Aug 05, 2022

Job Description

1886! We have more than 130 years of experience treating patients. Sandoz, a division of Novartis, is a global leader in generics and biosimilars and is committed to playing a leading role in improving access to medicines worldwide.
The Global Medical Development Manager provides medical development expertise and medical supervision to the development of products. This includes responsibility for the medical aspects of setting / executing the development strategy (e.g. medical impact of technical aspects), medical contribution to the overall clinical strategy and individual clinical studies in close collaboration with the clinical development team. The Global Medical Development Manager provides knowledge on disease state, patients’ needs, comprehensive understanding of the medical development relevant scientific literature and treatment and development guidelines. They serve as a medical / scientific knowledge reservoir with respect to Sandoz products in development / life cycle management development activities. The Global Medical Development Manager works with a high ethical standard in compliance with GCP and all relevant internal and external guidance documents.

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Identifies the medical development implications of pre-clinical findings, drug formulation information, regulations and any other relevant medical information.
• Engages in product or indication specific analysis of existing data sources (both internal and external) – where necessary / where appropriate - to develop medical insights in optimization of the formulation, medical device and medical therapy, improved clinical outcomes, enhanced value proposition, and new insights into disease pathophysiology with the aim to increase the probability of success of the product development. Includes the regular update of pharmaceutical and medical assessments (e.g. regarding efficacy and safety of medicinal products, treatment guidelines, standard of care) to support product development optimization, and to use in discussions with regulatory authorities as necessary (e.g. Scientific Advice, briefing book, PIP, including waivers and deferrals).
• Provides medical input to product development teams and patent department during product development phase according to milestone guidance. Provides training of other functions in development with regard to pharmaceutical and medical issues (indications, posology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, efficacy and safety).
• Active collaboration with cross-functional partners, including, but not restricted to: other functions within Product Development; Global QA (e.g. medical risk assessments for escalations) and Pharmacovigilance (e.g. RMP/pregnancy prevention program/plan, DHPC); Technical Operations (e.g. definition of MDD); Portfolio Stewardship. Collaborates with external experts as indicated by project/product requirements.
• Represents the function Medical Development as subject matter expert in cross-functional initiatives or Center(s) of Excellence (e.g. Medical Devices) and development platforms across sites, and to external partners
• Medical interpretation of study results for clinical endpoint or safety studies in consultation with a senior MedDev manager or head MedDev
• When development issues arise which could have an impact on subject / patient safety, gathers relevant information to either resolve issues and/or recommend decisions to amend / terminate the study or the development project (if applicable) in collaboration with appropriate functions e.g. patient safety.
• Identifies and engages with contract research organizations for selected Medical Office activities; supports Head Global Medical Development in the responsibility for drafting of contracts, cost optimization and management, professional and regulatory compliance.
• Medical writing for registration purpose: Medical and clinical documentation (including alignment with Clinical Development for reporting of clinical data in Clinical Overview ) for registration dossiers for new submissions, including medical input to Registration Strategy (e.g. application type, data protection period) and responses to deficiency letters during registration phase. Medical and clinical documentation during maintenance phase (e.g. Renewals, Variations), including product Life Cycle Management activities.

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


• Academic degree in medicine, pharmacy or life-science is required to ensure the incumbent has the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge to lead the science. Excellent in English, both written and spoken.
• 2+ years’ Product Development experience in the pharmaceutical industry in local or global roles. Background in medical development, clinical development and regulatory affairs. Understanding of drug development; knowledge of the regulatory environment; experience in overseeing or conducting clinical trials; understanding of trial design and methodology and have an advanced scientific understanding and medical knowledge.
• Experience in interacting with regulatory authorities. ability to critically review current literature, providing relevance to our products and markets.
• Excellent in English medical writing. Collaborative, team oriented approach. Being an adept at developing and supporting relationships across an organization as well as with key external stakeholders and the healthcare community at large. Experience being an active contributor to cross-functional teams and/or working in matrix organizations will be essential. Drive joint value generation (pro-actively taking ownership). Strong communication and presentation skills; experience operating in international medical environments.
• Has strategic mind-set, able to handle complexity. Agility to work on different TA areas, with ability to anticipate and plan for the future and to see a broader picture; high quality, critical thinking, process and performance orientated; anticipates issues and implements contingency plans to avoid missed deliverables / expectations; ability for continuous learning and able to apply knowledge, expertise, gained insights to business requirements. Planning and organizational ability; budget management.
• Exercises good judgment on regulatory, legal, quality and technical related compliance issues; ensures compliance obligations are met across all areas of responsibility.
• Positive and ‘can-do’ approach; biased towards finding solutions and win/wins; responsiveness and flexibility. High Integrity; trustworthy; strong compliance and quality mind-set. Excellent team playing and communication skills; strong sense of ownership and accountability.

Why consider Sandoz?

Our number 1 priority is to pioneer patient access to better healthcare. We are a company of firsts. 1st to develop an oral penicillin antibiotic. 1st to develop and launch biosimilars. 1st to launch an FDA-cleared digital therapeutic. And we never stop asking: how can we continue to pioneer access in an ever-more digital and global world?

The answers come when curious, courageous and collaborative people are empowered to ask new questions, make bold decisions and take smart risks.

Sandoz, a Novartis division, is a leader in generic and biosimilar medicines and a pioneer in digital therapeutics.

Imagine what you could do at Sandoz!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Sandoz, a Novartis company, 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.
Product Dev SZ
Hyderabad, AP
Research & Development
Full Time
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Global Medical Development Manager

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