Patient Advocacy and Communications Lead

Created by: Novartis
Added: 10.03.2020

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Job Description

3 – That is how many awards this team won last year alone.

As our newest Communication and Patient Advocacy Lead you’ll build and manage mutually beneficial relationships with patient organizations, caregiver organizations and related stakeholders, to develop patient/caregiver-inclusion activities that help Novartis to get the right drug to the right patient at the right time.

Your responsibilities:
Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Collaborate and cooperate with internal stakeholders to identify projects where the patient perspective is required, and support its execution (i.e. Patient Reporting Outcomes projects with Development or Patient Access).
  • Develop and execute initiatives with patient organizations and patient opinion leaders that are strategic, bring mutual benefit and are aligned to business objectives, supporting Novartis reputation.
  • Develop strategy and content aligned to product/franchise objectives, with consideration of optimising traditional, social and digital media channels.
  • Act as a catalyst to innovate new ideas and programs and a thought leader for Communications within Novartis Pharma, sharing expertise and educating colleagues about the value of Communications in the promotional mix.
  • Manage PR agencies and budgets to ensure effective working relationships between the marketing teams and the agencies, development and implementation of best practice communications strategies and adherence to purchasing policy on budgets.

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:
  • University degree or equivalent in Communications
  • Ability to maintain relationships with a high number of key external customers, including patient groups representatives, media and medical experts
  • Competence in budget management
  • Proven ability to understand and clearly communicate scientific and technical topics
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

You’ll receive:

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, Learning and development opportunities.

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 reimagine medicine.

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.

For the sixth consecutive year, Novartis been certified a ‘Top Employer’ in the UK (2014-2019)!

We focus on building an inclusive organisation and welcome people who have different knowledge, perspectives, experience and working styles from across the global population

The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, colour, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Specific details

Type of Contract Full time
Preferred Education Bachelor's, Master's
Level of Experience 2-5 years


United Kingdom, Europe