May 16, 2022

Job Description

$500 million! That’s the savings Sandoz has provided in just two years to the US healthcare system as a result of the successful adoption of one of our oncology supportive care biosimilar into clinical practice. Sandoz has eight biosimilar approved globally – including four in the US – and more than ten in the pipe-line. Biosimilar may enable more patients to access advanced biologic medicines earlier, and Sandoz has proven that biosimilar offer significant savings for overburdened health systems. We are looking for curious, innovative, driven people to help us get these products into the market. Maybe that’s you.

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
• Responsible for defining and executing project strategies in alignment with US portfolio goals and assumptions
• Manage all in house development projects with critical portfolio impact to the US market (high risk, complex, and valuable).
• Plan and execute all project related activities by working directly with Sandoz Development Centers and required cross-functional teams including, Regulatory Affairs (RA), Product Development (PD) functions Quality Assurance (QA), Medical Affairs (MD), Intellectual Property (IP) and Manufacturing Science & Technology (MS&T) to evaluate all development related aspects of in house product development opportunities.
• Build relationships with Product Development Leadership and other pipe-line managers across Commercial PD organization; anticipate and address stakeholder needs
• As project owner, evaluate and communicate risks and challenges to Product Development and executive leaders.
• Prepare and execute risk mitigation plans with cross functional teams, when required.
• Propose and execute competitive strategies for project timelines, cost and quality, covering also the project strategies for development, regulatory as well as manufacturing and IP pathways.
• Monitor completion of key development tasks through milestone completion, quality gates, and stage gating processes

This position will be located at the Princeton 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: Masters in Pharmaceutical Sciences or Preferably a Masters degree (in pharmacy, chemistry or biochemistry) with profound project management experience in pharmaceutical industry; M&A exposure desired.
 Experience in Product Development/R&D (10+ years) and in Project Management (5+ years)
 Experience in Complex Generics and 505(b)(2) / VAMs
 Functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment
 Proven experience in managing and leading R&D projects and programs (covering planning, monitoring and reporting of costs, timelines, strategy and document/data quality, as well as leading cross-functional project teams)
 R&D understanding in the broader ecosystem of Generic Pharmaceutical Companies
 Proven ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with team member and executive stakeholders within matrix organization
• Strong Leadership presence with the ability to present and interact with Sr. Management, Ability to synthesize and communicate to senior management
 Advanced planning and tracking skills, ability to use proper tools in project and program management, and capable of managing multiple projects with respect to priorities

Why Sandoz?
500 million patients were touched by Sandoz generic and biosimilar medicines in 2021 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!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and di-verse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

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 guide-lines, 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].
Product Dev SZ
Princeton, NJ
Research & Development
Full Time
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