Scientific Product Line Manager – Analysis and Reporting

    • Cambridge, MA

Job Description
6,000 scientists and physicians around the world use our data & systems to reimagine medicine and create therapies that save lives.

Our research is focused on discovering innovative new drugs that will change the practice of medicine. Novartis Institutes for BioMedical (NIBR) is the global pharmaceutical research organization of Novartis. We have an open and entrepreneurial culture, encouraging collaboration to make effective therapies.

At NIBR, our mission is to discover innovative medicines that treat disease and human health. To do that, our scientists need cutting-edge, state-of-the-art computing systems. With NIBR Informatics (NX), NIBR is making a strategic investment into informatics capabilities and is positioning itself to deliver the systems and services that are critical to the future of drug discovery.

The Information Products and Data Sciences (IPDS) group in NX is driven to maximize the impact and value to NIBR of software and data. We deliver powerful, functional, beautiful, and integrated software solutions that create a frictionless user experience. Our organization is here to build and apply excellence in product and data management to further Novartis drug discovery.

As the Analysis and Reporting Scientific Product Line Manager, you will develop and continually update a vision for a group of scientific software products that support data analysis and reporting for NIBR drug discovery. Working in collaboration with other Product Line Managers, your team will contribute to an integrated product suite. You will mentor and manage a small group of product managers who share this vision with you.

You will define the standard for excellence in product management in our organization and synthesize that with your knowledge of drug discovery to create or license software that enhances and helps drive NIBR science. You will prioritize product roadmaps and direct development resources to maximize value to NIBR, and will define how we measure product success and value delivery. In this role, you will identify new product opportunities, deliver consistent, stable product operations, and meet all security, stability, usability, and performance and sustainability requirements. You will evangelize your product line, give product demos, and show the impact of your product line on NIBR science.

Responsibilities include but are a not limited to

•Develop a vision and roadmap for your product line, Analysis and Reporting
•Manage a small team of product managers
•Assess product development sprints, outcomes, and enhancement opportunities.
•Achieve product line success and value metrics
•Manage resources among product teams
•May manage a product yourself
•Establish excellence in product management

EEO Statement 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, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Minimum requirements
What you will bring to this role:

•Minimum Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, or a related scientific field. PhD preferred.
•A Minimum of 3 years experience in product management in a complex matrix environment along with experience with Agile software development
•Minimum of 5 years' experience in drug discovery or a core supporting scientific field.
•Proven experience as a mentor and team player with the ability to develop and promote a shared vision
•A clear and visible set values and demonstrated integrity
•Quantitative skills and the ability to use data and metrics to inform decisions

Additional required core skills and capabilities:
•Outstanding communication skills
•Proven ability to execute consistently, rapidly, and effectively
•Ability to travel 10%

Additional - Leadership / Management Know-How

As a Scientific Product Line Manager, you'll help your direct reports succeed in their jobs, manage what they're working on, and help them realize their career development goals. Removing obstacles and supporting your team members to prosper and grow will be an important aspect of your role. You will act as a mentor and role model in our organization, seeking, managing and retaining talent.

You are a role model of Novartis Values & Behaviors: you care about patients, focus on what matters most, dare to challenge the status quo & experiment, take smart risks and always put your team before self. You are an inspiration to the associates who work with you. You engage others in our shared purpose and connect associates' work with the shared purpose. You ensure you have the right people on your team who live up to our ethics, Values & Behaviors, leadership and culture expectations. You hold people to account and take action when performance and behaviors are not reaching our aspiration. You foster a learning culture within your teams. You are a learner, not a knower, and you are genuinely curious and open-minded. You empower and support others, you create clear accountability, and you remove obstacles for your team. You spend time mentoring and coaching team members. You are always clear, present and focused. You ask for feedback, you make it safe to give you feedback, and you are always looking for ways to improve yourself.

Position will be filled commensurate with experience

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.

Join us and help us reimagine medicine.

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