Director, Data & Infrastructure

Oct 22, 2021

Job Description

10,000! This is the number of worldwide employees working in the Oncology division in more than 85 countries. We are global leaders in oncology and blood disorders with a broad portfolio with one of the largest product portfolios with 25 approved drugs in oncology and hematology.

We have invested hundreds of millions of USD on our digital transformation in recent years. We aspire to become the leading medicines company powered by data and digital. Our digital transformation focuses on building the right digital capabilities and approach across the enterprise while transforming the way we innovate, engage and operate.

As a Data Infrastructure Director, you will be responsible for ownership of the Data Hub data product for Novartis’s Innovative Medicine (IM), consisting of Pharma and Oncology Business Units (BUs). The key focus will be on Commercial and Medical Affairs data. While the responsibility spans both BUs, the role will formally be part of Oncology BU, reporting to Customer EDO (Enterprise Data Owner), who will report into Oncology with a dotted line to Pharma.

Your key responsibilities:
Your responsibilities include, but not limited to:
• Build functional expertise and business capabilities across commercial/ medical teams
• Directly lead cross-functional and third-party support teams as required, sometimes jointly with Pharma Business Unit
• Manage strategic planning, resource allocation, data analysis and decision support as required
• Provide with creative solutions to complex issues, ideally in manners that can enhance how we work at Novartis
• Communicate business critical information at senior levels and reconcile multiple partner views
• Responsible for OBU requirements specifications for data and infrastructure initiatives
• Ensure high-quality service delivery that meets customers’ needs

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

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

Minimum Requirements

What you will bring to the role:
• Undergraduate degree in business, engineering, computer science or related subject area
• Minimum of 7 years of pharmaceutical medical affairs experience (commercial experience is acceptable but medical experience is preferred). Plus, 5 years of data modeling, data engineering, and/or data analytics experience
• Computer programming experience and/or experience with ETL enablers such as SQL, SAS, Alteryx
• Experience with rolling out customer engagement channels and data warehouse systems
• Experience using data analytics to support business decisions and drive process improvement and optimization

Desirable requirements:
• Fluent in English, other languages desirable
• Experience in medical and/or commercial operations preferred
• Demonstrated ability to synthesize information to develop recommendations, and ability to persuade / influence organization of recommended path

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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