Jul 27, 2022

Job Description

10 major new medicines planned for launch over the next few years creating new career opportunities for those who want to make a direct impact on patients at scale.

The Executive Director Patient Engagement ensures the Patient Engagement (PE) Strategy and 5DP framework implementation including US input into the global PE therapeutic area strategies, is the primary relationship holder with key patient organizations in the US and talent management in the Innovative Medicines (IM) US Organization.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Drives the Patient Engagement (PE) strategy & framework (5 Decision Points (DP) framework) implementation at Therapeutic Area (TA) US level and ensure US input into global TA PE strategies.
• Leads the US input into early PE input in Research and Development (R&D)
• Represents PE at the US TA Leadership team (LT) level
• Ensures key stakeholder management, two-way communication, and alignment with key stakeholders inside and outside Novartis
• Ensures high level quality of legal &compliance standards and high-quality Transfer of Value (ToV) reporting standards in the US
• Provide strategic thought leadership on Patient Engagement in US and input into global strategies
• Leads PE Strategy for US across TAs with a focus on internal and external customer satisfaction
• Develop and maintain strategic partnerships with US patient organizations for bidirectional exchange on R&D and commercial strategies
• Ensure talent management including the buildout of the PE talent pipeline
• In partnership with the PE Center of Excellence (CoE) ensures PE governance frameworks and PE tools developed for US are fit for purpose
• Serves as company manager for US based global PE roles

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 will bring to this role:
• University Degree in related field – Post graduate level degree preferred in patient engagement, health, policy, or legal field.

• Proven change agent
• Deep understanding how patient needs drive functional strategies along lifecycle
• Deep R&D understanding
• Healthcare systems, pharma industry and patient community expertise
• Proven ability to oversee and design early commercial strategies

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: The Novartis Group of Companies are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to [email protected] 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.

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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Executive Director, Patient Engagement (Innovative Medicines US)

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