VP Medical Affairs North America (US & Canada) at Biomerieux, Inc

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Location: Durham, North Carolina

Job Description:
A world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics for over 55 years, bioMérieux conceives, develops, produces and markets diagnostics solutions (systems, reagents, software and services) intended for clinical and industrial applications, which determine the origin of a disease or a contamination to improve the health of patients and insure consumer safety. bioMérieux is present in 44 countries and serves more than 160 countries with the support of a large network of distributors. Its corporate headquarters are located in Marcy l'Étoile, near Lyon, in France. Joining bioMérieux is choosing to be a part of an innovative company with a long term vision, committed to the service of public health and carried out with a humanist corporate culture. Our Company offers numerous opportunities for professional development. You want to help save lives across the globe? Join the 12,000 employees of bioMérieux!

VP, Medical Affairs North America (United States & Canada)

Overview and main areas of action:

Reporting to the North America Region Head and functionally to the Medical Office Executive VP - Chief Medical Officer, the VP, Medical Affairs North America (United States & Canada) will lead the creation, development and coordination of projects which provide medical and scientific evidence and support, will act as the key interface between the Global Medical Affairs organization, several global functions (Marketing, R&D, etc.) and the North American region countries (United States and Canada).

What will be your responsibilities at bioMérieux?

Establish and lead Medical Affairs activities in North America (United States and Canada) while guiding and managing the 2 countries' Medical Affairs Advisors and their teams, along with the 2 country managers.

Actively contribute to the development of Medical Affairs in the Region in interaction with Global Medical Affairs.
  • Implement the Medical Affairs strategy in the region in coordination with Head of the Region, Chief Medical Officer, Country Medical Advisors
  • Establish, maintain the level of medical and scientific expertise within Medical Affairs which is necessary to provide relevant advice to appropriate individuals within the Region
  • Coordinate medical affairs activities of the Region
  • Coordinate long term relationships with current and rising thought leaders. Build a strong network of experts (clinicians and microbiologists).
  • Lead/Contribute to medical educational efforts in the Region
  • Identify potential research gaps and lead/contribute to local post-launch studies.
  • Be the Medical Referral Expert for the Region, to inform corporate functions about local medical needs.
  • Lead actions to increase the scientific/medical visibility of the company: publications, symposia/conferences, workshops, professional/medical/patient societies, associations...
  • Manage the countries' Medical Advisors and Medical Science Liaisons (MSL), identify appropriate skills to achieve objectives, develop team members, implement and follow key medically-related performance indicators, ensure appropriate budget and resource management

Who are you?
  • Medical Doctor with American Board certification or specialization in Infectious Diseases, Clinical Microbiology or a closely-associated discipline from an accredited university in the USA or Canada
  • Minimum 5 years' continuous clinical experience in a related field of expertise in a hospital setting
  • Minimum 5 years' experience in i) a key medical affairs role in a health care industry directly interacting with health care providers (preferably in acute hospital settings) OR ii) a key management role in a large healthcare organization, network or enterprise
  • Substantial experience and knowledge of in vitro diagnostics (IVDs) very highly desirable
  • Substantial experience and knowledge of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology very highly desirable
  • Excellent knowledge of hospital/ medical environment
  • Proven track record to lead transversal groups and projects, internally and externally
  • Experience in the design, conduct, management, follow-up and analysis of post-launch clinical trials
  • Experience with deployment of medical education programs, KOL groups, expert advisory groups
  • Demonstrate high ethical and professional standards with all business contacts
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and diplomacy skills
  • Ability to create, motivate and work in a multicultural team environment
  • Creative problem-solving skills and decisiveness.
  • Project management skills
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken); additional language(s) an asset
  • Ability to critically interpret and appraise the relevant medical and

Travel time (approximate): Within North America - 35%; International other - 15%

Location: USA; preference for head office in Durham, NC but negotiable

Working at bioMérieux means being involved long term with a pioneering, visionary and constantly growing company that allows its employees to live a stimulating and inspiring experience in a fulfilling work environment. Our internal mobility policy offers numerous opportunities for each of our 12 000 employees to blossom throughout their career, while respecting each employee's individual talents as well as their personal and professional development. At bioMérieux, over 200 professions - both scientific and non-scientific - offer our employees the opportunity to broaden their fields of expertise and develop cross-functional careers. We provide a rewarding experience in an international company that brings together talents from diverse backgrounds, thus fostering a daily aspiration to go beyond the limits. Helping improve public health around in the world : our mission gives purpose to every profession practiced within the company.

bioMérieux is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. M/F/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/GINA