Sep 21, 2023

About the Role

What does it mean to be a Innovative Medicines Advanced Therapies Product Lead in Novartis, Data & Digital IT?

You will be leading and international team, spread across multiple locations, working together and supporting each other. You will be responsible to lead a team delivering solutions for Cell Therapies, Gene Therapies and Radioligand Therapies (collectively known as Advanced Therapies), with a budget from 10M to 40M per year. You'll service as the strategic advisor and interface between the therapeutic areas and partner with multiple Novartis IT functions, engage with a variety of vendors to deliver complex and strategic programs.

We are encouraging an open-minded culture, where people are able to speak their mind, appreciate different opinions and perspectives. Always respecting each other.

We are looking for a team leader, who can bring new ideas, be proactive and have desire to deliver business value.


- Develops strategic capability for Advanced Therapies for Innovative Medicines (IM) with end-to-end accountability to create product/services roadmaps from concept to development to launch encompassing technology adoption, product engineering, service design, security and compliance and business process change.

- Focus and align efforts with the Business strategy and DDIT strategy and legal/regulatory requirements

- Serves as point of escalation, review and approval for key issues and decisions

- Acts as trusted advisor driving decisions, priorities and relevant project/product information with both business leaders and colleagues across DD&IT

- Approves strategic and investment plans for the Advanced Therapy portfolio, Partners with business leadership and other key business leaders to shape global business demand, with strong financial management

- Proactively shares knowledge of technology risks with business

- Demonstrated program management skills in building and maintaining complex program plans

- Decides on the product/program timeline, governance, and deployment strategy

- Leads and guides the Product team of 12+ associates

- Decides on continuous improvement within the team

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

We are committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Role Requirements

What you'll need:

• University master’s degree or equivalent and 15+ years of management experience
• Demonstrated ability to successfully build and maintain relationships with senior business leaders in a matrixed environment
• Demonstrated experience leading large and/or diverse multi-functional teams
• Leading large and/or diverse multi-functional teams, Organization Scope, Scale and Complexity, Functional Breadth, Major Change, People Leadership, Collaborating across boundaries, track record delivering global solutions at scale, Ability to work and lead (a cross-functional team) in a matrix environment, Financial Management
• Proven track record of Advanced Therapies or equivalent including personalized medicine in pharma industry
• Proven experience in solving for complex Patient and HCP solutions both in US and Global
• Background and experience in the pharmaceutical or other regulated industry desired
• Solid experience working with vendors, right industry partners including vendor negotiation and monitoring of service delivery
• Good knowledge of Financial Management, Change Management and Reporting
• Proficiency in English (oral & written)

Why consider Novartis?

743 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2022. 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!

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We are Novartis. Join us and help reimagine medicine.
Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

Novartis embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. 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.
Technology Transformation
Full Time
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Director, Advanced Therapy Product DDIT IM

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