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Business Excellence Director, Prostate Strategy


Executive Director


East Hanover, New Jersey, United States

Business Excellence Director, Prostate Strategy

Job ID


Mar 20, 2024


About the Role

Location: East Hanover, NJ #LI-Hybrid

The Business Excellence Director will be responsible for providing ongoing strategic, operational, and business planning recommendations/plans to the Product Strategy Lead that will increase impact of our product(s). This unique role will be integrating product and portfolio insights and analytics across functions; and distill the most important insights and actions that drive impact.

The Business Excellence Director role will lead preparations for critical performance reviews, investor rela-tions and business reviews with various leadership teams, including launch leadership reviews; as well as lead cross functional team impact reviews to assess progress against KPIs that are integrated across all functions. Additionally, this individual will be responsible for driving communication throughout the cross-functional team.

This individual will also lead strategic core initiatives across the product/ portfolio that will have long lasting impact for patients in need of, or treated with, our products and the ideal candidate is passionate about both strategy, insights and analytics and operational specificity required to translate strategy to impact. This individual will play an integral role in driving excellence in execution across the business.

Key Responsibilities:

• Lead strategic, operational, and business planning recommendations / plans to Prostate Strategy Leader

• Lead integration of product insights from multiple functions to prioritize the most impactful actions

• Lead preparations for impact reviews with various stakeholders across local and global landscape

• Lead preparation and content creation for launch leadership reviews

• Develop and implement a comprehensive prostate communication strategy that promotes transparency, clarity, and alignment across all levels of the organization

• Lead creation of key internal brand communications associated with day-to-day brand performance, in addition to launch readiness

• Lead large cross-functional strategic projects that aim to improve operational efficiency and/or result in significant customer impact

• Run product core team meeting(s) in partnership with the launch lead and launch program manager, including the setting of priorities, agendas, action items, and follow-ups

• Facilitate the annual integrated product strategy and budget planning process for the cross-functional team

• Facilitate effective communication amongst the cross-functional team, ensuring clarity and alignment on brand and launch objectives

• Partner with finance and insights and analytics to identify criteria for, and measure resource allocation decisions

• Ensures alignment to, compliance with, and ownership of all NPC policies, including the Code of Conduct and all applicable laws and regulations.

This position will be located at the East Hanover, NJ site and will not have the ability to be located remotely. This position will require 10-20% travel as defined by the business (domestic and/ or international).

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.

Essential Requirements:

• Minimum 5+ year commercial experience preferably with multi-functional experience in a pharmaceutical, biotech, healthcare, or consulting environment

• 2+ years in project management and translation of strategy into execution

• 2+ years leading complex projects requiring global and local alignment

• Demonstrated strategic acumen; experience translating insights into action

• Strong analytical skills and an ability to generate insights and develop relevant action plans; strong ability to simplify complex concepts & strategies and “tell a story” orally and in writing; curious, with excellent listening skills; able to challenge current thinking with track record of exceptional performance and execution that drives results

• Ability to lead, manage and motivate teams, with or without authority

• Experience working collaboratively across the matrix

• Strong influencing skills, and the ability to exercise tact and diplomacy in stressful situations

Desirable Requirements:

• Prostate Cancer therapeutic Area experience

• 5+ years of field sales, marketing, commercial training. Experience may be supplemented by agency/vendor experience. Global or regional experience (projects, full-time roles or temporary roles for 6 months or more)

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

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Shift Work