Posted to MedZilla on 2/24/2017


US-NJ, Associate Director, PA&HP Strategy & Operations 201658BR_1486049431-MZ


Posting Title - Associate Director, PA&HP Strategy & Operations

Major Accountabilities:

• Lead the development and implementation of effective Market Access operational strategies and plans across the product portfolio to enable favorable positioning of Novartis Pharmaceutical medicines with patients and customers.

• Lead interactions with payer marketing, account management and patient services team members and other cross-functional stakeholder groups including Marketing, Sales, Insights and Analytics, Training, and IT building consensus/buy-in among these teams and function as the Strategy and Operations lead on Market Access projects.

• Present operational strategies and implementation plans to senior management for approval.

• Ensure effective deployment and tracking of various business critical initiatives in support of departmental annual objectives. Owner of Market Access functional dashboards and KPIs.

• Assess and challenge all departmental processes with an eye towards innovation and operational excellence using insights from internal customer groups.

• Ensure compliance with Novartis policies and procedures and full integration into the Novartis culture and support resources.

Strategic Responsibilities:

• Be viewed as a strategic partner to the business by delivering value through insight generation, building internal capabilities and effective project management.

• Influence stakeholders and communicate decisions cross-functionally to ensure broader alignment within the department and across the US Pharma organization, anticipate and mitigate potential challenges/opportunities.

• Initiate, build and drive strategic initiatives across multiple teams, departments, etc.; and provide leadership to ensure teams achieve objectives.

• Support Market Access Leadership Team in driving business impact by aligning with the business top and bottom line objectives.

• Defines new ways to leverage the organization’s resources to support needs of the business enterprise.

Minimum Requirements


* Business or Marketing degree (MBA) is preferred.

Experience/Professional Preference:

* 3-5 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical and/or health care industry, top tier management consulting experience is a plus.

* Demonstrated success leading across functional teams, strong execution and results.

* Strong written and oral communications to shape and articulate a clear strategy/story.

* Ability to analyze and interpret amounts of complex market and financial data.

* Market access, marketing or sales experience.

* Strong senior stakeholder management and strategic project management skills.

* Excellent PowerPoint and Excel skills.

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