Vice President, Health Policy & Patient Access, NPP - Oncology

Nov 12, 2021

Job Description

0 days, 0 barriers! Wouldn’t it be wonderful for cancer patients if they could access innovative therapies as soon as they were approved in Canada? If we could partner with health system stakeholders to remove barriers to care for patients living with cancer? This is the ambition of the Oncology Business Unit (OBU) and our Health Policy and Patient Access (HPPA) team. We strive to be the leading partner to accelerate and broaden access to care and our medicines for cancer patients.

Your responsibilities:
Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Build an agile access-savvy organization with inspired, curious and unbossed associates who share a common vision and purpose
• Continue to enhance the Canadian health system, policy and access understanding, capabilities, and expertise across the OBU; locally, regionally and globally
• Represent HTA market needs in world-wide planning and strategic forums to enable HTA-mindset in global strategies
• Partner with health system stakeholders on innovative solutions and provide thought leadership on health policy and access matters that remove care gaps and ensure health system sustainability
• Double the patient lives touched through our transformative therapies over the next five years by securing broader and faster reimbursement with the ambition of access at regulatory approval for key prioritized therapies
• Prepare Novartis pipeline assets for access and commercial success, maximizing patient reach

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'll bring to the role:
• Seasoned experience with 15+ years of demonstrated leadership across Market Access, Health Policy, Commercial, and Launch planning
• Proven ability to lead and inspire high performing teams in complex environments
• Partnership mindset and external focus
• Sharp business acumen for dealing with and addressing issues & opportunities
• Trusted working relationships with key Canadian policy, access, and health system stakeholders
• Fluent in English and French preferred

You’ll receive:
An inspired, engaging and dynamic team of individuals to work with. Competitive salary, annual bonus, pension scheme, health insurance, flexible working arrangements, subsidized dining facilities, employee recognition scheme. Find out more about Novartis Canada:

Why consider Novartis?
769 million. That’s how many lives our products touch. 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!

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