Director Patient Engagement, APMA

Sep 22, 2021

Job Description

# 4 ranking in Corporate Reputation – evaluated by 1500 patient organizations. With the Novartis Commitment to Patients and Caregivers, our ambition is to embrace the perspective of patients and caregivers more firmly and embed it deeply in our daily work. We invite you to join us to re-imagine medicine.

Your Responsibilities:

Your responsibilities include, but not limited to:

• Develop and implement comprehensive Patient Engagement strategy for relevant therapeutic area across the life cycle, covering between 2 to 3 disease areas, supporting Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa (APMA)
• Establish and lead relationships with leading above-country patient organizations to craft external environment, collaborate on patient needs, and position Novartis successfully.
• Strategically collaborate cross-functionally to bring in critical patient insights to advise regional strategies and key decisions via ad boards, PIPs, consultation (branded/unbranded activities, early development programs)
• Drive implementation of regulatory and policy/access patient engagement strategies in disease areas for the region.
• Lead innovative ways to partnering with patient groups/forums, including advocacy and multi-stakeholder forums in areas of strategic alignment (POP, advocacy councils, conference dinners, patient conferences, multi-stakeholder summits)
• Lead, collaborate, and co-create with patient groups coordinated campaigns/initiatives to craft and execute unbranded programs around patient needs and drive leadership
• Provide counsel, guidance and collaborate on appropriate patient engagement activities across all functions – marketing, medical, market access, HEOR, early development, digital/innovation, at regional and in-country levels.

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:

• Ability to demonstrate high level of accountability
• Effective stakeholder relationship management – proven ability to build trust in stakeholders and influence decision-making.
• Excellent communication skills
• Enterprise attitude: champion the end-to-end approach
• Patient acumen and understanding of the patient drivers
• Understanding of health care system dynamics
• Business acumen and understanding of medicines lifecycle, a deep knowledge of clinical development (e.g.: Phase III/Phase IV/RWE)

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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