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Executive Director, Medical Team Leader ASCVD

East Hanover, New Jersey, United States
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Feb 17, 2023

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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 Executive Director, Medical Team Leader, ASCVD is responsible for leading the the atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) medical team within the CVM Medical Franchise.

Your responsibilities include, but not limited to:

•Lead US Medical strategy - Serve as the Medical point on the Integrated Product Strategy Team (IPST). Balance resources and budget for in-line products/existing products.
•Support Value & Access - Partner with HE&OR to develop strong value proposition for existing and new products. Support plan development to generate retrospective and prospective data in real-world health systems as well as population health/implementation science partnerships.
•Integrate Medical Affairs into clinical trial productivity efforts - Work with the Medical Director of Clinical Research Partnerships and relevant partner functions (eg, Clinical Research Medical Directors, Trial Management Organization, Field Medical) to drive US feasibility/allocation, site identification, and ensure recruitment productivity for Global Drug Development-driven Life Cycle Management and New Products programs.
•Drive External Engagement - Serve as the voice of Novartis. Engage all Medical Directors in External outreach, including developing partnerships with Medical Experts, Investigators, Professional Societies, Systems of care, etc. Develop and implement reliable and high-value communication strategies for new and existing products.
•Coordinate Medical Education - Work with CVM External Engagement Lead to coordinate HCP education across functions, including Medical Direction, Field Medical, and Marketing/Thought Leader Liaisons.
•Go Early with CVM LCM and New Products - Partner closely with US and Global stake-holders. Provide US Medical input, oversee Medical Affairs plan development, and ensure timely, effective execution to meet US commercialization needs.
•Develop Talent/Build Culture - Serve as core member of the CVM Medical Leadership Team. Create deep talent pipeline by identifying, attracting and developing a best-in-class US Medical Affairs team. Coach and build technical and leadership skills among team members, in line with Novartis Leadership aspiration. Cultivate an inclusive, high-performance environment that values and leverages diversity of thinking, style and experiences.

The pay range for this position at commencement of employment is expected to be between $257,600.00 and $386.000.00 per year; however, while salary ranges are effective from 1/1/22 through 12/31/22, 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.

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:

•Bachelors or equivalent 4-Year University Degree required
•Doctorate level degree (MD, PharmD, DO, or PhD in Biological Sciences or related field) required.
•Medical Degree (MD) or equivalent preferred
•Completion of residency in Cardiology and Board Certification preferred.
•12 years’ experience in progressively senior roles within clinical development and/or medical affairs roles in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry or academic institution/clinical practice
•3 years’ prior People management/team leadership experience is preferred
•Strong knowledge in cardiovascular disease/ASCVD
•Clinical research experience - including concept and protocol development - conducted in a pharmaceutical or equivalent environment is strongly preferred
•Solid understanding of clinical trial operations and experience driving patient recruitment solutions, is strongly preferred
•Strong track record of positive, productive interactions with Medical Experts and Investigators
•Established relationships with Medical Experts and Professional Societies in Cardiovascular disease is strongly preferred.
•U.S. and European travel required. (30-35% annually, up to 40% seasonally)
•Location is flexible, but ideally in East Hanover.

Why consider Novartis?
766 million. That’s how many lives our products touched 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

Imagine what you could do at Novartis!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve.

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We are Novartis. Join us and help us reimagine medicine.


At Novartis, we are reimagining medicine.

Our purpose is to reimagine medicine to improve and extend people's lives. We use innovative science and technology to address some of society's most challenging healthcare issues. We discover and develop breakthrough treatments and find new ways to deliver them to as many people as possible.

Novartis has one of the industry’s most competitive pipelines. Many of these projects, which include new molecular entities as well as additional indications and different formulations for marketed products, are for medicines that could significantly advance treatment standards for patients worldwide.

We have entered an exciting era in health and biomedical innovation. Powered by our incredible colleagues, supported by our flexible-hybrid working model, new AI powered learning, personal growth and career platform and a refreshed commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion, we are well-poised to help lead this transformative moment for our industry and for ourselves. Join Us!

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