Mar 08, 2022

Job Description

30! This is the number of markets in Sandoz Cluster II where we take care of patients. We have an inspiring purpose and a strong strategy. We aspire to become the leading and most valued generics company. Our purpose is to discover new ways to improve and extend people’s lives.

[Cluster II belongs to Region Europe and includes the following countries: AT, BE, CZ, SK, SI, HR, HU, UA, UZ, BY , RO, BG, GR, XK, MK, BiH, and distributor markets.]

Your responsibilities:
The role of the Head Strategy is to drive long-term growth in Cluster II by identifying and implementing key growth opportunities and critical areas to deliver on Cluster future performance.
This role will be responsible for
- Shaping the strategic vision for Cluster 2 to capture medium and long term opportunities, which will require deep understanding of market dynamics and portfolio set-up and performance
- Reviewing and updating the commercial strategy and Go-To-Market model, including key country segmentation and resource allocation, in collaboration with functional heads
- Ensuring alignment and buy-in of key stakeholders for an effective implementation
- Driving cluster governance, coordinating PMO (Project Management Office) activities and key commercial processes and interactions (e.g. budget and target discussions, business reviews, key regular and ad-hoc meetings) for efficient decision making.

The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Strategy and Business Intelligence
• Together with the Cluster Head, CFO and Commercial Heads, deliver the strategic plan and vision for Cluster II including delivery of the 5 year strategic plan and the Annual Target plan in co-operation with Cluster Team and Country Heads
• Define strategic imperatives and key recommendations, leveraging insights from competitor gap analysis, market predictions, financial plans, pipeline information, current products lifecycle positions, etc.
• Provide on-going operating rhythm to key Cluster and Country Commercial Processes to accelerate quality of output and improve business understanding and commercial execution
• Maintain strong collaboration with the Global and regional Strategic Planning department
• Maintain superior understanding of the regulatory landscape and healthcare legislation
• Initiate and lead commercial projects in line with the Regional and Cluster long term strategy

Cluster governance, PMO and Key Commercial Processes
• Initiate and follow-up on preparation for Strategic Planning and Business Reviews/Performance Acceleration Meetings (Cluster Team with Global and Regional Teams and with Selected Cluster II countries
• Provide project management support to cross-functional team for key Cluster programs
• Facilitates Monthly Calls and Quarterly meetings
• Review and improve Cluster governance to increase efficiency and consistency of interactions and consolidate meetings with overlapping objectives (such as monthly performance reviews, Business Reviews etc.)

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’ll bring to the role:
• University degree, advanced degree such as MBA or PhD desired
• Pharmacy degree a plus
• English: fluent is a must, additional European language a plus
• 3-5 years of Management Consulting or equivalent Strategy positions
• Knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry and health systems in the Region
• Understanding of cultural, historical, and socio-economic landscape in the region’s countries
• Profound skills in market and competitor analysis
• Project management
• Strong analytical skills, numerical agility
• Effective team member, experienced in sharing knowledge and ideas
• Superior ability to communicate and collaborate effectively across a global, matrixed company
• Generics experience preferred

Why consider Sandoz?
Our number 1 priority is to pioneer patient access to better healthcare. We are a company of firsts. 1st to develop an oral penicillin antibiotic. 1st to develop and launch biosimilars. 1st to launch an FDA-cleared digital therapeutic. And we never stop asking: how can we continue to pioneer access in an ever-more digital and global world?

The answers come when curious, courageous and collaborative people are empowered to ask new questions, make bold decisions and take smart risks.

Sandoz, a Novartis division, is a leader in generic and biosimilar medicines and a pioneer in digital therapeutics.

Imagine what you could do at Sandoz!

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Sandoz, a Novartis company, 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.

Hiring decisions are only based on the qualification for the position, regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age and disability.

The law provides for severely disabled / equal applicants the opportunity to involve the local representative body for disabled employees (SBV) in the application process. If you would like to request this, please let us know in advance as a note on your CV.

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Holzkirchen (near Munich)
BD&L & Strategic Planning
Full Time
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Head Strategy Cluster II (d/f/m)

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