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Head Study Medical Expert Women's Health, MD

Your tasks and responsibilities


The primary responsibilities of this role, Head Study Medical Expert Women's Health, MD, are to: 

  • Manage SMEs globally within the Women’s Health TA;
    • Coach and mentor Subject Medical Experts ensuring high quality medical support for the study teams;
    • Maintain an open communication line between medical experts worldwide;
    • Set objectives and conduct Performance Reviews;
    • Identify high performers for career development pathways with Bayer;
  • Budget management for the SMEs within the TA Women’s Health;
    • Plan for the worldwide internal budget for SMEs in the TA;
    • Quarterly follow up of the budget;
    • Analyze and communicate budget needs to management;
  • Resource the development trials with Subject Medical Experts;
    • Allocate the Medical Experts to the development and/or Medical Affairs trials;
    • Identify development needs for the different regions within the TA and work towards optimization of resources;
    • Analyze and communicate resource needs to management in Development and Medical Affairs;
  • Ensure the quality of the work of the Medical Experts in the Development trials;
    • Ensure adequate and globally harmonized training in order to achieve worldwide high standards all Medical Expert tasks;
    • Help address the issue of different local medical practices for the purpose of international projects;
    • Harmonize and ensure quality of medical support in Development and Medical Affairs trials;
    • Provide high quality medical input in Development and Medical Affairs study teams;
  • Maximize client satisfaction through close collaboration with different functions;
    • Collaborate with Development and Medical Affairs TA heads and analyze and anticipate their needs;
    • Close collaboration with other SME TA heads on procedures / policies and training requirements;
    • Close collaboration with Global Clinical Leaders, Clinical Operations, Study management, Data Management, Biometry and Medical Writing;
    • Provide quality development partners for both KOLs and internal customers;
    • Be attentive to the needs of the different regions and countries;
  • Participate as a member of the SME Management team;
    • Contribute to a further development and improvement of  the function;
    • Contribute to harmonization of practices globally;
    • Contribute to the development of the individuals in SME.


Who you are


Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values.  More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:


Required Qualifications:

  • M.D. or equivalent medical degree required; training or experience in Women’s Health;
  • At least 5-6 years’ experience in medical science and drug development (from protocol writing to CSR);
  • In depth understanding of the drug development and commercialization process;
  • Proven leadership, motivational and interpersonal skills;
  • People management experience; budget management experience;
  • Proven ability to provide clear vision, direction and purpose in the different cultures present within the Development and Medical Affairs organization;
  • Desire and ability to teach and mentor junior level clinicians on developing and running clinical trials;
  • Strong communication skills to ensure that project plans and status are transparent, and that risks, issues and results are clear to all involved parties;
  • Ability to work within a matrix structure, which requires additional skills in gathering decision information, negotiation and communicating decisions and action;
  • Ability to execute his / her responsibilities with knowledge, accuracy, persistence, resilience and creativity, seeking to work both independently and collaboratively;
  • Proven cultural sensitivity, experience with working in a global environment is an asset;
  • Ability to adapt to different people management practices across the world;
  • Excellent English, both written and spoken.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Board certification in obstetrics and gynecology.

Your application

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans


Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.


Country: United States
Location: NJ-Whippany

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