MS&T Head Launch Excellence (m/f/d)

Jan 20, 2022

Job Description

More than 30 innovative launch projects At Novartis, our focused, industry-leading pipeline is bringing innovation, hope and the promise of life-changing benefits to patients all over the world.

Your key responsibilities:
• Leads Launch Excellence unit by defining necessary governance to ensure that the right systems, processes, metrics, and key performance indicators are in place to successful execute and manage the innovative medicines launch process.
• Responsible for appropriate organizational design, defining objectives, and preparing and managing budgets.
• Collaborate with all involved functions (TRD, Technology Platforms Strategy etc.) to ensure on time in full launches. Ensures seamless collaboration.
• Owner of all launch related activities for NME, such as: commercial input into late phase development activities (in time and with adequate quality), launch site evaluation, process transfer (bulk & packaging), validation (including respective registration documents), PAI preparation and inspection, availability of launch supplies.
• Provides launch support to all platform sites and 3rd party suppliers.
• Supports BD&L activities for innovator product.
• Network effectively across Novartis and wider industry forums to identify future opportunities for collaboration and to maintain and communicate across the platform sites best practices.
• Provide leadership to ensure appropriate direction, motivation, retention, and succession to ensure continuity and improvement of launches.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

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

Minimum Requirements

What you will bring to the role:
• MSc. in Pharmacy, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chemical engineering or related scientific or technical discipline from accredited Technical University), PhD desirable.
• Minimum of 10 years of relevant technical and cross-cultural senior leadership experience in the pharmaceutical industry, including plant manufacturing experience.
• Proficient in English.
• Thorough knowledge and understanding of the scientific principles and concepts in chemical or biotechnology & pharmaceutical sciences.
• Strong understanding of cGMPs, industry and regulatory standards and guidelines, strong ethical foundation and a sound compliance understanding, pharmaceutical Development, Project Management.
• Good interpersonal skills coupled with demonstrated networking capacities allowing to effectively work in a matrix organization and a multi-disciplinary team 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 invited to submit your application in English language, including CV by 3rd of February 2022.

Why 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 here 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.

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.

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