May 11, 2022

Job Description

Sandoz develops, manufactures and markets off-patent medicines, so called generics and biosimilars. In Germany, Sandoz is the leading provider of patent-free medicines with its product brands Hexal, 1 A Pharma and Sandoz. Our products offer physicians, pharmacists and patients a broad range of treatment options. They stand for competence in research and development, for good service and an economic and efficient supply - both internally and externally. Sandoz develops and produces drugs at several locations in Germany and within Europe.

Your responsibilities:

• Provides program/project management expertise to the GPTs driving planning excellence, monitoring and execution of plans, and cross- functional alignment of coordinated DDPP strategy and goals (incl. support or lead of cross-functional sub-teams and task forces)

• Attends all core team meetings, develops agendas, moderates meetings and provides clear and accurate meeting minutes

• Contributes to the recording of identified action items and collaborating closely with Global Program Team Members (GPTMs) on follow-up activities and deliverables

• Leads day-to-day operations of the DDPP

• Responsible for ensuring aligned DDPP plans (including scenarios) are complete and accurately reflected in the enterprise planning system and works with nominated work package owners/managers to reflect specific project activities, incorporating schedule and resources

• Responsible to challenge schedules and financial forecasts provided by work package owners/managers, in order to establish accurate aligned DDPP plans; enabling efficient execution of the approved strategy

• Responsible with Finance to assemble and supervise DDPP financial forecasts; and for timely flagging and communication of variances/deviations with accompanying rationale to the GPT

• Drives risk assessment by supporting the GPT in the identification of operational and strategic risks and facilitates the related mitigation and contingency planning

• Drives and/or coordinates development of strategic documents (incl. board meeting presentations / communications to management) and prepares for phase transitions/tollgates in collaboration with the Global Program Team

• Builds trusting relationships with GPT members and partners with the GPH in fostering a psychological safe environment in the GPT

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:

• Masters or Doctorate in life sciences/chemistry or Bachelor of Science
• 4+ years in the industry paired with 3+ years or equivalent multi-/cross functional team experience
• Demonstrated track record of success working on an international multidisciplinary drug development team, preferably in a sophisticated matrix environment in the development of biosimilars
• Knowledge of drug development process
• Expert planning and tracking skills, with the ability to capture details and summarize across GPT/program
• Knowledge of resource (forecast and headcount) planning and management
• Well organized, focused on results, capable of managing multiple projects, excellent time management skills with respect to priorities and self-management
• Fluent English (oral and written)

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 ambitious decisions and take smart risks.

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

Join us, and help reimagine access to medicine.

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

Novartis 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 build an inclusive workplace that cultivates ambitious 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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BioPharma SZ
Holzkirchen (near Munich)
Research & Development
Full Time
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(Senior) Global Program Project Manager (d/f/m)

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