May 19, 2022

Job Description

Global Head QC/AS&T Large Molecules (f/m/d), Novartis Technical Operations, Schaftenau, Austria

More than 3000 associates of more than 100 nationalities in Large Molecules Platform that deliver high quality and affordable medicine on time, every time, safely and efficiently.

As Head QC/AS&T Head of Large Molecules, you will be responsible for oversight of the Quality Control/Analytical Science & Technology in our manufacturing sites and a key interface between Technical Research and Development Organization and Novartis Technical Operations. In addition, you will be a key person in developing and executing our QC testing strategy in the Large Molecules network (including ESO and CMO activities).

Your key responsibilities:

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Creates QC and AS&T strategic plan (technologies, locations, etc.) and implementation of plan for the Large Molecule Quality Control Labs
• Indirect leadership of the Manufacturing site QC and AS&T heads at all manufacturing sites
• Provides technical expertise and direction for the purpose of regulatory submissions and supports business development and licensing evaluations
• Drives global standardization/integration of analytical business processes and information, data, global equipment standards and application architecture across the platform, evaluating the implementation of new technologies/systems/software
• Defines & enforces current standards, procedures and Quality modules and directives, GOP for Analytical Laboratories as required. Maintains awareness of regulatory requirements affecting the pharmaceutical industry
• Identifies/implements Compliance & Productivity initiatives across Analytics Labs (eg Lean Lab, TM Improvement Program), provides troubleshooting support and expertise to QC/AS&T functions in the sites and participates as needed in investigations (deviations, forensic, 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:
• Technical degree in biotechnology or other pharmaceutical or life science related scientific degree with additional qualification in economics is desirable
• Minimum of 7 years managerial experience in a pharmaceutical or biotech operational environment, with Quality Control experience
• Cross-functional business understanding from Technical R&D, operations, quality, finance and organizational set-up/design
• Advanced problem-solving skills and ability to connect to strategy and long term planning
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively lead through influence without formal authority
• Proven understanding of pharmaceutical cGMP and regulatory aspects of biological and sterile products
• Fluent in English and good knowledge in German and/or French is a plus

Desirable requirements:
• Significant QC and AS&T experience within Novartis
• Biotechnology manufacturing experience

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!
In addition to a market-competitive base salary, we offer an attractive incentive program, a modern company pension scheme, childcare facilities, learning and development options as well as worldwide career opportunities within the Novartis group. In accordance with Austrian law, we are obliged to disclose the minimum salary as stated in the collective bargaining agreement. For this position the minimum salary is € 69.735,96/year (on a full time basis). The actual salary will be significantly higher, as we strive to maintain a competitive position in the market and consider your previous experience, qualifications and individual competencies.

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.
Our recruitment decisions are based on selecting the best person for the job, regardless of gender, religion, age, colour, race, sexual orientation, nationality or disability.

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Global Head QC/AS&T Large Molecules (f/m/d)

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