Pharma Candidates Apply for CDS Manager Position @ Novartis



Novartis was created in 1996 through a merger of Ciba-Geigy and Sandoz. Novartis and its predecessor companies trace roots back more than 250 years, with a rich history of developing innovative products. From beginnings in the production of synthetic fabric dyes, the companies that eventually became Novartis branched out into producing chemicals and ultimately pharmaceuticals.

Job Title  CDS Manager

Job Description:

The CDS & SD Manager evaluates Safety Signals from various sources and keeps the core safety information up-to-date (prepares and reviews CDSs) with current scientific knowledge, including assessments and recommendations made public by regulatory authorities.
• Ensures patient safety through timely and adequate updates of the core safety in-formation of marketed products. • Tracks signals in the signal management tracking system, and evaluates line listings and safety information in scientific literature, including reference product information and regulatory authority communication.

• Works closely with affiliates to harmonize labelling, periodically collect compliance information and prepare management reports.

• Prepares, and drives timeliness, volume and high quality of CDS documents • Assists in managing 3rd party providers for the production of CDS and other documents.

• Prepares data packages required by 3rd party providers. Reviews and qualifies CDSs deliveries from providers



• Quality of work delivered (attention to details, thoroughness, medical sound judg-ment, and writing)
• Timeliness of deliverables according to established directives
• Compliance with Internal and external regulations and procedures
• High level of independence

Health Care Professional with labelling and ideally regulatory background, i.e., Pharmacist, PharmD, MD and equivalent Fluency in English, including medical / pharmaceutical terminology. Knowledge of other languages desirable and necessary Established knowledge of, and experience in the EU drug regulatory environment and drug approval procedures Familiarity with EU signal sources / regulatory bodies At least 1 year of experience in drug safety/development or closely related areas of responsibility Experience of safety document writing Good negotiation, proactive and performance oriented, project management and communication skills Fluency in EU and US regulation

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