Job Category:Medical Work Location: Celgene Summit 86 Morris Avenue Summit 07901 Organization: Celgene Corporation Schedule:Full-time Shift: Day Job Employee Status: Regular Job Type: Standard Job Level: Director Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time
Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries - and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture
Responsible for directing and leading the operations and activities of the assigned Therapeutic team within Global Medical Information (GMI). This includes the development of Medical Information response documents, completion of projects, participation in activities such as copy review committee, commercial training initiatives, medical congress support, development of Medical Affairs disease plans and all other related business initiatives throughout the lifecycle of a product. Represents and leads a team of therapeutic area experts who serve as the knowledgeable resource for medical information colleagues worldwide as well as internal business partners.
Accountable for ensuring that the assigned therapeutic team executes against department/company strategy, goals and objectives. Responsible for development/enhancement and implementation of policies, procedures, and processes for the department to ensure compliance with current legal, regulatory and company requirements for medical information. Contributes to the establishment and execution of worldwide medical information strategy.
In addition, is responsible for supporting the development and training of employees within the teams through performance coaching, development discussions and mentoring. Participates in management development and training initiatives to meet current and future business needs. Develops and trains staff to achieve their maximum potential based on their needs and that of the organization.
1.Oversees the operations of the assigned GMI therapeutic team to ensure high quality performance and continuous process improvement. Utilizes effective project and people management skills to ensure achievement of department goals and objectives.
Reviews/approves medical information response documents to ensure accuracy, currency, and scientific-balance of all clinical information provided by MI colleagues worldwide.
Coordinates with global Medical Information/Medical Affairs colleagues to ensure that worldwide coordinated Medical Information processes exist. Additionally, liaises with EUMI therapeutic leads as well as other worldwide Medical Information colleagues to drive best practices and ensure consistency of data dissemination.
Directs and conducts the continual review of MI inquiries received globally in order to realize actionable customer insights and proactively communicates insights to business partners. Ensures global customer insights are utilized to inform global content deliverables and overall medical communications strategy.
Liaises with other Medical Affairs line functions to effectively plan for and manage projects, and ensures medical accuracy, currency and scientific-balance of materials reviewed (e.g. Clinical slide sets, medical congress deliverables).
Collaborates with other departments effectively to ensure coordinated and efficient handling of inquiries (e.g. Customer Service, Clinical Operations, Drug Safety, Global Scientific Communications, Medical Science Liaisons)
Collaborates with Medical Affairs and Scientific Communications colleagues to identify opportunities for innovative, multichannel delivery of medical information, in alignment with disease area/brand strategic imperatives
Provides direction/guidance to staff and participates in activities related to commercial/brand product support. Coordinates participation in CRC and related activities for the purposes of driving operational efficiencies and ensuring medical accuracy, currency and fair-balance of promotional materials.
Interacts with Commercial Training to identify trends and emerging data. Coordinates team’s participation in review of commercial training materials, including presentations, modules, and overall clinical/medical training, and team’s delivery of commercial training around seminal events.
Proactively fosters relationships with key internal business partners within responsible TAs to ensure awareness of issues that may potentially affect the team. Prioritizes major or emergent issues within the daily operations of the team and aids management in the development of actions plans for unexpected events (e.g. product recall, label change).
Develops and empowers a high-performing team that proactively seeks learning opportunities to promote professional growth while meeting business needs. Continually seeks and matches business initiatives/stretch assignments to individual development plans.
Ensures awareness of current trends within the industry. Propagates best practices across GMI and shares knowledge with and assists global Medical Information affiliates and external Medical Information vendors, as necessary.
Acts as liaison/represents GMI TA team at intra- and interdepartmental meetings, continually demonstrates the value of the GMI group and participates in decisions that impact the overall medical and commercial support of products within the therapeutic team.
Proactively contributes to decisions that affect the overall workload, strategies, functional capabilities, and operations of the assigned TA team. Actively provides insights to contribute to the establishment of long range goals and objectives for the department, including proactively making recommendations regarding process improvements, resources, policies and procedures.
Makes decisions regarding personnel, including the hiring of exempt/non-exempt staff, disciplinary actions and performance appraisals.
Develops and trains team to achieve their maximum potential based on their needs and the needs of the organization through performance coaching, development and mentoring. Participates in management development and training initiatives to meet current and future business needs.
Contributes to the creation and implementation of departmental SOPs regarding processes and procedures necessary to achieve organizational objectives and for complying with government regulations and company policy. Evaluates adherence to policies/procedures and institutes corrective action when needed.
Performs other responsibilities as requested by management.
Conducts business in accordance with Celgene Values. Completes all assigned SOPs and training within designated timeframe and adheres to job-specific SOPs and work instructions.
Identifies, obtains pertinent data, and accurately processes any reported adverse events (AEs) and product quality complaints (PQCs) to Drug Safety and Quality Assurance Complaint department, respectively, in accordance with policy and procedures.
Assists in the overall training of new Medical Information personnel and ensures key activities are incorporated as part of the training.
Attends external meetings and educational seminars to enhance therapeutic area and functional knowledge and broaden pharmaceutical industry experience.
Pharm.D. or Ph.D. in a pharmaceutical science required
5-7 years of pharmaceutical industry-based Drug Information experience
People management experience strongly preferred
Relevant therapeutic background strongly desired
Examples of strategic leadership, professional advancement and multi-faceted accomplishments
Examples of continuous improvement and innovation
Ability to be actively contribute to multidisciplinary teams
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
Flexible, with positive attitude, strong ability to multi task, prioritize projects effectively and communicate at all levels within the company
Familiarity with electronic referencing databases preferred
Strong PC experience and Microsoft Word experience required
Strong Access, Excel, and PowerPoint skills required
Some travel required to represent company at medical conferences, presentations, and other meetings
Celgene is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status.
Celgene complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must have authorization to work for Celgene in the U.S.