Boehringer Ingelheim Medical Expert, Cardio-Metabolism, Medical Affairs 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.


Under the direction of the VP Clinical Development Medical Affairs (CDMA) Primary Care, the Medical Expert, CardioMetabolism, provides expert medical/scientific, technical and strategic direction to the plans, programs and procedures within the therapeutic area and indication areas with a focus on empagliflozin and heart failure. Responsible for contributing to US TA strategy, and supporting the global TA strategy development and driving the strategic direction of the development of new compounds and enhancement of existing compounds. Contributes to and oversees the execution of this strategy across BI primarily through the development of a product strategy and the translation of this product strategy into a highly impactful medical plan. Aids TA Leader in influencing global TA and PMO to ensure the global development programs reflect and fulfill US product needs. High level of expertise required due to the significant size of TA / designated product, scope of product impact on US market and in consideration of the product life cycle.

Highly visible, external-facing role, recognized as a product leader internally and externally. Incumbent possesses established and well-developed relationships with outside organizations/experts (KEE’s, government, organized customers, professional societies, academic institutions, advocacy groups, etc.) and leverages these relationships and reputation to both share information and drive the BI US product agenda.

Serves as an internal, go-to person for the in-depth scientific, technical and subject-matter knowledge in designated indication area, providing medical/scientific leadership to support the needs of BI Clinical Operations, Marketing, FBM, Compliance, etc. Drives product strategy internally, including support of research programs, clinical development programs and licensed product maintenance. This includes developing the strategy for Medical Advisory Board and Expert Panel meetings, Real World Evidence generation, Medical Grants, and Medical Publications. Key member of US and global TA leadership team.

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


  • Established therapeutic area/scientific expert with an in-depth knowledge of US medical affairs and clinical development. Technical medical leader within Cardiology with a focus on heart failure. Keeps abreast of current medical/scientific progress and actively develops and maintains relationships with outside experts aligned with the scientific objectives and business objectives of the Therapeutic Area Section. Serves as BI product ambassador, representing the company with outside groups. Seeks to continually understand and plan for the evolving healthcare environment and provider/expert and payer landscapes and potential.

  • As the TA expert, incumbent oversees product content for publications and promotions. Contributes to product grant strategy and participates in internal and external events/forums to advance BI's US business.


  • Leads development and implementation of the annual product Medical Action Plan, supports ED in the development of the TA Medical Action Plan. Develops product strategy for local Medical Advisory Board and Expert Panel meetings, Medical Grants, and Medical Publications.

  • Charged with determining the scientific objectives for field-based medicine (MSLs/AMAs) ensuring staff are adequately trained and informed of US BI data and TA strategy.

  • Collaborates with Scientific Communications, FBM, Clinical Operations, and Regulatory leader ensuring BI US is collecting the appropriate information/data, monitoring, analyzing and translating this data into an actionable product plan with measurable objectives.

  • Provides strategic direction and scientific support for developing standard response letters and responding to HCP inquiries. Develops local IIS research objectives and serves as a member of the IIS review team evaluating submitted proposals.


  • Strong results orientation and accountability for impact of medical activities in support of TA/products, including project level budget and planning responsibilities. Highly collaborative with other business critical functions (e.g. Marketing, HEOR).


  • Provides expert medical/scientific TA expertise and clinical development expertise by working closely with local Clinical Operations personnel (TCM, CML, MRA) on clinical trial(s) being conducted in OPU.


  • MD, DO or PhD from an accredited institution in a Medical/Scientific discipline or Doctoral degree in Pharmacy.

  • MD or DO with eight plus (8+) years OR PhD with ten plus (10+) years industry experience in US medical affairs, understanding of the US clinical practice environment and clinical drug development.

  • Clear record of successfully planning and executing Medical Affairs and/or Clinical Development strategy, clinical trials, regulatory submissions and a demonstrated ability to function at a program level.

  • Comprehensive and authoritative knowledge in the therapeutic area; expertise in clinical drug development/regulatory requirements.

  • Medical training and/or clinical experience in internal medicine or pediatrics within TA.

  • Practical experience of designing and implementing clinical trials.

  • Thorough understanding of the regulatory environment.

  • Strong oral, written, analytical and communication skills.

  • Ability to influence internally and externally.

  • Ability to clearly, concisely, technically, and strategically represent the therapeutic area (internally and externally) in presentations and other public forums.

  • Experience in an Academic Medical environment with an established record of clinical investigation.

  • Ability to effectively work in a multidisciplinary team.

  • Exhibits flexibility in working collaboratively across internal and external stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated business acumen with ability to balance need for maintaining high scientific standards with business relevance and impact.

  • Demonstrated ability to establish strong customer relationships.

  • Focus on external customers.

  • Requires extensive medical or scientific training plus comprehensive and authoritative knowledge in Therapeutic area

  • Expertise in Medical Affairs; clinical drug development/regulatory requirements

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

Who We Are:

At Boehringer Ingelheim we create value through innovation with one clear goal: to improve the lives of patients. We develop breakthrough therapies and innovative healthcare solutions in areas of unmet medical need for both humans and animals. As a family owned company we focus on long term performance. We are powered by 50.000 employees globally who nurture a diverse, collaborative and inclusive culture. Learning and development for all employees is key because your growth is our growth.

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Organization: US-BI Pharma/BI USA

Title: Medical Expert, Cardio-Metabolism, Medical Affairs

Location: Americas-US-CT-Ridgefield

Requisition ID: 184122