Leadership Development Trainee

    • Riga, Latvia

Job Description
The Novartis Leadership Development Program (NLDP) is an entry-level, paid 24-months assignment rotation program designed to provide recent graduates accelerated training in the Pharmaceutical Commercial or Scientific field. The program offers real world, hands-on experience in important roles and projects to the company while promoting personal and professional growth for the participants.

EVENT AND PROEJCT MANAGEMENT
• Organise local and national seminars organised by team; National and international congresses; Symposiums (standalones) and other educational events;
• Support planning and participate in National Sales Conference, Follow-Up-Meeting, product launches (internal and external); Organise and participate in the stands;

ADMIN SUPPORT
• Participate in design and in implementations of new projects/initiatives;
• Provides information between marketing and sales teams on various activities;
• Consolidate project outcome presentations; Brand teams' meeting minutes;
• Ad hoc translation to team members;

PARTICIPATION ON SCIENTIFIC PROJECTS
• Cooperate with team members from medical department; exchange with them scientific/marketing information upon their request
• Implement scientific projects according to global, regional or local strategies. Examples may include, but not limited to translational research, as well as multi-disciplinary projects involving education and collaboration with multiple functions in the team;

PARTICIPATION ON BRAND MANAGEMENT ACTIVITIES
• Participate on development of strategic marketing plans of existing brands in selected areas, contribute to new launches preparation in line with IPS standards and corporate strategy within this field;
• Monitor market trends, sales, product performance, expenses and structure of business franchise conducting regular critical reviews against plans and take corrective action as required. Identify and exploit new business development opportunities;
• Possess relevant medical knowledge of the selected products, provide medical inputs to marketing strategy and promotional and advertising tools;
• Possess relevant knowledge of the customer/marketplace, key dynamics and company policies as well as up to date knowledge of key competitors and their likely strategies - translate into effective customer segmentation and customer specific tactics;
• In selected areas co-develop, implement and adapt tactical plans in line with corporate strategic product objectives;
• In selected areas develop and produce promotional and advertising tools in order to maximize the support for sales force;
• Anticipate future trends in disease management and market environment which are likely to affect the performance and potential of the product.

Minimum requirements
Master's in Medicine, Pharmacy, Bioscience/Biomedical Engineering Education
Advanced user of Microsoft office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
English - fluent written and spoken / Local language - fluent written and spoken


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