Director New Products (m/f/d)

Division PHARMA
Geschäftseinheit Region Europe GenMed
Standort Nürnberg
Funktionsbereich Marketing
Art der Stelle Vollzeit
Anstellungsverhältnis Unbefristet
StellenID 243871BR


At Novartis, we take pride in what we do because our work can have an extraordinary impact on people’s lives. Imagine what you could do at Novartis. No matter where you work, you could contribute to solving some of the toughest healthcare challenges and have an extraordinary impact on people’s lives. Join us.

For our pharma organisation based in Nürnberg we are currently looking for the new

Director New Products (m/f)

Purpose of the job:

Director New Products is responsible for key accountabilities for long term business success, to provide consolidated European input to the global strategy, to develop and implement strategies for key disease areas and to provide german input on potential BD&L opportunities in alignment with Europe and Global

Your responsibilities are amongst others:

Develop and implement specific activities to optimize and accelerate the development program to achieve best long-term performance across the franchise, e.g. creating a launch strategy, initiating pre-marketing/PR activities, market research and internal communication

Reassure optimal alignment of Global/European strategy

Ensure timely development of robust strategic/tactical plans for each pipeline product with specific efforts for KOL management/development & Targeting/Mapping of Key Customers

Work closely with Thought Leaders in all key pipeline indications in the field to implement projects to optimize patient management and drive the franchise forward

Be the specialist in all therapeutic areas of relevance for the pipeline. Deeply analyze relevant markets as well as closely follow key competitors and their likely strategies in order to create a winning differentiation positioning

Support pipeline development through active and valuable contribution as a strong voice in GPTs including Target Product Profile, New Trial Design, Accelerated Registration, Launch Sequence, Market Access, etc.

Ensure timely development of updated forecast models to all full development products

Optimize strategy to maximal capitalize on pipeline opportunities by leading: assessing BD&L projects and supporting global BD&L providing input to global projects as well as flagging European opportunities to global

Co-operation with MDx, etc. in order to fulfill requirements for personalized medicine approaches in Neurosciences/Neurology

Analysis of packaging and blistering requirements



This is your background:

University degree in Science and/or degree in Business marketing or Clinical research

3-5 years operational marketing experience preferably in Neuroscience/Neurology, including ideally RE/Global organization experience, with emphasis on product/brand management and medical task area

Successful experience of launching a key brand

Strong conceptual marketing framework developed though managing different brands or products in different disease areas

Sound business analysis knowledge and forecasting skills to assess business impact of current pipeline as well as BD&L opportunities

Ideally deep understanding of Neuroscience/Neurology market dynamics and competitive issues, Neuroscience/Neurology drug development, including clinical trial design, regulatory issues and reimbursement

Ability to quickly analyze new markets

Proven ability to operate in a matrix environment and influence cross-functionally (incl. Research & Development, Medical Affairs, Business Analysis, Marketing and Market Access) and cross-culturally

Leadership experience (nice to have)

Good understanding of ‘brand financials’ (profit and loss)

German/English – fluent both in written and spoken

What do we offer?

"Attract, develop and retain best talents!"

We align our activities with these goals. We therefore offer our employees motivating conditions and attractive remuneration. In addition, we undertake a variety of initiatives for these goals in order to offer talented people far-reaching development and career prospects within the Group. With a balanced mix of tangible and intangible benefits, we can meet the needs of our employees.

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