Associate Director, Business Relationship Management

Oct 13, 2021

Job Description

6,000 scientists and physicians around the world use our data to reimagine medicine and create therapies that save lives. You can multiply the value and impact of these data for Novartis scientists.

Novartis Institutes for BioMedical (NIBR) is the global pharmaceutical research organization of Novartis. We have an open and entrepreneurial culture, encouraging collaboration to make effective therapies.

At NIBR, our mission is to discover innovative medicines that treat disease and human health. To do that, our scientists need cutting-edge, state-of-the-art computing systems. With NIBR Informatics (NX), NIBR is making a strategic investment into informatics capabilities and is positioning itself to deliver the systems and services that are critical to the future of drug discovery.

The Information Products and Data Sciences (IPDS) group in NX is accelerating breakthrough therapies by making data actionable. Our organization is here to maximize impact and value to NIBR through strategic partnerships, software, and data. We unleash NIBR scientists' creativity and productivity by delivering powerful, functional, beautiful, and fully integrated software products that create a frictionless user experience.

In this role as Associate Director, Business Relationship Management you will collaborate closely with NIBR global research functions to understand and influence their scientific goals, strategy, and tactics. This role entails collaborating with the most senior scientific leaders in NIBR to ensure alignment of NX strategy with NIBR’s scientific direction. You will bring insights into the NX leadership, and collaborate closely with the NX product and services teams to align NX priorities with NIBR scientific needs and maximize the impact on research outcomes.

Your responsibilities:
· Build close relationships with senior scientific leaders in NIBR functions
· Serve as a key point of contact and trusted advisor
· Anticipate high level NX products and services needed to support NIBR science
· Identify high value opportunities for NX teams
· Advise research leadership teams about NX strategy, changes, and updates
· Serve as a senior escalation point for your NIBR functions

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Minimum Requirements

What you will bring to the role:
· A PhD in biology, chemistry or a related field, or equivalent experience.
· Minimum of 8 years of experience in therapeutics discovery
· Minimum of 3 years of informatics or IT experience
· Minimum of 1 year of consulting, account management or other relevant customer facing experience
· Broad understanding of therapeutics discovery and informatics in a biomedical research environment. Experience in at least one supporting scientific disciplines
· Passionate about collaborating with stakeholders to deliver business value to NIBR scientific needs. Curious to learn new things
· Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills; adept at working with colleagues from diverse disciplines and at all levels of the company
· Shown strength as a great teammate with the ability to influence without authority. Self-motivated with a strong sense of accountability

Why consider Novartis?
799 million! That’s how many lives our products touched in 2019. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

Imagine what you could do at Novartis!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

Novartis embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. 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.
Novartis are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons

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