Mar 31, 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.

In this role you will be accountable for providing strategic leadership for developing overall, cross-functional programs of a priority disease area, especially early in lifecycle – focused on shaping assets with strong commercial potential in line with TA priorities. The role provides strategic direction and functional expertise in a cross-functional disease area/ asset team and prioritizes US first with enhanced focus on major markets (e.g., China, Japan, Germany). Ensure close collaboration with Strategy and Early Product, NIBR, GDD and MAP teams.

Major responsibilities:
• DA / Asset strategy aligned with Therapeutic Area (TA) strategy: Collaborating to ensure definition and execution of a competitive strategy to establish Novartis as true industry leader within the DA/ asset and maximize patient impact by influencing/ partnering across the disease ecosystem.
• Asset shaping: Shaping market-relevant assets to become Standard of Care with a focus on US
• Collaborate to develop transformative, US-centric Target Product Profiles (TPPs) that are tangible, provide a clear guidance to the GDD organization on what level of evidence is required.
• Make data-driven, decisive tradeoffs between needs of US and major markets (e.g., CN, JP, DE)
• Integrated early brand strategies: Provide strategic leadership to ensure impactful, actionable early brand strategies until handover to International by co-developing Integrated Insights Plan, consolidating and aligning inputs and requirements across functions to achieve deep DA ecosystem understanding (patient journey, competitive, access landscape, HCS budget impact and cost effectiveness analysis)
• Brand management across the lifecycle: Accountable for maintaining the integrity, consistency, and evolution of each brand across the lifecycle
• Collaboration: Work in a diverse, high performance, cross-functionally matrixed team including identifying and integrating expertise and inputs required from other teams to ensure successful delivery (e.g., MAP)

The pay range for this position at commencement of employment is expected to be between $222,400.00 and $333,600.00 per year; however, while salary ranges are effective from 1/1/23 through 12/31/23, 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.

The ideal location for this role is East Hanover, NJ but remote work may be possible (there may be some restrictions based on legal entity). Please note that this role would not provide relocation as a result. If associate is remote, all home office expenses and any travel/lodging to specific East Hanover, NJ for periodic live meetings will be at the employee’s expense. The expectation of working hours and travel (domestic and/or international) will be defined by the hiring manager. This position will require 20% travel.

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:

• At least 15 years senior level pharmaceutical commercial, marketing, medical, access or R&D experience successfully driving growth of multiple brands
• Deep disease area and asset knowledge (or track record to acquire required DA / asset expertise effectively and rapidly)

• Experience from min. 2 functions
• Experience of strategy development and asset shaping early in lifecycle (from any functional perspective – marketing, new products, access, medical, clinical, R&D)
• Prior experience in launching specialty brand(s) in major market(s) (US, CN, JP, EU5, AUS, CAN)
• Significant (3+ years) and recent (post 2015) experience in above country (regional or global) role
• Significant (3+ years) and recent (post 2015) local US experience preferred; Local US experience includes working in the US market with the local US customers, US health care systems/ systems of care, US payors/ accounts, etc.), driving US market strategy
• Established relationships with relevant Global KOLs
• Proven experience credibly interacting and influencing stakeholders in research and drug development
• Track record of successfully working within matrix of Commercial, Medical Affairs, and Market Access, as well as breaking down functional silos and managing complex trade-offs


Why Novartis?
766 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines 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!

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: 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 send an e-mail to [email protected] or 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.

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East Hanover, NJ
Commercial & General Management
Full Time
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