Biopharmaceuticals - Global Program Medical Director (m/f/d)

Division SANDOZ
Geschäftseinheit BioPharma SZ
Standort Oberhaching (near Munich)
Funktionsbereich Research & Development
Art der Stelle Vollzeit
Anstellungsverhältnis Regular
StellenID 257353BR


• Lead the International Clinical Team (ICT), and serve as clinical core team member of the International Project Team (IPT). Ensure alignment between program strategy and clinical development activities
• Lead author of the Clinical Development Plan. Lead the identification of the medical and clinical development implications of pre-clinical findings, drug formulation constraints, regulations and any other findings preceding the start of the first-in-human clinical study
• Accountable for the clinical development program from both strategic and day-to-day operational perspective
• Accountable for medical training of all relevant contributors to clinical development of assigned compounds
• Provide clinical leadership in interactions with external and internal stakeholders as well as internal decision boards Lead the development of program related presentations for such audiences in order to support the timely, quality planning, execution and submission of assigned programs
• Represent the company in the interactions with external stakeholders
• May serve as clinical lead and represent department in due diligence/in-licensing activities
• Lead and/or contribute to multidisciplinary tasks forces to support continuous improvement in BCD
• Achieve agreed targets in terms of quality, time and cost
• Clinical components of regulatory submissions are adequate to support approval
• Establish sound and trustful relationship within IPT and with all internal and external partners
• Adapt activities to the ever changing regulatory and operational requirements and environment
• Allow fast decision making by adequately gathering and presenting relevant facts
• Contribute to the development, innovation and improvement of BCD’s working standards and basic values

Research & Development


• MD, preferably with specialisation in Oncology, Rheumatology or Dermatology; additional training in areas such as statistics and pharmacokinetics desirable
• At least 10 years of clinical development experience in industry including:
- Experience in conducting phase 3 clinical trials from design to reporting
- Experience in regulatory submissions, reviews and approvals in at least a major region (e.g. EU, US or Japan)
- Knowledge of advanced clinical trial design, statistics and pharmacokinetics
- Proven ability to interpret, discuss and represent efficacy and safety data
• More than 5 years people management experience which may include management in a matrix environment; global people management experience desired
• Strong management, interpersonal, negotiation and problem-solving skills
• Considerable organization awareness (e.g., inter-relationship of departments, business priorities), including experience working cross-functionally and in global teams
• Demonstrated technical knowledge and innovation in clinical development study designs that provide relevant evidence to decision-makers
• Proven learning agility: comfortable with complexity and able to explain complexity in simple words.
• Excellent English (oral and written)

Why consider Novartis?
927 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2017. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

We are Sandoz, a Novartis Division. Join us and help reimagine medicine.

We develop breakthrough treatments and find new ways to deliver them to as many people as possible to improve and extend peoples’ lives. We do this, by supporting and promoting the knowledge and strengths of our employees and specifically use them to deepen our understanding of our patients and customers. Motivating conditions and an attractive salary are also part of our working environment, as well as our company culture, which is based on collaboration, curiosity, enthusiasm, courage and integrity.

Novartis stands up for equal opportunities and for the integration of persons with disabilities. Hiring decisions are only based on the qualification for the position, regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age and disability.

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