Director Medical Affairs, Core Markets and France

Date: Mar 27, 2024

Location: FR - Montpellier 1, France - All, FR

Company: Bausch + Lomb

Bausch+Lomb is an innovative company that invests in research to advance health in the world and attaches particular importance to the realization of our commitments to our patients, healthcare professionals, our shareholders and society in general.
With 160 years of expertise in this field and a portfolio of products available in more than 100 countries, Bausch + Lomb has become a key player in ophthalmology.

For our French subsidiary, we are recruiting Director Medical Affairs, Core Markets and France



Position Summary


The Director Medical Affairs, Core Markets and France is reporting to the VP Global Medical and Scientific Affairs and he or she is leading Core Markets and France medical strategy related to approved products and future launches. The Core Markets and France Medical  Affairs Director and his or her medical team will work in close relationship with the Regional & Local Commercial, Regulatory & Pharmacovigilance teams as well with US Medical & Clinical Affairs teams.


The Core Markets and France Medical Affairs Director with his or her team will be responsible for the development and the execution of Medical plans in alignment with the Corporate priorities. He or she is responsible to develop and maintain strong collaboration with Core Markets and France scientific experts in the different therapeutic areas (Pharma, OTC & Consumer, Vision Care & Surgical). Also, the person will be in charge to supervise the execution of company post-marketing sponsored studies & Investigators Initiated Trials (IITs) in alignment with local & Global medical plans. He/she will supervise medical pre-launch and post-launch activities in collaboration with Commercial team.


Major Areas of Responsibility


    •  Initiate, supervise the performance and progress of medical activities, including clinical research (post-marketing studies and Investigators’ Initiated Trials)
    • Development and implementation of strategic direction for new products
    • Development and implementation of Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) partnership & added value medical programs
    • Represent the company via presentations to groups of experts, societies, regulatory/reimbursement bodies at regional/international meetings.
    • Attend relevant conferences and scientific meetings to maintain and develop a network of contacts with specialists and customers within the company’s therapeutic areas and within the industry
    • Ensure alignment between the Core Markets and France medical strategic plans and Global medical strategy in respect of internal SOP & Policies and Country Regulations
    • Support  Global Medical Communication and Information team
    • Manage the budget of the Core Markets and France  medical division
    • Manage and develop talents
    • Create an environment conducive to medical and scientific excellence through employees’ motivation, empowerment and accountability
    • Play a key and pro-active role within the cross-functional teams
    • Maintain a culture of compliance


Physical demands/working conditions

  • No physical demands
  • The director will be located in France


Contacts (Internal And External)

  • Internal: Medical, Regulatory, Pharmacovigilance, Marketing, Business Development and Sales teams 
  • External: Scientific experts, KOLs, Regional & Local Medical associations, etc…


Education/Competency requirements

  • Education: MD, PhD, PharmD
  • Experience: Minimum 5-8 years in Medical Affairs & talents’ management
  • Language: Proficiency in English required                                                                                         
  • Competencies:  
  • Ophthalmology and eye care experience is preferred
  •  Strong strategic thinking and networking skills
  • Analytical expertise in understanding complex issues and the consequences
  • Recognize potential obstacles and work to resolve them within set timelines
  • Resourceful and flexible in accepting change in priorities
  • Excellent team player with experience in cross-functional teams
  • Motivate and managing/coaching skills            
  • Business acumen and entrepreneurial mindset
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Be able to manage the budget of the medical division



This position may be available in the following location : France