Director, Strategy & Business Ops - Cardiovascular, Renal & Metabolism

Director, Strategy & Business Ops - Cardiovascular, Renal & Metabolism

Job Description

750 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2018.

At Novartis we are re-imagining medicine to address some of society’s most challenging healthcare issues. We discover and develop breakthrough treatments and find new ways to deliver them to as many people as possible. We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you are given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you are 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.

The Director of Strategy and Business Operations will be part of building bold strategy not just for Novartis, but for the industry and will engage with all levels of the organization, identifying areas of opportunity, and drive change. The Director of Strategy and Business Operations will lead strategic core initiatives across the business that will have long lasting impact in cardio-vascular health and the Cardiovascular, Renal & Metabolism (CRM) franchise performance.

Your responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
The ideal candidate is passionate about both strategy and execution and is able to translate strategy to impact. He/ she will play an integral role in driving excellence in execution across the launch team and CRM Franchise and will work closely with the VP & Launch Lead.
This person will be a self-starter eager to change and ready to challenge assumptions. This individual is a skilled influencer and is able to interact with various levels of seniority, within and outside of our Pharma/Oncology divisions and Novartis. The Director of Strategy and Operations is passionate about simplification, leadership, and problem solving.
Major Accountabilities:
• Develop short and long range forecasts and scenarios in partnership with our Commercial Acceleration Team.
• Develop and execute a customer-facing footprint to support the new product launch.
• Partner with Franchises and Field Operations to develop, track, analyze key business metrics.
• Identify opportunities for improvement across all aspects of execution, including processes, reporting, measurement, etc., to drive business outcomes.
• Provide strategic counsel and daily operational and business planning support to the VP & Launch Lead.
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:

• Education: Bachelor's Degree is required in relevant area, MBA preferred
• Minimum 3+ year commercial experience preferably with a multi-functional experience in a pharmaceutical, biotech, healthcare or consulting environment
• Curious, with excellent listening skills; able to challenge current thinking
• Experience in project management and translation of strategy into execution
• Track record of exceptional performance and execution that drives results
• Ability to lead, manage and motivate teams, with or without authority
• Experience working collaboratively across the matrix
• Strong ability to simplify complex concepts & strategies and “tell a story” orally and in writing
• Strong analytical skills and an ability to generate insights and develop relevant action plans
• Strong influencing skills, and the ability to exercise tact and diplomacy in stressful situations
• Ability to manage multiple priorities and a heavy workload
• Location: East Hanover, NJ; 10-20% travel is required

Preferred Requirements:
• 3+ year management consulting experience in the Pharmaceutical industry

You’ll receive:
Competitive salary, annual bonus, long term incentive for select levels, health insurance, paid vacation/holidays, potential flexible working arrangements, subsidized dining facilities, employee recognition scheme.

We are Novartis. Join us and help us re-imagine medicine.
East Hanover, NJ
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Full Time