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?
As a project management professional in the role of Associate Director, Due Diligence Management, you will plan, coordinate and execute high quality due diligence reviews in partnership with Business Development and Licensing (BD&L) Search and Evaluation (S&E) Directors across all NIBR therapeutic and functional areas. You will play an important role in documenting, interpreting and coherently summarizing cross-functional team member input of external business opportunities in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and academic arenas.
You may also support out-licensing activities across all disease areas working closely with relevant S&E team members by identifying internal team experts, assembling key documentation, closely tracking progress across all programs, and managing program transitions. This individual will work closely with the Novartis Due Diligence Center of Excellence and be a key external face of the company.
Your responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
Use scientific acumen and drug discovery and development experience to evaluate the programs and technology of potential partners, including assessing the various opportunities, challenges and risks. Ensure that cross-functional team review is integrated in a coherent, professional manner and that the evaluations are represented to senior management in an open, fair and balanced manner.
Partner with BD&L S&E colleagues on the review of in-licensing opportunities and be accountable for managing due diligence logistics, collating of information, reviewing of documents, incorporating assessments into appropriate team and management reviews, and driving assessment of risks & mitigation plans, timelines and program gaps. This individual and the relevant S&E team member will be jointly responsible for preparing high-quality materials for NIBR Deal Committee.
Coordinate out-licensing activities by helping identify internal team experts, assemble documentation and manage logistics. Proactively help manage deal toward final agreement in collaboration with lead S&E and other BD&L colleagues.