Sep 28, 2022

Job Description

30!  That’s the number of new molecular entities in our Oncology global clinical pipeline. 
We are Novartis, and we are reimagining medicine to transform cancer!

Job Purpose:
The Strategic Assistant to EVP U.S. Oncology will work closely with the EVP U.S. Oncology in establishing the new Enterprise Oncology strategy, team operations, and enhanced and simplified engagement within the Oncology Organization and across IM US functions. The Strategic Assistant to Executive VP U.S. Oncology will be engaging with all levels of the organization on behalf of the U.S. Oncology organization, identifying areas of strategic and operational focus to enable business-critical transformational change. He/she will play a critical role in managing ongoing enterprise oncology meeting/ engagement operations, developing cross-divisional interconnectivity, and enable change management.
The Strategic Assistant to Executive VP U.S. Oncology will be responsible for OLT meeting and engagement planning and excellence across various strategic pillars. This individual will be the key point of contact for executive engagements in the US and Globally in partnership with the OLT.
The ideal candidate is passionate about both strategy and execution and is able to translate ideation through to impact. This person will be a self-starter eager to change and ready to challenge assumptions. This individual is a skilled influencer and is able to interact & influence across various levels of seniority, both within Oncology and cross-divisionally across IM US divisions and Novartis. Strategic Assistant to Executive VP U.S. Oncology is passionate about driving simplification, leadership, and problem solving.

Your Key Responsibilities:
• Create and provide strategic communications support for executive engagement for the Executive VP U.S. Oncology both US and Global
• Oversea and manage strategic engagements related to critical business priorities to senior internal and external audiences
• Provide strategic counsel, daily operational and business planning support to the Executive VP U.S. Oncology and Oncology Leadership Team
• Lead, create and prioritization and execution of key prioritized strategic initiatives across US Oncology organization, in partnership with all other US Functions
• Build excellence in day-to-day meeting operations and outcomes in service of the Executive VP U.S. Oncology and OLT
• Create and embed new standard for effective critical strategic planning and reviews for the OLT
• Create and lead key initiatives for the Integrated Product Strategy team with the Executive VP U.S. Oncology, OLT and Global leaders to drive culture, operational excellence

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:
• Bachelor’s degree is required in relevant area
• 8+ years in pharmaceutical, biotech, healthcare, or healthcare consulting industry inclusive of at least 2 different types of cross-functional roles/experience
• 2+ years in project management and translation of strategy into execution
• 2+ years leading complex projects requiring global and local alignment
• Experience in project management and translation of strategy into execution
• Strong ability to simplify complex concepts & strategies and “tell a story” orally and in writing
• Strong analytical skills and an ability to generate insights and develop relevant action plans
• Strong influencing skills, and the ability to exercise tact and diplomacy in stressful situations
• Ability to manage multiple priorities and a heavy workload
• Location: East Hanover, NJ; 10-20% travel is required

• 2+ years within a significant consultancy group (e.g. McKinsey, BCG, Bain)
• MBA or Health Policy Degree
• Global or Regional experience (Projects or full-time roles or temporary roles for 6 months or more)
• Minimum 3+ year commercial experience preferably with a multi-functional experience in a pharmaceutical, biotech, healthcare or consulting environment
• Curious, with excellent listening skills; able to challenge current thinking
• Track record of exceptional performance and execution that drives results
• Ability to lead, manage and motivate teams, with or without authority
• Experience working collaboratively across the matrix

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.

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.

COVID-19 Vaccine Policy (customer-facing roles only): While Novartis does not require vaccination for COVID-19 or proof of a recent negative test result for COVID-19 at this time, 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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Director, Strategic Assistant to Executive VP US Oncology

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