Oct 24, 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.

Primary responsibility to define short-term and long-term enterprise business strategy and scale excellence in strategy and execution to increase business impact.
The Director of Enterprise Strategy will lead and manage enterprise initiatives sponsored by US Innovative Medicines President and Leadership Team to:
• Identify and assess market long-term trends, evaluate impact and use learnings to drive Novartis US long-term vision and agenda
• Help to shape, develop, and enable execution of strategies to advance and grow Novartis business
• Work closely with Product General Managers and their leadership teams to address key business challenges and opportunities, and ensure alignment with strategic priorities
• Embed frameworks, governance, and defined metrics to measure the success of strategic initiatives and to educate and empower teams with critical decision support information
• Serves as liaison with Corporate Strategy team to enable US related aspects of Corporate Strategy plans and initiatives.

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
• Identify/assess industry long-term trends and help drive Novartis US long-term vision and agenda; identify/assess major business opportunities (internal and external) with potential for major impact on Novartis’ 3-year and 5-year growth and profitability
• Help define the strategy and narrative of the current US Novartis portfolio, including in-line and immediate pre-launch products, to set internal strategic direction and increase investor confidence
• Enable and facilitate portfolio choices and tradeoffs to increase spend effectiveness and efficiency
• Facilitate strategic planning of Novartis US and help the business to prioritize business needs per strategic importance, defining metrics, collaborating with General Managers and functions
• Define frameworks, governance, new ways of working and metrics to empower teams
• Scale excellence in strategy and execution to increase business impact
• Lead/manage strategic and transformation projects for US Pharma as defined by enterprise strategy/priorities and prepare recommendations to senior management
• Work closely as needed to support the needs of the Corporate Strategy Team including open communication and close collaboration on US+ initiatives, US market trends and other US related strategy initiatives
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 in Engineering, Business, Healthcare or related discipline; or MBA plus extensive healthcare experience

• At least 7 years of overall experience in healthcare with extensive knowledge of the US Healthcare Market or at least 3 years’ experience in pharma strategy/consulting.
• Experience across various disciplines/functions (e.g., commercial/ marketing & sales, payors, providers, and development).
• Strategic management consulting background (e.g., McKinsey, BCG, Bain, etc.) with experience in project on pharma and non-pharma sections
• Strong skills in managing cross-functional (strategic) projects with significant business impact; substantial experience in senior stakeholder management, and in effectively engaging/managing associates from widely varying backgrounds and functions within a complex matrix organization


Why consider 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
BD&L & Strategic Planning
Full Time
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