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SSO Country Manager 

Job Description

100,000+ That’s how many patients participate in our clinical trials at any given time. GCO is Novartis’ powerhouse of Global Clinical Operations, redesigned to enable faster trial recruitment and enhanced trial delivery resulting in more timely access for patients to potential novel treatments. Every day, we are the link between science and medicine – imagine the impact you could have as the SSO Country Manager! #GCO

This is a completely new and exciting strategic opportunity where enterprise, agility, autonomy, quality and superior clinical operation activities! We need an individual who can allocate, initiate and conduct timely completion of Phase I-IV Oncology and Pharma clinical trials. You will be working with your Director to ensure alignment on portfolio strategy, prioritization and performance for an excellent GDD trial delivery. So, if you thought leader who instils the highest value for our patients, can implement a Study & Site and Hub/Cluster/Country strategy to a Country budget, wants to continue our family trusted environment and with a goal to reduce cycle time and reduce costs excites you, then you should apply.

Your key responsibilities:

• Implements the defined Study & Site Operations and OPC country structure monitoring strategies to deliver country business and trial strategy objectives in close collaboration with the SSO Cluster Head Portfolio, Clinical Research Associate (CRA) Manager and Country CSO and Medical Director.
• Aligns Country monitoring objectives to the SSO Country Head (OPC) and country CSO/Medical Director.
• Responsible for the alignment between SSO Feasibility Manager and relevant medical/clinical functions to ensure strategic allocation and execution of global development trials within the Country (Innovative Medicines Phase I-IV trials).
• Drives collaborative engagement model with Cluster Head Portfolio to ensure Country participation in GDD trials is aligned with the overall OPC Country structure portfolio execution strategy.
• Actively monitors the KQI’s and develops, maintains and follows-up on the yearly process control plan in the Country to ensure adherence to clinical data standards, prevailing legislation, GCP, Ethical Committee and SOP requirements.
• Manages Country budget and Monitoring headcount allocation to target in close collaboration with Country Head (OPC) (as appropriate).
• Identifies, documents and shares Country productivity initiatives in line with Study & Site productivity goals.
• Responsible for the local development vendor identification, contracting, oversight and management.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:
• Expert understanding of all aspects of clinical drug development with particular emphasis on trial execution and monitoring
• Thorough understanding of the international aspects of drug development process, including expert knowledge of international standards (GCP/ICH), health authorities (FDA/EMA), local/National Health Authorities regulations and Novartis standards.
• Excellent negotiation and conflict resolution skills
• Excellent organisational, interpersonal skills with extensive networking expected
• Excellent communicator and presenter (oral and written), ability to communicate to Sr. LeadersDesirable requirements:
• Bachelor’s Degree in life sciences required; Advanced Degree in life sciences or business preferred
• Fluent in both written and spoken English
• Minimum 8 years’ experience in clinical research – planning/executing and/or monitoring clinical trials with minimum 4 years in a people management role

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