CAR-T Cell Therapy Network Manager - Northern England and Scotland

CAR-T Cell Therapy Network Manager - Northern England and Scotland

Job Description

Cell Therapy Network Manager, Northern England and Scotland, Novartis, UK

Why Novartis

750 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2018. And while we’re proud of that, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are empowered to ask new questions, make bolder decisions and take smarter risks.

We are Novartis. Join us and help reimagine medicine.

Job purpose:

Develop, coordinate and implement a strategic business plan for certified CTL019 Centres including KOLs within the centres. Educate hospital administration on the value proposition of CTL019 to gain access at hospital/site. On-board and certify key staff within the account including HCPs, transplant coordinators, pharmacy and reimbursement leads; coordinate apheresis and cell labs with apheresis team. Manage the day-to-day process within a site to ensure CTL019 is delivered efficiently to patients once they are identified.

Key Responsibilities:

• Responsible for developing overall strategy which may include account planning and tactical implementation for assigned CTL019 sites to create access, partnership opportunities to advance the business and pull through marketing initiatives
• Coordinate appropriate education of all key stakeholders in hospital and communicate the value of CTL019 to the treatment team
• Build key business relationships at all levels within CTL019 sites and with key influencers/decision-makers to ensure CTL019 access for patients
• Presents approved economics data to relevant hospital stakeholders (if necessary) by coordinating with local market access team – subject to local approval
• Meets with the hospital leadership to discuss CTL019 financials and execute contract negotiations (if necessary) in coordination with local market access team
• Supports legal team and apheresis team in the negotiation of legal quality, supply, and consent agreements
• Lead portions of initial site training including product profile, logistics, communication plan and product ordering by coordinating with regional on boarding team and regional apheresis team
• Work with hospital staff to ensure the CTL019 process is as effective and efficient as possible
• Support the centre in optimizing care by creating added-value services for customers.
• Support local invoicing and revenue processes as applicable
• Provide cell status (e.g. viability, location) as requested by coordinating with the customer service centre and CPO leadership
• Facilitates educational events with physicians
• Facilitate referrals and information sharing among Lymphoma centres and with the existing haematology lines

About Novartis:

Our mission is to care and cure; We want to discover, develop and successfully market innovative products to prevent and cure diseases, to ease suffering and to enhance the quality of life. We also want to provide a shareholder return that reflects outstanding performance and to adequately reward those who invest their money, their time and their ideas in our company.

Novartis Oncology is committed to developing innovative cancer medicines and improving access to treatment through patient assistance and cancer resource programs. We are continually exploring new commercial and access models to best meet the needs of cancer patients and adapt to changing healthcare environments.

For the sixth consecutive year, Novartis been certified a ‘Top Employer’ in the UK (2014-2019)!

We announced we will have a new HQ in London; a new state-of-the-art office at The Westworks, in White City. Four business divisions (pharmaceuticals, oncology, Global Drug Development and Novartis Business Services) will be able to come together in one purpose-designed environment. The site will be ready for us by the end of Q4 2019.

Benefits of Working for Novartis:

Competitive Salary
Annual Bonus
Strong Work/Life Balance, flexible working
Top UK Employer
Pension Scheme
Share Scheme
Paid holidays
Comprehensive Medical Insurance
Subsidised Canteen
Employee Recognition Scheme
Sports & Social Club


Minimum requirements

The ideal candidate will have:

• Bachelor’s Degree Minimum
• Minimum of 7 yrs. sales experience and/or leadership experience in healthcare Conversational level of English preferred
• Experience in one of the following areas; 1) Key account management 2) Reimbursement management 3) medical device key sales/account management, 4) sales management experience, 5) Medical or MSL manager experience.
• Candidates could be a MSL, medical, marketing, and access functions as well as commercial. It is fundamental for the candidate to have a demonstrated ability to engage on deeply medical topics with confidence while balancing a commercial mind-set.
• Local knowledge of hospital system and local language may be prioritized.
• Demonstrated record of success in Oncology, Haematology, or Transplantation within an Academic Institutional setting strongly preferred. Proven ability to establish and cultivate key customer relationships.
• Strong Strategic and Business Acumen skills with an entrepreneurial mind-set. Strong negotiating skills .

We focus on creating an inclusive organisation and welcome people who have different knowledge, perspectives, experience and working styles from across the global population.
United Kingdom
Frimley / Camberley
Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Lt
Full Time