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Medical Affairs Strategy Lead (Immunology/Biosimilars) - Hybrid

Boehringer Ingelheim

Last Updated: 4/15/24

Job Description


The Medical Affairs Strategy Lead is responsible to ensure that BI profiles our product(s) and prepares the market from a Medical Affairs perspective for product success, both prior to and leading up to launch as well as throughout the product lifecycle, The role does this by bringing together therapeutic area landscape knowledge, US healthcare dynamics, and medical affairs experience to translate US medical needs, gaps, and value drivers into an integrated strategic plan, budget, and tactics that enables the medical affairs role in the overall BI market approach, and informs clinical development efforts where applicable. The Medical Affairs Strategy Lead collaborates cross functionally and within the larger Clinical Development & Medical Affairs (CDMA) department (e.g., Medical Excellence, RWE, etc.) as well as across the organization (e.g., Marketing, Market Access, Analytics & Insights (A&I), HEOR, Clinical Operations, Patient Services, Legal, Compliance, etc.) and with global counterparts to create, execute, measure, and adapt the Medical Affairs strategy.

As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development, and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in several ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking, and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our employees.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead US TA co-creation with Corporate partners for Global IBPs integration
  • Implement Launch Excellence in Medical Affairs with robust TA medical dialogue
  • Collaborate with Corporate TA for consolidated medical strategy and evidence plan
  • Lead creation and execution of medical tactics and key data release activities
  • Promote synergies throughout product lifecycle with various stakeholders
  • Partner with Clinical Development Lead and Early Asset TA Lead for US clinical practice integration
  • Ensure TA launch success and timely evidence generation program execution
  • Collaborate with Clinical Development counterparts for US medical affairs strategic insights
  • Represent in strategic discussions with TAs and CDMA Leadership for TA products
  • Lead integration of insights, planning, execution, and analysis of evidence programs
  • Guide team on strategic congress planning, medical education, and other initiatives
  • Lead proactive and ad hoc TA specific US projects for strategic initiatives
  • Ensure effective CDMA TA budget management and planning for growth opportunities
  • Contribute to internal business planning workshops and strategic planning governance


  • Minimum of 10 years of experience within the pharmaceutical industry preferably in Medical Affairs role
  • Minimum of 5+ years leading and developing people / scientific team; preferably in positions related to medical affairs strategy and operations; clinical expertise, knowledge of clinical development, and some relevant experience in the disease area within the pharmaceutical industry strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated experience with pharmaceutical drug development and the use of data analysis for strategy development, business process improvement, product launch planning, and integrated evidence generation required
  • Ability to collaborate, influence, and lead with executive presence, establishing strategic direction, drive execution, create compelling communications and provide a global perspective
  • Ability to translate scientific and medical market insights into medical tactical plans for effective launches of pharmaceutical products in the US, integrated evidence generation plans, and optimized medical strategies. 
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate cross-functionally to enable successful execution and deliver results in a deadline-driven environment while managing multiple priorities.
  • Deep understanding of therapeutic area(s), shifting US healthcare environment, medical, pharmaceutical and payor market dynamics, portfolio growth, and ability to manage multiple projects and identify risks in a fast-paced environment with a drive for results and sense of urgency to meet medical market needs.
  • Ability to travel with some overnights away from home as required by the nature of the role
  • Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.
  • Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required).
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.

Company Details

Binger Strasse, Germany