Operational Excellence Business Partner (m/f/d)

Oct 08, 2021

Job Description

With 53 manufacturing sites in 26 countries! Our aspiration is to become the top manufacturer of innovative and generic medicines in the industry.

We are expanding our internal Operational Excellence team with talented candidates coming from consulting firms with project and program management experience. This role provides a unique opportunity to be part of our journey!

Your key responsibilities:
• Lead and drive performance improvement initiatives by facilitating the implementation of best practices through a rigorous approach of standardization.
• Identify best practices through performance and data analysis.
• Facilitate workshops and provide coaching to identify process improvement opportunities.
• Lead and drive Standardization / Operational Excellence projects execution.
• Coordinate business performance and program/project performance tracking.
• Ensure quality and consistency in process standardization activities by ensuring the maintenance and improvement of tools and templates.
• Drive Operational Excellence Awareness / Culture building within Novartis Technical Operations.
• Work within the organization at all levels utilizing a very "hands-on" approach for creating value and buy-in as a lead change driver.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:
• University degree in Engineering or Business discipline.
• Experience in supporting process improvement and/or sustainable excellence.
• >4 years manufacturing/operations management experience.
• Proficiency in English and German language.
• Proven change management skills and strong communication skills.
• Ability to influence others: advise, convince and persuade others to action on key initiatives.
• Proficiency with MS Excel and MS Powerpoint.
• Ability to be flexible and adapt to change and ability to work in an ambiguous environment.

You’ll receive:
Competitive salary, Annual bonus, Flexible working schedule, tailored to your needs, possibility to work from home, Pension scheme, Employee Recognition Scheme, Sports Club Membership, employment at Top SI Employer, Learning and development opportunities.

We offer permanent employment, with 6 months of probation period.

You are kindly encouraged to submit your application in English or Slovene language, including CV by 22nd of October 2021.

Why consider Novartis?
769 million. That’s how many lives our products touch. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?
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.

Imagine what you could do at Novartis!

Novartis are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration, and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
Novartis Technical Operations
Technical Operations
Full Time
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Operational Excellence Business Partner (m/f/d)

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