Change Management & Implementation Lead (m/f/d; temporary)

May 16, 2021

Job Description

Change Management & Implementation Lead (f/m/d; temporary); TRD Biologics & CGT, Austria (all locations, preferably AT, DE or SL)

More than 1000! This is the number of associates spread on 4 locations within the TRD Biologics & CGT, who are fully committed to deliver on our evolving pipeline of transformative treatments. We develop Biologics & CGT drug substance and drug products from candidate selection up to launch and drive competitive advantage thru agility, innovation, and scale to best serve our portfolio, partners and patients.

As a TRD Biologics & CGT Change Management & Implementation Lead (CM&I Lead) you will play a key role in ensuring projects (change initiatives) meet objectives on time and on budget by increasing employee acceptance and utilization. You will focus on the people side of change, including changes to business processes, systems and technology, job roles and organizational structures. The primary responsibility will be creating, driving and implementing change management strategies and plans that maximize employee acceptance and utilization and fosters buy in.

Your key responsibilities:

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Design, develop, and implement organizational change management strategies and methodologies
• Assess change impact, change efforts and define feedback mechanisms that enable development and improvement of changes adoption
• Define and implement change management processes, procedures, and mechanisms and apply a structured methodology to lead change management activities
• Create actionable deliverables for the five change management levels: communications plan, sponsor roadmap, coaching plan, training plan, acceptance management plan
• Consult and coach Project Managers and Project Teams to ensure change management activities are integrated into their project plans
• Support training efforts and closely work with Project Managers and Project Teams to develop effective training and onboarding strategies, programs, and content, including design and delivery of training programs
• Support the design, development, delivery and management of communications, including communication strategies, activities, and content
• Define and monitor risk mitigation and management plans
• Partner with Business project sponsors and teams regarding strategies and approaches and closely collaborate with business stakeholders and P&O Partners to align change and communications strategies
• Collaborate with Business leaders across disciplines, to effectively coordinate and design multi-departmental change strategies
• Manage the TRD Biologics & CGT change portfolio

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:
• >5 years of relevant experience in Pharmaceutical Development, or a related industrial area (e.g. NTO, medical device development/ manufacturing)
• Minimum of 3 years in a leadership position with successful performance and record of accomplishment in managing and leading changes, including solid knowledge of change management principles, methodologies, and tools
• Excellent communication skills and ability to influence people and move toward a common vision or goal
• Acute business acumen and understanding of organizational issues and challenges
• Familiarity with project management approaches, tools and phases of the project lifecycle
• Experience with large-scale organizational change efforts and able to work effectively at all levels in an organization
• Flexible and adaptable; able to work in ambiguous situations
• Fluent English (oral and written)

Desirable requirements:
• Knowledge of relevant regulations (e.g. GxP) and Novartis specific standards
• Advanced degree in Business or relevant discipline (Master or equivalent)

Why Novartis?

769 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2020, and while we are proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people’s lives.

We believe new insights; perspectives and groundbreaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.

We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!

Imagine what you could do here at Novartis!

In addition to a market-competitive base salary, we offer an attractive incentive program, a modern company pension scheme, childcare facilities, learning and development options as well as worldwide career opportunities within the Novartis group. In accordance with Austrian law, we are obliged to disclose the minimum salary as stated in the collective bargaining agreement. For this position, the minimum salary is € 62.146/year (on a full time basis). The actual salary will be significantly higher, as we strive to maintain a competitive position in the market and consider your previous experience, qualifications and individual competencies.

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve.
Our recruitment decisions are based on selecting the best person for the job, regardless of gender, religion, age, color, race, sexual orientation, nationality or disability.

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