Mar 17, 2022

Job Description

23 launches and more. These are the possible launches that Sandoz Philippines is looking at for the next coming years in line with its going for growth strategy by entering high value, strategic therapeutic areas. The Senior Manager for Launch Excellence will play an essential role in making this aspiration happen through top caliber project management, process development and improvement, and stakeholder engagement.

Sandoz is a global leader in generic pharmaceuticals and biosimilars and a division of the Novartis Group. Our mission is to discover new ways to improve and extend people’s lives. Sandoz contributes to society’s ability to support growing healthcare needs by pioneering novel approaches to help people around the world access high-quality medicine.

As a Senior Manager – Launch Excellence you will define product strategy in agreement with local management and global marketing department and implement supporting tactical plans/projects.

Your Responsibilities:

Your responsibilities include, but not limited to:
• Responsible for execution, monitoring and analysis of the agreed tactical plans in order to ensure the growth of the brand(s). Lead the cross-functional local/regional brand Team, incl. coordination of Integrated Product Strategy Plan, and monitoring the execution of objectives
• Compliance with applicable policies, procedures and other regulations
• Responsible for the end-to-end launch process management and execution
• Directly manage the overall launch project management in coordination with New Product Launch Cross-Functional Team.
• Single Point of Contact for all launch-related activities/projects.
• Responsible in kicking off launch readiness phase, launch at risk process approval (when the business calls for it), business case review and commercial forecast calibration (in agreement with Marketing) at least 1 year before launch date or target setting.
• Drive the commercial launch (Go to Market) plan process in collaboration with Marketing as per the required timelines (6 mos for small molecules & 12 months for biosimilars).
• In the absence of a Product Manager, develop the commercial launch plan for the brand.
o Coordinate and prioritize all departmental actions according to project timelines and business needs after alignment with Commercial Team.
o Responsible for the governance and to create and manage the tools that are required by Team and SLT (Senior Leadership Team).
o Chair project team meetings.
o Lead the launch planning process which includes coordination with Drug Regulatory and Medical Affairs to ensure seamless and timely registration with Food and Drugs Administration (FDA)
o Responsible for the maintenance of the Launch Readiness Tracker.
o Regularly prepare and present launch status reports and executive presentations to show swim lane

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

What you’ll bring to the role:
• Degree in Life Sciences, Business or Marketing
• Advanced knowledge of new and existing product pipeline environment worldwide
• 3-4 years relevant experience
• Translate Patient Journey into meaningful insights; Competitive Brand Positioning
• Able to understand changing dynamics of Pharmaceutical industry
• Proficient and fluent in English (spoken and written), with good interpersonal and communication skills.
• Digital & Technology Savvy

Why consider Sandoz?
500 million patients were touched by Sandoz generic and biosimilar medicines in 2020 and while we’re proud of this, we know there is more we could do to continue to help pioneer access to medicines for people around the world.

How will we do this? 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 Sandoz!

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Commercial OPS SIR SZ
Metro Manila
Full Time
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Senior Manager - Launch Excellence

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