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AD Product Manager, Drug Candidate Selection Software Applications



IT, Product
United States
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Jun 10, 2024


Location: Cambridge, MA #LI-Hybrid BioMedical Research (BR) is the global pharmaceutical research organization of Novartis. With approximately 6,000 scientists and physicians around the world, our research is focused on discovering innovative new drugs that will change the practice of medicine. We have an open and entrepreneurial culture, encouraging collaboration to make effective therapies. At BR, 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 Research Informatics (RX), BR 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 Scientific Data and Products (SDP) group in RX builds and applies excellence in product and data management to continuously improve the impact and value of software and data to Biomedical Research. We deliver intuitive, intentional, and integrated software solutions that create a frictionless user experience.

About the Role

Purpose of the role:

As Product Manager Drug Candidate Selection, you play a leading role in defining the future of our suite of software applications used by over 2,000 scientists in BR to search, analyze, and visualize project data to derive insights and drive high-quality decisions in our drug candidate selection process – both for classical small molecules as well as new therapeutic modalities.

Key Responsibilities

You combine your knowledge of informatics and chemistry/biology applied to drug discovery with your matrix leadership skills to manage and evolve a high-impact product consisting of a portfolio of chemistry and new therapeutic modalities software applications. Together with a Product Operations Manager and an Engineering Lead, you will co-lead a matrixed product team, ensuring the initiatives you lead contribute to an intentional, integrated, and capability-based product architecture and continuously increase the value to drug discovery in BR.

  • You provide scientific expertise to the product team, sharing a deep understanding of drug discovery data including how to integrate and visualize scientific data from multiple disparate sources (e.g. chemical structures, dose response, and structure activity relationships).
  • You collaboratively provide strategic context and focus to the teams, act as facilitator to prioritization, and cultivate good team-based decision-making practice to increase the value of the Product towards the strategic mandate of your Product Line.
  • You actively and transparently manage, and communicate to, all key stakeholders to co-create visions and roadmaps for the initiatives you lead, and you define how we measure their success and value delivery. This includes partnering with multiple providers as well as the large community of system users, meeting frequently with key stakeholders to set the product roadmap.
  • You shape your teams’ culture and processes for success by exemplifying excellence in leadership and product management.

Role Requirements

  • Leading effectively in a co-leadership model inside of a global matrix organization.
  • Ability to effect change, manage conflict, and create alignment through direct and indirect influence.
  • Creativity in identifying, encouraging, and accelerating innovative solutions.
  • Domain expertise in core drug discovery disciplines such as chemistry and new therapeutic modalities (e.g. xRNA, RLT, complex biologics).
  • Experience in managing complex suites of interdependent scientific applications and data sources.
  • Experience with chemistry related data management, analysis, and visualization in a drug discovery setting.
  • Agile mindset and experience with Agile software development.
  • 7+ years of experience in an informatics related role in a drug discovery matrixed environment.

This position will be located at the Cambridge, MA site and will not have the ability to be located remotely.

The pay range for this position at commencement of employment is expected to be between $166,400 and $249,600 per year; however, while salary ranges are effective from 1/1/24 through 12/31/24, fluctuations in the job market may necessitate adjustments to pay ranges during this period. Further, final pay determinations will depend on various factors, including, but not limited to geographical location, experience level, knowledge, skills and abilities. The total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a sign-on bonus, restricted stock units, and discretionary awards in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits (including 401(k) eligibility and various paid time off benefits, such as vacation, sick time, and parental leave), dependent on the position offered. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the Company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, Company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

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AD Product Manager, Drug Candidate Selection Software Applications

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