Senior BPA Manager

May 19, 2021

Job Description

18 million Chinese patients benefit from Novartis products!

The role is responsible for management of full P&L for specific BU, to ensure effective and timely delivery of insightful, recurring or ad-hoc financial information to BU management. It requires proactive business partnering and cross-functional collaboration with commercial, sales and other teams.

This BU is a key pillar of the overall Pharma China strategy, with China being one of the Novartis Global key priority. All this requires significant expertise in all positions including BPA. There is significant complexity in the business, especially around business case, sales modeling and competition scenarios, investment analytics, performance tracking and operation effectiveness driving, etc., which require a very seasoned and experience BPA to act as trusted business partner.

He/she should be able gain a deep understanding of the product and market to provide analytics to the BU Head, BPA Head, CFO and other management to support strategic decision making and achieve overall business objectives.

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Provide Franchise Management with accurate, relevant business analysis to support monthly performance updates and ad-hoc requests on sales and expenses, cost centers, sales channels, P&L etc.
• Ensure on-going business performance is appropriately monitored and measured, and drive early warning for re-direction of resources
• Develop robust monthly forecasts and the annual budget/LF process, support the mid-term or long-term strategic planning of franchise
• Ensure proactive Business Partnering with Marketing, Sales, Supply Chain and other Functions; assist implementation of smooth processes to enable on-time and accurate information gathering; also collaborate with other Finance functions to ensure consistent financial data reporting processes and results
• Identify and manage key business risks and opportunities proactively through close interaction with business
• Proactively carry out value-added analysis to support stakeholder decision making (e.g., business case, future launches, challenge status quo)
• Gain deep knowledge of the products, including market, competitors, indications, epidemiology and all relevant assumptions to ensure comprehensive understanding of the product commercial plan
• Drive continuous learning within team by performing post-implementation financial analysis on past initiatives and sharing results across the organization

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:
• University degree preferably in Finance / Economics related subject, or professional accounting qualification. MBA is preferred
• Minimum 5 years experiences in finance planning & analysis function in MNC, pharmaceutical industry preferred
• Ability to work in a complex, matrix environment dealing with changes
• International working experience required
• Strong business & finance acumen, strategic thinking and analytical skills
• Strong communication skills, storytelling and influence the stakeholders to drive results
• Fluent (oral & writing) in English and Mandarin

Why consider Novartis?
799 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2019. 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!
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.

Novartis is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons.

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Greater China
Audit & Finance
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