Director, Pharma Counsel -Value and Access (Oncology)

Director, Pharma Counsel -Value and Access (Oncology)

Job Description

Your responsibilities:

Provide proactive and strategic legal support for the Oncology Value and Access department. This includes pharmaceutical pricing and discount arrangements, distribution arrangements and other complex commercial arrangements related to market access initiatives and other functions within the US Oncology business, as needed.

More specifically, you will manage the following:

Legal Counsel/Leadership:
• Act as counsel for assigned business partners on broad range of commercial legal matters across all Oncology brands. Proactively advise Value and Access team on contracting, pricing, distribution, account management, channel marketing, copay and other market access matters, to identify and mitigate risk to the company.

• Review, draft, and negotiate a wide range of commercial agreements with a particular focus on agreements with payers, hospitals, specialty pharmacies, GPOs, specialty distributors and copay vendors.

Business Acumen/Leadership:

• Understand and actively contribute to new strategies supporting business goals of the Value and Access team (e.g. outcome based contracts and data/service agreements with specialty pharmacies).

• Exercise judgment calls during times of ambiguity, inform business partners of risks, and help identify appropriate path forward in complex and evolving legal and regulatory environment.

Regulatory/Promotional Materials Review:

• Partner with commercial, regulatory, and medical colleagues to ensure timely review of market access, account management, copay and related materials.

• Contribute actively to the review team by evaluating potential risk and providing counsel.

• Ensure coordination with other legal associates supporting brand to ensure consistency.

Functional Leadership:

• Actively contribute to Legal Function through, participation in initiatives and sharing best practices, to build departmental knowledge and capabilities.

• Partner with colleagues to contribute expertise as needed.

Why consider Novartis?

750 million. That’s how many lives our products touch.
And while we’re proud of that fact, 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 brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

We are Novartis. Join us and help us reimagine medicine.

The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Minimum requirements

What you'll bring to the role:

• Juris Doctor or equivalent Legal doctorate degree

• 6+ years of experience in legal counseling role with at least 3 years specifically related to market access in industry or major law firm

• Significant experience in applying anti-kickback, government pricing, FDA, anti-trust, contract laws, and regulations to market access strategies

• Substantial experience counseling market access teams, including pricing, contracting, and distribution professionals

• Significant expertise in commercial contracting, including drafting, reviewing, and advising business partners on complex agreements

• Strong business acumen with robust understanding of the pharmaceutical business and related legal issues

• Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills
• High level of professionalism, executive presence, and open to ask important questions
• Discretion in handling of sensitive and confidential information
• Strong negotiation skills
• Strong analytical and organizational skills
• Ability to manage and influence across a cross-functional matrix organization
• Demonstrated ability to work in fast-paced and complex environment

Travel: Approx. 10%
East Hanover, NJ
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Legal & Intellectual Property & Compliance
Full Time