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Sr. Director - Regional Medical Lead-Midwest-Remote

Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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Dec 13, 2022

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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.

The Sr. Director - Regional Medical Lead-is a field based cross-functional portfolio (Oncology) role, responsible for shaping, prioritizing, coordinating and leading the overarching medical account strategy at designated priority institutions, other Region accounts and aligned networks within the Region; delivering innovative and tailored scientific solutions from pipeline to launch and through life cycle management; executing above brand initiatives, and delivering a strong portfolio wide value proposition to our external stakeholders and population health decision makers (PHDMs). This role is responsible for optimizing all non-operational key account Medical: Customer engagements, aligning with the Oncology Customer Engagement Model to better support innovation for patients, building and strengthening the Account: Novartis relationship and delivering on the overall Novartis strategy.

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

•Provide medical input into the enterprise-level strategic plan, in collaboration with medical colleagues and the RET for priority institutions, aligned networks and assigned Region accounts and as appropriate in compliant collaboration with the commercial colleagues incorporating medical strategy into the strategic account plan.
•Serve as a member of the RET providing updates on medical activities and opportunities while working collaboratively to establish the regional account strategy, resourcing and deployment. Helping to set and execute strategic medical initiatives within the accounts with a focus on priority accounts
•Collaborate with RET, Medical Franchise heads, IDMTs and other relevant colleagues, Scientific Alliances and Clinical Science Operations to develop and inform strategy to support external stakeholder needs, including partnerships/collaborations/research associated with unique institutional capabilities/programs aligned to medical strategy.
•In collaboration with Medical Franchises, Directors of Strategic Accounts, and NVS stakeholders, compliantly drive strategic alignment, define institutional interest and identify & prioritize both opportunities and challenges for collaboration aligned with Novartis account strategy.
•With an enterprise mindset, strong matrix leadership/collaboration; function as the primary “One Novartis” medical navigator to enable effective end-to-end stakeholder engagement including RET and other internal IM stakeholders, NIBR, TCO, GDD, US OM and US OBU aligned with the Region account strategy.
•Improve upon the NVS research footprint within priority Region accounts aligned with medical strategy (sponsored trials, IITs and collaborations) - these positions are responsible for many aspects of working compliantly within the institution while operational execution resides within other functions.

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 (Requirements):

•Advanced degree required; doctoral or medical degree preferred
•10 years pharmaceutical experience in Oncology research/medical affairs, clinical development
•Medical Account Leadership experience strongly preferred
•Strong scientific knowledge & expertise in Oncology (disease and drug development/research); 10 years or > experience
•Enterprise Mindset with demonstrated strong business acumen and experience with C&D Suite engagement
•Strong background/understanding of healthcare landscape and the competitive environment
•Leadership characteristics enabling the influencing of others without direct authority
•Ability to work in a matrixed environment with strong cross-functional collaboration and networking skills/capabilities; strong team player with the ability to influence without direct authority
•ME relationship and account management expertise with proven industry experience/track record in academic institutions and large community practice groups.

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.

COVID-19: While Novartis does not require vaccination at this time, for certain Novartis sites in the US all associates and candidates may be required to either upload an image of their COVID-19 vaccine card demonstrating proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 (or other similar evidence of vaccination) or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken by the associate or candidate within the past seven days to enter any of our sites and/or customer office or healthcare facility, as well as prior to participating in other work related off-site meetings. Employees working in customer-facing roles must adhere to and comply with customers’ (such as hospitals, physician offices, etc.) credentialing guidelines, which may require vaccination. As required by applicable law, Novartis will consider requests for reasonable accommodation for those unable to be vaccinated. This requirement is subject to applicable state and local laws and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions. Please send accommodation requests to [email protected] .

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