May 26, 2022

Job Description

365 days a year, our global manufacturing and supply network works to ensure our patients have the treatments they need to live longer, healthier lives.

As the Automation Leader you will lead the Automation organization, which is responsible to establish, maintain and improve the automation processes with respect to buildings, equipment and utilities in the assigned region / site. The Lead coordinates all strategic automation projects and initiatives. He / She provides cost-effective and efficient technical solutions, standards, strategies and acts as a competence center for automation and interface to IT.

Key Responsibilities

• Ensure availability of competent, high performing people and develop the talent pool
• Implement sharing and leveraging of best practices and expertise in the automation area
• Drive and improve technical availability, reliability and condition of assets, Technical Services (infrastructure, utilities), availability and reliability.
• Establish cost efficient repair and maintenance / calibration processes in compliance with local regulations, HSE, GMP
• Develop contractual strategy and framework to manage vendors / contractors and corresponding contracts in assigned region / site and approve periodic re-qualification plan for automation systems
• Develop, design Process Control Systems and implement Coding / Recipes (DCS / Scada / PLC's / Control Networks)
• Design, implement & maintain Historian Configuration for modules / visualization / OPEX
• Implement Software Change Controls associated with automation / system changes
• Develop & deliver OT activities (e.g. Backup & Recovery / Patch Management / Remote Access / User Access)
• Establish & maintain new / modified end-to-end OT services / processes / procedures for Automation / Manufacturing / QC equipment

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:

• Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or equivalent.
• Minimum 5 years of engineering experience in Automation within Chemical or Pharmaceutical industry
• Demonstrated strong leadership experience for the management of team and external resources .
• Project management skills including resource planning, budget control & quality.
• Proven in resolving software /automation problems & maintain reliable operation of all building control / automation and related systems.
• Own and develop automation solutions that are consistent with specific needs of the manufacturing environment while complying and supporting the global standards.
• Communications skills with the ability to present ideas & solutions.
• Skills in C&Q within the automation (CSV). Delta V, MES, Pi Historian
• Extended knowledge of GxP / HSE & Quality systems.

Why consider Novartis?
766 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2021, 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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Novartis Technical Operations
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Automation Leader

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