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Global Brand Medical Director - Oncology Medical Affairs

Novartis Oncology

East Hanover, NJ
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:

Job Description

Job Purpose:

Medical Affairs leader for assigned compound(s) and /or project(s under the leadership of a Sr. GBMD or GMA Franchise head. Responsible for the implementation of the strategy and execution of the Global Medical Affairs program(s) under the leadership of a Sr. GBMD or GMA Franchise Head.

Major Activities

• For assigned compound/indications, work collaboratively across functions, within GPT to execute an integrated Medical Affairs plan including clinical trials, publication, medical education and medical information. Lead or co-leads GMA Strategic Sub teams within GPT, to gain strategic and planning alignment across regions and functions

• Manages all operational aspects and drives execution for assigned projects of Global Medical Affairs clinical trials in partnership with global line functions, assigned Clinical Trial Heads (CTHs), and regional/country medical associates.

• Participates and contributes to the joint ICT’s.

• Provides Medical leadership to CTT’s for Novartis sponsored GMA trials

• Leads review of investigator-sponsored trials and Local/Regional Medical Affairs trials concept sheets, within MRC, for assigned projects(s).

• Supports medical training, medical education and commercial activities in alignment with the Global Brand Team. Provides medical support for educational events (e.g. stand-alone meetings, scientific symposia) and scientific congresses within legal and compliance regulations.

• Collaborates across functions to achieve approval of key scientific communications, medical information documents and commercial documents within NP4 legal and compliance regulations.

• Provides medical input on overall publication strategy and is a key member of publication planning team providing GMA medical input on individual publication plans.

• Provides medical leadership in interactions with key external stakeholders e.g., leads advisory boards, under supervision of GMA Franchise Head or Sr. GBMD.

• Responsible to efficiently manage budgets and resources for Novartis Sponsored and GMA supported activities, in collaboration with GMA Franchise Head or Sr. GBMD.

Key Performance Indicators:

• Execution of Novartis-sponsored clinical trials and guidance of investigator-initiated trial programs.

• Development of high-quality scientific communications and medical information.

• Effective use of budget and resources in delivering high-quality Medical Affairs program.

Impact on the organization:

• Timely implementation and delivery of high quality Medical affairs clinical programs within budget, in full compliance with Novartis Standard and GCP/ICH.

• Well managed and effective clinical teams.

• External satisfaction, acceptability of clinical data by key decision makers including health authorities, payers.

• Strong alignment between Global and Regional/local organizations.

• Strong alignment within Brand team and within GPT.

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Education (minimum/desirable):

• MD Required

• More than 4 years advanced knowledge in medical/scientific area (Oncology, Hematology, Endocrinology) preferred.


• Fluent oral and written English.

Experience/Professional requirement:

1. Technical / Functional Skills

• Have expert operational knowledge and experience in clinical trial design and all stages of clinical trial conduct (Trial design, Start-up, Execution, Analysis, Reporting).

• Have an excellent knowledge of current clinical practice in Oncology / Hematology / Endocrinology or other relevant disease area.

• Have strong knowledge in and understanding of medical activities (including scientific communications, medical information, MSLs, and HEOR), relating to the commercialization of oncology products.

• Effectively engage external stakeholders across a broad range of audiences and activities.

• = 3 years’ experience in pharma at local, regional and/or Global level.

2. Operational / Executional Skills

• Can effectively manage and optimize resources and budget to meet business needs; have excellent project management skills.

• Provide medical expertise to ensure successful product launches across functions.

• Lead and manage different activities:

o NVS sponsored trials

o Review and coordinate IITs

o Implement patient access programs

o Review promotional materials

o Provide training to external and internal customers

o Define publication strategy and contribute to publication planning

o Review publications

3. People & Relationships

• Build and lead high performing cross-functional teams collaboratively; effectively use rewards and recognition to create a culture of engagement and inclusion.

• Acquire, develop, and retain exceptional talent.

• Display a passion for building talent pipeline; provide feedback and coaching to team members on an ongoing basis.

• Expertly lead and manage large, cross-functional, global teams to achieve high performance.

• Build strong internal and external relationships with diverse stakeholders that maximize alignment and organizational effectiveness.

• Can effectively manage different and diverse projects (clinical program, publication, medical education, Advisory boards)

4. Strategic Leadership

• Effectively develop, communicate, and drive a long term vision and plan for medical affairs program, anticipating and addressing potential issues.

• Display enterprise leadership in all aspects of the role by gaining alignment across functions and divisions.

• Integrate medical expertise with commercial perspective.

• Expertly manage ambiguity and highly complex situations.

• Maintain an external focus to optimize and maximize treatment options and compound life cycle management.

• Have excellent communications skills and ability to convey complex scientific and clinical concepts simply and effectively.