Jul 08, 2022

Job Description

Bringing life-changing medicines to millions of people, Novartis sits at the intersection of cutting-edge medical science and innovative digital technology. As a global company, the resources and opportunities for growth and development are plentiful including global and local cross functional careers, a diverse learning suite of thousands of programs & an in-house marketplace for rotations & project work. With a strong medicines pipeline our current transformation will not just deliver growth for our business but continue to allow us to bring innovative medicines to patients quickly.

The Associate Director, ERC Local Review Management and Advisory, Policy and Learning (APL) Operations will execute reviews of associate conduct across the US organization to identify root causes and educate associates on applicable Novartis policies. The Associate Director, ERC Local Review Management and APL Operations will help ensure that ERC guidance, including the ‘why’ is clear and actionable to US associates. The ideal candidate is passionate about both understanding associate conduct and ensuring that ERC policy, guidance and other resources help to empower associates to act in compliance with applicable Novartis policies, procedures and CIA requirements.

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

•Execute reviews of associate conduct across the US organization as part of SpeakUp and Local Matter Review processes, identify root causes, develop mitigation strategies and provide coaching with a focus towards educating associates on applicable Novartis policies, procedures and CIA requirements and improving the US Compliance Program.
•Collaborate with other ERC Advisory, Policy and Learning team and other ERC stakeholders (e.g. Risk Management Oversight, Operational Controls, CIA) to engage with associates and managers to understand ERC findings (eg Data Analytics review findings) and address through coaching, ad hoc training, policy communications and other innovative methods to enable a culture of compliance and continued focus on associates’ performing roles and responsibilities in compliance with applicable Novartis policies, procedures and CIA requirements.
•Be a knowledge expert related to Novartis healthcare compliance policies, procedures and CIA requirements and how they apply to associates’ roles and responsibilities throughout of the US organization.
•Support strategies to integrate clear and actionable ERC guidance into US organization ways of working and training strategies across US organization (e.g. Compliance Champions networks).
•Develop trusted relationships with associates of all levels in US organization to promote a SpeakUp culture and proactively identify areas where ERC policies may be unclear or confusing and collaborate with ERC Advisory, Policy and Learning team and other US stakeholders to resolve them.
•Engage with US leaders and associates to strengthen a positive culture towards compliance and ethical decision making as an integral part of how we reimagine medicine for patients.
•Share US associates’ ERC experience with ERC Advisory, Policy and Learning to ensure ERC policies, resources and learning engagements are relevant and actionable to US associates.

This is a US based position. No international relocation will be provided for this position

The ideal location for this role is the East Hanover site but remote work may be possible (there may be some exceptions based on legal entity registration). Please note that this role would not provide relocation as a result. If associate is remote, all home office expenses and any travel/lodging to specific site for periodic live meetings will be at the employee’s expense. The expectation of working hours and travel (domestic and/or international) will be defined by the hiring manager. This position will re-quire 10-20% travel.

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:
•Bachelor's Degree is required in relevant area
•5+ years in pharmaceutical, medical device or biotech companies; consulting, compliance or legal counseling of pharmaceutical, medical device or biotech companies; or combination thereof, inclusive of at least 2 different functions (eg Sales, Marketing, Medical, Market Access, Patient Services)

•MBA or other relevant advanced degree / certification preferred
•2+ years in compliance, legal or regulatory counseling for pharmaceutical, medical device or biotech companies
•2+ years in communications or training role (e.g. developing and delivering learning curriculum) in the pharmaceutical industry

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

Accessibility and Reasonable Accommodations: Individuals in need of a reasonable accommodation due to a medical condition or disability for any part of the application process, or to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to [email protected] or 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.

COVID-19: 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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