Associate Director (Group Head) - Data Provisioning (DAP)

Sep 20, 2021

Job Description

4^4 - The number of projects that you would lead or support across multiple therapeutic areas.
We are looking for an experienced professional with robust programming competencies (SAS, SQL, Python, R, etc.) & strong communication skills for our Clinical Database Development Reporting & Analytics function. As a member of this function, you would be primarily responsible for seamless end to end data flow of Clinical & Operational Data from Data Collection, Transformation , Reporting & Analytics & provisioning of data to downstream applications & teams.

Job Purpose
Direct, oversee and coordinate all LSH/Data Loading activities, deliverables and resources within respective group or disease area. Ensure LSH and Data Loading setups are conducted to a consistently high standard with respect to cost, quality and timelines. Facilitate the sharing of resources between groups in order to meet company goals and objectives. Work seamlessly with partner groups. Lead, contribute to and implement initiatives to establish and maintain Novartis LSH and Data Loading setup activities.

Your key responsibilities:
Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Selects, recruits, develops, manages, motivates, coaches and appraises the performance of direct reports to ensure high quality performance across his/her Data Provisioning Group.

• Facilitates a partner and customer orientated LSH and Data Loading group, role modelling behaviors for more junior members of staff. In partnership with the Project programmer, manages and coordinates the assignment of resources and workload within his/her group or disease area, and ensures sharing of resources between groups in order to meet company objectives and priorities. Provides all necessary support to help address and resolve issues. Identifies solutions for remediation.

• Understands Health Authority requirements and is able to participate in Health Authority inspections as required with support from the other team members.

• Builds and establishes a strong team spirit and creates a team founded on technical ability, excellence in performance and exhibiting the Novartis values and behaviors. Leads and supports clinical and non-clinical special projects and initiatives

• Highlight the need for training programs and support the establishment of these (technical and professional skills) for LSH and Data Loading group and ensure staff training is conducted and properly documented

• Ensures that team are tracking time in order to further evaluate business needs with regard to capacity forecasting and increasing productivity

• If required, deputizes for the Global Head of Data Provisioning within LSH and Data Loading Setup activities.

• Maintain external focus by interacting and influencing industry working groups and organizations

Minimum Requirements

• University or college degree in life science, computer science, pharmacy, nursing or equivalent relevant degree with Ideally 11+ years’ experience in Drug Development experience on Data collection and Data processing tools and at least 3 years line management or leadership experience
• Proven leadership, collaboration and organizational skills with demonstrated ability to successfully manage simultaneous trials and meet deadlines
• Excellent understanding of clinical trials methodology, GCP and medical terminology
• Must be able to anticipate challenges and risks and proactively suggest/implement solutions
• Ability to work under pressure demonstrating agility through effective and innovative team leadership
• Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to operate effectively in a global environment. Ability to influence and communicate across functions and to external stakeholders

Why Novartis?
769 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2020, and while we’re proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people’s lives.
We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.
We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!
Imagine what you could do here at Novartis!
Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve.
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Global Drug Development
Hyderabad, AP
Research & Development
Full Time
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Associate Director (Group Head) - Data Provisioning (DAP)

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