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Novartis Pharmaceuticals Strategy Lead, NIBR in Cambridge, Massachusetts

331649BR Job ID: 331649BR Job Description: Lead and support cross-functional strategic projects sponsored by the NIBR President, Head of Strategy, and NIRB Leadership Team (NLT) members, spanning from global NIBR Strategic Planning to specific Disease Areas/Functional Areas (DA/FA) engagements. Major Accountabilities (Describe the main results of the job to be achieved) •Lead and manage strategic projects (e.g., DA / Unit strategy design / refreshes, organizational effectiveness engagements, operational excellence initiatives, etc.) as defined by the NIBR President, Chief of Staff, or other NLT members •Significantly contribute to developing the long term NIBR Strategy and translating to concrete scientific and operational plans •Lead analyses and development of strategic recommendations for special or deep dive topics •Understand critical data or insights required, and collaborate effectively to collect and process for senior stake-holders •Engage and influence executive and senior leaders across Novartis, and facilitate challenging discussions that help drive a leadership team to decisions •Coach colleagues on the best practices of strategic planning and data analytics; support leadership teams DA / FA strategic reviews \n\n\n\n Position Title: Strategy Lead, NIBR Minimum requirements: •Post-graduate degree in a scientific discipline required; M.D. or PhD preferred •Excellent communication in English required (written and spoken) •3-5 years of practical strategy, business, or finance experience required (consulting, VC or in-house pharma/ biotech strategic planning preferred) •Strong understanding of the drug discovery and development process •Highly quantitative and qualitative analytical skillset required with strong ability to translate diverse analyses into clear frameworks aimed at driving decision-making •Track record of developing research and/ or organizational strategies across a variety of organizational challenges, from diagnostic phase through to implementation •Experience in leading teams either directly or in a matrix structure. •Strong influencing skills, with ability to establish strong partnerships and foster sense of purpose and community •Deep expertise in analytics, gathering competitive intelligence, benchmarking approaches and expert interviewing •Ability to work collaboratively with executive leaders, bench scientists as well as finance and business development colleagues •Independently prepare executive level communications including Board of Director and Investor presentations. •Excellent change management skills Why consider Novartis? 769 million. That’s how many lives our products touched. 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. Imagine what you could do at Novartis! Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: Novartis embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. 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. Join our Novartis Network: If this role is not suitable to your experience or career goals but you wish to stay connected to learn more about Novartis and our career opportunities, join the Novartis Net-work here: Accessibility and reasonable accommodations The Novartis Group of Companies are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to call +1 (877)395-2339 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please include the job requisition number in your message. Job Type: Full Time Country: USA Work Location: Cambridge, MA Functional Area: BD&L & Strategic Planning Division: NIBR Business Unit: OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT Employment Type: Regular Company/Legal Entity: NIBRI Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:: 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. 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