Strategic Planning and Business Operations Director

Oct 07, 2021
Czech Republic

Job Description

Strategic Planning and Business Operations Director, Novartis, Prague, Czech Republic

2500+ professionals working across IT functions globally supporting 130K end users. And in this role you will be contributing to delivering a process that ensures the effective and efficient operation of an IT function, including business demand prioritization, project resourcing, service performance measurement, function specific training, communication or change management activities. Support IT function head or leadership team members with day-to-day team management activities

Your key responsibilities:
Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Support the development of strategic plans for the Function and the visibility of mid-term portfolio plans for the supported business areas
• Ensure alignment to business strategy, TT strategy and Technology strategy by effectively partnering with Office of the CTTO, Strategy and M&A and TSA
• Contribute to the development and evolution of the TT Operating Model and drive its deployment in the Function. Proactively identify TT operating model improvement areas.
• Act as one integrated team with other Strategic Planning and Business Operations teams across the TT functions to ensure standardized and best-in-class solutions are being implemented
• Manage the execution of key operational processes for the Function such as: financial reporting and budgeting planning, hiring and location strategy, people development and upskilling, training, and communications, etc. to ensure smooth running of the business and achievement of operational targets
• Monitor the Function's overall performance (services, quality, and financials) and proactively identify opportunities to increase service levels and mitigate any functional level risks or issues.
• Support the Function’s managers and associates to focus on the overall priorities for CTS TT and the Function to maximize customer satisfaction.
• Support the adoption of the new Ways of Working (Choice with Responsibility, Hybrid workplace, Productization, Agile) implemented on a local or global level

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:
• Bachelor degree in computer science or related technical discipline; MBA or advanced degree preferred and proficient English
• Demonstrable experience in organization design and implementation, in addition to, learning and development management
• 3+ years of experience in strategic planning
• Business process improvement experience
• Good understanding of pharma business and portfolio management

You’ll receive:
Monthly pension contribution matching your individual contribution up to 3% of your gross monthly base salary; Risk Life Insurance (full cost covered by Novartis); 5-week holiday per year; (1 week above the Labour Law requirement) ; 4 paid sick days within one calendar year in case of absence due to sickness without a medical sickness report; Cafeteria employee benefit program – choice of benefits from Edenred CZ in the amount of 12,500 CZK per year; Meal vouchers in amount of 90 CZK for each working day (full tax covered by company); Car Allowance; MultiSport Card. Find out more about Novartis Business Services:

Why consider Novartis?
769 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2020, and while we’re 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 ground-breaking 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 at Novartis!

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Czech Republic
Information Technology
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