Celgene Associate Director, Global Medical Information in Summit, New Jersey


Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, ​quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries, and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.


Pharm.D. or Ph.D. in a pharmaceutical science preferred

RPh or RN with previous pharmaceutical industry-based Drug Information experience considered

5-7 years of pharmaceutical industry-based Drug Information or Medical Affairs experience required

Relevant therapeutic background strongly desired

Position Summary

Serves as medical information and therapeutic area expert to deliver functional excellence relative to core medical information deliverables and overall business strategy and objectives, in collaboration with worldwide MI colleagues and internal business partners. Maintains strong medical expertise in assigned therapeutic area(s) through ongoing literature and competitive landscape review. Responsible for promotional review, commercial training initiatives, medical communications planning and congress support, compendia landscape monitoring and communications, and contributes to the development of Medical Affairs disease plans and all other related business initiatives throughout lifecycle of assigned product(s). Also responsible for development and review of Global Medical Information response documents and support of MI customer interactions. Through ongoing monitoring and analysis of global MI customer interaction data, derives and communicates key trends and actionable insights to inform internal and cross-functional business strategies including medical and commercial content development, publication activities, training opportunities, label changes, etc.

May be responsible for leading or participating in various departmental and cross-functional initiatives to enhance organizational efficiencies, evolve the practice of MI, and/or execute against disease/product strategy. Contributes to the establishment and execution of worldwide medical information strategy and maintains strong relationships with regional and local medical information colleagues through regular touchpoints.

Supports the growth and development of colleagues through collaboration on assigned projects, training and mentoring.

Core Responsibilities:

Maintains significant therapeutic area and product expertise through ongoing assessment of relevant published literature, treatment guidelines, internal resources and data. Contributes strong medical expertise to interdisciplinary meetings and related initiatives including promotional review, disease/brand and launch planning, publication planning, labeling changes, business reviews, etc.

As a lead reviewer for assigned product or therapeutic area, conducts expert medical review of branded and unbranded promotional materials, market access and health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) materials and scientific communications to ensure accuracy, currency, scientific balance and compliance with internal policies and procedures.

Provides medical expertise and insights to cross-functional stakeholders to support the development of medical and commercial deliverables.

Leads and/or contributes to MI planning for new product launches, line extensions, and key data releases, as applicable.

Develops and reviews global medical information response documents, ensuring accuracy, currency and scientific balance of all scientific and clinical information provided by MI colleagues.

Supports written and verbal responses to inquiries from health care professionals, consumers, and internal business partners requesting medical information related to Celgene products. Serves as a source of guidance for medical information specialists and managers/senior managers, as well as cross-functional stakeholders and worldwide MI colleagues, as applicable, to effectively and efficiently handle customer inquiries, globally.

Proactively analyzes global customer inquiry data to identify trends and data and knowledge gaps; strategically packages and communicates actionable customer insights to cross-functional stakeholders and informs business planning activities.

Proactively monitors the compendia landscape to identify unmet medical needs warranting the submission of new scientific and clinical data for inclusion. Collaborates with medical affairs colleagues on compendia landscape assessments and communicates updates with internal stakeholders, as appropriate.

Actively contributes to major or emergent issues and supports the development and execution of cross-functional and global medical action plans (eg, label change, product safety communications, product recall, etc).

Demonstrates leadership within the worldwide MI community of practice, collaborating with regional and local MI affiliates to drive best practices aligned with global MI strategic imperatives. Drives initiatives aimed at process improvements related to core MI activities, including global content, inquiry fulfillment and insights generation.

Provides medical support for disease and product field training initiatives, including training content development and delivery, as needed.

Independently prepares for and attends medical conferences to provide complete, accurate and timely medical information to healthcare professionals at the conference booth. Serves as conference lead to coordinate Medical Information/Medical Affairs activities.

Proactively contributes to team discussions regarding workload, strategies, functional capabilities and team operations. Provides insights to contribute to planning and prioritization activities, and proactively makes recommendations regarding process improvements, resources, policies and procedures.

As applicable, creates and implements departmental SOPs regarding processes and procedures necessary to achieve organizational objectives and for complying with government regulations and company policy.

Participates in mentoring, coaching and training of new and existing colleagues. Serves as a role model for Medical Information Managers/Sr. Managers and provides them with strategic and technical/functional guidance.

Ensures awareness of current trends within the industry and promotes and ensures the sharing of best practices across the Medical Information teams.

Performs other responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.

Other Responsibilities

Conducts business in accordance with Celgene Values. Completes all assigned SOPs and training within designated timeframe and adheres to job-specific SOPs and work instructions. Identifies, obtains pertinent data, and accurately processes any reported adverse events (AEs) and product quality complaints (PQCs) to Drug Safety and Quality Assurance Complaint department, respectively, in accordance with policy and procedures. Conducts/assists in the overall training of new Medical Information personnel and students in graduate experiential programs to ensure key activities are incorporated as part of the training. Dedicated to continuous learning to broaden therapeutic area knowledge and pharmaceutical industry acumen.

Skills/Knowledge Required:

  • Demonstrated record of leadership, professional advancement and accomplishments

  • Must be a strong team player and be willing to work in an environment where individual initiative and accountability to the team are required

  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work in cross-functional teams

  • Self motivated with exceptional follow through; must be able to work with limited day-to-day supervision

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including presentation skills

  • Demonstrates flexibility, positive attitude, ability to multitask and prioritize projects effectively

  • Solutions oriented

  • Excellent organizational and project management skills

  • Proficient in MS office applications; familiarity with electronic referencing databases

  • Some travel required to represent company at medical conferences, presentations and other meetings

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At Celgene, we seek to deliver truly innovative and life-changing drugs for our patients. Our vision as a company is to build a major global biopharmaceutical corporation while focusing on the discovery, the development, and the commercialization of products for the treatment of cancer and other severe, immune, inflammatory conditions.

“At Celgene, we seek to deliver truly innovative and life-changing drugs for our patients.”

There are more than 300 clinical trials at major medical centers using compounds from Celgene. Investigational compounds are being studied for patients with incurable hematological and solid tumor cancers, including multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), triple-negative breast cancer and pancreatic cancer. As committed as we are to clinical accomplishment, we are equally committed to patient support, which is a guiding principle at Celgene. We believe all who can benefit from our discoveries should have the opportunity to do so. Celgene puts patients first with industry-leading programs that provide information, support and access to our innovative therapies.