Sep 30, 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 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.

The Vice President, Medical Team Head, Cardiovascular and Metabolism is responsible for leading the Medical strategy for the therapeutic area and advancing clinical care through building external strategic partnerships ambitious Medical planning and tactical execution. This is an organizational leader who will drive innovation and change within their therapeutic area and across the Medical organization, while exemplifying the Inspired, Curious, and Unbossed culture of Novartis.

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

•Lead and Execute Medical Strategy - Lead US Medical strategy for the therapeutic area, including marketed products, pre-launch products, and Life Cycle Management (LCM) indications. Develop and implement effective communication strategies for HCP education. Serve as the voice of the therapeutic area to senior leadership, in US and Global cross-functional leadership forums, and to key external stakeholders. Ensure high-quality, timely execution and effective resource and budget management.
•Shape the Healthcare Landscape/Regulatory Interactions Identify barriers to optimal patient care and address by developing partnerships with Systems of Care (SoCs), Academic Medical Centers, HCPs, Professional Societies, and other key external stakeholders. Support interactions with FDA, including playing leadership role in benefit/risk discussions and label negotiations.
•Support Access to Innovation - In close partnership with HE&OR, co-develop the strategy to address Payer/SoC needs for compelling health outcomes and real-world evidence (RWE) to support reimbursement/access for patients. Provide input into Clinical Development pro-grams to facilitate successful patient access and clinical utilization in the US. Co-own ac-countability for attaining US recruitment targets in Clinical Development programs.
•Expand the Portfolio - Serve as the primary US Medical point of contact for near-term Business Development & Licensing opportunities in the therapeutic area. Partner and align with New Products on longer-term BD&L opportunities, as well as on US commercialization needs for New Products.
•Lead Across the Enterprise and Partner Across Functions Lead across the enterprise through cross-therapeutic area role on the US CDMA Leadership Team. Collaborate effectively across Medical and with other functions such as Global Medical Affairs, Clinical Development, and Commercial to achieve key business objectives and improve patient care.

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 (Requirements):

•Bachelors or equivalent 4-Year University Degree required.
•Doctorate level degree (MD, DO, PharmD, or PhD in Health Sciences or related field) required.
•Medical Degree (MD, DO) or equivalent preferred.
•12 years’ experience in progressively senior roles within clinical development and/or medical affairs roles in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry or academic institution/clinical practice.
•5 years’ prior People management/team leadership experience is preferred.
•Cardiovascular experience preferred
•Clinical research experience – including concept and protocol development – conducted in a pharmaceutical or equivalent environment is strongly preferred.
•Strong understanding of population health/implementation science and developing partnerships to demonstrate value of medications to healthcare systems preferred.
•Solid understanding of clinical trial operations and experience driving patient recruitment solutions, is strongly preferred.
•Strong understanding of US Healthcare landscape including payer environment, key trends, etc.

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.

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
Research & Development
Full Time
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VP, Medical Team Head, Cardiovascular and Metabolism (CVM)

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