Associate Director, Insights & Execution

Job Description

An estimated 36 million patients in the US report having symptoms of Dry Eye Disease (DED) and approximately 17 million patients have been diagnosed. Though DED is one of the most common reasons a patient visits an eye care professional (ECP), under 2 million patients are treated with prescription medication. As the quality of life of millions of patients is negatively impacted by the signs and symptoms of DED, a significant unmet need exists. At Novartis, we are reimagining medicine to address some of society’s most challenging healthcare issues. We discover and develop breakthrough treatments and find new ways to deliver them to as many people as possible.

The Associate Director of Insights and Execution, embedded within the franchises, will be responsible for coordinating and executing primary and secondary market research across healthcare professional, patient, and payer domains. This role will leverage knowledge of the therapeutic area-specific pharmaceutical business (including competitor positioning and reach) to provide analyses and drive decisions on various marketing and positioning choices.

This person will be responsible for the following:
• Plan, execute and deliver routine and ad-hoc primary and secondary market research for franchises/function
• Design questionnaires and studies
• Use research findings to advise pre-and post-launch brand strategy and guide various tactical decisions, such as brand messaging
• Develop and present reports and analyses from data collected through research to answer business questions and determine brand P/L & investment optimization
• Provide inputs based on market research and competitive intelligence finding to align the CA services roadmap to franchise strategy
• Keep a pulse on HCP, consumer, and payer landscape across multiple therapeutic areas and work with the Business Insights Group to proactively keep franchises informed of their competitive landscape and alerted of competitive warning signs
Examples of therapeutic area, disease state, and product specialization:
• Cardiovascular
• Immunology, Hematology & Dermatology
• Respiratory
• Neurology
• Ophthalmology

EEO Statement
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.

Minimum requirements

What will you bring to the role?
• 4 years of proven experience working on pharmaceutical market research projects
• Extensive experience crafting and executing research and analyses
• Deep understanding of segmentation within the pharmaceutical industry
• Demonstrated experience analyzing sophisticated situation and processes and effectively integrating and synthesizing the data to form a complete cohesive picture
• Proven self-starter with high standards of excellence and an innovative mind
• Demonstrated leadership and expertise in leading a team, demonstrated leadership skills; decision-maker, effective problem solver; strategic thinker.
• Strong interpersonal, communication, influencing, and analytical skills
• Demonstrated ability to synthesize information to develop recommendations and communicate clearly
• Ability to manage multiple projects and consistently meet deadlines
• Excels at interacting with a diverse group of people, all levels of management, including senior leadership
• Project management experience

What you'll receive in return?
Competitive salary, annual bonus, long-term incentive for select levels, health insurance, paid vacation/holidays, potential flexible working arrangements, employee recognition scheme.

Why consider Novartis?

799 million. That’s how many lives our products touch. 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!