Boehringer Ingelheim Vice President, Clinical Development/Medical Affairs - Primary Care in RIDGEFIELD, Connecticut

Boehringer Ingelheim is an equal opportunity global employer who takes pride in maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture. We embrace diversity of perspectives and strive for an inclusive environment which benefits our employees, patients and communities.


Lead the Clinical Development and Medical Affairs (CDMA) organization for Metabolism, Cardiovascular, Respiratory (COPD, Asthma) and Established Products. If required lead one of the TAs directly him/herself. He/she has the medical strategic responsibility for development and post marketing maintenance and optimization of BI products in their therapeutic area ensuring these are developed and guided by a deep understanding of state of the art scientific strategies as well as medical needs of the US market and healthcare system.

Strategically lead input into global clinical development and product maintenance and optimization (PMO) planning accordingly in conjunction with US Project Management. Ensure strategies reflect US customer needs (patient/payor/organized customer/HCPs/etc.) as well as BI objectives and are aligned with the US PM Primary Care business. Closely interact with Corporate/Global Therapeutic Area Leadership teams to be their strategic partner for US needs. Ensure the appropriate use of BI products by a maximum number of patients.

Responsible for TA leadership/personnel development for CDMA and for aligning activities, resources, and information. Foster development, evaluation and implementation of innovative clinical research strategies including increased utilization of real world data as well as scientific partnerships with external stakeholders.

As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our employees

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Ensure TA teams have an excellent understanding of the US medical landscape, patient, physician and organized customer needs through medical knowledge, insight gathering and relationships with key customers (individuals and organizational) – working cross-functionally with partners in the PM Commercial organization to be able to concisely translate this knowledge, into US needs for our clinical development programs/PMO.

  • Work with BI Global therapeutic areas to support Global medical strategy, planning and management for international clinical development programs including Phase II/III studies and to support the Global strategy and plans for medicomarketing activities and Phase IIIb/IV studies, e.g. post-marketing commitments, real world data studies including pragmatic trials. Ensure US input is incorporated into global clinical development programs and product maintenance and optimization (PMO) planning accordingly by working closely with the respective Corporate TA leadership teams (TALTs).

  • Oversight of the human resources utilization across CDMA as required by the Sr. V.P Medicine and Regulatory Affairs and global Medicine Therapeutic Area Heads.

  • Manage Performance and Development of Therapeutic Area Leads and Clinical Development & Medical Affairs personnel. Creates a performance-based team culture with clear accountability and a sense of urgency for achieving results. Lead (recruit, hire, coach, develop, motivate, manage and monitor performance) managers and/or professionals in department specific knowledge, process and procedures. Set job expectations, provide regular feedback, conduct timely MAG Plan reviews, identify performance challenges, create action plans and monitor the effectiveness of those action plans. Complete Career Planning and competency assessment to ensure professional development of department members.

  • Develop, maintain and monitor processes/policies and ensure compliance with International and US regulatory requirements for medical activities undertaken for investigational compounds, launches and approved products. Work closely with Compliance to ensure appropriate policies and training are in place for clinical development and medical affairs.

  • Lead US strategy and planning and oversee the management team responsible for Therapeutic Areas in specialty/primary care, Team Member Medicines. Ensures content and strategy oversight for FBM.

  • Participation in BIPI Product Labeling Committee, International Product Labeling Committee (as deputy to Sr VP Med/RA) and global TA Committees as appropriate.


  • M.D. degree from an accredited institution required with proven clinical / academic experience in Therapeutic Area(s).

  • Minimum of ten to twelve (10-12) years of experience in Pharmaceutical Industry, Clinical Development and Medical Affairs with a minimum of six (6) years of experience managing a team/group required.

  • Ability to understand the needs of patients and customers with capability to translate insights gained into input into clinical development and product maintenance and optimization strategies

  • Local experience and understanding of regulatory and market environments required with international experience and understanding preferable.

  • Experience in managing budgets

  • Strong business acumen

  • Strong oral and written communication skills required; proven ability to present to large scientific audiences and to academia as well as to the media highly desirable.

  • Strong communication skills necessary to interact with non-medical colleagues, e.g. Marketing and PR.

  • Willing and able to travel domestically and internationally.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction

  • Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required)

  • Must be 18 years of age or older

Our Culture:

Boehringer Ingelheim is one of the world’s top 20 pharmaceutical companies and operates globally with approximately 50,000 employees. Since our founding in 1885, the company has remained family-owned and today we are committed to creating value through innovation in three business areas including human pharmaceuticals, animal health and biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing. Since we are privately held, we have the ability to take an innovative, long-term view. Our focus is on scientific discoveries and the introduction of truly novel medicines that improve lives and provide valuable services and support to patients and their families. Employees are challenged to take initiative and achieve outstanding results. Ultimately, our culture and drive allows us to maintain one of the highest levels of excellence in our industry. We are also deeply committed to our communities and our employees create and engage in programs that strengthen the neighbourhoods where we live and work. Boehringer Ingelheim, including Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim USA, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA, Inc., Merial Barceloneta, LLC and Boehringer Ingelheim Fremont, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status, including protected veteran status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.

Boehringer Ingelheim is firmly committed to ensuring a safe, healthy, productive and efficient work environment for our employees, partners and customers. As part of that commitment, Boehringer Ingelheim conducts pre-employment verifications and drug screenings.

Organization: US-BI Pharma/BI USA

Title: Vice President, Clinical Development/Medical Affairs - Primary Care

Location: Americas-United States-CT-Ridgefield

Requisition ID: 189962