May 09, 2022

Job Description

1996! In this year Sandoz initiated the world’s first biosimilar development program. Over 20 years of experience in biosimilar development have equipped us with extensive knowledge and extraordinary expertise and capabilities in the development, manufacturing and commercialization of biosimilar medicines to the healthcare community and patients worldwide. This opportunity is waiting for you to give to Sandoz success story in the area of biosimilar toward the future, at the same time it becomes also the right step up in your career within clinical development!

The Global Program Head has final accountability for the innovation, strategy, operations, and related development deliverables for biosimilar programs. The Global Program Head will lead a multidisciplinary team of senior functional specialists passionate about securing global regulatory approval, market access and optimized commercial value of the program and portfolio.

Your key responsibilities:
Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Ensure alignment of cross global functions in strategy and direction of the program
• Establish program strategy and execute implementation through achievements and decision points by using cross-functional teams
• Maintain a close collaboration with groups outside of Development including Marketing, Market Access and BTDM/NTO (Technical Development, Technical Operations)
• Interact with and present to Business Unit Development Leadership Team, Innovation Board as well as with Global Drug Development, Development Council of Novartis and Innovative Medical Board to secure internal partner consensus to vision and strategy.
• Ensure rigorous adherence to quality and compliance
• Represent Sandoz on the partner development team ensuring a short and long range project vision and strategy is established.
• In case of partnership, ability to detect unspoken challenges and drive resolution involving adequate expertise from both partners

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’ll bring to the role:
• Doctoral degree or equivalent (PhD, MD, PharmD)
• Minimum 10 years of drug development experience, including experience in cross-functional Global Program Teams and with dossier submission for new or supplemental indication.
• Experience in leadership of multidisciplinary Teams
• Knowledge in product registration and major Health Authority interactions

*Some restrictions on flexible working options may apply and will be discussed during interview, if applicable

Why Sandoz?
500 million patients were touched by Sandoz generic and biosimilar medicines in 2020 and while we’re proud of this, we know there is more we could do to continue to help pioneer access to medicines for people around the world.
How will we do this? We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking 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 Sandoz!
BioPharma SZ
Research & Development
Full Time
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Global Program Head (*80-100%)

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