Feb 01, 2023

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 Executive Director, Early Medical is responsible for the implementation of medical strategies for early programs globally, working in collaboration with NIBR, GDD, country/regional teams, and across GPS&C functions, with focus on innovative evidence solutions including interventional studies, NIS and RWE studies, implementation science projects.

Your responsibilities include, but not limited to:

•Execute medical affairs strategy for all priority programs in key countries including transformation tactics such as: research/population health, innovative partnerships and integrated evidence plans to deliver on pre-launch/pipeline assets.
•Partner with Medical Affairs organizations in key countries to ensure strong delivery focus on country needs.
•Co-develop plans for evidence generation, MSL / Field Medical Affairs strategy, medical education programs, scientific publication planning and Medical Expert network development with TAs.
•Co-own the development and implementation of innovative education and scientific communication plans for all brands for external stakeholders.
•Financial tracking to ensure timely and cost-effective development & execution of medical activities.
•Prepare SRC submissions for prioritized launch portfolio.
•Partner with Development, Value & Access & TAs to shape portfolio early and diversify evidence to achieve broad access at launch and to enhance impact on clinical practice for priority programs.
•Represent GMA around prioritized portfolio with internal (GDD, NIBR etc.) and external audiences, in collaboration with TAs including the investment, medical and regulatory communities, as well as pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry collaborators/partners.
•Represent “the voice of the patient” internally and evaluate factors relevant to a patient’s informed decision making.

The pay range for this position at commencement of employment is expected to be between $284,000.00 and $426,000.00 per year; however, while salary ranges are effective from 1/1/22 through 12/31/22, fluctuations in the job market may necessitate adjustments to pay ranges during this period. Further, final pay determinations will depend on various factors, including, but not limited to geographical location, experience level, knowledge, skills and abilities. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a sign-on bonus, restricted stock units, and discretionary awards in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits (including 401(k) eligibility and various paid time off benefits, such as vacation, sick time, and parental leave), dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

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:

•MD (Preferred) or PhD/PharmD in Health Sciences. Specialist Degree or specialist qualification related to discipline for which is responsible is an advantage
•7+ years in Pharmaceutical Industry experience (preferably in Medical Affairs and/or Clinical Development) / Academic Research
•Ability to establish credibility and influence across a range of diverse stakeholders in a matrix organization to drive change
•Ability to truly collaborate across functions and markets: serve-partner-co-create
•Deep understanding of health care systems and key external stakeholders
•Strong track record of delivery focus for time and quality in medical affairs projects
•Successful development and implementation of innovative programs and processes
•Understands unmet medical needs, generates the right evidence to fulfil them, uses innovative, multichannel communication formats for effective evidence dissemination
•Credibility as peer expert with external stakeholders
•Agile mindset & ability to lead in an agile organization across Disease Areas.

Why consider Novartis?
766 million. That’s how many lives our products touched 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

Imagine what you could do at Novartis!

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

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We are Novartis. Join us and help us reimagine medicine.
East Hanover, NJ
Research & Development
Full Time
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Executive Director, Early Medical

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