Assoc Director, Global Program Mgmnt, Translational Clinical Oncology

Sep 18, 2021

Job Description

6000! That’s the number of associates in the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR). This division is the innovation engine of Novartis, focusing on powerful new technologies that have the potential to help produce therapeutic breakthroughs for patients!

Based on our understanding of cancer at the molecular, cellular and organismal levels, we will design and execute innovative exploratory clinical trials in order to develop the next generation of highly effective therapeutics that transform the lives of patients with cancer.

As Associate Director Global Program Management you provide program management leadership and support at leader level to complex Translational Clinical Oncology (TCO) programs including external partners. In close partnership with the Clinical Project Leaders (CPLs) of the programs, you drive the process of developing and executing the integrated strategic and operational plans for global drug development programs.

Your accountability on program and project level will include, but is not limited to:

• Facilitate the program strategy and timelines together with the global early program team (EPT)
• Ensuring realistic forecasts and timely flagging of forecast variations with rationale for timelines and budget
• Advancement of assigned programs
• Scenario planning with clearly defined decision points
• Risk mitigation
• Providing scientific and drug development expertise
• Navigate the decision-making process within the organization
• Ensure effective and efficient communication within and outside of the team.

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

What you will bring to the role:

• Masters or Doctorate in life sciences or MBA with bachelor’s degree OR equivalent experience in life science
• Previous track record of success in working with international and multidisciplinary drug development team, 5+ years pharma industry experience
• 5+ years of equivalent multi-/cross-functional leadership experience
• Excellent project / program management skills
• Expert knowledge in oncology research or drug development (including early and late-stage development)

Why consider Novartis?

769 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2020. 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.

We are Novartis. Join us and help us reimagine medicine.

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.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
Oncology NIBR
Cambridge, MA
Research & Development
Full Time
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Assoc Director, Global Program Mgmnt, Translational Clinical Oncology

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