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Associate Director, Thought Leader Liaison-Allergy (Mid Atlantic)


Executive Director


East Hanover, New Jersey, United States

Associate Director, Thought Leader Liaison-Allergy (Mid Atlantic)

Job ID


Jan 22, 2024


About the Role

Bringing life-changing medicines to millions of people, Novartis sits at the intersection of cutting-edge medical science and innovative digital technology. As a global company, the resources and opportunities for growth and development are plentiful including global and local cross functional careers, a diverse learning suite of thousands of programs & an in-house marketplace for rotations & project work. With strong medicines pipeline our current transformation will not just deliver growth for our business but continue to allow us to bring innovative medicines to patients quickly.

Location: Remote: This position can be based remotely in US. 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.

About the Role:

The Thought Leader Liaison (TLL) is a customer-facing role within Marketing responsible for engaging and building productive relationships with Thought Leaders, other key influencers, and associated organizations/institutions within the Allergy therapeutic area(s). This responsibility includes - curating advocacy and support, contributing to HCP education delivery and effectiveness, and gathering and sharing insights from the Thought Leader community within their assigned geographic area.

Key Responsibilities:

•The TLL will curate advocacy for their respective brand(s), Allergy and/or the organization 1) through personal engagements using approved material, 2) by compliantly coordinating and facilitating engagements/activities between their thought leaders and their cross-functional partners (eg. Marketing, Peer education, Medical Affairs, etc.), and 3) by serving as a key point of contact between their thought leaders and the organization.

•The TLL is responsible for educating and aligning the Thought Leaders to our Strategic Imperatives. They are accountable for pulling through Brand Initiatives with the Thought Leaders. In partnership with the Education Delivery Team and Medical Affairs, the TLL will contribute to HCP education by speaker nomination and readiness given their knowledge and relationships with their thought leaders.

•The TLL will also serve as moderator/faculty for educational activities (eg.PeerExchange).

•The TLL will contribute to the identification and execution of educational activities/opportunities (eg. Product Theaters). Given their exposure to the Thought Leader community, the TLL will seek and gather observations and insights from their thought leaders and triage them to the appropriate function within the organization to further inform commercial strategy, tactics and decisions.

•The TLL will also have responsibility for liaison and coordination of national/regional conferences, state society meetings and patient advocacy events (as appropriate).

•The TLL will align across the Novartis organization to coordinate thought leader interactions and deliver a cohesive customer experience during these events.

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

What You’ll Bring to the Role:

Mid Atlantic (Western PA, South NJ, Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina designated Territory.

•Bachelor’s degree in related field, MBA or Advanced degree Preferred

•At least 5 years of experience in Thought Leader/Center of Excellence engagement within the pharmaceutical industry [in Allergy therapeutic area] (eg. thought leader liaison, account manager, medical science liaison, regional marketing, medical publications/communications, etc.)

•Ability to travel 80% of time

•Proven ability to develop productive relationships with physicians and other healthcare professionals

•Ability to develop and execute key strategies

•Ability to lead, motivate, develop, and influence others

•Strong communication skills, both verbal and written

•Strong teamwork and collaborative skills and mindset

•Strong interpersonal skills and executive presence

•Ability to prioritize, negotiate and problem solve

•Ability to think creatively and conceptually

•Strong analytical skills and presentation skills

•Financial/budgetary experience

•Proven ability to work effectively in a matrixed environment

Why Novartis?

766 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2021, and while we’re proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people’s lives.

We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.

We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!

Imagine what you could do here at Novartis!

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 $158,400.00 and $237,600.00 per 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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East Hanover, NJ

Company / Legal Entity

Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Functional Area


Job Type

Full Time

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Shift Work