Director - Franchise Communications Partner, Ophtha

Novartis Pharmaceuticals East Hanover , NJ 07936

Posted 1 week ago

Job Description:

Why consider Novartis?
817 million. That's how many lives our products touched in 2018. 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.


Job Purpose:

To provide strategic enterprise leadership across external/internal communications, advocacy, and social media by partnering with critical functions and stakeholders across the organization to support US Pharma and Franchises business objectives for the Ophthalmology Franchise.

What you will be responsible for:

  • Strategic communications partnering and counsel. As member of Franchise Leadership teams, lead the development and implementation of franchise communication strategy and plans to support the Franchise strategy, business and employee focused change management initiatives, and brands, and measure effectiveness of efforts.

  • Team Leadership/Project Management

  • Partner with Communications & Patient Advocacy team members to develop and drive execution of integrated programs. Effective execution through strategic project leadership, implementation and resource allocation. Build team and provide feedback and coaching, while ensuring development. Create high performing culture by supporting and integrating the Novartis Values & Behaviors.
  • Strategic external communications for brands. Develops and implements public relations programs for in-line, pre-launch, and launch brands. Close coordination and collaboration with worldwide franchise on strategy and execution to ensure alignment with global and local strategy.

  • Internal Communications/Employee Engagement Partners with Franchise Head to support communications, employee engagement and culture for full franchise including field-based associates.

  • Issues management and change communications: Develop and implement strategic communications plan to support issues or change management initiatives impacting the Franchise that minimize disruption, support quick uptake and protect Company reputation

  • Performance Management Partnering with team to develop metrics to assess impact of key initiatives. Measures outcomes and adapt and evolve strategy. Financial assessment of agencies, measuring outcomes against objectives.

  • Global Stakeholder Collaboration: Understand the global Novartis organization, competitors and stakeholders that are of importance to the company. Build strong, collaborative relationships with global franchise and function to enable effective strategy planning and implementation. Influence global programs for local execution. Coordinate with other NPC functions on communications issues related to the Franchise as needed.

  • Agency/Partner Management

  • Manage and motivate agency partners as needed to deliver strategic, relevant and innovative programs to stakeholders; manage relationships and ensure best teams and talent in place to support the business.
  • Member of US Pharma Communications & Patient Advocacy Leadership Team: Co-develop and own overall strategy of Communications & Patient Advocacy department as member of High Performing leadership team. Share responsibility for departmental impact on business objectives.

Employment Type

Regular


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