Novartis Associate Director, DAx Global Program Management (GPM) in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Associate Director, DAx Global Program Management (GPM)
Nov 20, 2023
About the Role
Location: Cambridge, MA (relocation not available)
About this role:
3 diverse, yet complementary indication areas within one disease area – that’s what makes DAx unique! Driving ground-breaking therapies for emerging high-value indications, DAx is at the forefront of new opportunities for Novartis. Our current focus is oriented around building a renal research pillar, executing on bold bets to tackle liver diseases, and unlocking pivotal mechanisms in cross-organ fibrosis.
As Associate Director Global Program Management, Disease Area X (DAx) you will provide program management expertise as an individual contributor to early-stage drug development programs. In close partnership with Head of DAx Portfolio Strategy and Program Management, you will work with programs across stages from Project Start/Portfolio Entry onwards including (B)DC, IDPA and TDP planning. Key to your success driving the creation and execution of integrated strategic and operational plans for drug candidates, building impactful cross-functional teams, and navigating stakeholders across the R-D-C continuum.
Your responsibilities include:
Lead project teams with respect to the timing, scenario/options development, risk management, opportunities / challenges, and requirements of interfacing with Decision Boards.
Partner with project team leaders and functional leaders to define project strategies, develop and maintain integrated project plans, and manage diverse teams across multiple sites to meet project timelines and goals
Bring clarity to complex drug discovery/development programs by identifying core issues and developing scenarios that provide a range of risk taking
Use drug discovery and development expertise (especially preclinical and early clinical development) to integrate knowledge and planning of all line functions for project
Ensuring that key landmarks and go / no go criteria are clearly defined, data driven, and captured accurately in portfolio systems
Fostering effective, proactive and open communication within and across project teams in order to achieve transparency and clarity of program goals, progress and issues
Additional/other accountabilities will include (but not limited to):
Facilitating Disease Area decision Board meeting topics and partnering with board chairs to reach clearly articulated decisions
Structuring and coordinating external collaborations / alliances to deliver drug candidates into the DAx portfolio
Mentoring other program managers within and across Biomedical Research to strengthen internal talents, and sharing program management takeaways across other DAs
Leading and contributing to Biomedical Research GPM initiatives
Diversity & Inclusion / EEO
We 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.
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What you’ll bring to the role:
Masters or Doctorate in life sciences, or MBA with bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in life science
Previous track record of success in working with multidisciplinary drug discovery & development teams.
Demonstrated expertise in project leadership and/or program management skills
Expert knowledge in drug development
PMP certification (or similar) preferred but not required
Our purpose is to reimagine medicine to improve and extend people’s lives and our vision is to become the most valued and trusted medicines company in the world. How can we achieve this? With our people. It is our associates that drive us each day to reach our ambitions. Be a part of this mission and join us! Learn more here: https://www.novartis.com/about/strategy/people-and-culture
You’ll receive: You can find everything you need to know about our benefits and rewards in the Novartis Life Handbook: https://www.novartis.com/careers/benefits-rewards
Commitment to Diversity and 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.
Novartis Compensation and Benefit Summary: The pay range for this position at commencement of employment is expected to be between $144,000 to $216,000/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.
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