Regional Benefits Lead APMA

Oct 06, 2021

Job Description

1 company! - That is the journey Novartis is on in its quest to extend and improve people’s lives through reimagining medicine. We have a clear strategy: to be a focused medicines company powered by sophisticated therapy platforms and data science. We recognize that our People drive our company and that significant effort is being invested in unleashing their power through the transformation of our culture and our organization.

Join us today as the Regional Benefits Lead, APMA where you will be responsible in making Novartis distinguish its Rewards package in APMA region by implementing innovative benefits which are adapted to the needs of the local operations.

Key Responsibilities

• Design, develop and review local benefit plans within the region and make sure that local regulations and global benefit principles are adhered to. Handle local benefit questions and special benefit cases. Oversee local benefit administration in close contact with local P&O BPs and implement savings opportunities when tendering local benefit plans or implementing local/regional benefit administration solutions.
• Harmonize local benefit plans between the divisions based on global and regional governance requirements and strive for administrative efficiencies in benefit administration locally and regionally.
• Manage the design and renewal of local benefit plans and administration solutions, Global benefits (for health & welfare plans) and procurement in order to leverage on Novartis’ global/regional purchasing power. Find ways working with vendors to assess utilization of benefits to assess the impact of our benefits spend.
• Handle individual benefit cases (localizations, international transfers, special cases, etc.) in cooperation with the Global benefit team and the local P&O BPs.
• Market competitiveness – closely monitor how we compare to market and work with local business and HR leaders to define benefit actions; contribute towards maintenance of global benefit database including all benefit plans and group life plans of Novartis worldwide benchmarking them against peer groups.
• Support CTS and Global benefits in related projects like M&A projects, global benefit projects, restructurings, etc.
• Associate value analysis – monitor how associates feel about benefit plans and define what we can do to align our benefit spend in the most impactful way for associates. Work with local business and P&O leaders to define benefit actions
• Education – work on increasing the visibility and understanding of Novartis benefits to ensure associates are able to recognize the value of their benefits and how to use them most effectively

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, preferable in economics, mathematics, legal or any relevant field.
• At least 10 years of relevant working experience in HR, Rewards or Benefits with knowledge of international employee benefits, pensions or life insurance.
• Regional experience in Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa region would be an advantage.
• Demonstrates ability to understand, support, design and successfully lead benefit related projects.
• Has a good understanding of business, organizational and regulatory requirements and is able to translate them into concrete situations / individual cases
• Experienced in the benefit area and maximizes the effectiveness in HR services delivery.

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!

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.

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Regional Benefits Lead APMA

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