May 10, 2022

Job Description

105,000 people re-imagining medicine for more than 750 million people globally. That is the number of people you may impact in this role.

Global Development Operations (GDO) is the bridge that turns great science into great medicines. We take the amazing compounds developed by our colleagues and test those compounds in clinical trials. We work with sites and investigators across the globe to ensure treatments can be tested safely and in line with health authority requirements. This, combined with our focus on advanced technology and data analytics allows us to make informed decisions, potentially resulting in new, life-changing therapies for patients around the world.

As Global Head, Trial Grants you will be accountable for the provision of Grant Plans and Fair Market Value (FMV) assessments for all Globally, Locally and Regionally Supported Third Party Sponsored Studies (TPSs) / Investigator Initiated Trials (IITs) and Clinical Trials (including detailed scenarios and cost effectives options).

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

• Delivery of accurate and quality Grant Plan and FMV cost estimations for assigned Clinical Trial Cost Experts (CTCE's) in alignment with global clinical trial scientific and country operational requirements.
• Lead direct translation of clinical protocol visit schedule of assessment into intelligent Grant Plan and FMV cost estimations, ensuring close collaboration with the clinical team for accurate “Grant Plan specifications” to improve Grant Plan estimates and reduce need for revisions
• Line management (operational and functional) of assigned CTCE's; responsible for hiring, training, and coaching / mentoring of new CTCE associates; responsible for objective setting, performance assessments and development planning of direct reports.
• Lead effective engagement with Grant Plan and FMV vendor to ensure accuracy and continuous refinement of costs at the assessment level across countries.
• Lead engagement with CPOs and regions to ensure mutual understanding between HQ and CPOs about Grant Plan outputs, FMV processes, country specifics / regulations and overall workload at trial sites for conducting our trials, leading to improved quality and acceptance of Grant Plan reports; build close collaboration with CPO and regional counterparts for trial budgeting.
• Achieve the best ratio possible between cost efficiency versus operational and scientific requirements.
• Identify associated potential risks and opportunities based on existing portfolio information and benchmarks to facilitate robustness and accuracy of the Grant Plan and FMV costs estimations & provide granular comparisons of Grant Plan and FMV cost estimations in consideration of material protocol amendments.
• Act as a critical leader within Trial Pricing and Grants accountable for attracting, retaining, and building up talent and an empowered culture by active role modelling of Novartis values and behaviours along with oversight of career development, including performance management of direct reports to foster high performance in a matrix environment.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

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

Minimum Requirements

• Bachelor’s Degree required, preferred in Life Sciences; Advanced Degree in science or business preferred.
• Languages : Fluent English (verbal and written).
• Minimum 8 years of experience in pharmaceutical development, preferably in Investigator Grants, budget / contract management, clinical operations role.
• Demonstrated leadership in leading cross-functional teams and has high level of project management expertise. Proven people management skills.
• Demonstrated quantitative skills along with demonstrated application of quantitative approaches to re-designing processes, improving productivity and/or improving efficiency.
• High level of organizational awareness, including significant experience working cross-functionally and in global teams.
• Superior strategic thinking skills with creativity along with demonstrated matrix management skills and ability to influence in project team setting.
• Proven ability to build strong, effective relationships with internal partners and excellent communicator and presenter (verbal and written), ability to communicate to senior leaders.
• High level of competence and skill with various IT systems including SharePoint and web-based collaboration / innovation platforms, Power Point and Microsoft Teams
• Excellent understanding of the Clinical Development process and the management of clinical trials.

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!

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