Mar 19, 2024

About the Role

The Head of PCO Center of Excellence will;

• Create and heads cross-divisional Centers of Excellence (CoE) for Patient-Centered Outcomes (PCOs) within CD responsible for mastering cross-functional PCO knowledge in different functions of CD.
• Enhance and drives alignment of activities among Franchises and Global Program Teams to elevate PCO activities to a level of industry leadership.
• Represent Novartis externally in HA and payer discussions.
• Direct and/or indirectly influences GPHs, GPCHs, and HEOR directors.

What You'll Be Doing:

Lead the Patient-Centered Outcomes Center of Excellence to develop and strengthen core expertise in these areas:
Accountable for the functional excellence in Patient Centered Outcomes development and implementation across the organization.
Lead multidisciplinary teams of senior functional experts focusing on facilitating and monitoring of development and implementation of Patient Centered Outcomes strategy in individual GPTs including leadership of Patient Centered Outcomes Steering Committee comprised of representatives from patient engagement, digital endpoints, HEOR, and CD Patient Centered Outcomes.
Accountable for overseeing Patient Centered Outcomes content in development programs and ensuring quality inputs for regulatory and market access purposes.
Drive capability building for the CD community encompassing all major aspects in Patient Centered Outcomes Development, leveraging cross-functional exchange of expertise with key internal and external stakeholders.
Drive cross divisional best practice.

Establish short- and long-range vision and strategy for Patient Centered Outcomes development and implementation.

Leverage knowledge, experience and understanding of external stakeholders, internal capability to develop a compelling and innovative PCO vision for the overall company and for individual programs/brands.
Ensure cross functional and cross divisional alignment.
Drive and/or anticipate internal and external changes in PCO requirements to maintain a constantly, state-of-the-art output in the area.
Minimize redundant use of resources and avoid need for redeveloping PCO instruments for newly established projects
Interact with management Boards (i.e. DCN, IMB) to secure internal buy for overall strategy.
Collaborate with GPTs to secure individual program internal buy.

Collaborate with NIBR to develop a strategy of early-stage implementation of PCO Plans from PoC stage

Drive integration of “digital development” into the PCO process (ePCOs)

Lead full integration of digital solutions to collect and aggregate PCOs into development process.
Identify and select suitable digital tools and drive validation of the same.
Lead discussion with HAs and payers about acceptability and value of ePCOs

Represent Novartis externally in HAs and payers discussions concerning PCOs and impact on individual products.

Responsible for Health Authorities interaction concerning PCOs policy and guidelines.
Drive and support individual teams in their interaction with HAs and Payers concerning PCOs.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

We 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.

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 let us know the nature of your request, your contact information and the job requisition number in your message:

Role Requirements

What you'll Bring to the Role:
• Advanced life science degree preferably medical degree
• Fluent English (oral and written)
• Minimum 15 years relevant pharmaceutical industry experience preferably across several fields
• Profound knowledge of the global drug development process spanning from research to commercialization with emphasis on projects requiring PROs in their development
• Inspiring leader capable of fostering a sense of belonging without formal authority
• 10+ years experience in international and multidisciplinary drug development teams
• Strong organization skills and process orientation
• Expert in communication and Information management.

Why Novartis: Our purpose is to reimagine medicine to improve and extend people’s lives and our vision is to become the most valued and trusted medicines company in the world. How can we achieve this? With our people. It is our associates that drive us each day to reach our ambitions. Be a part of this mission and join us! Learn more here: https://www.novartis.com/about/strategy/people-and-culture

You’ll receive:
You can find everything you need to know about our benefits and rewards in the Novartis Life Handbook.
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: The Novartis Group of Companies are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to [email protected] 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.
Novartis Compensation and Benefit Summary: The pay range for this position at commencement of employment is expected to be between $298,400 - $447,600/year; however, while salary ranges are effective from 1/1/2 through 12/31/24, 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.

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East Hanover, NJ
Research & Development
Full Time
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Head (VP Level) - Patient Centered Outcomes Center of Excellence

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