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Global Program Director

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Novartis Pharmaceuticals East Hanover , NJ 07936

Posted 1 week ago

Job Description:
200+ The number of R&D projects underway in the clinic, which are supported by the Novartis Global Program Teams, all facilitated by associates in Global Program Management


As a Global Program Project Director, this role is critical to:

  • Providing project management expertise at thought leader level for complex and/or multiple drug development programs/projects (DDPP); within the core capabilities relating to drug development, maintenance and development of accurate plans, forecasts and documentation, team facilitation and coordination.

  • Providing operational leadership to high complexity DDPPs with multiple indications/programs. Supports and deputizes for the GPTD to ensure smooth day-to-day operation of the Global Program Team (GPT), contributes to strategy development, proactively identifies and helps resolve issues. Identifies and proactively sets up and leads ad hoc cross-functional task forces/sub-teams, and helps facilitate alignment across sub-teams and line functions.

  • Can be assigned to cover the GPTD role, in addition to GPPD responsibilities for lower complexity programs. In such assignments, the GPPD reports to the GPH as program manager. Refer to the GPTD role profile for the detailed purpose and accountabilities.

Your responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Providing DDPP management expertise to multi-program/multi-indication GPTs of highly complex programs ensuring excellent execution and cross-functional alignment of goals/strategy linked to the Disease Area Strategy.

  • Elaborating and establishing accurate development plan (activities, timelines and resources) for large, complex, multi project programs over numerous indications to enable cross-functional execution according to the approved strategy.

  • Aiding the GPT in the identification of operational and strategic risks and the development of mitigation strategies along with contingency options.

  • Developing GPT and other DDPP meeting agendas and for preparing clear, accurate and prompt meeting minutes. Responsible for identifying and capturing action items and for liaising with team members on follow-up activities and deliverables.

  • Ensuring aligned DDPP plans (including scenarios) are complete and accurately reflected in the enterprise planning system (i.e. Horizon); Responsible to challenge schedules and financial forecasts provided by work package owners/managers, in order to establish accurate aligned DDPP plans in Horizon; enabling efficient execution of the approved strategy.

  • Serving as a mentor for GPM staff and aids in onboarding and coaching.

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Global Program Director

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Novartis Pharmaceuticals