May 30, 2022

Job Description

8! The number of launches planned over the next 2 years. Your business acumen and communications mastery will help the world understand what these medicines do, why they matter and how Novartis is striving to reimagine medicine.
Your key responsibilities:
Your responsibilities include, but not limited to:
• Design and deliver the Communications and Associate Engagement strategy and plans for Operations aligned to, and in support of, the Operations business strategy and priorities.
• Provide communications leadership expertise, advice, and support to the Operations leadership team in engaging with external stakeholder.
• Create a global communications strategy for Operations in alignment with the Operations business strategy. Build trust and understanding in the Operations transformation journey and equip people managers and associates within Operations with a clear vision for the future evolution of Operations.
• Support the President Operations and select members of the Operations leadership team in engaging with the Operations organization, external stakeholder, media and the wider Novartis organization.
• Define and implement an engaging approach to how we market business and technology services to NVS associates ensuring a consistent and improved associate experience.
• Deliver high-quality, timely communications support on significant change projects and integrate the overall communications strategy. Encourage and drive collaboration between Communications and key functions (such as P&O) to enable successful Operations transformation.
• Lead external engagement and content strategy for Operations. Drive Executive positioning in alignment with enterprise strategy. Provide issues and crisis management support

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:
• 15 years plus of growing responsibility in communications; serving as a member of a management team; pharma experience and experience or knowledge of an operations/business services environment desirable.
• Collaborative: An open and respectful professional who is a natural leader. Consistent track record of internal and external communications leadership and execution across a range of experiences (functional, international) in highly complex and matrix global organizations.
• Strong stakeholder management proficiencies and confidence in engaging with varied internal and external audiences. Experience setting a strategic vision for communications and excellence in execution.
• Ability to implement with speed and quality. Customer service mindset – builds deep relationships with customers quickly. Business Partner and Leader with presence.
• Hands-on experience using communications to inspire change working closely with senior management and P&O. Experience operating in a lean environment with limited resources.
• Previous experience with reorganizations and successful turnaround situations. Continuous improvement and track record of multiple incremental improvements. Can work effectively and influence across diverse groups and levels
• Education: University Degree or Post Graduation in communications, business, or science.
• Fluent spoken and written English; additional languages appreciated, especially German.
The job location for the role is in India, Prague and Slovenia

Why 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 here at Novartis!
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Hyderabad, AP
Czech Republic
Communications & Public Affairs
Full Time
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Exec Director Communications, Operations

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