Director Digital BD&L, Partnerships & Transactions
Basel, Switzerland
vor 3 Tg.


Novartis has embraced a bold strategy to drive a company-wide digital transformation. As the Director Digital Business Development & Licensing (BD&L), Partnerships & Transactions you will be reporting to the Global Head of Digital BD&L and you will be expected to work with senior leadership across our businesses and operating functions to support the Digital Office in driving this transformation.

As part of the Digital Office team, you will act as a key enabler of Novartis’ corporate digital objectives with the primary focus to lead and / or support, overall execution of transactions related to data and technology.

These transactions may span across business units and geographies. This is a high visibility and demanding role, which offers the opportunity to be at the core of Novartis’ digital transformation and is an entry point into high priority, innovative areas across the company.

Your responsibilities will include :

  • Work closely with the Global Head of Digital BD&L to provide deal-level, transactional support for current and future Digital BD&L engagements cross-
  • divisionally and globally, including partnerships, licensing agreements, joint ventures, spinouts and M&A activities, venture investments, and new company formation

  • Lead deals from end-to-end including :
  • Search and evaluation

    Business case, business plan, and Investment Committee drafting & modeling

    Deal structure design

    Deal execution and due diligence

    Alliance management

    Post-deal knowledge management

  • Manage BD&L processes
  • Track status of digital deals

    Ensure that BD&L documentation and processes comply with applicable regulatory requirements and internal policies and procedures

    Participate in and coordinate team activities with the broader BD&L practice

  • Support development of strategic vision and internal sponsorship for Digital BD&L led initiatives (i.e., transformative business initiatives / models, not yet sponsored by a division / franchise)
  • Advise on and make recommendations to senior stakeholders (e.g., senior leadership up to ECN-1 level) in respect of complex and sensitive issues arising in connection with Digital BD&L
  • Inspire others on innovation and culture change
  • Mindestanforderungen

    What you’ll bring to the role :

  • University degree (minimum master’s degree), plus an MBA degree
  • Proficiency in English
  • 3+ years of in-house business development, investment banking, and / or venture investing experience
  • 3+ years of technology, biotech, or healthcare related transactional (PE / M&A) experience
  • 5+ years of practical experience in areas of strategy, planning, project management, business development, marketing and / or finance and general management
  • 5-8 years consulting experience with major consulting firm
  • Extensive project and program management experience in strategic projects
  • Significant experience obtaining executive level, stakeholder buy-in or alignment
  • Track record of strong business impact
  • Experience / knowledge in pharma / generics, med devices, hospitals, and / or payor industry
  • Experience / knowledge / comfort with digital health technologies and innovation

    817 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2018. And while we’re proud of that, 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 empowered to ask new questions, make bolder decisions and take smarter risks.

    We are Novartis. Join us and help reimagine medicine.

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