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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) VP Medical Affairs EMEA (M/F) in Eysins, Switzerland

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About Medical Affairs at BD

Our vision for the Medical Affairs team is to be a trusted and valued strategic partner within the business. We provide insights to deliver innovative, safe and efficient solutions for our patients and customers. With clinical knowledge, scientific insights and feedback from the field, our Medical Affairs understands clinicians’ struggles and unmet needs. All of this helps us to 1) better define and advise business strategy and decision making, and 2) develop product value propositions that improve patient outcomes and optimize care while enhancing healthcare delivery efficiencies and cost.

The challenge we offer

As a member of the EMEA regional business leadership team and the Global Medical Affairs organization, you will contribute to the value maximization of Medical Affairs people, processes and product portfolio for the entire BD EMEA organization.

The VP will be sensing new clinical and health economics trends and translating these meaningful insights and strategies for BD, developing a Regional Medical Affairs Strategic Plan and gain acceptance by the Chief Medical Officer and the Regional Leadership Team.

We offer a role with both strategic, tactical and hands-on aspects, with oversight on all ongoing and future medical activities in EMEA Region. This includes investigator-initiated studies, working with Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs), promotional and informative activities and materials; consultant and advisory meetings and medical scientific grants including budget responsibility.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Assessing & building medical affairs capabilities further down in the organization

  • Establishing positive relationships with key authorities and institutions and engaging with existing healthcare professionals and professional groups having insights and values of relevance to BD

  • Developing Regional BD Evidence Generation strategy in collaboration with our function, BUs and Regional leadership

  • Acting as the contact in the Region for medical and scientific questions for both new and existing products in BD portfolio

  • Addressing product or patient safety issues affecting multiple Business Units by intervention with healthcare professionals as well as within BD processes

  • Assisting with legislative, market access and reimbursement efforts across wider fronts

  • Ensuring medical compliance with local regulations, good clinical practices and BD’s standard operating procedures.

  • Partnering with Business Development for evaluating licensing opportunities

What we are looking for

A Physician or Medical Doctor experienced in the pharmaceutical or medical device industry with clinical experience within EMEA, you have experience in one or more therapeutic areas of BD activity. You have also managed Medical Affairs teams, including field-based medical teams at a national or regional level.

A confirmed leader with eye for business, you possess influencing skills and success in driving organizational change in a sophisticated matrix organization. Collaborative, you establish strong working relationships with cross-functional teams. Ability to identify unmet clinical needs will be crucial for success in this role, as will be evaluating product opportunities from a clinical perspective, and help develop strategies that leads to efficient development of such opportunities.

Other key attributes include:

  • Organizing, prioritizing and working effectively in a constantly evolving environment

  • Experience engaging with and appreciation of market access challenges, and of the payer landscape

  • In-depth knowledge of clinical and regulatory requirements for a multi-layer medical organization

  • Solid understanding of safety reporting requirements for both drugs and devices

  • Clinical trial experience with solid knowledge of Good Clinical Practice (GCP).

  • Ability to travel up to 50% of time.

Does that sound like your next challenge? We would love to hear from you! Please hit apply!

To ensure the safety of our associates, we support remote work where possible. This position is based in our European Headquarter in Eysins, Switzerland, but is temporarily mostly remote-based due to Covid-19. We are continuing to supervise the situation and follow local governmental guidance to advise when is the right time and safe for our associates to return to their BD work location.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Primary Work Location

CHE Eysins - Business Park Terre-Bonne

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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.

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.

All applicants should complete the on-line application process. BD is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance or an accommodation because of a disability to participate in the application process, please call 855-BD-HELPS (855-234-3577) or email