Area Field Medical Manager (FMM) at BioMarin
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Area Field Medical Manager (FMM)

Location Dubai, United Arab Emirates
BioMarin is the world leader in delivering therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases. We target diseases that lack effective therapies and affect relatively small numbers of patients, many of whom are children. These conditions are often inherited, difficult to diagnose, progressively debilitating and have few, if any, treatment options. BioMarin will continue to focus on advancing therapies that are the first or best of their kind.

BioMarin’s Research & Development group is responsible for everything from research and discovery to post-market clinical development. Research & Development involves all bench and clinical research and the associated groups that support those endeavors. Our teams work on developing first-in-class and best-in-class therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with rare diseases. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients’ lives.

Field Medical Manager (FMM) is the external-facing scientific expert

FMM is the external-facing scientific expert on the company product(s) and therapeutic area(s), with the core responsibility of scientific engagement. This consists of the establishment and maintenance of ethical and highly scientific peer to peer relationships with leading Health Care Professionals (HCPs) at major academic institutions and hospitals. Based on high-quality response to medical inquiries and generation, interpretation and communication of scientific data with leading HCPs, FMMs could potentially improve - through meaningful scientific exchange - the clinical management of patients and their quality of life.

FMM Core Responsibilities

  • Scientific engagement
  • Evidence generation support
  • Insight management
  • Internal partnerships

FMM Key Activities

  • Scientific engagement
    1. Scientific engagement with Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) in healthcare, academia, payers (as required), and government organizations (as required), to provide appropriate scientific information about company products and related therapy area, gather insights and expert opinions from relevant HCPs. Thus, becoming a trusted scientific partner by enhancing the understanding of the scientific and medical value of BioMarin products (pre-, peri- and post-launch)
    2. Proactive KOL / treatment center mapping and planning according to the scientific strategic needs of the product or therapeutic area (pre-, peri- and post-launch)
    3. Development and implementation of Scientific Exchange meetings at hospital, national or regional level. Support the Area Director / Therapy Area (TA) Lead on the development and implementation of regional or national Scientific Educational Programs in line with BioMarin’s scientific needs, including the scientific briefing of the speakers (pre-, peri- and post-launch)
    4. Conduct drug administration (infusion) readiness trainings upon request (pre-, peri- and post-launch)
    5. Support post-marketing studies as required (peri-/post-launch), in collaboration with study management by
      • Checking and supporting study site readiness
      • Performing on site product risk management and education/information
      • Clarify process and procedures for independent research programmes upon request.
    6. Scientific conference support (pre-, peri- and post-launch)
      1. Pre-conference
        • Collaborate with colleagues to identify attending HCPs and arrange meetings with them
        • Meet regional/global colleagues as necessary (pre-conference meetings)
      2. During the conference
        • Attend relevant scientific sessions.
        • Engage in scientific exchange (ad-hoc, as follow-up of previous interaction)
        • Staff BioMarin medical booths in their area of expertise
  • Post-conference
    • Develop and deliver a meeting report to be shared cross-functionally
    • Prepare post-conference updates in line with country legislation
  1. Responds to costumer requests with relevant scientific information and coordinate with Medical Information the provision of answers for on- or off-label queries (pre-, peri- and post-launch)
  2. Reactive provision of information to local Patient Advocacy Groups (PAGs) in lieu of Area Medical Director, TA Lead and in line with Business Code of Conduct in collaboration with Patient Advocacy (pre-, peri- and post-launch)

  • Evidence generation support
    1. Work with investigators in company sponsored studies supporting (by request) Clinical Operations and/or Study Management resources by sharing insights on potential study sites in alignment with the Area Medical Director / TA Lead, based on their scientific capabilities, administrative readiness, and stakeholder interests, partnering with clinical operations and Contract Research Organizations (CROs) to ensure surveillance and compliance with study programs, and proactively engaging with investigators both during startup and throughout the study period to maintain interest in and education about the study
    2. Work with potential investigators clarifying the process of handling of independent research requests, aligned with BioMarin’s strategy and procedure (mostly peri- and post-launch)
    3. Reactive support to HCPs for assistance in providing scientific information to improve healthcare quality and effectiveness initiatives (mostly peri- and post-launch)
    4. Identify further scientific research opportunities in the area that help increase disease awareness, sharing of best practices, and identification of medical gaps and unmet need

  • Insight management
    1. Share insights and knowledge from HCP interactions with cross-functional team members: FMMs may proactively ask questions to understand the HCP’s scientific point of view on topics to share as insights for BioMarin per Data protection laws (pre-, peri- and post-launch)
    2. Identify unmet medical needs and feedback the corresponding insights to the organization so they can be actioned accordingly by the relevant party(pre-, peri- and post-launch)
    3. Collect insights to understand current healthcare practices and treatment of patients with specific disease (e.g. patient and treatment journey) (pre-, peri- and post-launch)

  • Internal partnerships
    1. The FMM is an integral part of the BioMarin team, proactively coordinating activities with other field-based personnel (Sales and/or Access Managers, Clinical Research Associates (CRAs)) and sharing insights.

The Person

Personal qualities

  • Ability to work proactively and effectively, with exceptional creative problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent presentation, written and oral communication skills required.
  • Flexibility and pragmatism.
  • Scientific curiosity and rigor.
  • Personal integrity and patient-centricity.
  • Strong business acumen.
  • A strong relationship builder and stakeholder manager; within the country; the international region and globally across the BioMarin organisation.
  • Strong influencing and negotiating skills; an ability to articulate the needs of the region to colleagues globally.
  • A robust character; tenacious and focused on key objectives and priorities.
  • A flexible mindset combined with a hands-on and can-do attitude; someone who is excited by the breadth and scope of the role.

Education & Experience

  • Qualification of physician, dentist or pharmacist.
  • Scientific Degree (PhD, PharmD etc.) is desirable.
  • Experience to work as MSL.
  • Excellent understanding of the healthcare systems in the region.
  • Strong external customer focus.
  • Excellent networking capabilities and ability to integrate in a multifaceted team.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation and listening skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to organise, prioritise and work effectively with minimal supervision in a constantly changing environment.
  • Ability to present and discuss scientific material and its context clearly and succinctly.
  • Understanding of the industry’s codes of practice relevant for the work. Understanding of clinical development and Good Clinical Practice (GCP) is preferable.
  • Good written and oral English mastering.
  • Willingness to travel at least 60% of time (including international travel).

Internal Contacts

Will be expected to interact with Area Medical Director, EMEA Regional Medical Leads and various members of country commercial team.

External Contacts

Will be required to interact with, Health Care Professionals (HCPs).

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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