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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Medical Affairs Services Lead in Le Pont-de-Claix Cedex, France

Job Description Summary

This is an exciting time to join Medical Affairs at BD!

We see Medical Affairs as a trusted and integral partner to the business internally and as an asset externally to represent the business to patients and the healthcare community. As BD moves into the future, Medical Affairs will become a key driver of our edge on the competition through their forward-thinking understanding of the marketplace for our products, as well as through their responsiveness to the needs of our customers for fair, balanced and timely information. Want to know more?

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About Pharmaceutical Systems

With innovative pre-fillable syringes, self-injection systems, safety systems and needle technologies, we offer an extensive selection of solutions crafted to protect, package and deliver drug therapies. We pride ourselves on our ability to craft products that reflect an intimate knowledge of clinical processes and a deep understanding of customers’ needs. For you, this means working in our experienced and dedicated environment, a place and culture where you can grow your skillset and impact patients through the delivery of high-quality solutions. With over 5,000 associates globally, we have offices around Europe, North and South America and Greater Asia. Our offices in Pont-de-Claix (France) are our Worldwide Headquarters.

About the role

This is a new role within our organization to develop a range of services for our pharmaceutical customers. The Medical Affairs Services Lead is responsible for building and coordinating the MA platform. You are in charge of defining the MA service offer in close link with the cross-functional team developing services, working on closing the gaps to deliver service offer packages, define rules, engage with customers and to build the pricing strategy. Ensuring it is aligned with the business objectives and internal MA capabilities will be key for success in this role.

The expertise for those different services is mainly around toxicology, preclinical and human factors. Services can range from provision of documentation to strategic consulting, to conducting studies on behalf of our pharmaceutical or biotech customers.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating the development and delivery of the MA component of service offering within BD (other functions, leadership team), to ensure strategic alignment. Specifically, you will need to develop an in-depth perception of the customer needs and implement a coordinated approach to addressing them through close collaboration with Marketing, Regulatory, R&D, Quality and other functions. To achieve this, you will use existing capabilities (expertise, product knowledge) and will identify needs for incremental resources and competencies.

  • Leading all aspects of progress of the signed contracts, ensuring results are met - anticipating challenges to deliver and conflicting priorities

  • Collaborating with the entire MA team across EU and US to ensure the offers are delivered with a high level of quality, on time and on budget

About you

You bring a strong understanding of design control and knowledge of combination product regulations. You have knowledge of either preclinical research, toxicology, clinical trials or Human Factor Studies.

You have a strong scientific and clinical background (PhD, PharmD, MD) as well as experience in customer-facing roles. Experienced in Medical Affairs, you are skilled at interacting with multiple functions including commercial, R&D, Regulatory and Quality teams.

A strong communicator, you use your ability and passion to integrate medical, scientific, and technical information and communicate these data to positively influence customers, as well as the organization and scientific community. Your excellent analytical and problem-solving skills coupled with strong commercial understanding enable you to meet and exceed customer expectations.

Additional skills that you need to be successful are:

  • Proven background in an international Pharma or Medical Device company, or a company/CRO serving these customers

  • Strong experience in the regulatory environment of drug combination products (particularly FDA and EU regulations)

  • Strong leadership and team empowerment skills

  • Proficient English skills - French is a plus.

This role requires approximately 20% of travel and can be based in either France (Pont-De-Claix) or the US.

If this sounds like you, click on Apply!

Primary Work Location

FRA Le Pont-de-Claix Cedex

Additional Locations

USA NJ - Franklin Lakes

Work Shift

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