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Associate Director, Rare Renal Training- Remote


Executive Director


East Hanover, New Jersey, United States

Associate Director, Rare Renal Training- Remote

Job ID


Mar 12, 2024


About the Role

Location: Remote

This position can be based remotely anywhere in the U.S. (there may be some restrictions based on legal entity). Please note that this role would not provide relocation as a result. The expectation of working hours and travel (domestic and/or international) will be defined by the hiring manager.

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, Rare Renal Training is responsible for designing, developing, and facilitating innovative and interactive instructor-led and eLearning solutions for Renal customer-facing field teams. The Associate Director Rare Renal Training contributes to sales success by collaborating with brand, Value & Access, external vendors, and subject matter experts to develop training solutions to enhance product knowledge, disease state knowledge, account planning, skills training, and territory management. This individual will have the ability to design and implement learning solutions that span all phases of the training continuum, from new hire on-boarding to in-role skills/knowledge development.

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

•Responsible for full alignment with Renal marketing positioning, strategic imperatives and brand plans

•Partner with cross functional teams to facilitate education, collaboration, and drive execution for both teams.

•Lead the design, development, and implementation of rare Renal disease state and product knowledge curriculum as well as Advanced Skills and Account Management training. Ensure curriculum is designed to accommodate progressive learning from fundamental to though leader.

•Leverage and highlight existing NPC internal training assets relevant to Renal field and HQ associates.

•Conduct on-going needs analysis (internal customer feedback, field interactions, subject matter experts, etc.) and leverage results to inform/adjust training strategy and curriculum for Renal brands as needed.

•Responsible for negotiating contracts with external vendors of learning solutions and managing budget

•Responsible for the leadership and facilitation of all training classes. Partner with stakeholders to execute training classes

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

We 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.

Accessibility and Reasonable Accommodations: Individuals in need of a reasonable accommodation due to a medical condition or disability for any part of the application process, or to perform the essential functions of a position, please let us know the nature of your request, your contact information and the job requisition number in your message:

Role Requirements

Education: Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree strongly preferred.

  • Minimum of 6+ years of pharma sales experience and minimum of 3+ years Renal or rare disease sales experience
  • Minimum 2+ years of sales training experience, Hospital sales, and/or account management

-Presentation and platform skills, including ability to communicate in small and large settings

  • Strong Communication (oral/written) & Interpersonal skills, administrative management skills - planning, organization, operational decision making and analysis.
  • Ability to influence cross functional, Brand and Franchise partners. Demonstrated experience in working with others to achieve organizational objectives including the ability to anticipate and adapt, own and or/work group tactics to support changing business needs
  • Strong Project management experience and agency management. Proven ability to manage multiple projects and be accountable for individual & department results

Preferred Experience:

-3+ years ABL or People Leader experience

-3+ years of Hospital Sales Experience

-3+ years Sales Training Experience

-Launch Brand experience

-Additional languages are desirable and an asset

Why Novartis: Our purpose is to reimagine medicine to improve and extend people’s lives and our vision is to become the most valued and trusted medicines company in the world. How can we achieve this? With our people. It is our associates that drive us each day to reach our ambitions. Be a part of this mission and join us! Learn more here:

You’ll Receive: You can find everything you need to know about our benefits and rewards in the Novartis Life Handbook.

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

The pay range for this position at commencement of employment is expected to be between $166,400.00 and $249,000.00/year; however, while salary ranges are effective from 1/1/24 through 12/31/24, fluctuations in the job market may necessitate adjustments to pay ranges during this period. Further, final pay determinations will depend on various factors, including, but not limited to geographical location, experience level, knowledge, skills and abilities. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a sign-on bonus, restricted stock units, and discretionary awards in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits (including 401(k) eligibility and various paid time off benefits, such as vacation, sick time, and parental leave), dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

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Why Novartis: Helping people with disease and their families takes more than innovative science. It takes a community of smart, passionate people like you. Collaborating, supporting and inspiring each other. Combining to achieve breakthroughs that change patients’ lives. Ready to create a brighter future together?

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Business Unit





East Hanover, NJ

Company / Legal Entity

Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Functional Area


Job Type

Full Time

Employment Type


Shift Work