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Associate Director, Thought Leader Liaison Allergy New England #Remote


Executive Director


Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Associate Director, Thought Leader Liaison Allergy New England #Remote

Job ID


Mar 19, 2024


About the Role

Location: NY, Northern NJ and New England #LI-Remote


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.

The Associate Director, Thought Leader Liaison (TLL) New England geography is a field-based role that covers the following, but not limited to New York City and NY state, Northern NJ, and New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The individual must live within the territory, preferably near New York or Boston, near a major metropolitan airport to travel as required, and potentially on short notice. Please note that this role would not provide relocation as a result. The expectation of working hours and travel of 80% (domestic and/or international) will be defined by the hiring manager.

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.Peer Exchange).

•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.

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.

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:

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

Essential Requirements:

• 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

• Financial/budgetary experience

•Ability to develop and execute key strategies; ability to lead, motivate, develop, and influence others; and ability to prioritize, negotiate and problem solve with the ability to think creatively and conceptually

• Strong teamwork and collaborative skills and mindset; strong interpersonal skills and executive presence with strong communication skills, both verbal and written

• Strong analytical skills and presentation skills with proven ability to work effectively in a matrixed environment

• Must live in the geography of New York City and NY state, Northern NJ, and New England (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont

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.

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Field roles with a dedicated training period (if applicable):

The individual hired for this role may be required to successfully complete certain initial training, including home study, in eight (8) or fewer hours per day and forty (40) or fewer hours per week.

Field roles with a company car: Driving is an essential function of this role, meaning it is fundamental to the purpose of this job and cannot be eliminated. Because driving is an essential function of the role, you must have a fully valid and unrestricted driver’s license to be qualified for this role. The company provides reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified individuals with medical restrictions, if an accommodation can be provided without eliminating the essential function of driving.

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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Boston, MA

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Novartis Pharmaceuticals

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Job Type

Full Time

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Shift Work