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Technology Product Associate Director


Executive Director


East Hanover, New Jersey, United States

Technology Product Associate Director

Job ID


Mar 20, 2024


About the Role

This role will be based at our East Hanover, NJ site and will not have the ability to be located remotely.

Hybrid role

About the role:

As Technology Product Associate Director you will be accountable for supporting the Life Cycle Management of one or more GCO business technology products. This will include implementing the technology product roadmap in line with the end-2-end technology capability strategy of the business domain it belongs to, and maintenance and support activities for users. You will be able to operate with significant autonomy and deputize fluently for the respective Product Owner. In this role you will ensure strong alignment with end users through the Voice of Business forum and work closely with relevant IT stakeholders to continuously improve functionality and performance of the technology product. This will also include keeping the technology product in a compliant and validated state according to GxP and Novartis CSV and Quality standards.

Key responsibilities:

• Accountable for Life Cycle Management of one or more business technology products

• Definition and execution of technology product road map in line with the end-2-end technology capability strategy of the business domain

• Preparing and managing technology product budget in accordance with Novartis Finance processes

• Oversight of performance of technology product and defines continuous improvement plans in collaboration with relevant IT teams

• Ensuring technology product is in compliance with GxP and Novartis CSV and Quality standards

• Hosting Voice of Business forum and SteerCo for technology product

• Accountable for audit & inspection readiness for technology products within Domain

• Participates in interdisciplinary team of functional SMEs and end-consumers to independently assess opportunities for simplification of technology landscape as well as new external opportunities

• Drive user-centricity in our approach to developing solutions by embracing design thinking methodologies and collaborating with User Experience experts

Novartis Compensation and Benefit Summary: The pay range for this position at commencement of employment is expected to be between $151,200 - $226,800/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

Essential Requirements:

• Bachelor’s Degree in life sciences required; advanced degree in scientific or business preferred (or relevant business experience)

• Minimum 5 years relevant clinical trial operations experience, from technology or health care sector

• Broad understanding of drug development – early development, clinical trials, safety, data management, etc.

• Strategic thinker with proven track record in translating business needs into clearly defined technology product implementation roadmaps

• Demonstrated success in defining and executing high-impact technology and innovation road maps

• Proven track record in performing key role of x-functional initiatives with focus on business benefit realization and fast business adoption

• Ability to influence without authority and successfully manage senior level stakeholders

• Excellent oral/written communication skills - allowing effective interactions with all levels of the organization; able to present information confidently and effectively to leadership, peers and team

• Prior exposure to or demonstrated use of design thinking methodologies is desirable

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:

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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.

Accessibility and Reasonable Accommodations: The Novartis Group of Companies are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to [email protected] call +1[Register to View] and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please include the job requisition number in your message.

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Business Unit





East Hanover, NJ

Company / Legal Entity

Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Functional Area

Research & Development

Job Type

Full Time

Employment Type


Shift Work