The New Products Director is a Global role which serves as a core member of one or more Global Program Teams (GPT) for Novartis pipeline molecules in late research stages (pre-
PoC) to the start of Phase 3. These molecules will be targeted toward Respiratory treatment areas.
Gather and apply insights to drive product differentiation and competitive advantage.
Provide commercial input to guide the development program and life cycle plans to optimize commercial potential.
Liaise with NIBR to support project milestone transitions decisions, and maximize the strategic fit of drug research activities.
Liaise with key Country Pharma Organisations to ensure appropriate country / regional input to program strategy.
The NPD is also the lead commercial support for external opportunities. This requires liaising with BD&L to identify, screen and assess potential in-
licensing opportunities, and provide disease area expertise and commercial input.
The NPD is a key contributor to the creation of market-driven disease area strategies, creating and refining target product profiles (TPP) with clearly differentiated competitive advantage and Value Propositions (in GPT, NIBR programs and BD&L opportunities).
Use in-depth disease area and market knowledge to influence development colleagues, providing strategic direction to clinical trial design.
Drive early brand value and differentiation through formulation development and packaging, including new technologies.
With GP&MA (as co-lead of Value & Access Team, V&AT ), develop pricing options based on market trends, payer insights and impact on sales / profitability.
PhD / MD / MBA or relevant business consulting experience
Minimum 5 7 years professional experience in Pharma industry.
English-fluent, additional language a plus
Strong influencing skills, both internally and externally. Proven ability to work successfully within a matrix organization and lead cross-
functional teams without authority
In-depth knowledge in Respiratory disease area desirable
Commercial / Marketing mindset & experience
Ideal background :
Commercial assessment and evaluation of BD&L / M&A opportunities.
Intellectual horsepower and sound strategic thinking.