Jul 27, 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.

To cultivate and maintain relationships among external marketing partners collaborating across the organization to build & maximize integrated partnerships that create value, impact & a competitive advantage for US Pharma.
You will lead the development of multiple, simultaneous, strategic, media partnerships and be responsible for building and enhancing relationships with these partners to de-liver first-to-market opportunities, increased value, and competitive advantage for Novartis. This will require strong internal and external relationships and an ability to keep efforts focused on delivering valuable outcomes (for both our customers and our business) within an environment of constant change and ambiguity.

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Identify, create, and develop above-brand strategic media partnerships and relationships to drive growth (effectiveness and efficiency) and expand the capabilities of Novartis in collaboration with cross-functional teams
• Examine partner investment, historic engagement & contracts to identify the most optimal strategic marketing partnerships for Novartis.
• Initiate relationships with partners, assessing business opportunities, and driving the agreements, integrations, and executions necessary to maximize partnership value
• Work with external partner agencies and internal Experience Planning team to determine which types of partners to pursue given strategic priorities, source potential partners from the broader landscape, and lead the development of a joint business case–including potential investment options
• Build alliances with strategic partners by defining joint roadmaps, managing multiple top-to-top touch points and maintaining partner health.
• Focus on laying the foundation for large, long-term strategic partnerships while still recognizing and realizing near-term opportunities
• Establish best practices for how to effectively work with & leverage partners. Produce supporting materials to share learnings and keep organization up-to-date on the latest partner offerings. Effectively communicate trends, successes & updates on a continual basis.

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 a distant working arrangement may be possible in certain states. Distant workers are responsible for the cost of home office expenses and periodic travel/lodging to the East Hanover site, as determined necessary by hiring manager. For associates working on-site, relocation assistance to be within 50 miles of the site may be available. This position will require 20% travel as defined by the business (domestic and or international).

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 Eh.occupa[email protected].

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 in related field is required; Master of Science and/or MBA preferred
• Minimum of 7 Years’ relevant experience in areas of digital, media planning and investment strategy, technology, or partnerships with multi-functional experience in Agency, Consultancy, Pharmaceutical or Healthcare preferred
• Minimum of 7 years working strategically and directly with large-scale media partners and delivery platforms
• Demonstrated experience in working with others to achieve organizational objectives including the ability to anticipate and adapt, own and or/work group tactics to support changing business needs
• Experience in creating, identifying, evaluating, and building differentiated relationships with external strategic partners while working within a networked organization
• Ability to self-manage multiple priorities at once, prioritize work, drive for results, and excel in a fast-paced and fluid environment
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build and manage a network of key internal and external relationships
• Experience in leading cross-functional teams and collaborating to achieve goals through others
• Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to “tell the story” around complex issues and the partnership opportunities to a range of audiences and stakeholders
Proven ability to manage through change & ambiguity


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.

Join our Novartis Network: If this role is not suitable to your experience or career goals but you wish to stay connected to hear more about Novartis and our career opportunities, join the Novartis Network here: https://talentnetwork.novartis.com/network
No video provider was found to handle the given URL. See the documentation for more information.
East Hanover, NJ
Full Time
careers default image

Director, Media, Strategic Partnerships & Capabilities

Apply to Job Access Job Account