Bayer Director MSL (Medical Science Liaison) in Whippany, New Jersey

Your tasks and responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of this role, Director, Medical Science Liaisons, are to:

  • Lead the effort to recruit and hire Regional Deputy Directors (RDDs) and Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs) within the therapeutic area;

  • Plan and manage functional therapeutic area budget comprising travel/entertainment and therapeutic area clinical program budget;

  • Manage the performance and development of RDDs within the therapeutic area;

  • To be responsible for developing, evaluating and delivering core training for RDDs and MSLs within the therapeutic area;

  • To be accountable for the quality and consistency of scientific and medical knowledge of RDDs and MSLs within the therapeutic area;

  • Lead strategy and development of processes and capabilities that optimize the delivery of scientific services to internal stakeholders and external customers;

  • Be 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;

  • Provide coaching and feedback on job performance for RDDs and MSLs within the therapeutic area;

  • Be accountable for the effective/optimal integration of Field Medical Affairs Therapeutic Area team within the Medical Affairs and Business Unit;

  • Prioritize work and resources across the therapeutic area core team and manage field-based project responsibilities as they pertain to Field Medical Affairs;

  • Effectively partner with the Cross-Functional Business Unit team members;

  • Ensure that internal stakeholders are knowledgeable of key opinion leader views and opinions as it pertains to Bayer Healthcare products and relative disease states;

  • Be 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 coordinate field need for medical/scientific knowledge required for management and support of Bayer Healthcare products and relative disease states (in-line products and products in development);

  • Ensure appropriate Field Medical Affairs staffing of therapeutic area/Business Unit initiatives such as: Consultants Meetings, Advisory Board Meetings, Medical Conventions, Regional/National Societies, etc.;

  • Work closely with the therapeutic area National Sales Director to ensure optimal alignment of field resources in delivering therapeutic area goals and objectives;

  • Be accountable for Field Medical Affairs segment of Brand Planning Process to align and prioritize the scientific field-based RDDs and MSLs within the therapeutic area;

  • Ensure the development and execution of the Medical Affairs Brand Operational Plans;

  • Attend appropriate scientific meetings to maintain his/her awareness of research activities within the therapeutic area;

  • Present 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 therapeutic area initiatives;

  • Be in charge of working with cross-functional Business Unit/Therapeutic area team members to develop effective brand-on-brand clinical strategies.

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:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in science-related field (M.D., Pharm.D., Ph.D.);

  • Seven plus (7)+ years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry in medical affairs, clinical development or equivalent;

  • Five (5) years management experience in medical affairs, clinical development or equivalent;

  • Five (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 Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in science-related field (M.D., Pharm.D., Ph.D.);

  • Experience in leading MSL teams;

  • Minimum five (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.

Your application

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.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.

Country:United States

Location:NJ-Whippany