Jan 11, 2023

Job Description

Millions. 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

Job Purpose:

As part of the Innovative Medicines US Legal group, the Director, Product Strategy Counsel, will be responsible for providing strategic counsel to support the Innovative Medicines US business and its therapeutic areas. The Director will provide product and therapeutic/ disease area counseling to General Managers to enable key decision making and maximize impact throughout the product lifecycle while identifying and managing risk.

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Serve as product, disease/ therapeutic area legal business partners, providing legal advice and strategic guidance on a broad set of matters in support of the Innovative Medicines US business.

• Understand and proactively provide legal analysis and advice related to new and existing product and disease area strategies on various topics including marketing plans, sales strategy, contracting issues, incentive compensation topics, review of internal and external communications, competitive advertising challenges, and meetings and conventions.

• Collaborate with other members of the Legal Product Strategy team and the broader Legal team to support planning and execution of pre-launch and launch activities for our products.

• Work with business partners to evaluate, review, and negotiate a variety of agreements.

• Stay informed regarding new laws, regulations, and industry trends affecting Novartis and assist with the development of policies and training, as needed.

• Actively contribute to the legal function by sharing best practices and participating in initiatives focused on building departmental and functional knowledge and competencies.

• Additional responsibilities, as assigned as the new organization evolves

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]

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:


• Juris Doctor is required. Admission to New Jersey Bar or ability to obtain NJ in-house limited license

• 7+ years of legal practice, with 4+ of those years in pharmaceutical, biotech, healthcare, or healthcare consulting industry

• Broad knowledge of legal issues affecting the pharma/biotech industry including FDA regulations, False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, OIG guidance, the PhRMA Code, state and federal privacy laws, and product liability laws

• Expertise navigating through complex legal issues, while exhibiting sound judgment, and making nimble and well-informed decisions to efficiently counsel in areas of ambiguity

• Experience and ability to synthesize information to develop recommendations, and ability to persuade / influence organization in pursuit of the recommended path

• Expertise and ability to manage and influence across a cross-functional matrix organization

• Deep understanding of the pharmaceutical business and related legal issues

• Ability to prioritize strategic and innovative work; strong analytical skills and negotiation skill

• Strong business acumen; high level of reliability, presence, and discretion in handling sensitive and confidential information

• Excellent business communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills

• Foster solutions-oriented thinking by building a culture of performance, accountability, simplicity, empowerment, external orientation, and curiosity. Commitment to a diverse and inclusive workplace

• Demonstrated ability to work in dynamic, fast-paced complex multifunctional team environment

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.

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East Hanover, NJ
Legal & Intellectual Property & Compl.
Full Time
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