Government Affairs Lead, AAA Japan

Jul 26, 2021

Job Description

105,000 people reimagining medicine for more than 750 million people globally. That’s also the number of people in Novartis you may impact as our new Internal Consultant. Part of a team that enable, support and deliver major transformation initiatives globally.

Your responsibilities;
• Develop the strategy in alignment with AAA(ADVANCED ACCELERATORAPPLICATION) Japan business priorities, global GA(Government Affairs) strategy and a One Novartis mindset as well as based on insights from stakeholders and from policy and HCS analysis
• Develop action plan to operationalize the strategy and secure budget, including development of internal and external positions/narratives/toolkits, outreach approaches, localization of multi-country projects among others
• Advise General Manager and Leadership Team on external environment, potential partnership, policy and HCS challenges and opportunities impacting the AAA portfolio (GA launch readiness assessments) and advise on how to address them, driving AAA’s HCS centricity
• Bring AAA perspective, RLT (RadioLigand cancer Therapies )expertise and GA capability to NVS Japan more broadly, in particular to alignment platforms of various externally facing functions

[Job Purpose ]
The Government affairs Lead, AAA Japan, will be a member of the AAA Japan Leadership Team and responsible for strategic partnerships and policy creation and for driving the HCS centricity of AAA in support of the NVS strategy in targeted radioligand cancer therapies (RLT) and in order to establish RLT as new cancer care paradigm. This includes but is not limited to:
1) the development of strategic partnerships and external stakeholder engagements (e.g. industry alliances, multi-stakeholder alliances, PPPs), in particular with a focus on RLT, prostate cancer/men’s health and AAA footprint, in order to maximize the RLT share of voice to (public) decision makers and to facilitate innovative PPPs
2) policy shaping towards better alignment of radioprotection and drug/health policies, more effective regulation of radiopharmaceuticals along entire life cycle (e.g. exclusivities, regulatory pathways, ...) and disease area policy as applicable
3) HCS strengthening with a particular focus on strengthening healthcare infrastructure and systems of care for RLT (e.g. via reform processes) as well as on tailoring and securing public/3rd party funding for RLT education, RLT research and RLT infrastructure
Engages with multiple external stakeholder groups while securing internal alignment with other functions at AAA (e.g. commercial/access, R&D/regulatory, medical, legal, comms & advocacy, tech ops) and with NVS (e.g. group public affairs, oncology) to maximize impact for the RLT platform.

Job Sourcing Statement

You are applying to be part of the Novartis Talent Pool. We are not currently recruiting for this role but we are building a pipeline for future opportunities. If you would like to be considered for a similar position in future, then please submit your CV.

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:
Education: Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree strongly preferred.

・English(Business level)
・Japanese (Native)

Experience / Professional requirements:
• 5+ years working experience in a GA/international relations/public affairs or related business setting
• Proven history of developing impactful partnerhip, policy and/ HCS strategies to meet external stakeholder needs and business priorities
• Independently and successfully managed complex projects with high visibility, ability to lead without authority
• Understanding of biotech and / or pharma business model and drug development process
• Understanding of key topics in healthcare, nuclear energy and politics
• Ability to understand and translate scientific/oncology concepts into political stakeholder language
• Understanding of political developments, the structure of administrative organizations and administrative practices
• Strong external representation and negotiation skills
• Willingness to travel (15%)
• Proven skills which are critical for success of GA

-Strategic HCS-centricity versus tactics for one product
-Partnering at par versus being a «solicitant»
-Negotiation versus bargaining
-Transforming status quo versus adapting to change
-Engaging with political counterparts at senior level versus with experts
Communications & Public Affairs
Full Time
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Government Affairs Lead, AAA Japan

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