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Director Conferences, Congresses, Events


Executive Director


East Hanover, New Jersey, United States

Director Conferences, Congresses, Events

Job ID


Mar 22, 2024


About the Role

Location: The location for this position will be based out of East Hanover, NJ and will follow a hybrid working model.

In your new role as the Director of Conferences, Congresses & Events, you will be responsible for overseeing and managing all aspects of planning, organizing and executing Novartis corporate presence at external and internal events, collaborating with marketing teams to ensure that the Novartis brand is well represented at key congresses.

Major accountabilities:

• Develop event objectives, goals, strategies and measures in line with Corporate Affairs and Novartis priorities.

• Lead execution of the event lifecycle, including planning, budgeting, logistics and delivery of key Novartis corporate messaging.

• Coordinate with Corporate Affairs colleagues, other internal teams and external vendors to ensure that all event requirements are met.

• In collaboration with procurement, lead vendor negotiation and contract management, ensure that external vendors deliver according to quality, timelines and on budget.

• Collaborate closely with marketing teams to ensure that the Novartis Corporate Brand is correctly represented at congresses.

• Monitor and evaluate event performance against objectives, collect feedback and identify areas for improvement.

• Develop and manage event budgets, ensuring our resources are allocated against our highest priorities.

• Identify and assess potential event and congress risks and develop contingency plans.

• Lead three event professionals, providing guidance, support and development opportunities.

• Foster an inspired, curious and unbossed team culture in an environment of high support and high challenge.

This opportunity is located at the Novartis East Hanover (NJ) site and will not have the ability to be located remotely. Relocation assistance may be available.

The pay range for this position at commencement of employment is expected to be between $174,400 and $261,600 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 will bring to the role:

• Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communication or Event management or related field

• Proven experience in planning and managing events, conferences or congresses

• Experience in leading a small team

• Strong leadership and team management skills, including leading outside of reporting lines

• Excellent organizational and project management abilities, as well as exceptional communication and interpersonal skills

• Budgeting and financial management expertise, as well as ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines

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:

Imagine what you could do here at Novartis!

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Corporate Affairs

Business Unit

Global Public Affairs




East Hanover, NJ

Company / Legal Entity

Novartis Corporation

Functional Area

Communications & Public Affairs

Job Type

Full Time

Employment Type


Shift Work