Nov 24, 2022
United Kingdom

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.

We are now hiring a Director Medical Signatory to strategically lead, oversee and manage UK Medical Affairs Signatory Services and operations for Novartis Pharma UK and to act as the primary source of ABPI Code medical signatory advice for non-therapy aligned functions.

Your responsibilities:

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Medical Leadership and Performance
• Drive best in class launch preparedness and launch execution
• Instil a data-informed and performance driven mindset in the organisation
• Oversee the UK strategy, evolution of our operating model and understanding how UK is evolving in the life sciences sector, competitor benchmarking and analysis and defining how we operate as a business.
• Govern matrix associates to deliver strong launch plans based on customer insights.

Strategic and Business Mindset
• Enterprise thinking in creating an operationally impactful and value adding signatory strategy, considering business imperatives, priorities, impact and risk, with focus on ultimately achieving compliance and strategy effectiveness
• Responsible for driving excellence standards across franchises, identify opportunities, gaps and priorities, and contribute to best practice standards for an effective signatory service
• Collaborates effectively across all parts of the business to define and influence signatory strategy, vision and goals

Stakeholder and Vendor Management
• Collaborates across TAs to develop a shared vision on the optimum way of working with our external vendor
• Owns and optimizes vendor processes, contracts and relationship to create an operational service that delivers effectively and compliantly
• Work collaboratively with ERC & Legal to lead Cross-border review & approval processes, lead the Grants & Donations Oversight Committee and associated budget
• Reduce complexity of internal data systems by streamlining processes with simple solution-based approaches

Leadership and Culture
• People Development -develops talent and capability, builds effective and accountable teams, promotes engagement
• Model for our culture, values & behaviours, consistently demonstrating the highest ethics and integrity based standards

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:
• Significant experience in medical affairs and ABPI code expert with experience in PMCPA code complaints.
UK Registered Medical Practitioner or UK registered Pharmacist as signatory.
• Strong leadership and influencing skills in a matrix organisation
• Experience in external stakeholder and third-party management
• Strong business acumen and strategic mindset
• Leadership and people management experience
• Excellent interpersonal skills, capable of coaching, mentoring and empowering associates

You’ll receive:

Competitive salary, Annual bonus, Pension scheme, Share scheme, Health insurance, 25 days annual leave, Flexible working arrangements, subsidized dining facilities, Employee recognition scheme, learning and development opportunities.

Why consider Novartis?

766 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2021. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

Imagine what you could do at Novartis!


Join our Novartis Network: If this role is not suitable to your experience or career goals but you wish to stay connected to learn more about Novartis and our career opportunities, join the Novartis Network here: https://talentnetwork.novartis.com/network

We are Novartis. Join us and help reimagine medicine.

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United Kingdom
Research & Development
Full Time
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Director Medical Signatory

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