Jul 20, 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 Director and Product Strategy Lead will lead the creation, implementation, orchestration and measurement of the integrated product strategies for an indication of a product within a given therapeutic area in the US, under the leadership of a General Manager for the Product or Portfolio. This individual will contribute to the key decision making for maximizing the impact of the product under their remit while actively and appropriately managing resource allocation across multiple teams, and multiple functions. This will be done in consultation with various teams and functions, including: Marketing, Sales, Patient Specialty Services, Market Access, Managed Markets and Medical about their respective strategies, plans and proposed resourcing. This leader will impact the Novartis legacy in their responsibility for accelerating impact in the product/while leading through a business-critical transformation.

This role will contribute to the management of the full P&L for the assigned product, under the final leadership of the Product General Manager for the Product or Portfolio and will partner closely with functional heads for decision-making of resource allocation to deliver the most accelerated impact for the product.

This leader will be a key member of the General Manager team in the Integrated Product Strategy Organization and is expected to demonstrate accountability for the assigned product or indication and responsibility for broader enterprise leadership in their decisions and engagement across the US Pharma organization and the Global Pharma Organization. Additionally, this leader will be responsible for ensuring that customer engagement and relationship building are factored into the product/ indications’ strategic approach and performance metrics to optimize the approach and identify potential areas of risk.

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
· Define critical and specific integrated priorities and key impact measures for assigned product/indication in consultation with the cross-functional product strategy team un-der the final leadership of the Product / Portfolio General Manager.
· Integrate, lead, measure and take decisive action against the KPIs on the integrated product strategy to raise impact for product
· Significant contribution to the P&L of a product/indication while enabling partner functions to manage day-to-day resource management
· Integrate key insights and data in partnership with functional heads to have an adaptive strategy and tactical plan in service of higher impact for our medicines
· Significant contribution to the topline results as an outcome of strategic choices
· Significant contribution to the integrated cross-functional resource allocation to deliver highest impact
· Establish and coordinate management of KPI’s across all functions accountable for the integrated product strategy
· Appropriately partner with functional heads in trade-off decisions

Our selection process will prioritize US-based associates whose roles may be changing or may be impacted as a result of the Transforming for Growth reorganization. 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 restrictions based on legal entity). 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 the East Hanover 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 require 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:
Education: Bachelor’s Degree, preferred MBA

Required Experience:
• 8+ years in pharmaceutical, biotech, healthcare, or healthcare consulting industry inclusive of at least 2 different types of cross-functional roles/experience
• 2+ years of direct responsibility for large budget management inclusive of owning key product trade-off decisions
• 2+ years leading and translating an integrated product strategy requiring global and local alignment
• US Market, launch and product lifecycle stages experience, or General Manager experience in other countries
• Passion for transformational enterprise leadership, decisive strategy in service of delivering higher impact for patients, customers, healthcare systems with higher quality, speed and agility.

• Lupus therapeutic area experience
• Global or other country/region experience (Projects, full time roles or temporary roles for 6 months or more)


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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