AD, US Patient Advocacy, NET & RST - Remote

Oct 15, 2021

Job Description

769 million. The number of lives that were touched by Novartis medicines in 2020!

Advanced Accelerator Applications, a Novartis company, is an innovative medicines company developing targeted radioligand therapies and precision imaging radioligands for oncology indications. We are committed to transforming patients’ lives by leading innovation in nuclear medicine. AAA offers professionals the opportunity to face new challenges and pursue a career in a fast growing, technology driven healthcare company. We are passionate about improving patient health by leading innovation in nuclear medicine. We are looking for people who share our commitment to help us achieve this goal.

The Assistant Director, US Patient Advocacy, Neuroendocrine Tumors (NET) and other Radiosensitive Tumors (RST) will establish a leadership position for AAA/NVS in the NET and other disease area communities by developing and implementing strategies to ensure productive and enduring relationships with NET and other target disease-focused patient advocacy groups in the US. This individual will collaborate with key internal/external stakeholders to develop and execute educational programming and share knowledge and insights with an emphasis on patient/caregiver needs, innovation, and access.

Your key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Develop and drive strategy and initiatives that enhance the reputation of AAA/NVS as an innovative leader and preferred partner within the NET and other relevant disease area communities.
• Establish and maintain strategic relationships with Patient Advocacy Groups within NET and other relevant disease areas to facilitate support for access to radioligand therapies and quality patient care in the oncology and nuclear medicine sectors.
• Bring the “voice of the patient” and insights regarding pt/caregiver experiences to internal AAA/Novartis stakeholders and collaborate to optimize engagement (key stakeholders include: medical, brands/franchises, legal, compliance, HEOR, digital, communications, government affairs, and market access).
• Represent AAA at key advocacy organization meetings and events (based on pre-COVID experience, approx. 40% travel estimated, mostly on weekends).
• Manage budgeting and oversight of grant and sponsorship process for Patient Advocacy Groups within NET and other relevant disease areas; lead annual and strategic budget planning for area of responsibility.
• Ensure key activities are implemented in a timely manner and that activities are prioritized in line with strategic focus of AAA/NVS; Ensure compliance with internal policies and external regulations.

This position can be based remotely anywhere in the U.S. (there may be some restrictions based on legal entity). Please note that this role would not provide relocation as a result. The expectation of working hours and travel (domestic and/or international) will be defined by the hiring manager. This position may require approximately 40% travel (based on pre-COVID experience).

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’ll bring to the role:

• Bachelor’s degree required
• 5+ years patient advocacy or advocacy relations or similar function/experience required
• Demonstrated ability to build relationships with patient advocacy groups, professional associations and other stakeholders
• Confident personal presence and experience managing and hosting live activities/programs
• Excellent communication and presentation skills
• Demonstrated success working in a matrix environment with diverse groups/function, overseeing complex programs
• Strategic and results oriented
• Comfortable with ambiguity
• Experience with budget management
• Ability to travel approx. 40% of time (mostly weekends) (based on pre-COVID experience)

• Degree subject area in Communications, Public Affairs or related is preferred; advanced degree (i.e. Master’s degree) is a plus
• Experience in oncology and/or rare disease preferred

Why Advanced Accelerator Applications (AAA)?
Thousands of people die of cancer around the world every day. At Advanced Accelerator Applications (AAA), a Novartis company, our mission is to transform lives through radioligand therapy in nuclear medicine to fight several leading types of cancer. How will we continue to be on the cutting edge of medicine?

We believe new groundbreaking 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 AAA!

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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East Hanover, NJ
Communications & Public Affairs
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