Our mission is to discover new ways to improve and extendpeople's lives. We use science-based innovation to address some of society'smost challenging healthcare issues. We discover and develop breakthroughtreatments and find new ways to deliver them to as many people as possible. Wealso aim to provide a shareholder return that rewards those who invest theirmoney, time and ideas in our company.
At Novartis Pharma Schweiz we are primarily responsiblefor Novartis products which are patent protected and are on prescription in theSwiss domestic market. Become a part of our team! We are looking for a:
Therapeutic Area Head Cardio & Metabolism (100%)
* Drive the preparation and execution of the Medical Affairs plan for pre-launch and marketed products in the Therapeutic Area (TA), in close alignment with the Global/Regional Medical strategies & local Country Pharma Organisation (CPO) needs. * Strategically prepare and support the development, launch and commercialization of drug products through education of Medical Experts/ Key Stakeholders, and scientific exchanges seeking external insight to shape Novartis commercial and development programs. * Lead and develop a team of Medical associates (Medical Advisor, MSL) * Work cross-functionally with other Novartis departments (mainly Marketing, Sales and Market Access) to develop aligned business plans in pre and post product launch phases in accordance to local health authority guidelines. * Provide broad and deep understanding of the therapeutic area cross-functionally. Seen as credible medical and scientific expert by internal and external customers and create scientific partnerships forward with healthcare professionals and decision makers to build advocacy. * Develop and maintain scientific partnerships (Medical Experts, influencers, investigators, academic and regulatory communities). * Contribute senior level expertise for CPO projects as member of relevant local management boards (e.g. Medical Leadership Team, Local Brand Team), as per assignment. * Be responsible for medical success of global TA development projects and local trials at the CPO level. Oversee all local medical and scientific contributions to global clinical development programs as well as local clinical trial adverse event reporting together with DS&E and adherence to GCP together with Trial Monitoring Organisation (TMO). * Provide strategic and tactical guidance for clinical teams and allied department in local CPO. Ensure the right mix of Medical Experts in investigators selected for local and global studies and ensure quality of study protocols, study reports, summaries and publications.
* Medical Doctor, PharmD or PhD * Substantial (5+ years) experience in Medical Affairs in a pharmaceutical environment * Experience with Cardiovascular disease area preferred * Near native level of German, fluent English, French is considered an asset * In-depth understanding of the Swiss Pharma market place including key dynamics, competitors, country regulatory and market environments * Strong analytical skills * Strong communication, presentation, and negotiation skills * Change Leadership skills