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Job Description
The #1 cause! Wet AMD is an eye disease that damages a portion of the retina and is the #1 cause of blindness in industrial nations AND the #3 cause of blindness globally. How would you like to be involved in bringing a product to market with the potential to impact millions of patients every year? The Retina Franchise is looking for highly energised, passionate people to join the Novartis Ophthalmology sales team.

Job Purpose:

The purpose of the Business Leader is to create and lead a high-performing cross-functional team in order to ensure delivery of agreed business and patient access outcomes within a defined geography.

The therapy area is Ophthalmology, and the territory for this role is Scotland, Northern Ireland, North East England and Cumbria.

Your Responsibilities:

• Leadership and line management responsibility for the Team Members including Patient Access Managers and Key Account Managers.
•Working with aligned head office teams (Market Access, Marketing & Medical) and field stakeholders including Scientific Operations Team Leaders, to ensure shared learning and application of appropriate technical expertise in support of the business plan.
•Development and implementation of a cross-functional Business Plan, aligned to the national Business Franchise plan and informed by Local Health Economy plans and priorities, which delivers overall financial objectives including full consideration of sales, market access and service development activities, allocation of people and financial resource.
•Ensure positive access environment including ensuring appropriate action plans exist and are implemented to deliver access in line with HTA and policy guidance including shaping formulary approval and local guidelines.
•To recruit, on-board, engage, motivate, develop and coach the cross-functional team to realise their maximum performance and potential.

Minimum requirements
Desirable Requirements:

•Desirably educated to Degree Level ideally in Business, Science or Marketing
•Proven experience in pharmaceutical industry
•Related pharma field-sales experience
•Previous experience in leading a cross functional field team
•Experience in market access & pharma launch
•Experience in Ophthalmology - beneficial

You’ll receive (not mandatory):

Competitive Salary
Annual Bonus
Strong Work/Life Balance, flexible working
Top UK Employer
Pension Scheme
Share Scheme
Paid holidays
Comprehensive Medical Insurance
Subsidised Canteen
Employee Recognition Scheme
Sports & Social Club


Why Consider Novartis?

750 million. That’s how many lives our products touch. 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 Novartis. Join us and help us reimagine medicine.
We focus on creating an inclusive organisation and welcome people who have different knowledge, perspectives, experience and working styles from across the global population.

We announced we will have a new HQ in London; a new state-of-the-art office at The Westworks, in White City. Four business divisions (pharmaceuticals, oncology, Global Drug Development and Novartis Business Services) will be able to come together in one purpose-designed environment. The site will be ready for us by the end of Q4 2019.

Division PHARMA
Business Unit Region Europe GenMed
Location United Kingdom
Site Glasgow
Company/Legal Entity Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Lt
Functional Area Sales
Job Type Full Time
Employment Type Regular

About the company

Novartis has a clear mission, focused strategy and strong culture, all of which we expect will support the creation of value over the long term for our company, our shareholders and society. We recognize that our business depends on the creativity, dedication and performance of our associates. We encourage associates to focus on achievement through collaboration and innovation.

A global healthcare leader, Novartis has one of the most exciting product pipelines in the industry today. A pipeline of innovative medicines brought to life by diverse, talented, performance driven people. All of which makes us one of the most rewarding employers in our field.

Our company culture is guided by high ethical standards. Our values help guide the choices people make every day, and they define our culture and help us execute the Novartis strategy in line with our mission and vision.


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