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Director, Data Strategy, Acquisition and Contracting


Executive Director


East Hanover, New Jersey, United States

Director, Data Strategy, Acquisition and Contracting

Job ID


Mar 05, 2024


About the Role


This position will be located at the East Hanover, NJ site and will not have the ability to be located re-motely. This position will require 5% travel as defined by the business (domestic and/ or internation-al).

About the Role:

This position is accountable for defining the data strategy & acquisition required to support US IM da-ta-related needs. This individual will serve as the internal expert on data sources and solutions with a focus on commercial pharmaceutical industry market data, including prescriptions, claims (medical and Rx), RWE, EMR, diagnostics, Payer, GPO, etc. This work will require collaboration and cross-functional leadership with many stakeholders, including other data teams, IT, Analytics, and commercial teams.

Key Responsibilities:

• Spearhead the strategic development and execution of a cohesive, interconnected data strategy spanning various domains such as brands, customer effectiveness, market access, customer experience, marketing, AI, and ML initiatives.

• Collaborate closely with Integrated Insights, Sales & Marketing, data science, customer experience, Patient services, and other relevant teams to identify data opportunities for US brands.

• Craft a roadmap for strategy implementation and overseeing the deployment of data acquisition and data solutions to meet business needs, including leading vendor evaluations to ensure alignment with prioritized data requirements.

• Ensure data integrity by partnering with Data Governance and Data Quality teams to address the specific data validity needs of US operations.

• Serve as an internal authority on US healthcare data and providing expertise on data sources and their application, optimizing the utilization of each data asset.

• Collaborate with key stakeholders across Novartis organizations to maximize the use of data in improving health outcomes and operational efficiencies.

• Oversee the development and application of data solutions to address complex healthcare challenges and drive enhanced patient outcomes and product utilization. Establish and monitor performance goals and project timelines aligned with Novartis's strategic objectives.

• Data acquisition and contracting for various brands. Spearhead the data literacy for Novartis.

• Define the strategy, roadmap, and direct the implementation of data acquisition and enablement solutions to address business needs, and lead vendor evaluations with appropriate collaborators to ensure alignment of prioritized data requirements

• Act as the point of accountability for Strategic Data Products for the assigned product franchises. Ensure appropriate use of each data set

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 required. MBA/MS Preferred

Essential Requirements:

• Minimum 10 years of data & analytics experience required, with minimum 5 years in healthcare analytics

• 5+ years of data & analytics experience identifying data trends and delivering insights working with a matrixed organization

• Demonstrated experience with US Pharmaceutical data including –Syndicated data vendors (IQVIA, Symphony); Specialty Pharmacy dispense data; Hub data; Distribution data; Finance data.

• Solution and ROI mindset

• Proven ability to manage multiple projects and to be accountable for individual results

• Demonstrated strong skills in oral and written communication. Proven ability to communicate technical topics to non-technical audiences and vice-versa.

• Highly developed consulting and change management skills. Ability to build relationships, collaborate and influence across a multifunctional matrix organization. Demonstrated prioritization, organizational, analytical, and research skills as well as the ability to conceptualize more complex issues and work on complex processes, procedures or solutions

Desirable Requirements:

• Demonstrated expertise and knowledge in healthcare data and supporting business analytics needs for oncology therapeutic areas

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 $201,600 and $302,400/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 re-serves 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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Business Unit





East Hanover, NJ

Company / Legal Entity

Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Functional Area


Job Type

Full Time

Employment Type


Shift Work