Jan 23, 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 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.

Lead industry-leading Therapeutic Area (TA) Policy strategy and execution, partner very closely and directly contribute to the success of key TAs/assets.

Position Novartis as a trusted collaborator and partner, leading partnerships with healthcare system stakeholders relevant for TAs (e.g., academics, therapeutic area-specific policy and advocacy groups, professional societies, payors) in partnership with Global Public Affairs and Patient Engagement across global, regional, and key priority market settings.

Establish strategic partnership with TAs and strong collaborations with Access, HEOR and HCS colleagues to produce fit-for-purpose value propositions, evidence, funding, and access strategies that will be required for robust HCS partnering.

Major responsibilities:
Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Develop and implement transformative TA policy solutions serving strategic therapeutic areas (TAs) with focus on key brands and priority market and one BI market
• Champion public affairs customer- and HCS-centric perspectives across the Value & Access team, ensuring both a holistic access strategy and achievement of broader HCS goals.
• Based on a strong external network, build out space as recognized global thought leader TA policy work, build de novo therapeutic area-specific partnerships and coalitions as required
• Provide therapeutic area-specific thought leadership for Global Public Affairs led engagements that support healthcare system and policy change conducive to the TA
• Partner with the TAs cross functional teams to prepare favorable market conditions for priority pipeline assets
• Provide TA insights in support of broader Novartis Corporate public affairs and market access workstreams, provide insights on business impact of broader corporate policy work/global public affairs (i.e., biosimilars, environmental policy, CSR)
• Align and support implementation of deliverable with cross-functional advocacy partners, e.g., patient engagement, Comms, Medical and Global Public Affairs

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

Minimum requirements:

What you'll bring to the role:
• Every candidate who is considered must have the qualifications described here. A candidate without these qualifications will not be considered or presented to the hiring manager
• Advanced degree in law, public health policy, health economics, political science or equivalent
• 5+ years in policy or advocacy related roles, either in leading industry player or policy setting body such as government, IGOs, trade group etc.
• 7+ years in healthcare related roles, preferably focused on pharmaceutical policy.
• Min. 5 years of senior roles in global/product public affairs, market access or related positions in a multinational pharmaceutical company
• Extensive experience representing the pharmaceutical industry in policy fora, with track record of measurable business impact.
• Experience with designing and executing market shaping strategies across multiple geographies.

Desirable requirements:
• Highly preferred: 10+ years in policy or advocacy related roles, either in leading industry player or policy setting body such as government, IGOs, trade group etc
• Highly preferred: Significant (3+ years) and recent (post 2015) US in-market experience: includes working in the US market with the local US customers, US health care systems / systems of care, US payors / accounts, US market strategy etc.


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!

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