Do you want to work for a Global Pharmaceutical company where you will be recognized for your contribution and commitment? Look no further, apply today for Business Development & Licensing Head Nordics.
The purpose of the BD&L Head Oncology Nordic role is to work in Oncology Finance team covering the Nordic Cluster, consisting of 4 legal entities Denmark (including Iceland), Finland, Norway and Sweden. The role covers the full cluster and some travelling needed to provide face time with the customers and partners. There is a high level of interaction with associates across countries, Nordic leadership team, Global teams; hence excellent communication skills are essential. The BD&L Head is responsible for maximizing the return behind our established products range through screening total brand portfolio, assessing portfolio risk profile, identifying commercial partnership opportunities, and executing different types of deals. The role develops and maintains Business Development and Strategic Alliance capability in the Nordic organization.
• Lead regular portfolio reviews including portfolio gap analysis, product life cycle, and sales potential in close collaboration with Country leaders, Nordic leadership team, DA leads and Finance BPAs.
• Orchestrate the evaluation, workflows and decision making for Commercial partnership deals.
• Work closely with Head of Finance to explore paths for value creation behind established portfolio through maximizing top-line and sharing investment risk. i.e: BD&L solutions to maintain higher sales growth with an inclining profit margin for the non-strategic brands.
• Business Advisor to Head of Finance and Nordic leadership team regarding commercial deals opportunities and feasibility.
• Focal point for regional/global requests of non-strategic brands that need to be cascaded with country cross-functional heads.
• Work closely with tri Strategy and Operations leads (Commercial, Medical, and Market Access) to drive brand life cycle paths and Nordic action agenda for the non-strategic portfolio that is not outsourced.
• Screen Nordic market consistently for possible strategic partners to Novartis Oncology based on available secondary data sources, potentially primary research, and initial negotiations.
• Define negotiation strategy based on developed business case to align on key terms with potential partners.
• Lead negotiations with potential commercial partners; hence lead the internal cross-functional (task force) team and ensure compliance/QA review performed.
• Identify portfolio new outsourcing opportunities and seek potential partners for them.
• Develop and seek approval for new Business Development opportunities.
• Run complete evaluation of BD&L ideas on financial, strategic, and market aspects.
• Negotiate term sheet and prepare business case.
Novartis is a global healthcare company based in Switzerland that provides solutions to address the evolving needs of patients worldwide. In Novartis Group we focus on three areas – innovative medicines (Pharmaceuticals & Oncology), eye care (Alcon) and generics (Sandoz). We have offices in all four Nordic countries and we are approximately 900 associates.
Our mission is to discover new ways to improve and extend people's lives. Our vision is to be a trusted leader in changing the practice of medicine. Corporate responsibility is central to how we run our business. We focus our CR work in two key areas: expanding access to healthcare and doing business responsibly.
As 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.
Diversity and Inclusion
Each of us is different. At Novartis, we aspire to move beyond stereotypes, assumptions and bias to bring these differences together every day. To operate successfully as a global organization, it is essential that our people reflect the rich cultural, ethnic and gender diversity of our markets. Diversity of our workforce enhances customer insight and our ability to meet the needs of patients and other stakeholders. Retaining the most qualified talent adds value to our company, our customers, our employees, our shareholders, our suppliers and the communities in which we live and work.
Culture and Values
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. 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.
Our values and behaviors are:
Innovation - by experimenting and delivering solutions
Quality - by taking pride in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well
Collaboration - by championing high performing teams with diversity and inclusion
Performance - by prioritizing and making things happen with urgency
Courage - by speaking up, giving and receiving feedback
Integrity - by advocating and applying high ethical standards every day
Benefits of Working for Novartis:
• Competitive Salary
• Bonus Scheme for employees on all levels
• Pension & Insurance Scheme
• “Be Healthy” initiatives to promote associate health and prevent future health issues
• Flexible working hours and possibility to work from home
‘I came for the job, I stay for the culture’
The ideal candidate will have:
• University degree (Bachelor’s or above) in the field of finance, or Business administration
• English (Fluent)
• One Nordic language is a plus
• Significant 5-8 years of experience on in a licensing or business development function and /or business analysis (preferable in pharmaceutical industry).
• Experience in Pharma Marketing
• Thorough understanding of Sales dynamics, P&L, share of voice, patient journeys, and commercial excellence metrics.
• Demonstrated ability to think broadly and innovate within the Pharmaceutical business, especially around product outsourcing opportunities and achievement.
• Excellent analytical ability combined with broad picture perspective.
Proven ability to work effectively across a matrixed and widely dispersed organization.
• Excellent interpersonal, communication, and influencing skills.
• Demonstrated negotiation skills and success.
• Strong written and oral communication skills and ability to clearly present financial data in reports.
• Solid Software skills (Microsoft office, in particular Excel).
Novartis are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.
We kindly ask you to apply with an English version of your CV and if shortlisted you can expect a call from an international number.