May 24, 2022

Job Description

Over 280,000 people in the US are expected to be diagnosed with invasive Breast Cancer in 2021.
At Novartis we are reimagining medicine to provide innovative therapies to address this challenge.

We are looking for curious, motivated, passionate people to join us to be help bring appropriate treatments to patients in need. Maybe that’s you.

Job Purpose:
The Global Disease Leader (GDL) (VP) has primary accountability for developing and implementing the Integrated Disease Area Product Strategy (IDAPS) for all products and indications within a disease area (including companion diagnostics (CDx) The GDL owns the development and ensures constant updates of the Disease Area Strategy (DAS) in full alignment with the GPT and through that contributes to the overall franchise disease area roadmap. As a core member of the GPT, the GDL is partnering with global, regional and country colleagues to provide leadership to the Global Product Strategy Leader (GPSL), ensuring support of all commercial inputs to the Global Product Team (GPT).

The GDL owns both present and future commercial performance of the disease area, collaborating closely with Global Drug Development (GDD), Global Medical Affairs (GMA) and Global Value & Access (GVA).
Reporting to the GDL is the most senior commercial role focused exclusively on success within a disease area.

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
• Own current and future performance of the disease area
• Define and implement a disease area strategy that is more than the sum of individual product and indication strategies. This includes all life cycle expansion and optimization programs for assets within the DA
• Develop and implement commercial strategies for all products and indications within a disease area, that will maximize current and future success for patients and for Novartis globally
• Identify diagnostics strategies required to optimize outcomes for patients within the disease area, support BD&L in partner contracting, and help drive subsequent joint commercialization efforts in collaboration with partners – including supporting regulatory approval strategies and filings
• Leads co-creation (global with defined countries and 3 regions) of all disease-specific components of the annual IDAPS, including financial forecasts and budgets, program development, competitive analysis and customer insights designed to enhance sales, the tactical plan including multi channel approaches, market share and profitability, and contribute to cross-indication planning for brands.
• Lead the Global Disease Team, including Global Brand Leads (GBLs), Global Indication Leads (GIL) and GPSL as direct reports.
• Provides leadership to the disease team members, including coaching, advising and developing people
• Foster disease-focused knowledge / digital upskilling and expertise within the Disease team at all levels and in collaboration with affiliates worldwide, external agency partners, key thought leaders, clinical experts and other internal and external stakeholders

This position will be located at the East Hanover site and will not have the ability to be located remotely. This position will require 20% travel as defined by the business (domestic and/ or international).

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:
Education: An advanced university degree in business and/or business preferred (e.g., MBA, MD, Pharm. D., PhD.)
• Strong marketing background combined with scientific curiosity
• At least 15 years of healthcare operational marketing / franchise head experience
• Launch experience with new products or major line extensions – oncology required, multi-country preferred
• Ability to work with Oncology/Hematology Medical experts
• Comfortable rapidly switching between complex science and commercial concepts, with an ability to bridge between them and build common understanding amongst people on either side
• International experience
• Proven ability to collaborate, operate and influence cross-functionally and cross-culturally
• Proven leadership ability, with strong analytical, strategic thinking and project management skills

Highly Preferred:
• Immuno-Oncology experience strongly preferred; Lung or gastrointestinal cancer experience, strongly preferred
• Experience working within a joint-venture / commercial collaboration preferred

Why consider Novartis?
766 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2021, and while we’re proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people’s lives.

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 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.

Accessibility and Reasonable Accommodations: The Novartis Group of Companies are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to [email protected] call +1 (877)395-2339 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please include the job requisition number in your message.

While Novartis does not require vaccination at this time, for certain Novartis sites in the US all associates and candidates may be required to either upload an image of their COVID-19 vaccine card demonstrating proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 (or other similar evidence of vaccination) or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken by the associate or candidate within the past seven days to enter any of our sites and/or customer office or healthcare facility, as well as prior to participating in other work related off-site meetings. Employees working in customer-facing roles must adhere to and comply with customers’ (such as hospitals, physician offices, etc.) credentialing guidelines, which may require vaccination. As required by applicable law, Novartis will consider requests for reasonable accommodation for those unable to be vaccinated. This requirement is subject to applicable state and local laws and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions. Please send accommodation requests to [email protected].
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East Hanover, NJ
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Global Disease Lead (VP)

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