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PK Sciences Global Head of Therapeutic Areas (BS, EH or CAM)

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Novartis AG

Novartis bietet innovative medizinische Lösungen an, um damit auf die sich verändernden Bedürfnisse von Patienten und Gesellschaften einzugehen. Novartis, mit Hauptsitz in Basel (Schweiz), verfügt über ein diversifiziertes Portfolio, um diese Bedürfnisse so gut wie möglich zu erfüllen: mit innovativen Arzneimitteln, Produkten für die Augenheilkunde und kostengünstigen generischen Medikamenten. Novartis ist das einzige Unternehmen mit weltweit führenden Positionen in diesen Bereichen.
Novartis bietet innovative medizinische Lösungen an, um damit auf die sich verändernden Bedürfnisse von Patienten und Gesellschaften einzugehen. Novartis, mit Hauptsitz in Basel (Schweiz), verfügt über ein diversifiziertes Portfolio, um diese Bedürfnisse so gut wie möglich zu erfüllen: mit innovativen Arzneimitteln, Produkten für die Augenheilkunde und kostengünstigen generischen Medikamenten. Novartis ist das einzige Unternehmen mit weltweit führenden Positionen in diesen Bereichen.

PK Sciences Global Head of Therapeutic Areas (BS, EH or CAM)

Arbeitsort: Switzerland

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Job ID 329611BR Oct 11, 2021 USA

Job Description

450 projects straddling discovery through development in PK Sciences (PKS). PK Sciences (PKS) is a global organization of about 300 associates, situated within Translational Medicine (TM), the clinical research arm of NIBR. PK Sciences plays a pivotal role in bringing innovative medicines to patients, by building on research advances to develop new therapies, bridging drug discovery and clinical application. PK Science is an enterprise organization, working across both NIBR and the Global Drug Development (GDD) organizations to advance the scientific knowledge of pharmacokinetics, metabolism and clinical pharmacology from discovery through approval and beyond.

In this strategic role as the PK Sciences Global Head of Therapeutic Areas (TA) you will be responsible for delivering the PK science strategy and scientific excellence across the broad portfolio from discovery to late development and marketed products. In this role you will support the strategy and oversee the implementation of preclinical and clinical PK and clinical pharmacology plans across TAs to ensure the success of the Novartis portfolio. As a globally recognized leader in the discipline with specific subject matter expertise as it pertains to drug discovery and development, you will build a strong team across all TAs and leads a team of TA Heads and pharmacokineticists, project team members (PTMs) to standardize and optimize PK support across all stages of R&D, all TAs, modalities and all applicable sites.

Your main accountabilities will include but not be limited to:

• Unites and further develops the PKS TAs as a single function within PKS
• Manages TA Heads and leads PKS TA Leadership Team
• Represents TAs on PKS Leadership Team (PKS-LT)
• Accountable for TA-LT agenda, meetings, work streams and projects
• Assumes ultimate authority and responsibility to ensure that scientifically tailored, and regulatory compliant project specific PK and clinical pharmacology plans are in place for every identified project at all stages, every TA, modality and every geography within the portfolio. Critical relationship manager across NIBR and GDD stakeholders including TM FLT, Disease Areas, Global Discovery Chemistry, NBC, Global Drug Development Units to optimize project continuity, quality, speed and delivery against divisional goals
• Drives close interdisciplinary collaboration among the PK science functions (DD, M&S, PBOP) through the PTMs and PK science sub-teams to achieve a holistic and integrative perspective of the PK properties.
• Leads and encourages the exploration and integration of cutting edge technologies and innovative data science-based approaches to PKS across all TAs
• Ensures recruitment and career development of TA Heads and PTMs through active participation in the performance management and talent planning processes. Provides on-boarding, training, and mentoring support
• Ensures PTMs have the skills and experience required to provide expert project support for projects at all stages of research and development and for all therapeutic modalities. Accountable for creating a standardized PTM role profile and aligning the expectations from the role across TAs
• Establish One-PKS mindset across TAs and ensure optimal PTM resource allocation
• May serve as a Head for a PKS Therapeutic Area (on needs’ basis) as an add-on responsibility

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 will bring to the role:

Ideal Background

Education requirement: Doctorate degree or equivalent education/degree in life science/healthcare required. Board certification in clinical pharmacology would be an advantage

Experience/Professional requirement:

• Demonstrated managerial and leadership skills in a global setting
• > 10 years’ experience in a PK field of a pharmaceutical based company, Clinical Research Organization (CRO) or equivalent academic experience
• Proven track record of building and leading high performing teams and developing team culture in line with organizational values
• Knowledgeable in all aspects of drug discovery and development and demonstrated specialized expertise in certain PK aspects. Familiar with respective health authority, GCP and ICH requirements.
• Knowledge of different therapeutic areas, encompassing business strategy and trends.
• Innovative and critical thinking. Process and performance orientation, characterized by constant drive to improve working practice.
• Successful development, registration and launch of multiple global products.
• Successful development and implementation of innovative PK programs and processes.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with successful presentation capabilities.
• Excellent team work in a multidisciplinary, matrix environment

Experience: • 10-15 years+ experience working in a biomedical field, preferably with experience in gene therapy development
• Demonstrated high intrinsic motivation to develop novel therapeutics for patients
• Experience in bringing a drug through discovery and development and/or integrating new platform technologies, especially gene therapy, to support drug discovery in a biotech/pharma research organization
• Expertise in strategic planning and program management
• Experienced in establishing/organizing/leading large cross-disciplinary teams
• Track record showing strong people leadership skills, including influencing and coaching skills, and an ability to successfully work in a highly matrixed environment
• Experienced in effectively leading across organizational boundaries
• Strong organizational skills, change agility skills and ability to manage through ambiguity.
• Strong collaborative and communicative skills. Excellent oral and written communications skills

Why Novartis?
766 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines 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!
Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.
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