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Associate Director Pipeline Management

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Sep 29, 2023

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Job Purpose
•Provide portfolio insights and consolidated report/ analysis on development pipeline to senior key stakeholders to build/update the mid-term management strategy and make enterprise-wide strategic decision.
•Lead the overall portfolio characterization in terms of current state, performance, and outlook along the four dimensions: scale, value, innovation, and productivity and optimize value-risk profile of portfolio and projects to maximize Japan development pipeline value.

Major Accountabilities:
•Lead and present in-depth analysis and strategic insights on development pipeline by consolidating the assessment of individual project values, prioritization, and constraints to project/portfolio governance and management boards.
•Establish the framework and the review process in portfolio assessment and lead cross-divisional team in alignment with enterprise-wide portfolio system and priorities with reflecting Japan specific needs.
• Collaborate with strategic functions in development and business to enhance the opportunity and potential of pipeline/projects in alignment with each therapeutic area.
• Drive to execute the portfolio strategies and resource allocations in accordance with strategic priorities and organizational objectives.
• Facilitate the adoption of the integrated portfolio management function within the organization by influencing key stakeholders across the divisions as a representative of the Pipeline Management team.
• Be the lead interface to the project team representatives and global partners to ensure the information/ the status of projects and to guide the assessment of projects/programs from strategic and financial perspectives in preparation for the strategic alignment at key milestones.
• Act as an expert with comprehensive portfolio knowledge and establishing and applying state-of-the-art methodology for portfolio analytics and reporting in collaboration with various global partners.

Why consider Novartis?

817million. That’s how many lives our products touch. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

We are Novartis. Join us and help us reimagine medicine.


Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Minimum Requirements

• BSc or MSc in Life sciences, Finance and Marketing
• Additional desirable degree in business (MBA)
Experience/Professional requirement:
• 5+ years professional experience in pharma or health care industry, of which 3+ years preferably in drug development
• Preferably working in consultancy firms.
• Multi-/cross-functional leadership experience, preferably in drug development
• Expert in portfolio analytics: handling financial and commercial figures with in-depth knowledge in forecasting and valuation methodologies.
• Good understanding of R&D business and drug development process
• Ability to establish strong partnerships without formal authority in a high matrix organization
• Strong strategic team player to embed the portfolio strategy.
• Proven problem solving, facilitation and presentation skill.
• Commit to the Novartis culture, with the ability to create environment that inspires and enables people to move the organization forward

English Skill:
• Excellence knowledge of written and spoken Japanese and English

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