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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 and performance driven people. All of which makes them one of the most rewarding employers in their field.

Post: Senior Analyst - Competitive Intelligence


Job Description:
Reports to: CI Head
• Perform data analyses for deriving insights to competitor activities such as clinical trials, launches and regulatory issues;
• Support Senior Insights Manager in coordinating inputs for key management presentations and workshops
• Evaluate impact of these developments on Novartis’ clinical/marketing programs; to ensure recommendations and key findings for further review/analysis and communicated to the right stakeholders;
• Provide inputs into Clinical Development Plans (CDP)/Lifecycle Management Study (LCM) designs, situational analysis and strategic positioning

Working closely with global clinical, marketing and CI teams to add business value through secondary data analysis; Performing background work on Resp situational analyses
Tracking Competitive developments using multiple Novartis subscribed databases e.g., TrialTrove, Adis, IMS etc, working in close collaboration with CI/Clinical/IPT teams
Tracking competitive developments and present key issues and learnings to teams
Work is differentiated from usual secondary vendors through additional value in bringing insights into trial designs/recruitment criteria/implication of meeting primary/secondary endpoints/potential guideline implications
Manage Pre-congress planning (via abstract mining) and Post-congress reporting activities
Collating materials gathered by the CI vendors, which is then reviewed and summarised. The key lessons and takeaways are then distilled by CI advisors with recommendations and insights for the brand and development teams
Developing strategic implications of ‘traffic-light’ news reports, including applicable team actions; managing communications with the team and external customers as necessary
Supporting ad-hoc projects and internal meetings such as Scenario Planning pre-read preparation, clinical trial/pipeline report updates, Global Brand Team meeting preparations etc.


NOTE: Due to the time difference between Basel and India the Associate will be expected to work a schedule that will be less traditional 9am to 5pm and more staggered hours when Basel needs support most.


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Candidate Profile:
Education (minimum/desirable):
Advanced degree in Science or B. Pharm/ M. Pharm or MBBS or PhD in advanced sciences or medical field. MBA would be an added advantage.
3-5 years Pharma work experience in Competitive Intelligence, Market intelligence or Business Development & Licensing or consultancy.


Exposure to secondary and primary databases and experience to Pharmaceutical databases, exposure or understanding of regulatory or clinical
Work experience in the US/European pharma industry a plus
English Fluency, both written and oral

o Trained analyst user of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Access
o Demonstrated understanding of pharmaceutical business from commercial and clinical development perspectives, of global pharmaceutical environment and challenges
o Strong ability to understand, interpret and present scientific data.
o Strong analytical skills to grasp problems (complexity, context etc), the scope of the solution and effort estimation
o Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
o Superior communication ability to ensure that the scope of projects/initiatives and expectations are commonly understood between customers and stakeholders
o Good presentation skills, ability to interface with cross-functional teams on a sound clinical and scientific base

Additional Information:
Experience: 1-6 years
Education: B.Pharm, M.Pharm, MBBS, MBA, Ph.D
Industry Type: Pharma/ Biotech/Clinical Research
Functional Area:
Division: Pharma
Job Type: Full Time
Employment Type: Permanent
Job ID:
End Date: 21st August, 2011

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