Jun 02, 2022

Job Description

9.4 billion spend on Research and Development. That commitment resulted in 24 major regulatory approvals in 2019 in the US, EU, Japan and China.

2022年3月に新しく発足した新たな部署のroleとなります。日本のプロジェクトチーム (JPT) のコアメンバーとしてプロジェクトチームを運営し,チームメンバーと共にプロジェクトの開発計画を立案し進捗を管理する役割を担っていただきます。

Job Purpose:
• Partner with Japan Program Head (JPH) and Global Program (Executive) Director
(GP(E)D) in Japan activities as a member of GPM to manage all aspects of assigned
projects/programs within matrix structure by driving innovation, contribution to and
execution of aligned strategies, ensuring regulatory approval, market access and
reimbursement in Japan, and maximizing commercial value
• Lead assigned projects/programs by supporting JPH, and may deputize for JPH
depending on priority and complexity of the projects/programs in Japan
• Grow in experiences and skills to be JPH and/or Line function managers

Major Accountabilities:
• Accountable for all aspects of project and program management for assigned
projects/programs in Japan
• Partner with JPH and Japan Program Team (JPT) members to drive development of
program strategy and translation into realistic integrated development plan and ensure
consistency of both program strategy and development plan with target product profile
• Partner with GP(E)D to align and manage the Japan project/program plan as a part of
global development plan with Global Program Team (GPT) and to secure communication
on Global development plan to ensure consistency of both program strategy and
development plan between Global and Japan
• Coordinate and provide project information/data for the status and the value assessment
to GPM, DU and Portfolio Management for reporting and portfolio analysis
• Accountable for high quality of JPT’s deliverables, such as JPT minutes, JPT objectives,
strategic documents, such as tollgate presentations, and executive communication, input
to key updates and portfolio review
• Ensure the quality and content of management communication, such as Monthly Update
and JPT minutes
• Ensure alignment with other JPMs and JPTs to utilize same project management
• Ensure project forecast such as budget, timeline, milestones and sales forecast is
developed with consistent quality and method across GPM-J
• Accountable to champion transparency in discussion and communication in JPTs
• May lead JPTs for non-high priority/complicated projects when delegated, under
supervision by JPH
• Monitor progress of assigned projects/programs by communicating with JPT members
locally and collaborating with GPD representatives globally
• Drive risk assessment and contingency planning by JPT
• Ensure integration of Global project management tools and processes in the day-to-day
project team practice
• Support JPH to build high performing JPTs
• Leads or serves on process improvement, and/or contributes to GPM/DUs initiatives or
other cross-functional activities
• Provides on-boarding, coaching, and/or mentoring support; develops and fosters GPM-J culture
• Quality accountability: Ensure adequate reporting of adverse events/technical complaint/compliance issue in accordance with company procedures and 100% timely delivery of all training requirements including compliance

Why consider Novartis?
817million. 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.
We are Novartis. Join us and help us reimagine medicine.

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

Desirable: PhD, MSc in Life science, Minimum: BSc in life-science

Fluent English in verbal and written communication
Experience / Professional

• In total, >5-year experience in Pharmaceutical industry, ideally in R&D or in commercialization of pharmaceutical products business
• Sufficient knowledge of the drug development process from research, development to commercialization, including post-launch safety surveillance and Medical activities
• Sufficient knowledge of Pharmaceutical Business and Portfolio
• Hands-on experience of international drug development, preferably in project management
• Experience in international and multidisciplinary drug development teams, preferably, matrix project management experience in international and multidisciplinary drug development teams
• Strong verbal and written communication including networking and alliance building
• Curiosity, learning agility, problem solving skills
• Leadership skills with broad view and strategic thinking, i.e., able to understand how external change affects strategy and how change of strategy affects tactics
• Strong interpersonal skills and expert team player with demonstrated ability to build collaborative team membership and bridge across diverse and cross functional team members
Global Drug Development
Research & Development
Full Time
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Japan Program Manager

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