Director, Oncology Strategy

Oct 08, 2021

Job Description

Novartis Bold4Cure strategy aims to meaningfully impact patients. By 2030 we will reach x4 as many patients through our innovative growth brands, spanning 4 or more therapeutic platforms.

At Novartis we are reimagining medicine to address some of society’s most ambitious 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.

The Director Oncology Strategy in the Global team has primary responsibility to lead cross-functional strategic projects sponsored by Oncology President and Oncology Leadership Team (OLT).

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
• Lead strategic projects for Novartis Oncology as defined by the President and OLT members.
• Lead cross functional teams to successful execution with clear top or bottom-line impact in near and long-term and ensure projects which use external management consultants are well led and viewed as successful.
• Prepare recommendations and present updates to the OLT on various projects.
• Support annual strategic planning and Disease Area Strategy review process including defining targets, collaborating with key partners and conceiving/executing Oncology Strategic Plan summary submission with potential for major impact on Novartis growth plans and profitability.
• Identify and evaluate opportunities with Oncology Leadership team, which could significantly impact Novartis growth and profitability.
• Prepare recommendations and present updates to the OLT and deliver on ad hoc requests from Oncology President on key issues.
• Support other group activities (e.g. company assessments, Innovation, Quality, Productivity project, competition intelligence efforts and implementation of ongoing projects)
• Help to maintain high caliber of the group through active recruiting and development/coaching

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

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 other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

Minimum Requirements

• Masters or PhD, life science topic preferred.
• Min 6 years of experience in Business Consultancy with experience in Life Sciences is required, strategic consulting background preferred
• Strong skills in leading cross-functional strategic projects with significant business impact
• Significant experience in senior stakeholder management, and in actively engaging and leading associates from widely varying backgrounds & functions within a complex matrix organization
• Proven track record to influence without authority
• Exceptional consulting execution skills and autonomy, spanning across qualitative and quantitative analysis, story lining and curated slide design capabilities

• Significant commercial experience in major Oncology or Life Science companies.

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!
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East Hanover, NJ
BD&L & Strategic Planning
Full Time
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Director, Oncology Strategy

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