Field Medical Excellence Director at BioMarin
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Field Medical Excellence Director

Location San Rafael, California Workstyle Open to Hybrid
Who We Are

For more than two decades, going our own way has led to countless breakthroughs, bettering the lives of those suffering from rare genetic disease. In 1997 we were founded to make a big difference in small patient populations. Now we seek to make an even greater impact by applying the same science-driven, patient-forward approach that propelled our last 25 years of drug development to larger genetic disorders, as well as genetic subsets of more common conditions. Through our unparalleled expertise in genetics and molecular biology, we will continue to develop targeted therapies that address the root cause of the conditions we seek to treat. Applying our knowledge to make a transformative impact is not just a calling, but an obligation to those who will benefit most. The end goal has always been better lives and now we can reach more.

And the more people we reach, the more our impact can grow. We transform lives through genetic discovery.

Our Culture

Our desire to make a positive impact on our patients extends to our employees and BioMarin is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where every person feels seen, valued, and heard – so employees can thrive in all areas of their lives, in and outside of work. We seek to provide an open, flexible, and friendly work environment to empower people and to provide them with the ability to develop their long-term careers. Ultimately, we want to be an organization where people enjoy coming to work and take pride in our efforts to help patients.


Global Field Medical Excellence Director will provide global leadership and functional excellence to the Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs) in support of creating impact by maximizing patient access and health outcomes to all disease areas. This associate will also ensure MSL needs are addressed in global solutions (process/IT/capability development). She/he will be well informed about latest industry trends and drive new ways of working to ensure Field Medical team is seen as a hub of innovation across BioMarin. Working in close collaboration with representatives of all regions and Global Medical Affairs (GMAF) Learning & Development function Field Medical Excellence Director will develop and implement Medical Excellence Standards and processes in all regions. He/she leads the global cross-functional Field Excellence teams and initiatives.


  • Provide global vision, leadership and field medical excellence in support of creating impact by maximizing patient access and health outcomes to all BMRN disease areas

  • Be accountable for the creation, maintenance, and implementation of global standards for Field Medical Excellence; training (incl. onboarding), development, assessment, and evaluation of MSLs.
  • Supervise ongoing performance and impact created as well as coordinate ensure MSL needs are addressed in global solutions (process/IT/capability development).
  • Be well informed and implement latest industry trends and drive new ways of working to ensure Field Medical team is seen as a hub of innovation across BioMarin
  • Work in close collaboration and in alignment with regional and country Medical Affairs Function (MAF) teams in development, leadership and ongoing management of the MSL programs. Creates the framework to enable that territory and site plans are developed in alignment with Integrated Brand Strategy, launch readiness and cross-functional objectives.
  • Assure MSL team in BioMarin is best-in-class with clinical competence and confidence across the regions and therapy areas.  Identify and support developmental opportunities for MSLs
  • Manage training and required resources for successful group utilization of team development opportunities.
  • Foster an atmosphere conducive to teamwork and growth through empowering people and culture.
  • Act as GMAF leader in global cross-functional Field Excellence teams and initiatives. Leads the global excellence initiatives in GMAF, as appropriate.

Experience & Education

  • At least 5 years experience in biotech/pharmaceutical medical affairs, including at least 3 years management experience of an MSL group or equivalent field team.
  • Experience in working above the country (regional or global) role to recognize the needs and complexity of different medical environments (preferred).
  • Experience with digital impactful innovation (preferred).
  • Experience in product launch development and execution
  • Experience in product strategy and execution
  • Ability to work proactively and effectively
  • Knowledge of regulations impacting Medical Affairs and field activities in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Personal integrity and patient-centricity.
  • BA/BS, MSc/MA degree in healthcare related area experience
  • A robust character; tenacious and focused on key objectives and priorities.

PLEASE NOTE: Absent a Medical or Religious reason that prohibits vaccinations, all our incoming employees must be vaccinated for COVID-19.

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.

In the U.S., the salary range for this position is $ 214,200 to $ 321,200 per year, which factors in various geographic regions. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A discretionary bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

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