China Program Head

Jan 22, 2021

Job Description

500+ Ongoing clinical trials;160+ Projects in clinical development;80+ Major submissions planned 2020-2022. Novartis GDD (Global Drug Development) oversees the development of new medicines discovered by our researchers and partners. It drives breakthrough innovations to improve and extend the lives of millions.

Your key responsibilities:
 Support Development Unit (DU) Head in managing projects in the defined area, usually priority projects or challenging areas that require strategic oversight. Provide timely updates and escalation to DU head and help DU head make informed decisions. Present/defend project assessments and recommendations to China Unit Leadership Team, China Development Board and Global Project Teams (GPT);
 Provide leadership to CPT to generate and be accountable for high quality integrated China development plan. Provide optimal recommendation on China development strategy to GPT by leading alignment among local functions on product strategy and milestone delivery;
 Serve as the primary contact on assigned programs to global & local key stakeholders. Maintain a close collaboration with GPT to ensure transparency and alignment on China development plan;
 Develop the local development strategy with scientific and business rationale in line with local regulatory requirement;
 Ensure China development strategy integrated into the Global Integrated Development Plan (IDP);
 Anticipate internal and external changes which may risk the program strategy and delivery. Make sound judgement and rapid revisions to the program/portfolio strategy after aligning with internal decision makers at local and global level;
 Lead China programs to achieve key deliverables including CTA, NDA approvals and operational milestones. Oversee the project progress to ensure the competitiveness of the assigned project in local market;
 Form and build a high performing team by setting up clear goals and motivating and engaging entire team members. Ensure the internal or external expert resources in place to support project success. Coach CPT members and ensure that CPT members have the skills and capabilities to enable operational delivery of project/grogram;
 Proactively participate or identify or lead new initiatives to strengthen China GDD to achieve its vision in China;
 Support Clinical QA planning, implementation and follow-up on regulatory agency’s inspections and internal audits;
 Proactively shape the external environment to defend and improve Novartis position relevant to the project by developing strong evidence and trust based relationship with key stakeholders.

Minimum Requirements

Global Drug Development
Research & Development
Full Time

China Program Head

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