We are a highly effective organization, and through collaboration and commitment we can execute on our mission. Our operating principles define how we work together to achieve our goals:
As the Head of Business Operations at Braeburn, I am responsible for providing an accurate and unbiased representation of the market, customers and brand including historic trends, customer insights and forward-looking predictive analytics. I create and leverage a number of tools to do this including (1) a fully integrated data warehouse, (2) automated reporting platforms, (3) primary market research and (4) predictive analytic models and forecasts. My ultimate goal is to represent an accurate “voice of the customer” and deliver clear and actionable insights to guide the organization in delivering the highest potential value to HCPs and their patients with OUD.
One of the greatest challenges I have is to present an accurate and unbiased view of the market with sometimes imperfect data. “Data” can be imperfect in many ways. For example, analogs are not always applicable to novel treatment paradigms. Additionally, the opinions and experiences of a few physicians or patients may not be representative of a broader group. And of course, we are all experiencing uncertainty with the implications of COVID. Given these challenges, I would say one of my greatest accomplishments has been to stand up a fully integrated data mart and reporting platform that will enable our full organization to have near real-time access to daily and weekly brand and market data. This will enable each member of Braeburn to quickly identify and react to problems or opportunities in a coordinated and efficient manner by getting the right information to the right person at the right time. Thus, supporting our mission to fight the opioid crisis by offering an additional treatment option for HCPs and their patients with OUD.
I am looking forward to expanding the Braeburn team! My advice to someone starting at Braeburn is to feel empowered! If you are new to Braeburn you are here because you have been identified as someone that has a unique area of expertise that you bring to the table. Share your ideas or, better yet, take action! And always remember the patient first and foremost with everything you do.
I am the Director of Regulatory CMC (Chemistry Manufacturing and Controls) at Braeburn. In this role, it is my responsibility to ensure we are meeting the expectations of the many health authorities around the world as it relates to how we manufacture and control our products. The data we submit to obtain marketing approval must demonstrate the quality, safety and purity of our products. Therefore, the patient is always on my mind to ensure they are receiving high quality, safe and effective medicines.
One of the biggest challenges I overcame at Braeburn occurred within my first few months of employment. After being employed with the company for only 9 days, I found myself faced with answering questions about how Braeburn’s product is made, what controls are in place and what studies were done to support an NDA approval. This challenged me to learn the history of our product in a very short period of time in order to meet the required deadlines. At the time, it seemed like an unsurmountable task, but I faced it head on! With the additional support from our internal regulatory and CMC teams, as well as our external partners, I was able to overcome this challenge and provide the answers within the defined timelines.
We have a GREAT team! Each and every one of us has stepped outside of our comfort zone to collaborate on issues external to their area of expertise. This is very important since Braeburn is a small company and doesn’t always have an internal expert who can address the issue. Therefore, if you are someone who is interested in being the internal expert in your field but is also willing to help others and learn something new, then you will be a good fit for our regulatory team and Braeburn!