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Sr. AD / Director Medical Affairs Strategy

Boehringer Ingelheim

Last Updated: 7/23/24

Job Description


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.

The Medical Affairs Strategy Respiratory Director is responsible to create the Medical strategic framework and prioritized Medical tactics to ensure the success of the respective BI product(s) from a Medical Affairs perspective, both prior to and leading up to launch as well as throughout the product lifecycle. This individual will exhibit strong understanding of the therapeutic area, the US healthcare landscape, the relevant clinical practice guidelines, and the emerging scientific data as well as the understanding of the overall Respiratory aspirations and value drivers. The Medical Affairs Strategy Director will translate the Resiratory priorities into an integrated strategic medical plan, tactics, and well-planned budgets that enable the successful medical affairs contribution to BI’s portfolio. In doing so, this individual will play a key role with corporate stakeholders, the US cross-functional partners, and the US Launch Teams in leading the co-creation of aligned strategic medical launch readiness; and work closely with the clinical development leads to ensure the successful integration of the US Medical insights and efforts where applicable. This individual will work with relevant stakeholders to identify the relevant external organized customer channels including the prioritized Health Systems and Payers to drive customized integrated medical plans and executable tactics for this customer segment. The Medical Affairs Strategy Director 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.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Works with the US TA, RWE, FBM, Medical Excellence, and the global TA teams to co-design and implement launch planning strategies as well as the generation of an integrated evidence plan for ILD / IPF & Respiratory products/indications that prioritize innovation and address meaningful gaps internally and externally.
  • Effectively execute medical tactics within allocated budgets, lead key data release activities, stay abreast of paradigm shifts in clinical practice, and align with BI / CDMA objectives, clinical development pipeline and the evolving US healthcare landscape.
  • Works with the Medical Strategy Team Leader, the US TAs, global medical, Commercial operations, Go-To-Market (GTM), and CDMA leaders to identify and leverage synergies throughout the product lifecycle and actively provide input into clinical development early asset planning, Commercial strategies to ensure the success of launches and timely execution of prioritized evidence generation initiatives.
  • Collaborates very closely with the respective Clinical Development counterparts to ensure integration of US medical affairs strategic insights and market dynamics into the appropriate clinical development governance processes and decisions.
  • Serves as a key driver for ILD / IPF & Respiratory products to maximize business opportunities from a medical perspective, identify risks, assess the competitive landscape, and ensure appropriate collaboration occur with various business functions.
  • Partner with stakeholders to ensure the integration of insights, as well as planning and executing the agreed tactics while maximizing the medical communication channels and Strategic Engagement program with key experts, scientific leaders, and key institutions.
  • Actively contribute to strategic congress planning, medical education programs, advisory boards, publication strategies, scientific advancement grants, interface with professional societies relevant to the ILD / IPF & Respiratory products.
  • In collaboration with Medical Customer Experience, A&I, and Capability Excellence teams ensures the effectiveness of the respective medical affairs budget and planning activities to strengthen digital, hybrid and omnichannel growth opportunities.
  • Actively contributes at and represents the CDMA TA team in internal business planning workshops and relevant strategic planning governance regarding ILD / IPF & Respiratory products to ensure effective co-creation of appropriate, aligned, and integrated critical success factors, strategic imperatives, and their associated outcome measures (e.g., key performance indicators, metrics).
  • Leads proactive and ad hoc TA specific US projects to drive key strategic initiatives that facilitate business agility, customer focus and ensure compliance standards are met.
  • Leverage CDMA resources to create tailored tools and material to address organized customers, Payers/Systems in support of the Account Medical Advisors (AMA's).
  • Co-create an aligned strategic framework for organized customers in collaboration with the Value/Access and Health-Systems marketing teams. Ensure coordinated communication plan for Payers/Systems across the relevant internal stakeholders with emphasis on leading the medical affairs aspects of these plans.


  • Advanced degree in health sciences required, doctorate degree strongly preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience within the pharmaceutical, clinical, healthcare, or equivalent industry with minimum 3+ years’ experience in
  • Medical Affairs roles in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • 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 establish strategic direction as well as drive effective execution.
  • 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.
  • Strong understanding of ILD / IPF & Respiratory 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.


This position offers a base salary typically between $183,000 - $280,000 for the Sr Associate Director position and $228,000 - $350,000 for the Director level position.  The position may be eligible for a role specific variable or performance-based bonus and or other compensation elements.  For an overview of our benefits please click here.

Company Details

Binger Strasse, Germany