obstacles and work to resolve them within set timelines.
Resourceful and flexible in accepting change in priorities.
Excellent team player with experience in cross-functional teams.
Excellent communication skills.
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